Artists encouraged to enter this year's Rotary Murray Bridge Art Show.

ARTIST: Murray Bridge artist Jane Mason is encouraging of local artists to "give it a go" and enter this year's Rotary Art Show. Photo: Supplied.

ARTIST: Murray Bridge artist Jane Mason is encouraging of local artists to "give it a go" and enter this year's Rotary Art Show. Photo: Supplied.

Local artist Jane Mason encouraged local artists to “give it a go” ahead of the 2018 Rotary Murray Bridge Art Show’s February 9 opening date.

Mrs Mason has been busily preparing her entries for the show and expressed her support for the art show which is aimed at emerging and hobbyist artists.

Great art, or otherwise, is a mark of a strong, diverse and resilient community.

Jane Mason - local award winning artist.

The artist is of the belief that the arts offer a “positive” outlet for people and their emotions.

“Great art, or otherwise, is a mark of a strong, diverse and resilient community,” she said.

“I encourage all interested locals to enter,

“The more local who win proves the creative talent within the town.”

In 1986 the Rotary Clubs of Mobilong and Murray Bridge staged their first show when late Rotarian Andrew Hay saw a “need” for an arts culture within the town.

From “humble beginnings” the show has now emerged to form part of the Murray Bridge regional annual calendar of exhibitions.

Mrs Mason encouraged all artists emerging or professional to get out there and “give it a go” and to not be “held back” by feeling their art may “not be good enough”, as that is not the case.

“Don’t be afraid to get your work out there,” she said.

Mrs Mason has been both a winner and commended artist in her field of painting and is a member of the Murray Bridge regional Art Society.

Despite the recent loss of their gallery Mrs Mason said the group is going strong and attracting new members and is hopeful the group will soon announce their new venue.

The Rotary Murray Bridge Art Show will be run from Friday February 9 at 6pm, until February 25, with a gala event to be opened by a “noted” member of the Art Gallery of SA.

Registrations close on February 5 with works to be submitted under three categories which includes painting, ceramics/sculpture and photography, with artworks to be delivered to the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery on Tuesday February 6.

Digital Art has been announced as a part of the 2018 show as a “brand new” category.

Murray Bridge Rotary Art Show Coordinator Wendy Gaborit said it was “exciting” that the category was being offered for submissions for the very first time. 

“Submissions in this category can be pieces in which computer technology has been used to create it,” she said.

“We also hope that this creates a pathway for young people heading into employment and for students to get an idea and receive exposure to the possibilities of a career in a digital space.”

To submit registrations online visit www.murraybridgeartshow.com.au