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The Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize is on again this year bigger and better than ever! Event Coordinator and member of the Rotary Club of Singleton on Hunter, David Gausden, updates District 9670 on this year’s annual event. This years event will also see judge, Terry Jarvis, running a an artist workshop over two days; the Hunter Region Sculptors holding a parallel exhibition; and a Jazz Concert on the same weekend—it will be like a mini artist festival! So why not get involved...

 

We are pleased to announce that Coal & Allied has joined The Singleton Art Prize as a naming rights sponsor for 2014 & 2015, Coal & Allied have been a sponsor for the last 28 years and we are very happy that they are now our major financial sponsor. From humble beginnings 32 years ago, “The Singleton Art Prize” has matured into one of the largest regional art prizes in NSW, and one of the most prestigious. It continues to feature prominent and up-and-coming Australian artists. In a typical year, an average
of 1000 visitors pass through the Singleton Civic Centre to enjoy up to 800 paintings at the Singleton Art Prize, resulting in substantial art sales and great exposure for our sponsors.

The success and continuing growth of this event provides invaluable opportunities for both Rotary and our partners to positively contribute to the wider community. The opportunity for the enjoyment of Art, and the encouragement of up and coming artists greatly enrich the whole community. Financially the benefits are also significant. Over the past five years almost $80,000 has been raised from sponsorship & painting sales, for many local community projects and a few selected national & International Rotary projects.


The cost of running the exhibition is covered from financial sponsorship and other sources including in-kind partnerships, sales commissions and over 1000 man hours each year by Rotarians and community volunteers. The Club’s goals are to provide a service to the Singleton community, facilitate a growing appreciation of art, encourage developing artists including our youth, and raise funds for deserving organisations and projects. 

The best work of the Prize is acquired for the Singleton Collection, and this year will join more than 89 works displayed in the Singleton Library and Council offices.

Opening Night and Winner Announced 18th July 2014

$25 per head 
including finger food, wine & entertainment 
Viewing from 6pm, Food 7pm, Prize Winners announced 8pm 


Open daily 10am to 6pm ($2 entry) Saturday 19 July, 
Closing 6pm Tuesday 22 July 
Venue Singleton Civic Centre – Queen Street Singleton NSW 2330