Galleries in the Gardens art collective in Tea Gardens will hold its annual Winter Warmer Exhibition during the June long weekend.
For this year's exhibition artists were asked to create work from the intriguing theme of message.
What will they present?
It could be a personal message, an environmental message, a philosophical message, a message to keep 'top of mind', a political message (or, maybe not - we might all be a bit tired of that by then), Galleries in the Gardens president, Lesly Stevenson said
You can see their creative responses, in paint, clay, print and more, on display from Saturday, June 8 until the end of the month at The Gallery, 81 Marine Drive, Tea Gardens.
Accomplished art educator and art judge Anne Latter is coming from Sydney to judge the exhibition, and during the long weekend visitors can vote in the people's choice award and win a prize too.
An award-winning artist, Anne has been an art educator for more than 30 years, working primarily in watercolour and related media.
Her artistic skills were developed under the tutelage of highly respected artists Fred C Goss (watercolour), Judith White (a contemporary painter) and Hayden Wilson (oils).
Anne continues to regularly demonstrate and judge art shows for art societies on the northern beaches and is mentor to some emerging artists.
In 2010 her depth of knowledge and interest in art materials led her to open The Art Shop in Mona Vale where she also conducts art classes.
"As you may imagine, it was a hard task to creatively represent message - so while you're at The Gallery you might like to ask any artists in-house how they came up with their submission," Galleries in the Gardens president, Lesly said.
The Winter Warmer Art Exhibition will run through the June long weekend to the end of June, 10am to 4pm daily except Tuesdays when The Gallery is closed.
All works will be for sale by this not-for-profit community art group with prices ranging from $5 (for greeting cards) through to about $600.
Visit the Galleries in the Gardens website here, or take a look on Facebook.
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