Art show deadline approaches

ART: Winner of the 2017 Kimba Art Prize Early Morning - winner Marek Herburt with patron Cecilia Woolford.
ART: Winner of the 2017 Kimba Art Prize Early Morning - winner Marek Herburt with patron Cecilia Woolford.

The deadline looms for those wishing to submit their creative efforts as part of the Kimba Art Prize and Exhibition for 2019.

Entries close on September 6 for the popular competition, which this year will see nearly double the prize money awarded in comparison with 2017.

Artists can win $2000 as the overall Kimba Art Prize winner or $1000 in either the Fine Art or Photography categories.

The $300 Local Artist Prize will celebrate the efforts of those submitting art within the Kimba district, and $200 will go to the People's Choice winner.

Beyond awards, artists will have their work shown in the Kimba town hall across three weeks, with previous exhibitions attracting as many as a thousand people through the doors in a shorter period of time.

Art Prize team member Barb Woolford said the exhibition had been extended due to its popularity.

"This year the exhibition has been extended to three weeks to accommodate the widespread interest the event generates and fully appreciate the fabulous talent on show," she said.

Mrs Woolford said the community would also get the opportunity to be involved in creating art during the exhibition.

"An additional highlight this year will be the Artist in Residence component, with Eyre Peninsula artist Karen Carr running community workshops over a nine day period to create Kimba's latest public artwork; a mosaic of local iconic native species."

Information on submitting an artwork is available from the Kimba District Council website and the Kimba Art Prize Facebook page.