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2017 Art Show and Sale

Campbelltown Function Centre
172 Montacute Road, Rostrevor 
Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 May, 2017

Dear Artists and Art Lovers

I’m very pleased to inform you that the 34th annual Campbelltown Art Show & Sale is rapidly approaching. This year’s event will be held over 10 days from the opening night on Friday, 19th May to its conclusion on Sunday, 28th May.

This show is a combined effort between the Campbelltown City Council and the Rotary Club of Campbelltown and is one of South Australia’s largest and most enduring community art shows. It’s also one of the most inclusive encouraging professional artists and emerging artists alike to participate.

The show organisers took your feedback into account and made significant improvements to the 2016 show, particularly layout and lighting adjustments. These changes were extremely well received by artists and visitors alike.

Always striving for perfection, the 2017 show will feature even more improvements:

  • Further layout changes have made space available in the superb Campbelltown Function Centre for all art to be displayed inside the main building. There will be no external marquees.
  • In addition to active social media, a new dedicated web site www.campbelltownartshow.com.au has been created. Underlying this is the Gallery247 platform providing for online registration, payment, notifications and monitoring of sales for artists, as well as direct Internet sales potential. An optional artist’s biography is also an important feature of this initiative.
  • Further adjustments to opening hours, lighting, visitor comfort, displays and the very popular demonstrations will make the event more professional and inviting than ever before.

Note that although we’re “going online”, paper-based entries will still be accepted for artists without the technical skills or equipment. We’ll arrange for the online registration on your behalf in these cases.

Entrance fees are very affordable at $12.50 per entry with up to 4 entries per artist. Artists determine sales prices and a modest 20% commission on sales is retained. Excellent prizes are on offer across all mediums.

The popular “You’re Framed” option for experienced artists is also available where a whole frame space can be purchased to display as many or few pieces for a single artist as desired, along with your biography/artography. This option costs just $100 including entrance fees.

The Campbelltown Art Show has had an impressive and consistent sales record typically moving around 10% of all pieces per show, with “You’re Framed” artists often significantly outperforming that level. While we believe it’s important the show professionally promotes and showcases art to the community, we recognise that sales are equally important. This show clearly has a strong and proven track record in that area. 

Entries open on 10th March and close on 13th April 2017. Please see the web site www.campbelltownartshow.com.au for more details or call Ele Stoddard on 8366 9302 if you have any queries.

Campbelltown is moving into a new era as the arts hub of Adelaide and this popular and enduring show remains at the heart of our art culture. Please consider this opportunity carefully – I know you won’t regret it.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Brewer
Mayor
ERACampbelltown Made South Australia
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