IPSWICH Show Society aims to pull out all stops to mark its 150th Anniversary and chief stewards of the Fine Arts, Photography and Craft are working hard to make sure this happen.
Schedules and entries are now open online and all artists and craft persons are urged to be part of this year’s 150th show.
Artsconnect Ipswich is once again hosting the Awards Night to be held prior to the show opening.
All artists who enter the show should come along and enjoy the company of the other entrants while waiting for the announcement of the award winners.
With a decline in entries over previous years, Artsconnect Ipswich and the Show Society are collaborated to bring the Fine Arts Section back to its previous glory.
Joanne Hadnutt from the Ipswich Show Society worked alongside Natania Rodriguez and myself from Artsconnect Ipswich to tweak the Fine Arts and Photography sections to make them more appealing to the artists to enter.
Although still staying with the traditional art practices we want to encourage existing and new artists back to the show.
With amended schedules, bigger prize money and the awards night we saw a marked increase in entries last year and we are hoping for even more this year.
Junior artists are also encouraged to enter the show with an open and separate junior section.
We saw some amazing work from our young artists last year and let’s hope we get them back again this year.
Students work from Artepants certainly impressed me last year and I can’t wait to see what they have created for 2023.
The Ipswich show will be on the Friday-Saturday, May 19-20.
To enter go to the Ipswich Show website and follow the links or visit the Show Society Office at the showgrounds.