Here's a glimpse of what is to come in the 2019 Taree Open Art Exhibition.
Volunteers this week helped hang entries in the exhibition in readiness for the opening on Saturday.
Organised by Taree Artists, the exhibition is the only major, annual art exhibition in the Manning Valley and is attended by more than 1000 visitors
There are several categories, including oil or acrylic painting, watercolour, pastel, mixed media, drawing, miniatures and three dimensional works. More than $6000 in prize money is on offer.
Held at the Taree High School Hall, the official opening is at 1.30pm on Saturday July 13. The exhibition then runs from Sunday July 14 to Sunday July 21, open 9am to 4pm daily, except the last Sunday, when it closes at 2pm.
Taree Artist will start art classes for beginners in August in Taree. People interested can get information at the hall during the exhibition.