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The Year of the Dog ART PRIZE celebrates all things dog in the Chinese Year of the Dog. Cavorting canines, pampered pooches, faithful friends, wonderful working dogs.
53 artists have been selected for the art prize, interpreting the theme in painting, photography, print, ceramics and sculpture.

All welcome at the Opening on Friday 16 February at 5pm when the winners will be announced. Friday 16 February is Chinese New Year in the Year of the Dog.

Lucky Door Prizes throughout the exhibition. Lodge a vote for your favourite artwork for the People’s Choice Award.

The First Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of $800 plus a $200 accommodation voucher from Tathra Beachside. Great prizes for the Runner-up, the Encouragement Award and the People’s Choice Award. The Year of the Dog Art Prize is sponsored by: Candelo General Store and Café, Wild Rye’s Baking Company, Pambula Boarding Kennels and Outasite Storage, Tathra Tyre and Auto Service, Tathra Beachside, Bermagui Veterinary Clinic, Candelo Books, Bega Garden Nursery, Tathra Beach Tapas, The Plot Bodalla and Bega Cheese.

There will also be Year of the Dog activities at SCPA Market, Littleton Gardens, Bega on Fridays 23 February and 2 March from 8am to 1pm, including ‘On the spot’ dog portraits. Local artists will sketch your dog with a take-away portrait – fee $20. Bookings essential at Spiral Gallery 6492 5322. Plus information on responsible dog ownership with Animal Welfare League FSC. All dogs on leads please. For more information text 0477 071 016.