Dear Members, Friends and Supporters,

With the new rulings now in place for our nation, we have had to cancel our annual exhibition, bentART 2020. The health of the community of people who make bentART possible is an absolute priority for the committee. As timeframes are unclear and maybe up to 6 months, we have to do what we can now to ensure we are financially resilient to be able to return in the future.

We will be in contact again through our enews, our website and social media with updates in regards to refunds on entries etc. Please allow time for our volunteer committee to respond and coordinate what we need to do.

We thank you for your ongoing support – in particular from our sponsors who make bentART possible each year. We will be in contact with you to discuss options moving forward.

We encourage our artists to keep making art and finding opportunities to share it with the world.

Stay safe, stay well and stay in touch.

bentART Committee

bentART 16th Annual Visual Arts Exhibition

Friday, June 5 to Monday, June 8 2020.

Opening Night Friday, June 5 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Wentworth Falls School of Arts 217-219 Great Western Hwy, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

Categories

  1. Open Category: Up to three entries @ $20 per entry
  2.  Postcard Category: 2020 Theme is SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT on A6 artboard supplied by bentART with a limit of 3 entries per member @ $10 per entry.
  3. Pets & Wildlife Smartphone-ography Category: A digital image of a pet or wildlife taken within the last 12 months using a Smartphone @ $5 per entry.NB: Entry or previous entry into Category 3 does not exempt any artist from entering as a first time exhibitor.

Awards

Overall bentART Exhibition Award

Overall bentART Exhibition Runner Up Award

Highly Commended Awards– multiple

New Entrant Award

The Catherine Cooper-Norwood – Youth Award (Entrant to be 25 years and under at time of entry)

Postcards Award

Curator’s Award

People’s Choice Award

Pets & Wildlife Smartphone-ography Award

NB: All prizes will be announced on Opening Night (Friday 5th June) except the People’s Choice, which will be announced after the exhibition closes and the votes have been counted.