Art show under threat

By DANIELLE GALVIN

THE Yakkerboo Art Show is under threat if the dedicated committee can’t attract fresh faces.
President Bronwyn Fleming is calling on the community to keep the art show running and said she was resigning from the everyday running of the show.
“While it could be argued the 2013 Yakkerboo Art Show was the best show in recent years the 2014 show is under threat from lack of volunteers prepared to join the committee that organises the show each year,” she said.
“While the current committee is committed to seeing the art show grow and flourish in coming years it will not happen with the existing numbers.
“Support for the show in artist entries is there, the funding is in place and patrons continue to purchase paintings but with so few on the committee we cannot continue to organise a show of the quality it deserves.”
Ms Fleming said the art show had historically been run by a small group of people, including the Maddens and Graham Treloar.
“The art show itself is growing,” she said.
“For artists it is a great professional development opportunity – if you are on the committee you can put it on your resume and if you a young person interested in art, it is a great stepping stone.”
Ms Fleming said there were lots of networking opportunities and being on the committee was not a “year-round commitment” but a worthwhile and valuable role.
“The time has come – we need more committee members,” she said.
“New committee members do not need any special skills or experience just some enthusiasm for local arts events and they will be made very welcome by existing committee members.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement with the show and encourage others to get involved.”
The annual general meeting of the committee will be Tuesday 1 October at 7pm at the Pakenham Historical Society building.
The committee can be contacted by emailing yakkerbooartshow@gmail.com or calling 0422 452 307.

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