Calling for entries for ‘Fab Fakes’
Open to all artists in NSW & ACT
Great prizes and recognition
The highly popular FAB FAKES Art Exhibition is once again calling for submissions from eager artists from across NSW and the ACT, with prizes of $3,000. For first and $1000 runner up.
‘Fab Fakes’ are recreated masterpieces of paintings by famous artists. The artist whose work is being copied must be deceased by 70 years.
“Emulating the masters has long been heralded across the globe as one of the best ways to learn art, which is how the exhibition originated,” said Gail Brigden-Vice, President of the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society. “It’s wonderful to see the interest and standard of entries continue to grow each year.”
Copied Old Masters Artworks have previously included work from Degas, Rubens, Turner, Constable, Matisse, Waterhouse, Manet, Monet, Pissarro, McCubbin, Streeton, Ashton, Gruner, Lautrec, Gaugin, Cezanne, Picasso and many others.
The exhibition is open to all artists in NSW and the ACT. Any medium can be used, but must be in the same colours as the original artists.
First prize – Best Copy of a Masterpiece – $3000.
Second Prize – runner up $1000.
The ‘FAB FAKES’ exhibition is an initiative of the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society Inc and proudly supported by the Central Coast Council.
The exhibition will be held in The Art House– Wyong, from November 15-25, 2017 and will be open daily from 10am to 4pm, weekdays plus viewing in the evening during the day and weekends in conjunction with the Wyong Drama Group – Coast Theatre Company’s production of “Allo Allo”.
Entry forms can be obtained by going onto the website www.fabfakes.org.au and down\loading the forms
Or from The Art Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for entries is October 6th ,.2017
The winner will be announced on Friday night 17th at the official opening night by
Prominent Artists/ Judges Robert Chapman @ Peter Tyrell from TLAS
All entries are offered for sale with price tags starting from $100.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a “famous” masterpiece to display at home, in the office restaurant etc, or as a great gift at a very affordable price,” Gail Brigden said.
Issued on behalf of the Tuggerah Lakes Art Society.
Media Contacts: Fleur Townley 0405 278 758
Lanham Public Relations
About Fab Fakes
In 1998, one of Tuggerah Lakes Art Society’s (TLAS) members, Brian Hasler, founded the FAB FAKES Art Exhibition. His idea of the best way to learn art, like many art tutors, was to emulate the ‘masters’. To copy – make a ‘forgery’, a fake of a masterpiece. This contest eventually became a tradition over the years, attracting artists from all over Australia.
Now, by popular demand, judging by the results from last year’s event, Fab Fakes 2017 returns to The Art House, Wyong, in mid November for what will be the biggest exhibition of it’s kind in Australia. Due to the overwhelming number of entries over the years, the competition has been limited to NSW and the ACT.
Information and image courtesy of TLAS publicity