‘Postcards’ exhibition and fundraiser

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Past Events | 0 comments

‘Postcards’ exhibition and fundraiser

Silent Auction Bidding extended!

Arts Council is extending the silent auction bidding to 8th November. Some wonderful pictures up for grabs at the Postcards Exhibition at The Delatite Hotel in Mansfield. View the exhibition and talk to the friendly Delatite staff about how to place a bid and take one of these pieces home for your wall.


The much loved Visual Arts Open has had a revamp this year and we are relaunching it as ‘Postcards’ – a wonderful new community art initiative.

Pictures from our 2015 Postcards exhibition

Pictures from our 2015 Postcards exhibition

Postcards will feature artworks created by members of the community – known artists and new artists, young and old, everyone is welcome to participate.

The Arts Council has provided one FREE 30cm x 30cm canvas to participants with the only requirement being that they produce a piece of art to be included in the Postcards Exhibition and Silent Auction fundraiser.

We are hoping to see a range of entries – oils, pastels, textiles, photography – in fact, it’s pretty much anything goes.  There are no entry fees and all works will be sold via a silent auction that closes on 8 November.  The final sale price will be split 50/50 between the artist and the Arts Council.


Our inspiration – a similar exhibition at Provincetown Art Association and Museum in Massachusetts, USA

Canvases could be collected from Orange Safari from Monday, 21 September and need to be completed and returned to Orange Safari by Friday, 16 October.  There are no entry fees for this event!

We have a limited number of canvases available so get in quick, limited to one per person – we can’t wait to see what the Mansfield community creates!