Public to vote for New Breed Art Competition

the exhibiton opening, from left the to right: Ester le Roux, Oliewenhuis curator, Sam Moleko, director at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and spokesperson for the Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, Yolanda de Kock, Oliewenhuis education officer, Philo Nel, director at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and Magdel Louw, competition co-ordinator and marketing manager at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys. PHOTO: KOBUS ROBBERTZ

Do you have an eye for the finer things in life? Think you can spot talent a mile away?
The public can now cast their vote for their favourite artist to win the Public Choice Award in the 2017 Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition. The exhibition was officially opened on 5 October 2017 at Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein.
A total of 40 outstanding artworks by 29 Free State artists have been selected to be showcased during the exhibition. Of these, only five artists – of which one is determined by the public – can emerge as the 2017 competition winners.
Voting is as simple as visiting the online exhibition on the Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition website at www.phinc/art, showing all 40 artworks and the respective artists’ profiles. The Public Choice Award will then go to the artist who receives the most online votes on the official art competition website, and be awarded R10 000 in prize money.
The rest of the R100 000 prize money will be awarded to the overall winner, R20 000 to the runner-up and R10 000 each to two merit award winners. Furthermore, all five winners will participate in the Winners Group Exhibition that’s to be held at Gallery on Leviseur during the Vryfees Arts Festival next year.