Scores of artists will show off their work at the 24th Great Summer Art Exhibition at the Snells Beach Community Centre over the New Year.
Around 100 artists are expected to showcase their work at the exhibition, which attracts about 3000 visitors each year.
Most artists will come from the Mahurangi area but exhibition committee member Jan Hooton says the exhibition attracts works from artists from throughout the North Island.
Artists can enter paintings in three categories – professional, intermediate and novice. The first prize in each category is $1000, $450 and $300 respectively.
The art works will be judged by Juliette Moore.
In addition to paintings, trading tables will sell smaller art works, including pottery, sculptures and those featuring mixed media.
A preview night of all works takes place on Friday, December 29 when entry is $10 per person. Light refreshments are included.
The exhibition itself will be open from Saturday, December 30, to Monday, January 1, from 10am to 4pm. A gold coin donation is appreciated.
The exhibition is organised by the Mahurangi East Tennis Club and is sponsored by Bayleys. Funds raised from the event will be used to further develop the junior tennis programme and assist with general maintenance of the clubs’ courts and facilities.