Frosty Barraba morning Sunday 24 June.
The last few days have been frantic for volunteers. Trips have been made to the Frost depots in Tamworth, Gunnedah and Armidale to collect artworks. All but one large work fitted into the truck at Armidale, can you believe it? But don't worry another volunteer headed back up the highway to collect it. All in all there is about 450 artworks entered this year. Volunteers have been in the RSL Memorial Hall all week. First off the works are meticulously unpacked and the packing materials carefully saved and labelled for later returning the works to their owners. Secondly everything has been catalogued. Last of all the painting and photographs are being hung and the pottery displayed.
It will be another very long day today, so if anyone has some time to help out, or even come down and make the crew some cups of tea, you will be warmly welcomed. the Hall is one the corner of Queen and Savoy streets, diagonally opposite the pool. But the main thing is, the exhibition is looking really terrific. There is a high standard of work. Hope you make it along to tomorrow night's opening or come along on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and see.
Today it's a guest post form local artist Annie Clough. Annie is volunteering for Frost, helping out with signage, certificates and exhibition hanging an sitting. Annie is a painter and potter and you can see some of her work here.
The deadline is nearing, and I'm still painting my entries for the Art Section. I've yet to finish them, framing etc. and until that is accomplished will not decide just which ones I will enter. Also I'm eagerly anticipating this year's Exhibition at it's new home in the Barraba Memorial RSL Hall. An entry into the Pottery section is on the Agenda for me, but yet still do not have a completed pot. I still have 2 weeks, so will keep plugging away until I do.
Also my best wishes to the Community and Committee for a fantastic Art Festival.
The Frost committee is a passionate group of Barraba locals, who are working hard to pull off a fabulous event.