This year’s Eclectica Art Awards from the Butter Factory Friends is set to bring a diverse range of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, weavings and jewellery to the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre’s gallery spaces.

The BFFs were formed in January 2016 and since then their showcase has evolved from a small-group exhibition into an arts award aptly called Eclectica.

With 72 members entering in this 2021 show and 110 artworks on display, the awards are sure to provide viewers with a fantastic range of artwork to view and purchase.

“The award is growing from strength to strength with no other creative space on the Coast offering an all-inclusive community exhibition for members with prizes awarded,” says BFAC co-ordinator Alicia Sharples. “We are very lucky to have the continued support from local arts businesses such as Create Art, The Clay Shed, Yandina Art and Framing and Cool Art Framing Gallery.”

Cooroy Community Bendigo Bank is offering $1000 to the best portrait as well as the opportunity to have a solo art show at Cooroy branch of the bank.

This year’s the prize categories are portrait, 2D, 3D, ceramic and people’s choice, which includes a $500 prize.

Eclectica opens on September 17, with an opening event on September 18 from 4pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential. The runs until October 17.

Visit butterfactoryartscentre.com.au/upcoming-exhibition.