More than 100 local artists will have their works exhibited at Orange Regional Gallery for the next two weeks as gallery staff prepare to open the Here, Now exhibition.
The annual exhibition, which features works from central west artists created in the last two years, is one of the biggest on the calendar in terms of the number of artists, the types of medium and visitors to the show.
Orange City Council spokesperson Stephen Nugent will officially open the exhibition on Friday.
Cr Nugent said it's great more than 100 people took advantage of the gallery setting aside the space and time to feature local artists.
We also have a few well-known local artists exhibiting such as Madeline Young, Jaq Davies, Jude Keogh and Heather VallanceStephen Nugent
"Many contributed several pieces and our curators will now choose at least one piece from each artist to showcase," he said.
"We've had several pieces submitted by young artists between 16 and 20 years old, exhibiting for the first time and that is fantastic to see.
"We also have a few well-known local artists exhibiting such as Madeline Young, Jaq Davies, Jude Keogh and Heather Vallance."
Cr Nugent said the exhibition would be broad in artistic range and would include paintings, sculptures, printmaking and design.
Entry was open to artists, over the age of 16, living in the local government areas of Orange, Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan Shire, Lithgow, Oberon, Parkes and Weddin Shire.
The exhibition opening will kick off at 6pm and the exhibition will run until July 28.
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