Last chance for Laois artists

AS the closing date of November 9 draws near, the Portlaoise and Stradbally Credit Unions are inundated with entries for the 2012 Credit Union art competition from all age groups.

AS the closing date of November 9 draws near, the Portlaoise and Stradbally Credit Unions are inundated with entries for the 2012 Credit Union art competition from all age groups.

The theme this year - Celebrate Community Colours - is proving a popular one and there are some really good examples of how children and adults see themselves and the community around them. Portlaoise and Stradbally Credit Union will judge the entries, with guest judge this year, artist CóIlín Rush. CóIlín is currently a resident artist in the Arthouse in Stradbally.

The prize giving ceremony in Portlaoise Credit Union will be held soon after.

Finalists from local entries will be sent forward to the regional finals on November 23 and hopefully a Laois entrant will feature in the national finals.

Those who are interested in entering the competition can call into their credit union today for an entry form.

Entrants are also invited to share their piece of art on the Portlaoise Credit Union Facebook page, where the winners will be announced.