Keith Art Group to its hold annual exhibition

OPEN: Glenda Bailey.

OPEN: Glenda Bailey.

It has been a big month or so for Tatiara art, with Jaime Densley and Catherine Warnest's Seeing in Pencil and Paint exhibition enjoying massive success.

The region's artistic themed events will continue next month when the Keith Art Group host its annual art exhibition in the Keith Institute's Ruth Wheal Room from November 8-14.

Louise Johnson, who opened the Seeing in Pencil and Paint exhibition, said the group has a good representation of work in a variety of different mediums at the recent Keith and Tintinara Show.

She said all year artists have been preparing work with different tutors and honing their skills in watercolour, acrylic, oils, pastels, mixed media pen and ink.

The doors officially open at 7:30pm, which gives attendees to opportunity to enjoy a drink while they take their first views of the many fantastic pieces of artwork for sale.

Mrs Johnson also said attendees will get a chance to enjoy the floral art display provided by the Keith Floral Art and Garden Club, along with enjoying the live music which will add to the ambiance.

The official opening will be conducted at 8pm by Glenda Bailey OAM, who is one of the founding members of the Keith Art Group, which is going into its 64th year.

Mrs Johnson said the group is proud of Glenda and what the group has achieved over the decades as the state's longest continuously running art group.

"The group takes pride in the fact we are the longest continuously running art group in SA and were equally proud for Glenda when she received her Order of Australia Medal on Australia Day this year," Mrs Johnson said.

She said Glenda's massive contributions to the town's art community is more than the average person.

"Glenda has curated the Keith Art Show for many years, regularly travelling down from Adelaide to teach watercolour classes and once again has agreed to put our display together," Mrs Johnson said.

The group encourages Tatiara locals to attend the free event, with the exhibition running from Friday, November 8 until Thursday, November 14. Opening hours will be from 10am until 4pm each day.

Raffle tickets will also be available on Thursday, November 7 and Friday morning in front of Keith's IGA in Hender St. Tickets will also be available after the opening of the exhibition.

Mrs Johnson said attendees will have the chance to vote for their favourite painting, purchase an original piece or select some of the group's art cards which will be for sale.