March 2016 Recipients
Not for profit organisation, the Tauranga Society of Arts, which provides sessions and workshops for their 200 members, received $6,656.36 to purchase overhead exhibition lighting for their two annual art exhibitions.
Their members are volunteers who work tirelessly all year to prepare for the exhibitions, which attract over 60 of their artists who showcase over 300 original works of art.
The art rooms provide members with lots of activities including acrylic and oil painting, life drawing and Chinese brush work. The exhibitions allow artists to show off these skills and provides them with a goal to work towards.
The exhibitions are really popular in the community and the Mazda Foundation grant will help the Society continue to present the most professional and impressive original art in the Bay of Plenty region.