The End of the Pier Show 4 is to be held on July 15, 2006. It has been held on the third Saturday in July every two years since 2000.
The Exhibition has enjoyed great success, attracting the participation of prominent artists from all over the country
and has brought masses of visitors to the village. In past years the opening ceremonies have been performed by such
luminaries as Professor Richard Demarco of the Demarco European Art Foundation and Charles Burnett, the much-missed
Chamberlain of Duff House.
This year's exhibition will be held again in the village of Crovie and we invite artists to consider the theme of Coastlines
which of course, can be improvised or interpreted as freely as wished! Paintings will be received on
certain days before the Exhibition and details of these times will be circulated to artists accepting this invitation.
We are creating this website for the Exhibition so that images of paintings can be shown before and after the event.
Quite a considerable sum of money has been building up in the Crovie Preservation Society's coffers from the sales
of paintings and from the generosity of artists. Since Aberdeenshire Council has supposedly taken over the immediate
necessary repairs to Crovie pier, we have chosen to invest these funds for the purpose of awarding The
Covie Prize this year for the first time. The submitted paintings will be judged by a panel and it is proposed that
the Prize will amount to around £1000, this being added to as and when from future sales and from sponsorship.
The Crovie Prize will be awarded every two years.
Invited artists are being asked to offer one or two paintings for exhibition. The commission on sales will go
towards the Crovie Preservation Society Art Prize. Please ensure that works come to us with details of selling price, title,
media & size and contact number. In addition, all paintings should be ready for hanging with cord and screws and artists
are being asked, as previously, to make their own arrangements for collection at the end of the show.
We cannot be responsible for paintings that are not collected.