64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition

Just browsing the recently announced results of the 64th Texaco Children’s Art Competition and it would really give you great hope for the future of genuine art in Ireland. Hardly anything abstract and masses of really superb paintings. Hopefully all this natural talent will not be derailed for those who go on to study Art at 3rd level.

The overall 1st Prize winner was Hetty Lawlor (18) from the Sacred Heart School in Westport, County Mayo. Her painting “Gráinne” is just stunning!

Gráinne” by Hetty Lawlor – winner of the 1st Prize.

I was also very taken by “Still Life Study” by Amy Zhao (13) from Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone in County Westmeath; and “Skyline” by Natalia Connolly (13) from Presentation College, Askea in County Carlow – both of which received Special Merit Awards.


Above – in the Children with Special Needs category “The Man with Many Names” by Ryan Donnelly (17) from Belfast also received a richly deserved Special Merit Award.

Check out all the galleries and results on the Texaco website here: www.texacochildrensart.com

And if that’s not enough for you, don’t forget to drop in for a look at my own rapidly expanding “Art For Art’s Sake!” site at www.irishartindex.wordpress.com


Dublin Militaria & Collectables Fair

The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club Exhibition

More here: www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie

Carlow Antiques & Vintage Fair – Sunday 8th April, 2018

International Coin Fair – Royal Dublin Society – Sunday 8th April, 2018

Dublin City Book Fair – Easter Monday

Wexford Model Railway Club Exhibition 2018 – Easter Bank Holiday 1st/2nd April

Bigger and better than ever – a great opportunity to let that inner train spotter in you out for the weekend – children are welcome too!

More details here: Wexford Model Railway Club

Antiques & More Fair – Clontarf Castle, Dublin – Sunday 18th March 2018

The National Antiques, Art & Vintage Fair – Limerick – Sunday 18th & Monday 19th March 2018

Naas Antiques Fair postponed until next Sunday (11th March)!