THE Leeton Art Society is marking an imprint on the digital world with the introduction of its first ever website.
A recent shift to online art courses as a response to the recent COVID-19 lockdown has prompted the move from the society for its its members, sponsors and appreciators of art.
The group was successful in gaining funding for the project under the state government's 2019-20 Digitise Initiative (COVID-19 Quick Response) grants delivered through Create NSW in June.
"Our members started their own online regular weekly art groups, so we took this opportunity to make our society information available online too," society president Jacqui Herrmann said.
"We're making it easier for our members to access membership information, art class and exhibition information and connecting our community of art supporters to digital assets such as Our Riverina and the Penny Effect videos to learn more about who our members are and what inspires their great artworks."
The website designer was Fiona Fell from Fix It Factory in Albury, who has been working with the society's executive to compile this first stage of the society's digital presence.
The group has used the success of this funding from Create NSW to bolster its application for additional funding from another rural and regional community grant, which will enable the website to include a gallery, member profile and artworks, and a real-time e-commerce for artwork sales, membership payments, and exhibition entries.
A response to the application process is expected in the coming weeks and may be announced at the society's annual general meeting on September 12.
You can view the website here.