artists unveiled wonders of modern art at Bonny Hills Art Prize exhibition | Port Macquarie News


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Artists unveiled wonders of modern art at the Bonny Hills Art Prize exhibition on the Mid North Coast. The event was presented by the Bonny Hills Progress Association and open to artists from the Mid North Coast, from Port Stephens to Coffs Harbor. The exhibit is being held at the Francis Retreat in Bonny Hills until January 10. North Haven artist Wendy Friend was thrilled to win the $ 2,000 Best Exhibition award for her work, Places to See. Ms Friend entered the small paintings category with a work of art depicting 78 Australian landscapes painted together in miniature. “I was absolutely shocked to win the overall award. I was asked to attend the awards show and thought I might get a commendation or something,” said Ms Friend. “When the small painting category prize came and went, I turned to the person next to me because I thought there had been a mistake in inviting me. surprise. The Hastings Valley Fine Art Association member said she thanked the Bonny Hills Progress Association, event sponsors and event volunteers. “I will have a wonderful reaction from anyone who has seen the painting. It was a very humbling exhibition and a great experience along the way, ”said Ms Friend. “There have been a lot of entries from the Hastings area. All of them were of fantastic quality and it never ceases to amaze me how styles have changed and different mediums are used by artists that we haven’t seen in a while. “The venue for the exhibit is just great, the entire facility is well lit and a brilliant show of talent for the area.” I appreciate the Bonny Hills Progress Association and the supporters of the event. thank the sponsors and recognize their generosity because they have been extremely generous to a small community. The small category was won by Rita Carosi with a realistic snapshot of coastal life titled, The Red Ball. Merle Maddock was congratulated and Terri Maddock was highly congratulated Beric Henderson was congratulated, while Gwen Roberts won the Pastel and Drawing category for a drawn photograph titled Still Life. The watercolor category was won by Stu Doherty with a work of art transporting audiences through the seasons. Graeme Cox was congratulated and Carol Simons highly congratulated. Penny Small won the category they and acrylic with a colorful contemporary composition. Vanessa Newell was congratulated and Beric Henderson highly commended for the category. Our journalists work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:




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