The eighth biennial Jugiong Art Exhibition was another amazing weekend of wonderful art, community spirit and hard work.
With over 82 artists exhibiting 198 works and 140 people attending the Cocktail party on Friday night the scene was set for a wonderful weekend. The cocktail party was a lovely night and enjoyed by all with 22 works being sold.
During the proceedings of the Cocktail Evening, Stephanie Corkhill Hyles welcomed the guests, including feature artist Kyah Wilson, to the beautiful village of Jugiong and acknowledged the work of exhibiting artists from our region and surrounding areas along with some from as far as Sydney, Canberra and the South Coast.
Talented and inspiring artists Jennie Forster, Penny Kerr, Al Phemister, Tricia Wimpenny and Karen Walsh shared their skills in workshops being held on both Saturday and Sunday
Groups of aspiring and experienced artists, developed their techniques with a selection of mediums including willow, ceramics, ink, drawing, wire sculpture and recycled sculptures.
In recent weeks The Children's workshop was held at the Jugiong School by Stephanie Corkhill Hyles and they were exhibited at the Hall. The children created ceramic faces and animals. There were lots of sales for the children, which was so exciting for them.
The people's choice was awarded to artist Polly Kimmorley with her "Strike Of Light" artwork and Gabrielle Samperi from Yass was drawn out as the lucky winner.
The lovely piece of art for our raffle which was created by Stephanie Corkhill Hyles titled "Beauty Within" was won by William Quinn from Harden, while the lucky door prize created and donated by Tricia Wimpenny at the Quirky Crow which was won by Eileen Oxford.
Special thanks must go to all the committee and helpers, the kitchen, waitresses and bar staff on Friday night and the catering team in the kitchen over the weekend who provided scrumptious morning and afternoon teas; and lunch which was enjoyed by many visitors.
A special thank you to Al Phemister who helps each exhibition to help hang artworks and exhibited his beautiful sculptures again this year
Our generous sponsors were Free Range Web Design, Bongongo Angus, Jugiong Motor Inn Quirky Crow, Flynn Sprake Financial Planning, Bald Hill Quarry, Long Track Pantry, Dawson and Partners Accountants, Sir George, Jugiong Wine Cellar, Ginos Fruit and Veges, and Twomeys Accountants.
The funds raised from this exhibition go toward the ongoing maintenance and repairs to The Historic Jugiong Catholic Church. Thank you everyone who contributed. See you all in November 2021.