Art show success
LONG time supporter of the Rotary Club of Korumburra’s art show, South Gippsland Shire Council mayor Cr Bob Newton, officially opened the 39th annual event on Friday night.
The opening night attracted an excellent crowd, and many more on Saturday and Sunday who came to see the 234 quality paintings exhibited.
Judge Judith Garde had the unenviable task of choosing the category winners and as there can only be so many winning entries, she encouraged artists to keep persisting by entering art shows.
Prize money worth $6650 was distributed, and the Rotary Club sincerely thanked 34 sponsors for their generous support. A special thank you was given to the Marilyn Sim for her leadership of the Art Show Organising Committee, ensuring another highly successful Rotary Art Show.
There was a special occasion during the evening, when the Best Local Entry Award was named in honour of John and Lynette Kurrle.
Unfortunately, Lynette passed away a few years ago. John has been a member of Rotary since before the art show started 39 years ago.
John and Lynette did an enormous amount of work for the art shows over those years and John is still an important member of the organising committee.
The other major part of the evening was the auctioning of the two Lance Sullivan paintings by auctioneer, Eddie Hams. The first painting, completed in 1938, was sold for $540, whilst the second painting, completed in 1983, sold for $680. It was great to see these paintings go to local people who are passionate about their art collections.
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