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Art shows off

THE Goods Shed at Wonthaggi was home to the 17th annual Bass Coast Artists Society’s Easter Art and Photo Show over the weekend.

The crowd was overflowing on Friday night and the exhibition was opened by special guest Zoe Kidd.

She was one of the original founders of the Wonthaggi Art Group 50 years ago.

“She’s a very special lady to us,” society president Colin Billington said.

The exhibition has been incorporating photography for three years and is continuing to be a valuable addition.

A range of 20 locally sponsored prizes were up for grabs. The major prize was the best in show valued at $1000 and sponsored by the Bass Coast Shire Council, won by Kerri Spokes.

This prize entitles Ms Spokes to be entered in the Your Art Collection (YAC) exhibition later this year.

All entrants in the YAC exhibition are winners from art shows over the year in the Bass Coast Shire. The winner will be awarded $5000 and the painting will be acquired by the Bass Coast Shire Council.

This year, the inaugural best youth award was given to Cameron Sammut. This award included artists under the age of 25 to encourage art in schools.

There were 125 art entries, eight youth entries and 46 photo entries this year. A people’s choice award was given on Sunday night.

This is one of the few members’ only exhibitions in the area. The  artists society has 170 members.

All pieces were judged by Peter Biram. Mr Biram is highly qualified in visual arts.

Great likeness: Bass Coast Art Society president Colin Billington showcases a painting by Hazell Billington entitled Table 17.

Great likeness: Bass Coast Art Society president Colin Billington showcases a painting by Hazell Billington entitled Table 17.

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