The Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association (LCACA) held its annual 8 x 8 small works exhibition presentation night, on Friday, April 1, at the Ferry Park Gallery, in Maclean.
This is the third year the event has run, where those entering pay an $8 entry fee and are given an eight inch by eight inch blank canvas on which to create an art work, with this year’s theme being “My Place”.
The LCACA received 125 completed works of art, which were created from a massive array of art mediums eg painting, photo, wood, glass, patchwork, embroidery, mixed media, wood, quilting and beading etc.
Curators of the event Suzanne Monin and Penny Stuart said they were thrilled and excited with the exhibition which is part of the PLUNGE festival.
The exhibition was judged by Kerrie Bowles from the Cowper Art Gallery and Studio, who said that the exhibition was extremely hard to judge because of the huge range of mediums used.
Winner of the open section was Bev Schofield with a painting of Main Beach, Yamba.
Second place went to Margo Grant and third place was won by Debbie Clark Jones.
Highly commended went to Maggie Parkhill and Robyn Teeshan.
Winners in the children and youth section were:
4 – 7 years
1st Indiana Gell, 2nd Max Mayo and 3rd Zeke Teifler
8 – 11 years
1st Anna Jenkins, 2nd Annabel Curry and 3rd Sarah Jenkins
12 – 17 years
1st Mary Evans, 2nd Lizzie Maher and 3rd Flynn Versace.