Plenty to ‘sea’ at art exhibition
WAROONA’s Sea to Art Exhibition officially opened late last month celebrating 10 years of displaying the diversity, talent and colour of the region.
The exhibition was opened on October 27 with 110 works on display in painting, woodwork, textiles, sculpture and mixed media.
Waroona Visitor Centre manager Tracy Goldsworthy said the night was terrific with about 130 people having attended.
Ms Goldsworthy said about 40 artists contributed works for the exhibition, the majority of which were for sale.
“Sales were strong on the night but there’s still plenty there,” she said.
An additional 60 works formed the Red, Black and White section which were on sale to raise money for the Waroona St John Ambulance.
On the opening night alone more than $600 was raised for St John with a number of works still available.
Maree Ellis, Sarah Robertson and Christine Hyde, who were integral to the foundation of the exhibition, cut the cake to celebrate the exhibition’s 10th year.
Ms Goldsworthy said people should come down to the centre to view the exhibition while they can, with a new format set to be introduced next year.
In 2018, the event will be a quilting and fabric exhibition with the art exhibition returning on alternate years from 2019.
“People who want to see the exhibition need to get in quick,” Ms Goldsworthy said.
Graeme Watson, of Waroona, Waroona shire president Michael Walmsley and chief executive officer Ian Curley.
Jodie and Polly Bonner with Linda Williams, all of Waroona.
Founders of the Sea to Art Exhibition Maree Ellis, Sarah Robertson and Christine Hyde cut the 10th anniversary cake.
Waroona St John Ambulance volunteers Andy Templeman Twells and Mike Rice view the wall of ‘9 by 5’ paintings.
Catherine Stone and Jen Stokes, of Waroona.
Janine Walmsley, of Waroona, and Irene Dew, of Preston Beach.
Jan Bebbington, of Preston beach, and Carol Hull, of Waroona.
Mark and Debbie Cook, of Waroona.
Gail Battye and Julie Rowles, of Waroona.