Richard Klekociuk acted as MC (for what will probably be his last gig) and Carlene thanked everyone for coming and the sponsors for allowing the artists to concentrate on their work and have the added incentive of prize money to urge them on.
Carlene also thanked the children of Meander Valley schools for their participation and mentioned the following for their assistance with the ‘Artists in Schools’ programme: Margaret Baker, Carol Gale, Karolina Smith, Lois Lacey from LAS and Ann Kearon and Shirley Furmage from the MV Art Society. Lastly she thanked the judges who always have a very hard job. The judges this year were Mary Hudson from Burnie, Mrs Muriel Sluce from Launceston and Ms Leanne Halls, a member of the AST.
Patrick Gambles then presented a slide show of the artwork completed by the school children. This was very much appreciated by the audience as was evidenced by their response.
View pics of winners on Exhibitions page.