Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rachel Ellis with her award-winning work, Midday, side fence, Bathurst.

Rachel Ellis with her award-winning work, Midday, side fence, Bathurst.

The 2010 Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Artists Award exhibition closed on Sunday 23 May 2010. The exhibition consisted of works by 55 finalists in a wide range of genre and styles. Over 800 people visited the exhibition this year. Comments included – “Really enjoyed the landscapes and the quality was outstanding. Thankyou” (visitors from Sydney); “A great experience and privilege to see”; “Very Impressive” (visitor Tweed Valley), “Most enjoyable” to mention a few.

The Peoples Choice Award received over 240 votes distributed across both awards. The final count was made last week and the winner of the 2010 Peoples Choice Award worth $500 and donated by the Cowra Regional Art Gallery Friends, was Bathurst based artist Rachel Ellis for her work Midday, side fence Bathurst 2009 Charcoal wash on paper. Rachel was also winner of the 2010 Central West Regional Artists Award worth $2,000.