At the last Upper Lachlan Council meeting all the councillors unanimously agreed to be the lead sponsor for the first prize Art Excellence Award of $1000 in support of promoting art development locally and regionally.
The Upper Lachlan Council will hand the prize money to the winning artist at the upcoming annual Willow Tree Sculpture Garden Exhibition Opening Event on November 11.
Willow Tree Sculpture Garden will host an opening exhibition event as part of the Crookwell Open Garden Festival weekend, with live music in the garden, wine and nibbles also supported by Mary Gilmore and Laggan Market groups.
Community truly coming together to celebrate Art Excellence locally. The artist entries into the exhibition will close on September 15 and we urge all local and regional artists to get their entries in as soon as possible.
Fiona van Stom, president of 'The Sculptor Society' in Sydney will judge all entries and is also the major annual sponsor for all the school student entries, sponsoring 1st - 3rd prizes of $200.
The Crookwell and Laggan Schools are working hard to get student entries ready for the opening and we look forward to their contributions. Chris Rowlands and Associates Landscaping and Landscape Designer is the annual sponsor for the second Art Excellence Award of $500. Willowtree Sculpture Garden will be the annual sponsor the third prize Award of Excellence of $200.
'Art to Connect to the Soul' is truly a community event for everyone, come and join the opening event on Saturday, November 11 from 5.30-8.30pm.