Potato Festival Art Show continues to grow

The Potato Festival Art Show is getting bigger and better every year.

It has become an important feature of the annual Crookwell Potato Festival. Over 220 people visited the art gallery over the weekend including opening night.

Opening night was popular with visitors and locals who braved the weather to enjoy the warmth in the gallery, and it didn’t take long before red sale dots appeared on paintings.

Guest speaker, Garry Kadwell, captivated those present with his crowd-winning speech to officially open the art show. Acting General Manager Upper Lachlan Shire Council Gary Woodman and Mayor Brian McCormack, including a number of Councillors joined the enthusiastic crowd.

This year’s Potato Festival Art Show attracted 86 entries including paintings, photographs and sculptures from recognised local and regional artists.

Over 15% of the artworks were sold over the weekend.

Prize money was awarded for “River Bend” by Isla Patterson who won the People’s Choice Award and “Old Farmhouse Harden” by Sandra House who won the Unpackers Award.

Both are regular contributors from Canberra. “In the Vase” won the Best Still Life Award by Goulburn artist Julia Laybutt. Congratulations to all.

Save the date: The Gallery is planning its premier art show “Art on the Range” on 10 th - 11 th November 2018 to coincide with the Crookwell Garden Festival.

  • For further information call Secretary, Jeremy Goodman, 4832 0932.