Art wins hearts at the Go ART exhibition
JULIANNE Gosper and Annabel Green have been named winners of the people's choice awards at the Go ART Grafton Open Art Exhibition.
Ms Gosper was awarded the open award for her pastel Beautiful Thief.
Coordinator Richard Green said Ms Gosper did a great job capturing a kookaburra's cheekiness.
Annabel, who is also Mr Green's daughter, was given the student award for her mixed media piece Rain City.
"I'm very proud of her," he said. "She put a lot of work into her art."
Mr Green said they sold a number of paintings.
The commission will go towards an air-conditioning unit at the Grafton High School hall.
"I'd like to thank the P&C parents and volunteers," Mr Green said. "They did a great job helping. I'd also like to thank all our business sponsors and the Clarence Valley Council.
"Many schools in the Valley will be giving out awards to their talented students who entered the exhibition."
More than 330 artists entered Go ART including about 190 students.
More than 60 awards were handed out in all media.
About $2650 was presented in prizemoney, as well as vouchers and other prizes.
Mr Green said he was looking forward to doing it again next year.