MACS 33rd Open Easter art exhibition: PHOTOS

THE Montague Arts and Crafts Society on Friday evening opened and named the winners at its annual Easter Exhibition held at Narooma High School.

ALL THE WINNERS: All the winners up on stage at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

ALL THE WINNERS: All the winners up on stage at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

BEST IN EXHIBITION: Nicky Hall originally of Narooma now of Wolumla was named Best in Exhibition at at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition with her pastel of Wallagoot Beach. She is the owner of Valley Art in Bega.

BEST IN EXHIBITION: Nicky Hall originally of Narooma now of Wolumla was named Best in Exhibition at at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition with her pastel of Wallagoot Beach. She is the owner of Valley Art in Bega.

SELF PORTRAIT: Narooma area artist Giovanni Carrus with his spear fishing self portrait and his family John and Mandy Vella and Natasha, Samantha and Jack visiting from Camden.

SELF PORTRAIT: Narooma area artist Giovanni Carrus with his spear fishing self portrait and his family John and Mandy Vella and Natasha, Samantha and Jack visiting from Camden.


ACRYLIC WORK: Christian and Nadja De Brennan of Bermagui with Nadja’s acrylic abstract named “Opal” at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

ACRYLIC WORK: Christian and Nadja De Brennan of Bermagui with Nadja’s acrylic abstract named “Opal” at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

CULTURAL EVENT: There was a musical trio and snacks at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

CULTURAL EVENT: There was a musical trio and snacks at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

CULTURAL EVENT: There was a musical trio and snacks at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

CULTURAL EVENT: There was a musical trio and snacks at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

SCHOOL HOMECOMING: Former Narooma High School student Katey Baddeley who graduated in 2008 returned with several artworks entered at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition, including this one of Gai Waterhouse.

SCHOOL HOMECOMING: Former Narooma High School student Katey Baddeley who graduated in 2008 returned with several artworks entered at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition, including this one of Gai Waterhouse.

SCHOOL HOMECOMING: Former Narooma High School student Katey Baddeley who graduated in 2008 returned with several artworks entered at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

SCHOOL HOMECOMING: Former Narooma High School student Katey Baddeley who graduated in 2008 returned with several artworks entered at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

EXHIBITION DIGNITARIES: At the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition are Eurobodalla Shire Council mayor Lindsay Brown and his wife Lyn with Dr Ken and Jane Doust.

EXHIBITION DIGNITARIES: At the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition are Eurobodalla Shire Council mayor Lindsay Brown and his wife Lyn with Dr Ken and Jane Doust.

HAVING FUN: Having fun at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

HAVING FUN: Having fun at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

THE JUDGES: Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition judges Jenny Noyes from Bairnsdale and Ray Barnett of Canberra announced the winners at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

THE JUDGES: Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition judges Jenny Noyes from Bairnsdale and Ray Barnett of Canberra announced the winners at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.


ART APPRECIATORS: Julie Bradley with Maddison and Chelsea Ker at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

ART APPRECIATORS: Julie Bradley with Maddison and Chelsea Ker at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition.

DOUBLE WINNER: Narooma artist Margaret Moran was another big winner winning two divisions at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition, including this one of a scene on Wagonga Inlet.

DOUBLE WINNER: Narooma artist Margaret Moran was another big winner winning two divisions at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition, including this one of a scene on Wagonga Inlet.


BEST FIBRE: Heather May of Narooma won the Fibre/Wearable Art division at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition with her scarf named “Mother Earth.”

BEST FIBRE: Heather May of Narooma won the Fibre/Wearable Art division at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition with her scarf named “Mother Earth.”

WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER: Rosy Williams of Narooma was awarded Best Photograph at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition for her work “Mangrove Dancer” taken on Wagonga Inlet.

WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER: Rosy Williams of Narooma was awarded Best Photograph at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition for her work “Mangrove Dancer” taken on Wagonga Inlet.

DIGITAL MASTER: Alison Bridle of Akolele won the Digital division at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition with her creation “Boy” that she created on her digital pad.

DIGITAL MASTER: Alison Bridle of Akolele won the Digital division at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition with her creation “Boy” that she created on her digital pad.

BEST ACRYLIC: Winner of Best Acrylic at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition was Janece Huntley of Narooma with her “Narooma Reflections”.

BEST ACRYLIC: Winner of Best Acrylic at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition was Janece Huntley of Narooma with her “Narooma Reflections”.


BEST RECYCLED: Winner of the Best Recycled work at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition was Bill Shaw of Wallaga Lake with his “Snapper” creation made out steel from of a caravan gas bottle and Cyprus wooden flooring.

BEST RECYCLED: Winner of the Best Recycled work at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition was Bill Shaw of Wallaga Lake with his “Snapper” creation made out steel from of a caravan gas bottle and Cyprus wooden flooring.

Not present at the opening night was Bodalla artist Ritchey Sealy, who had two oil paintings entered, one of which won that division.

He was spotted on Narooma surf beach last week doing a painting of Montague Island and will be giving art classes at scenic locations around the district.

Not present at the opening night was Bodalla artist Ritchey Sealy, who had two oil paintings entered, one of which won that division. He was spotted on Narooma surf beach last week doing a painting of Montague Island and will be giving art classes at scenic locations around the district.

Not present at the opening night was Bodalla artist Ritchey Sealy, who had two oil paintings entered, one of which won that division.

He was spotted on Narooma surf beach last week doing a painting of Montague Island and will be giving art classes at scenic locations around the district.

Not present at the opening night was Bodalla artist Ritchey Sealy, who had two oil paintings entered, one of which won that division. He was spotted on Narooma surf beach last week doing a painting of Montague Island and will be giving art classes at scenic locations around the district.

Not present at the opening night was Bodalla artist Ritchey Sealy, who had two oil paintings entered, one of which won that division.

He was spotted on Narooma surf beach last week doing a painting of Montague Island and will be giving art classes at scenic locations around the district.

Not present at the opening night was Bodalla artist Ritchey Sealy, who had two oil paintings entered, one of which won that division. He was spotted on Narooma surf beach last week doing a painting of Montague Island and will be giving art classes at scenic locations around the district.

This was the 33rd MACS Open Easter Exhibition, with the event becoming an institution at Narooma over the Easter weekend.

Judges Jenny Noyes from Bairnsdale and Ray Barnett of Canberra announced the winners at the Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition. Local Colin Pass was the other judge.

The big winner on the night was Nicky Hall originally of Narooma now of Wolumla, who was named Best in Exhibition with her pastel of Wallagoot Beach.

She is also the owner of Valley Art in Bega.

Another perennial winner at the exhibiton Narooma artist Margaret Moran was another big winner winning two divisions, including her Mixed Media painting of a scene on Wagonga Inlet entitled “Backwater”.

Winner of Best Acrylic was Janece Huntley of Narooma with her “Narooma Reflections”.

Winner of the Best Recycled work was Bill Shaw of Wallaga Lake with his “Snapper” creation made out steel from of a caravan gas bottle and Cyprus wooden flooring.

Alison Bridle of Akolele won the Digital division with her creation “Boy” that she created on her digital pad.

Rosy Williams of Narooma was awarded Best Photograph for her work “Mangrove Dancer” taken on Wagonga Inlet.

Heather May of Narooma won the Fibre/Wearable Art division her scarf named “Mother Earth.”

Former Narooma High School student Katey Baddeley, who graduated in 2008 returned with several artworks, including a striking Mixed Work of racing trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Katey is making a name for herself in the Canberra art world where she has already had one solo show and is selling her work.

Not present at the opening night was Bodalla artist Ritchey Sealy, who had two oil paintings entered, one of which won that division.

He was spotted on Narooma surf beach last week doing a painting of Montague Island and will be giving art classes at scenic locations around the district.

The Montague Arts and Crafts Society Easter Exhibition continues at Narooma High School all Easter weekend, while there is another MACS show at the Narooma SoArt Gallery open until April 22.

Click here to find out more about the two MACS Narooma Easter exhibitions