The 36th annual MACS Open Easter Exhibition held in the Narooma Sports and Leisure Centre over the Easter long-weekend has been deemed a success.
Eurobodalla Shire councillor Maureen Nathan opened the Easter Exhibition for the Montague Arts and Crafts Society during the Friday Presentation night.
The exhibition continued through to Easter Monday when at 12noon the raffle was drawn and the announcement made of the Spirit of Narooma $500 viewers’ choice prize from the Narooma Visitor Information Centre.
Treasurer Colin Berry presented a monetary gift from MACS to Dr Jenny Wray to be used for the Young Endeavour Project to allow skill and team training for young people.
MACS president Irene Berry is a textile artist and was among the nine category winners announced by visiting judge Tim Moorhead at the opening presentation night.
Janet Jones won the major Narooma Art Prize for the second year in a row, for her oil painting “Aspirations” reminding us of the refugee crisis in our current world.
Winner of the new Narooma Visitor Information Centre prize for capturing the spirit of Narooma is Russell “Whacker” Gotsalks with his photograph “Foam dancing at Australia Rock” taken during the big storm last June.
The People’s Choice award went to Robyn Woodward for her mixed media piece called “Bower”.