A RECORD number of 18 awards have been presented to artists at the ICONIC “Along the Molonglo” art exhibition at the Queanbeyan Art Society’s gallery in Trinculo Place.
Iconic, that is, because the popular exhibit which mixes art with environmental concerns has this year been generously sponsored by Icon Water.
The president of the Molonglo Catchment Group, Karen Williams, judged the 100 entries, awarding the overall $800 first prize to South Coast artist Eric Strachan for his oil painting, “Bongo Farm Bridge”. Kevin Ward took out second place overall and Barry Cranston third place.
According to Cranston, who is also president of Queanbeyan Art Society, 15 artists from the South Coast who are members of the organisation travel up every month to enter works in QAS’s monthly exhibitions.
“Along The Molonglo” is open to the public daily from 10.30am to 2pm at Queanbeyan Art Society, 6 Trinculo Place Queanbeyan (on the bank of the Queanbeyan River) and continues until Sunday June 28.
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