Fun-loving art society weathers the elements

Outside view from the tent
Outside view from the tent
THE VENERABLE Queanbeyan Art Society has no complaints about the turbulent weather of recent days – it’s increased sales for the annual Charity Art Show and Sale in City Walk.

On Thursday, so president Barry Cranston report the QAS ‘staff’ were greeted with the sight of overnight rain having poured into the entrance to the exhibition .

Fun-loving staff inside the tent
Fun-loving staff inside the tent
But fear not, the show must go on and anyway, there was no risk of damage to paintings because the art show is in the main AnitCom tents.

Jill Mail with her portraits
Jill Mail with her portraits
The result? when Floriade was cancelled, crowd numbers increased at the Art Show and record sales were  achieved, which will go to this year’s charity, The Ricky Stuart Foundation.

The weather, Cranston says,  forced staff into the tent with the one heater on and lots of fun, with  artists  Jill Mail and Stuart Marshall painting on site. Mail painted portraits of three members of the QAS staff while Marshall painted a colourful boat scene.

Queanbeyan Art Society, 9th Charity Art Show and Sale, City Walk, Canberra until Monday October 3, 8.30am-4.30pm.



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