Beachmere Area Network Group and it’s FAB committee produced an Art Exhibition that was lauded by exhibiting artists and visitors alike.

With nearly 650 visitors over just five days, Fabulous Art Beachmere exhibited over 200 pieces of art by 75 artists.

The Opening & Awards Night was attended by over 130 artists, locals and guests and included a Welcome to Country by Gubbi Gubbi representative Christine Stuart.

Peter Flannery, Councillor for Division 2, officiated and presented the 2D Winner’s cheque to local school teacher Luke Deacon for his work “Rainforest Meditation”. Janet Drane was Highly Commended for her work “Old Man”.

The 3D category was won by local jeweller Diane Poole for her silver smith skills on a silver and pearl “Calla Lily” pendant, and the 3D Highly Commended went to Peter Guilfoyle for “The Sandpiper”.

The Junior Category was won by Zac Pettigrew and the Highly Commended awarded to Elizabeth Rubin. Moreton Bay region artist Ellie Nielson also awarded an Encouragement Award this year, with the recipient being Cameron Roelofs.

Fabulous Art Beachmere is held every two years and has grown into one of the premier events on the Beachmere social calendar. With Moreton Bay Regional Council stepping in to offer the Beachmere clubhouse as a venue the event was able to exhibit all the artwork submitted. The friendliness of the volunteers, and the variety and outstanding quality of the artwork, engendered forgiveness for the “poor” lighting, with the overall comment being “Fabulous”!.

from left Simone Wilson, Member for Pumicestone, Di Hill, Jennifer Fugler, Maree Donovan

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