What a night!
Guests dressed formally for the elite occasion enjoyed the beautiful artworks while sipping a cool drink and nibbling gourmet canapes.
The formal proceedings were chaired by KAS President Malcolm Carver with VIP delegates, Alister Henskins MP, Member for Ku-ring-gai, Councilor Christiane Berlioz, Meg Stewart, and Peter Millard from Bendigo Bank.
Rowena Monty officially launched the KAS 50th Anniversary Book.
The successful Artists were awarded with record value prizes with Rebecca Gray and Louise Sermon taking out the top prizes.
The Judges were Judith White and Alan Somerville. The Judges overall comment on the exhibit reflected the quality of the works.
Judges’ Comment on Exhibition
“It’s common practice for many judges to say the standard of work is exceptional”. Yet this is definitely the case in this 50thAnniversary exhibition. But what struck me more is the consistently high standard through all the sections; in particular the print making and drawing. I had the opportunity to see and hear comments and reactions of passing people – there was genuine pleasure and engagement. “ Judith White
“As usual, an exhibition up to high standard. All exhibitors have done themselves credit. Well done Ku-ring-gai Art Society!” Alan Somerville
Malcolm Carver thanked the many Society Members that had contributed to the exhibition’s success, too many to name individually, but with special appreciation to Linda Butler and to Exhibition Manager Robyne Birling and her first lieutenants, Suzanne, Jan and Bryan.