The 2014 Harold Baigent Memorial Art Exhibition attracted a strong crowd to the Heathcote Senior Citizens Hall last week.ZACH HUBBER May 8, 2014 3:10am
Wen Jing Huang’s Lions Club of Heathcote best in show award winner, 'A Boy with a Little Brother'. Photo: Julie Thompson
Wet and wild conditions could not affect the opening night of the annual Harold Baigent Memorial Art Exhibition in Heathcote on Friday.
A healthy crowed attended the event to see Wen Jing Huang awarded the Lions Club of Heathcote best in show award for her piece A Boy with a Little Brother.
Maureen Runge was awarded the great ideas and gifts acquisition award for At Rest, while Barbara Cumming was awarded the Lions Club’s commendation award for Gippsland Lakes.
The club’s encouragement awards went to Jasper McIntyre and Kiara Darragh for Mesmorizing (sic) and Oh No Not Again respectively.
Exhibition chairwoman Caroline James said the night and weekend were a huge success.
‘‘The weather was against us a bit but the turnout was great,’’ she said.
‘‘Some of the artwork was just amazing.’’
After nine years in the position Mrs James will step aside from the role.
More than 150 entries were assembled by Karen Macartney and Gail Casey.
Cass Ward sang and played her original compositions on guitar in the background on Friday.
In the primary awards, Ebony Staples of Tooborac Primary School received the judges’ excellence award, while Daniel Blake of Redesdale-Mia Mia Primary School and Zac Harris of Holy Rosary Primary School received the judges’ encouragement awards.
Noah Willoughby of Heathcote Primary School received the judges’ highly commended award and Redesdale-Mia Mia art teacher, Chriss Mertens, received the special 3D award.
The late Harold Baigent was the founder of Heathcote Art Show in 1988.
He was renowned for his art and lived the last 20 years of his life in Heathcote.
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