Aerial landscape a Salute winner
NARELLE Telford won the Premier Award at Coffs Harbour's annual Salute to the Arts exhibition, which was held at the Coffs Harbour Showground at the weekend.
Mrs Telford's winning painting was an aerial view of a landscape titled Coming In To Land.
Other winners in the competition were Jeffrey Baker, who won the prize for oil and acrylic painting; Ivinnie Brown, who won the pastels section; Gloria Rigby, who won the prize for watercolour painting, Colleen Davies, who won the sculpture prize and Tom Caldwell, who won the photography section.
The president of the Coffs Harbour Art and Crafts Group which organised the exhibition, Bette Moss, said the group was very happy with the decision to move the exhibition this year to a new venue, the showground's Norm Jordan Pavilion, even though it meant a shorter exhibition period.
Previous exhibitions have been held at Opal Cove Resort.
Mrs Moss said the exhibition had attracted large numbers of visitors and there had been quite a few paintings and other artworks sold.
Salute to the Arts, which attracted 119 entries, opened with a cocktail party on Friday night attended by about 80 people, and closed on Sunday evening.
The showground was a busy place over the weekend, with the art exhibition, the Equestra horse show which is in town until Sunday, the annual Craftarama and a spinning display as well as the Saturday markets and car market.