This year we celebrated our 12th Easter Art Show and we were certainly blessed with amazing weather, it was a pleasure to welcome back our sponsors, artists, BYS members and visitors. Once again we showcased an incredible range of artistic works in a variety of media, with sculptures continuing to add an extra dimension to the show that was very well received. This was evidenced by the circular worn patch on the lawn area where the sculptures had been roped off which many of you would have noticed this weekend! We are still tallying up the final results of the Art Show but the feedback has been very positive and we feel we still offer the ‘best show’ on the Mornington Peninsula. We had 354 works on display of which 95 were sculptures from 128 artists. Commission works were also taken for additional works during the Art Show.
Due to the club’s restrictions with the pandemic, our traditional opening night function was unable to be held but hopefully, we can return to an evening Opening Function in 2023. In lieu of this, we once again held six Good Friday viewing sessions which were sponsored by the De Poi Family, Foxeys Hangout and Mornington Peninsula Brewery. The newer format was enjoyed by all guests who had the opportunity to speak directly with artists who attended during their session. Chef Simon’s gourmet food platters on the deck were the envy of everyone. Our feature artists this year were Linda Weil, Dianne Fix and James Alexander. Danny Lacy from Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery was our judge and he announced the artist awards as follows:
Best In Show sponsored by Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance Brokers: “All That Remains” by Lisa O’Keefe
Best Oil sponsored by Mike Trumble: “Sea Urchin” by Hannah Nowlan
Best Acrylic sponsored by Ashford’s Accountants & Advisory: “Wildflower – Lavender Breeze” by Leisl Jackson
Best Pastel sponsored by the Kudnig Family: “Racing” by Pamela McLeod
Best Watercolour sponsored by the Cygnett Pty Ltd: “Koonya Beach, Blairgowrie” by Yvonne Buchanan
Best Photography sponsored by Bakers Delight, Rye: “Cape Schank” by Lousie Kaiser
Best Sculpture sponsored by the Accru Melbourne: “Squared” by Russ Brebner
Best Other Media sponsored by MST Lawyers: “Vanitas, Skull Rock, The Prom” by Geoff Sargeant
The People’s Choice Award sponsored by Adri and Ken Godfrey: “Beach Walk” by Vanessa Kelly
Danny also awarded Highly Commended Certificates to the following artists:
Highly Commended Mixed Media: “Bush Magic” by Liz Walker
Highly Commended Acrylic: “Summer Sailing” by Ben Musgrove
The continued success of the Art Show is largely due to the quality and diversity of works on display which has been refreshed again this year to include 23 new artists of which Hannah Nolan, Leisl Jackson and Geoff Sargeant received awards. The support of BYS members and the general public who purchase the art works is greatly appreciated, with all funds raised by the Squadron used to support our rescue boat fleet.
Art Show Thank You
The Art Show could not have been possible without a dedicated team of volunteers coordinating the Art Show and BYS members should be appreciative of their efforts. A big thank you to Sally Derham, Phil Colman, John Best and Andrea Devereux who were assisted by Mark Grimshaw, Paul & James Devereux, Sandy Lindholm, Caroline Taylor, Marie Kudnig, Jane Dunn, Danielle O’Brien, Di & Gordan Kleinert, Eily Watson, Barbara Wilson, Caroline Fyffe, Geoff Warner, Richard Backwell, Lucy Harding, Anne Hewitt, Marg Chalmers, Annie & Michael Rubira, Sam Edleston, Kate Taylor, Amanda Boland, Garry Connelly, Jura Liubinas, Paula Davey, Mandy Kaye, Penny Frielink, Paula Davey, Denise Stone, Chris Batty, Coralyn Wickham, Virginia Thatcher, Paul Collins, Felicia Brown, Tom & Chloe Warner, Sam Backwell, Gemma Moorhouse, Lyn Nicholls, Cath Mulcahy, Glenda Collins, Harriette & Adita Singh, Phillip Boland, Tony Fraser, Ian McCulloch, Kaye Baxter, Anne Thorburn, Tracey & Brigette De Poi, Robyn King, Debbie Goodin, Alice Ekberg, Mary Bernard, Faye Bilston, Jan Prowse, Jo Miller, Phil Beattie and Victoria White.
We would also like to thank the Office and Marina staff and all the F&B staff for all of their support, hard work and good humour leading up to and during the Art Show.
Importantly, we would also like to extend a big thank you to all our Easter Art Show sponsors and supporters, as their support provides us with everything from artist prize money to fabulous auction items for our silent auction.
Thank you to the following supporters of the Easter Art Show:
Good Friday Viewings by Appointment
De Poi Family
Bakers Delight, Rye
Lyndways Pty Ltd
Truemans Golf Range
Koonya General Store
Clarrie Jennings and Sons
Debbie and Steve Casper
Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron
Mornington Peninsula Brewery
Peninsula Hot Springs
Blue Haze Decor
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery