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Bowen Art Society Annual Exhibition Celebrates Local Talent

Photos by Jacqui Henderson & Leigh Skead


16 September 2023 - The Bowen Art Society's Annual Exhibition, judged by Margaret Burgess, showcased an impressive array of artistic talent across six categories, including Open Theme "On the Edge", Marine/Seascape, Landscape/Cityscape, Flora/Fauna, Human Image, and Miniatures.


Participants from Bowen and neighbouring areas delivered an outstanding display of creativity, making the judge's task a challenging one due to the consistently high quality of the submissions.


A notable highlight was the "Open Theme - On the Edge" category, where Vhari Kelly's pastel painting, "Olympic Dreams," took the top spot. Judge Margaret Burgess praised the piece for its dynamic composition, capturing the essence of boats in motion and the determination of a sailor. The receding background added depth, creating a sense of action and anticipation.




As the event concluded, attendees left feeling inspired by the local talent showcased at the Bowen Art Society's Annual Exhibition. The exhibition serves not only as a platform for artistic expression but also as a source of community unity and appreciation for the arts.


The Bowen Art Society expresses its gratitude to the participating artists and judge Margaret Burgess for their contributions to this year's exhibition. With each passing year, this event continues to celebrate and promote artistic excellence in the Bowen community, fostering a sense of artistic camaraderie among locals. We eagerly anticipate the creative wonders that future exhibitions will undoubtedly bring.




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