Talent was high at the 2016 Rainbow Beach Brushes by the Sea

PAGE 1 brushes by the sea 1 February 16 036Judge Louise Macaulay called for a local sculptor to compete in national competitions,  described emerging artists in the youth and said, “I can hardly wait to see the movie!” about Graham Chappill drawings.

On Grant McFarlane’s The Octopus, Louise said, “The quality of this piece is very high and I would encourage this artist and sculptor to continue entering his beautiful work in Juried sculpture ‘call for artists’ competitions across the nation.”

Louise commented on how many artists captured our unique environment in their work,  “Having recently come to Rainbow Beach I have been deeply moved by the colours and the rolling waves.”

She said Robin Hines’ Last Light “conveys that feeling exactly and the blended use of contrasting purple, golds and azures will invite me back to reflect my thoughts in this beautiful space”.

She was also very impressed with the entries from school, and saw a lot of budding talent in the youngest classes.

Judges Ken Ferguson (Photography) and Jodie Nelson (Quilting) also gave inspiring comments on entries in their categories.

Mayor Mick Curran said over 200 pieces of work were displayed in the 8th Rainbow Beach Art Festival, and he thanked the Sports Club and Afra Chappill for organising the event.

Afra even created the mystery painting with her mother, Genevieve Miller – it was won by Colleen Yallowley, who also won an encouragement award and People’s Choice for her Penguins in the Snow.

It is the last time Afra will be involved in the festival, as she and Graham prepare their move to Melbourne.

P&C representatives also thanked Afra and Rick at the Sports Club and all the helpers and locals for their support, through entry donations, commissions and the raffle – $922.50 is a great start to fundraising for the year!

Rick Modin said Afra’s talents would be missed, but assured the crowd that the Festival would be on again, and is on again every Australia Day weekend – so book it in for 2017!

Category Sponsor Winner Encouragement
(by Cafe Jilarty)
Our local area Rainbow Beach Sports Club Lena Brodin Full moon Party Robin Hines Last Light
Acrylic Foodworks Don Cameron Gympie Town Hall Colleen Yallowley Penguins in the snow*
Oils Rainbow Beach Tourist Information Centre Robin Hines Out There Leonie Kent Summer Fruits
Water Colour Rainbow Beach Meats Robin Hines Across the River Lena Brodin Maheno
Rainbow Beach Realty Ronald Johnson Wanaka Tree Luke Booth Double Island Morning
(Real life)
Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News Luke Simpson In the Light Peter Cahill the Buskers
Quilting Ed’s Beach Bakery Coral Welham  Twisted Bargello Maree Sayers  Leaf Table Runners
Craft Cooloola Coast Realty Glenys Badcock Topiary Tree Grant McFarlane  The Octopus
Drawing Cooloola Cove Landscaping and Garden Supplies & Hire Graham Chappill    The Path of Sun Colleen Yallowley    Geisha Girl
Young Artist
9 -16 years
Dr. David Smith Olivia Humphreys Through the looking glass… Riley Green Blue Fairy Wren
Young Artist
Under 9yrs
Surf & Sand Safari Brieana Bignell Bubble Fish Kye Feeney Wild Flower

* People’s Choice Award was sponsored by Rainbow Beach Sports Club

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