The 2017 Cervantes Art Festival

The Cervantes Cultural Committee presents The Cervantes Art Festival 2017

Cervantes Art Prize 2017 Judges’ comments

This is a wonderful exhibition that demonstrates a huge range of creative and skilled artists. The work is varied and competent and is a delight to look at. The judges found it difficult to make some decisions because so many works are worthy winners. What we looked for was work that showed a creative and unusual choice of subject and composition together with a high level of skill in the medium used. It is wonderful to see such a wealth of talent and creativity. Congratulations to everyone who entered and to the art committee who made this event happen.

For judges comments on each category Winner and Highly Commended  please find under FORM section as a downloadable document.

The Local resident prize of $750 sponsored by BENDIGO BANK was awarded to TIGES MORTON for 'Still Life Lures Me In'.

The Dandaragan Shire Purchase Prize of $1500 was awarded to Leon Pericles for 'Looking for the secret fishing spot'.

The TRONOX People's Choice Award, although it was very close was awarded to Jocelyne Leath for 'Oh the light'.


Cervantes Street Art 2017

The community was involved with the Street Art Trail, where residents were invited to create a work of art in their front yard to this years theme, “Sea/See or C”. The independent judges awarded Penny and Sandra Randell on Drummond Circus with 'SEE' as the winners of a nights accommodation at the JOONDALUP RESORT. Special mention was given to 'Sea Monster' on Weston St, 'My sea change' on Corunna St, 'Notorious leader of the undersea world' on Picasso Pl & 'Seabed' on Gerona Pl.

The town was also creatively decorated with wheel barrows, flags and "Little Blokes" and thanks to all the helpers that helped to install and dismantle the props.


Festival Carrot Cake 2017

The Carrot Cake competition is judged independently and the cakes are auctioned on the Opening night going to the highest bidder. The funds raised contribute to the next Arts Festival. The Carrot Cake Queen this year was awarded to Kirra Morton. She was presented the Crown and paraded it on the Opening night. Her cake sold for $61.00 so a big thank you to Kirra. The Carrot Cake King is awarded to the person whose cake made the most money. This year that was Tom Murray who wore the crown proudly. His cake raised a whopping $67.


2017 Art Workshops

The Children of Cervantes and Badgingarra participated in a Work Shop with Jarrad Martyn, they created an amazing mural that will be displayed on the Catalonia Park Toilet block wall that faces  the playground.

Local residents participated in a workshop by Gayle Mason. They experienced a unique technique of acrylic paint flow and created very interesting beautiful works of art.


2017 Artists

Renowned Artists Carolyn Francis, Leon Pericles, Jarrad Martyn, Silvana Ferrario, Gayle Mason and Neil Elliot displayed their amazing artworks. Giving visitors a chance to view and purchase these artworks. Many Artists from Geraldton to Perth (we collect from numerous locations) and local areas in between entered their work in the art competition that was independently judged. Category prizes were awarded to winners. The prize money varied from $50 for youngsters to $500 for adults.


Deck Chair Auction 2017

Five Artists: Gayle Mason, Euan MacDougall, Dianne Knight & Anne Murray and the Jurien Art Group gave their time to paint a deckchair that was Auctioned over the duration of the Festival.The funds raised go towards continuing and supporting the festival.


Cervantes Show & Shine 2017

The Show & Shine, organised by Kevin Dennis was a huge success again this year with over 100 cars displayed on the Cervantes Oval. It brings many people to town that increases tourism opportunities for other businesses. We supported him with a Market Day that had over 20 stalls.


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2017 Art Festival Program

October 20th - 29th


Thursday 19th  

Judging of competition entries  

Judges: Jennifer  Sadler & Sue Grey-Smith 


Friday  20th   

Open 10am-4pm   open 7pm-till late 

Judging of Street Art 10 am 



Carrot Cake Judging 2pm 

Judges: Robyn Brockman & Helle Rasmussen


Official Opening 7.30pm 


       M.C:   Cr. Kaye Mc Glew 


Presentation of Prizes  


Shire Purchase  Prize 

Presented by the Dandaragan Shire President 


Bendigo Bank Local Resident award  

Presented by Chairman  


Carrot Cake Silent Auction & 

Presentation of Carrot Cake King or Queen 


DECKCHAIRS a Silent Auction  

throughout the 10 day festival 


Deckchair Artists 


Jurien Bay Art Group: tutor  Carolyn Crow Salmon 

          Euan Mac Dougall 

Anne Murray/Dianne Knight 

Jarrad Martyn 

Gayle Mason 


Featured Artists 


Neil Elliot 

Carolyn Francis 

Jarrad Martyn 

Leon Pericles

Leon Baker

Gayle Mason 


Art/Craft Stalls

Nazzy Fusion Art Glass Glass

Leon Baker Jewellery 


Monday 23rd 

                                               Open   10-4pm                                                  

Spray Paint Mural Workshop 


 Saturday  21st 

Open 10am-4pm 


Cervantes Market Day 9am-3pm 

 Show & Shine  Vehicle Display 


Sunday 22nd  

 Open 10am-4pm 

Acrylic paint Flow Medium Workshops: 

Tutor:     Gayle Mason 


Monday 23rd

Open 10-4pm 

Spray Paint Mural Workshop , Tutor: Jarrad Martyn           

 Make a Mark Workshop, Tutor: Gayle Mason   



Tuesday 24th 

Open 10am-4pm  

Spray Paint Mural Workshop, Tutor:  Jarrad Martyn           


Wednesday 25th

Open 10am-4pm 

               Spray Paint Mural Workshop, Tutor: Jarrad Martyn           


   Thursday 26th

Open 10am-4pm 


   Friday 27th

 Open 10am-4pm 


  Saturday 28th   

Open 10am-4pm 

10:30-3:30  Children’s Workshops: 


    Sunday 29th 

Open 10am-3pm 


Cervantes Art Festival 2017 Sponsors




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