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.
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
Judging of competition entries
Judges: Jennifer Sadler & Sue Grey-Smith
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
Jurien Bay Art Group: tutor Carolyn Crow Salmon
Euan Mac Dougall
Anne Murray/Dianne Knight
Nazzy Fusion Art Glass Glass
Leon Baker Jewellery
Spray Paint Mural Workshop
Cervantes Market Day 9am-3pm
Show & Shine Vehicle Display
Acrylic paint Flow Medium Workshops:
Tutor: Gayle Mason
Spray Paint Mural Workshop , Tutor: Jarrad Martyn
Make a Mark Workshop, Tutor: Gayle Mason
Spray Paint Mural Workshop, Tutor: Jarrad Martyn
Spray Paint Mural Workshop, Tutor: Jarrad Martyn
10:30-3:30 Children’s Workshops:
Cervantes Art Festival 2017 Sponsors
HUNTERS TRANSPORT JURIEN THRIFTY-LINK HARDWARE RDI TRANSPORT SHANE LOVE
JENNY SEYMOUR JURIEN BAY QUALITY MEATS JURIEN COASTAL NURSERY JURIEN SIGNS