One hundred and twenty people received red carpet treatment on Friday night including champagne and celeb photos (thanks to Nikki Adams) on entry, great food and art, entertainment courtesy of MC Dan Gilmour and auctioneer James Gilmour, ably assisted by veteran Geoff Smith.
The drought fund auction raised $3,500 thanks to donations of works by David Moor, oils by Suzanne Lane and Robyne Berling of Sydney and Catherine Stewart from the Riverina.
Moor Street Art Committee bought a barbed wire pear from ‘Off the Wire Garden Art’ Blayney which proved in high demand with some ferocious bidding.
Cheryl Moor and Laura Cush did an amazing job with the Grazing table and later in the night Lex and Pauline Roberts kept the hot food coming assisted by Meg and Claudia who, no doubt, felt their young muscles complaining with the many trips up and down those stairs.
Rotarians Curly Moore, Ken Brookes, Bob Swain and Kerry Cannon did a roaring trade on the bar and even though we had a bit of rain, many stayed, talking into the night, out the back, under the heaters and around the fire pit.
Paintings worth a total of $3,000, not including the auction pieces, were sold Friday and Saturday, with the Moor Street Art Committee picking up 10%. The exhibition is open at the former Soil Con building in Stephen Street, Warialda from 10am to 4pm until Saturday September 8.
It’s an interesting building and there are over 100 paintings, pottery, photos, drawings and paper art to see. Entry is gold coin and all the profits will go to more works about our streets and a bigger art prize at the 2019 Annual Show.
Please ‘come and see’. You will be amazed at the talent in our region and will be supporting worthwhile community projects.