2020 Members’ Annual Exhibition (On Now)

The Awards presentation was held on Sunday 11th October 2020.

The exhibition is on until 13th of November 2020. Please come and have a look at the exhibition at Gallery 5.

Paintings to be collected the morning of Friday 14th October 2020.


Section 1 – Works on Canvas
First PrizeJeanette LewisBlack Kangaroo Paw, WA
Second PrizePaul BarnesOf Time & Tide
Highly CommendedKaye HigginsonA Touch of Tuscany
Highly CommendedRobin HinesWalkers, Maryborough
CommendedRolf SieberSunrise Channel Country
CommendedMeredith HusejkoWedgetail
Best Emerging ArtistJane BackhausPeony
Highly Commended
Emerging Artist
Annette TaylorThe Haul
Section 2 – Works on Paper
First PrizeVioletta SandryWaiting
Second PrizeKevin RogersLouisiana 1939
Highly CommendedGenevieve NealeBurnett River, Gayndah
Highly CommendedGenevieve NealeMoonlight Tree Ferns
CommendedPaul NealeJenny
CommendedShanti RahalReflections of Daintree
Best Emerging ArtistIngrid AlgieMaggie

Congratulations goes to all the winners. Thanks to all the members who participated. As our president remarked at the presentation the annual member’s exhibition is for everyone and all members are encouraged to enter – get your art out there on display.

To congratulate our winners or have a peek at the entries go to our facebook coverage of the awards presentation and exhibition entries.

To have a look at who and what was entered have a look at our catalogue.


Ted Sorenson MP, member for Hervey Bay

George Seymour, Mayor of Hervey Bay

Russell Clark Enterprises

This exhibition would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Please give them your support.


Our sincere thanks to our judges

Elsa Barich from Urangan State High School

Cassie O’Brien from Fraser Coast Anglican College

Special Guests

The Hervey Bay Art Society was honoured to have both our state member of parliament and club patron Ted Sorensen and our mayor George Seymour attend our annual member’s exhibition presentations. It was great to have them on hand to present the awards. They have both always shown great support to the Hervey Bay Art Society.

At the presentation, for his sterling and enthusiatic support over many years, Ted Sorenson was presented with an honorary lifetime membership of the Hervey Bay Art Society. Thank you from all members of the society.

The Volunteers

Events like the annual members exhibition don’t just happen. Events take place because people work to make them happen. So acknowledgement and thanks to the committee members and other volunteers who helped organise and stage this event.

Key Dates

Entries Close: Friday 18 Sep 2020

Delivery of Paintings: Friday 9 Oct 2020 between 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

Presentation: Sunday 11th Oct 2020 2:00 pm (event beginning 1:30pm) at Gallery 5, 5 Sandy St Urangan. Due to covid-19 restrictions currently only 50 people may attend so anyone wishing to attend should book by emailing the president at Brose60@hotmail.com.

Exhibition of Paintings: From Friday 9 Oct 2020 (afternoon) through Thursday 13 Nov 2020.

Collection of Paintings: Friday 13 Nov 2020 between 9:00 am and 10:30 am.

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