GALLERY: Weston Art Show's official opening night

More than 100 guests packed Weston Civic Centre on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the 50th annual Weston Art Show.
More than 100 guests packed Weston Civic Centre on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the 50th annual Weston Art Show.
Advertiser editor Krystal Sellars and former managing editor, Bruce Wilson, presenting the Advertiser sponsored 'Scenes from Weston' special award.

Advertiser editor Krystal Sellars and former managing editor, Bruce Wilson, presenting the Advertiser sponsored 'Scenes from Weston' special award.

Artist Bruce Naylor and his piece ‘Big Red Ahead’, winner of the Regional Art Prize.

Artist Bruce Naylor and his piece ‘Big Red Ahead’, winner of the Regional Art Prize.

Artist Corrin Staley with her piece 'The Crevice’ (right), winner of the Youth Award.

Artist Corrin Staley with her piece 'The Crevice’ (right), winner of the Youth Award.

Artist Rylan Staley with his piece 'Bird Talk', winner of the Junior Youth Award.

Artist Rylan Staley with his piece 'Bird Talk', winner of the Junior Youth Award.

Artist Cindy Staley and her piece 'Walking along Weston Creek’ (top left), winner of the Scenes from Weston special award.

Artist Cindy Staley and her piece 'Walking along Weston Creek’ (top left), winner of the Scenes from Weston special award.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Director and show judge, Dr. John Barnes, and Aboriginal Elder and artist Les Elvin with the Major Award winning piece 'Christmas Bush', painted by Les's daughter Lesley Salem.

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery Director and show judge, Dr. John Barnes, and Aboriginal Elder and artist Les Elvin with the Major Award winning piece 'Christmas Bush', painted by Les's daughter Lesley Salem.

More than 400 entries were recieved in this year's Weston Art Show.

More than 400 entries were recieved in this year's Weston Art Show.

More than 400 entries were recieved in this year's Weston Art Show.

More than 400 entries were recieved in this year's Weston Art Show.

Father Keith Joseph from the Anglican Parish of Mount Vincent and Weston served as MC for the night.

Father Keith Joseph from the Anglican Parish of Mount Vincent and Weston served as MC for the night.

More than 100 guests packed Weston Civic Centre on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the 50th annual Weston Art Show.

More than 100 guests packed Weston Civic Centre on Tuesday evening for the official opening of the 50th annual Weston Art Show.

Guest of honour Phillip Ashley-Brown from 1233 ABC Newcastle, officially declared the art show open.

Guest of honour Phillip Ashley-Brown from 1233 ABC Newcastle, officially declared the art show open.

One of the original art show commitee members, Bonnie Wood, was given the honour of cutting the cake.

One of the original art show commitee members, Bonnie Wood, was given the honour of cutting the cake.