Cessnock Regional Art Gallery holds members' art show

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery’s latest exhibition celebrates 47 of the Hunter Valley’s talented local artists, all of whom are members of the gallery.

The exhibition features a wonderful variety of mediums including ceramics, jewelry, watercolour, oil paintings, acrylic, sketches, woodblock etchings, mixed media and more.

It was officially opened on Saturday evening, and the viewing public has shown lots of enthusiasm and excitement for this display, with many visitors commending the gallery for uncovering talent in the local community.

Christine Munce is one of the artists featured in the show, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to enter two works into the show.

“What a strong exciting group of local artists whose works are on display – I am so proud to be exhibiting amongst such talented and creative people,” she said.

A retired visual arts teacher, Ms Munce and her husband moved to the area in December, and she said the members’ art show is indicative of the emerging vibrancy of the Cessnock community.

”This exhibition is just one confirming indication that the move to this area was the right choice for us,” she said.

The members’ art show exhibition concludes May 20. All art works featured in the exhibition are for sale.

The gallery’s 2018 membership costs $25 adult, or $15 concession, and comes with many benefits including discounts at a number of local businesses and gallery bus trips.

Funds raised through membership fees help to support activities and operations at the gallery, including children's art classes and purchase of materials and equipment.

Registrations can be made at www.crag.net.au/membership or by calling into the gallery at 16 Vincent Street, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.