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Art to the Macs

Wimmera Art Show director Terry Harris delivers show posters to McDonalds Horsham owner Mike Rodgers.

The Rotary Club of Horsham East has secured major sponsorship for next month’s 36th Wimmera Art Show and sales and photographic exhibition.
Art show director Terry Harris said McDonalds Family Restaurant in Horsham had come on board as key supporter of the event.
“We’re very pleased to have McDonalds as our major sponsor,” Mr Harris said.
“The club for many years had been fortunate in having the University of Ballarat as its major sponsor but with the economic downturn, the university has this year taken one of the minor sponsors roles,” he said.
“We were very fortunate to be able to have Mike Rodgers from the Horsham McDonalds Restaurant accept the major sponsorship package because he sees the many benefits that the art show offers to the local community.”
Mr Rodgers said the Wimmera Art Show was an exceptional event to be associated with.
“The art show over the past 35 years has put more than $120,000 back into the Horsham community as the Rotary Club raises money for local charities and worthy causes which benefit all of the region,” Mr Rodgers said.
“McDonalds is proud to be associated with such causes and to assist in fostering local artists and photographers in displaying their works and having the opportunity to sell their art,” he said.
Wimmera Art Show will be on the weekend of October 9-11 at Horsham Town Hall as part of the Wimmera Art Trail incorporating the Horsham Spring Garden Festival at the Botanic Gardens. 
A gala opening on the Friday night, where the winning works will be announced, is followed by the art show being open all weekend. All paintings and photographs are for sale.
The prizemoney for the artists is over $10,000 with $1500 being the main prize for the best work in the show.
This year’s judge is Gordon Morrison, director of the Fine Art Gallery of Ballarat. The club has Emily Koenders from Fairbank as this year’s artist in residence. Emily is a descendent of Vincent Van Gogh and a professional wildlife artist.
Mr. Harris said the success of the show over the past 35 years was only possible with the support of local businesses and the many people who attended and purchased the works on sale.
“This is a community event and couldn’t have continued this long without the fantastic support of the people of the Wimmera,” he said.

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Posted on Sep 23 2009

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