Raffle drawn after Merilyn Rice Class Act III Art Exhibition presented by Bathurst Chase

POPULAR VOTE: Artist Greg Cross with his painting "Approaching Storm", which won the people's choice vote, and Merilyn Rice of Merilyn Rice Studio. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 112816craffle1

POPULAR VOTE: Artist Greg Cross with his painting "Approaching Storm", which won the people's choice vote, and Merilyn Rice of Merilyn Rice Studio. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 112816craffle1

DAFFODIL Cottage will benefit from an art exhibition in the Bathurst CBD.

RAFFLE DRAW: Daffodil Cottage fundraising co-ordinator Jane Rawlings, Ishaq from Bathurst Chase, Coles' Glenys Charlton, Heather Dunn of t.arts Gallery and Merilyn Rice. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 112816craffle2

RAFFLE DRAW: Daffodil Cottage fundraising co-ordinator Jane Rawlings, Ishaq from Bathurst Chase, Coles' Glenys Charlton, Heather Dunn of t.arts Gallery and Merilyn Rice. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 112816craffle2

The Merilyn Rice Class Act III Art Exhibition, presented by Bathurst Chase, has wrapped up with the drawing of a raffle to support the cottage, which provides treatment and care for cancer patients.

The prizes were paintings donated by exhibiting artists Heather Dunn, Jo Fernandez and Marie Billington.

“It was a very successful exhibition with very good sales and a great deal of interest and support from the community,” Daffodil Cottage fundraising co-ordinator Jane Rawlings said.

The raffle raised $639 for ongoing patient treatment at Daffodil Cottage.

First prize was won by J Nicoll, second by L Wells and third by E Summerton.

The exhibition at Bathurst Chase featured the work of amateur and more experienced emerging artists.

Over 160 paintings were on display and members of the public were invited to vote for their favourite work.

The winner of the people's choice vote was an evocative pastel painting called “Approaching Storm” by artist Greg Cross.

Sponsors also chose a favourite painting.

Liquorland’s choice was “Blossoms And Tulips” by Elise Cooper, Coles’ choice was “Grove Creek Falls” by Jan Dickie, the mayor’s choice was “The Promise” by Jo Fernandez and JD Events’ choice was “Train Wreck” by Michael Hayes.

The Dean Mobbs Gallery awards went to “Jennifer” by Evalyn Owen and “Misty Dreaming Wolgan Valley” by Jo Fernandez and the Dean Mobbs major prize went to “Yilliminning” by Isabel Fox.

WON: One of the prizes in a raffle held to raise money for Daffodil Cottage. Money raised will go towards ongoing patient treatment at the cottage.

WON: One of the prizes in a raffle held to raise money for Daffodil Cottage. Money raised will go towards ongoing patient treatment at the cottage.

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