The Greatest Prize in Town is hanging up its boots.
We sadly announce that The KernArt Prize is now hanging up it’s boots.
The KernArt Prize Art Show began in 2016 and has celebrated 6 art shows over 7 years, providing a space for local artists of all abilities to share and show their work.
In 7 years, The KernArt Prize has awarded more than $13,000 in prizes to our artists, and has donated more than $24,000 in proceeds to Bass Coast Health and the Kernot CFA. With a focus on supporting families impacted by mental health, The KernArt Prize has sought to increase community connection and creativity, two factors shown to be pivotal protective factors against the impact of mental ill health.
We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of our committee members; Past committee members include Paul and Julie Johnston (inaugural committee members until 2019), and current committee members; Adam McLeod (Chairman), Rob Parsons (Vice-Chair), Janice Orchard (Secretary), Mandy Taylor (Treasurer) and Emmy Van Nimwegen (Webmaster). We would also like to acknowledge the huge number of volunteers assisting our opening night events over the years! With special thanks to Anne Duncan and the Wilkinson, Taylor and McLeod families.
Most importantly, we would like to acknowledge the amazing support from our sponsors over the years. The show could not have been possible without you. Your generosity, and willingness to donate even through hard times has been appreciated. The amazing support from our local businesses has been the foundation of The KernArt Prize and we thank you.
In conclusion this is our final donation of $6,500 which we have already presented to Bass Coast Health supporting families impacted by mental health and we thank you so much for your contribution.