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About 145 people gathered for the North Midlands Agricultural Society Art Exhibition in Carnamah this month to witness an amazing display of more than 200 paintings and drawings and celebrate the winners.

The Art Excellence Award, sponsored every year by Waltons machinery dealership in Carnamah, went to Robin Dale, of Kalamunda, for her painting of Wiluna elder Norman Thompson, titled Murra Gudtu. The judges and viewers conceded the painting was outstanding because it also won the Viewers' Choice Award.

Well known artist John Ainsworth, originally from Corrigin, won second prize in the Viewers' Choice Award and went on to sell the piece titled Everything Goes.

Grant Woodhams presented Carmen McFaull with the Oil/Acrylic Award for her strong and inviting painting, The Tracks Way.

Local artists Raylene Spencer and Cathy Reed also won awards for drawing and the Agricultural Award. Annette Councillor, of Morawa, won the Local Artists Award with her dot painting Family of Circles.

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Other winners included Bernice Wright (Mixed Media), John Ainsworth, (Watercolour) and Graham Mathwin, of Kojonup (Junior Award).

A Primary section was held and many paintings from children aged 4-13 from Latham, Coorow and Carnamah schools were entered.

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