THE QUEANBEYAN Public School Community Art Show has raised another $10,000 which will be put towards the school's playground upgrade.
School artistic coordinator Melinda Hayward said the show had been a success with money contibuted through tickets sales and comission.A total of 30 out of the 190 works - donated by Queanbeyan and Canberra artists - found new walls to be hung on over the two-day exhibition
."We haven't got a final amount but it would be in the vicinity of $10,000," she said. "We probably had about 200 people come through over the two days so we're very happy."
This money raised is in addition to the $10,000 made from our first art show in 2011 which all goes back to the school."
The exhibition featured pieces from a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings, photography, scraperboard and linocut.
Works by the students were also on display and a hit with the audience particularly the parents of the young artists.
"Everyone was very impressed that the quality of the artworks was very high and the kids' artworks also looked great and complimented it very well," she said.
Guest artist Jenny Sheppard sold five of her pieces based on Queanbeyan's 175th birthday.
She too was delighted by the calibre of work displayed.
"I'm really encouraged by these budding artists," she said. "I think I could pick up a few tips, you can learn from anybody and of course children have freedom, they don't have the pressures of life."
The next exhibition will be held in 2015.