WINNERS: Kiara McAnnally, Joanna Burgler and Ella Spackman at the Coraki Art Prize.
WINNERS: Kiara McAnnally, Joanna Burgler and Ella Spackman at the Coraki Art Prize. SAMANTHA ELLEY

Teacher and students shine in Coraki Art Prize

CORAKI-BASED artist and art teacher Joanna Burgler had a very proud night last Friday at the opening of the 16th annual Coraki Art Prize.

Not only did she walk away with first prize in the Coraki & District section, but two of her students gained first and second prize in the Youth Art Under-12 division.

Kiara McAnally received first prize for her work 'self portrait' and Ella Spackman got second prize for 'In my trunk'.

"I am so proud and they are both really good workers," Ms Burgler said

"It really warms my heart."

Both girls are enjoying their art lessons with Ms Burgler.

"I just love painting and I wanted to try out a self portrait," Kiara said.

"I've learnt about colour, paints and how to mix colours."

Ella said she loved to draw and trying different things.

A good crowd of locals and artists attended the opening where coordinators George and Melva Thompson announced the winners.

The $2000 prize Best in Show went to a sculpture by Susan Jacobson called 'Aspect'. "It's the first time she has entered a sculpture as she is normally a painter," Ms Thompson said.



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