Hundreds of talented artists from across Australia displayed their work at the annual Rotary Club of Numurkah Art and Craft Exhibition during the long weekend.
In its 38th year the exhibition proved a huge success, with the number of entries up on previous years.
Numurkah art and craft show committee chairman Lou Hamon said he was delighted with the standard of entries.
‘‘We have about 300 entires and another 50 photography, and a lot of craft entries,’’ Mr Hamon said.
‘‘The paintings seem to be getting larger and larger each year.’’
Melbourne’s Ted Dansey judged the artwork and Numurkah Secondary College textile teacher Claire Reid judged the craft.
Mr Hamon said the judges had a tough job choosing a winner out of the high-quality work on display.
Shepparton’s Ross Paterson won Best in Show for his oil painting Summer Morning, Sheans Creek, taking home the top prize of $1500.
‘‘Our judge Ted Dansey from Melbourne was very impressed with the quality, not only in the art exhibition but the way in which they were displayed,’’ Mr Hamon said.
‘‘The winner, Ross, said he exhibited in our first ever show back in 1981.’’