This year’s King of the Mountain Exhibition (29 June – 31 July) is bigger and better than ever, with the whole gallery being dedicated to the group show, featuring artworks from 45 local artists from quality water-colour, oils, acrylic, pastels and mixed media, ranging from traditional to contemporary.
Michael Brennan, director of Noosa Regional Gallery opened the exhibition with Beatrice Prost on 29 June.
One artist being featured in the King of the Mountain Exhibition is David Sanders (Wolf), showcasing his piece “Face It”, which takes the observer on a journey into flowing metal.
“After working with metal in the manufacturing industry for many years, forming industrial art, I have had a desire for a long time to explore metal with its’ ability to flow and be formed into works of beauty and creativity, allowing free form of negative and positive space,” David said.
Another artist showcasing her work, Pamela Pease, said that her art is inspired by a model introduced through a French mentor, during a three-month study in France.
“It was the first time I took a risk to paint large canvases, be loose with the brush strokes,” Pamela said.
“Trekking to Mt. Cooroora! is a specific example of how I apply techniques I learned in France, as well as those learned over 14 years of painting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
“France taught me about using mixed media, big canvases and palette knives.
“Santa Fe painting taught me about vivid colours, big turquoise skies and landscapes using pastels, oils, acrylics and multi-media.”
During the month of the King of the Mountain, Pomona transforms into a bustling, energetic township. Pomona Railway Gallery has joined this energy in a creative sense of the term.
On the weekend of the King of the Mountain Festival, Art Market in the Paddock is back again – Saturday 27 July 9am-1pm, the same day as Pomona Country Markets.
Discover one-off art pieces and handmade products such as ceramics and jewellery, enjoy coffee from My Little Red Wagon and take in the beauty of the vibrant garden and Majestic Mt Cooroora.
King of the Mountain stall applications close 21 July – it is a great way for artists both established and emerging to showcase their work.The gallery is open Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-2pm. For more information visit www.pomonartgallery.com.