On Wednesday 29th November, Flying Arts Alliance hosted our first Art and Fine Wine Affair, as a fundraiser for our 500 Club, a donor circle to assist with special projects.
50 invited guests attended the current exhibition of Beautiful One Day, Fruit Salad the Next at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, to view the art while enjoying a ‘fine’ selection of reds and whites. Guests were treated to some entertaining and moving speeches by Chair, Prof. John O’Toole, Executive Officer, Kerryanne Farrer, and 2016 Queensland Regional Art Awards ‘Art for Life’ Major Award winner, Karen Stephens.
In its second year, the 500 Club membership has increased from 7 members in 2016 to 24 members in 2017. Current Members include:
Nikki Accornero, Shane Astbury, Sarah Barron (Board Director), Dr Graham & Judith Bell, Wendy Brooks, of Wendy Brooks + Partners, Bill Buckby, Michael Byrne QC & Tracy-Lynne Geysen, Peter & Geraldine Castleton, Prof. Glyn Davis, Marilyn Domenech, Nick & Dianne Eden, Peter & Louise Hickson, Bart Mead of JLL Mortgage, Sue Macaulay, Ari McCamley, Bob & Chesne Nason, Lee Nevison, Mary-Louise North (Board Director), John O’Toole (Chair of the Board), Kathy Schaefer (Board Director), Andy Stephanosa and Karen Stephens..
In 2017, the funds raised through the 500 Club will go directly to the ‘Art for Life’ major award of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.