The biggest annual event on the OCA calendar is the PLC OCA Art Exhibition.
In Memory of Francesca Nelson 1980 (1963 - 2013)
The Art Exhibition fundraiser is held each May to celebrate established and emerging artists from the broader PLC community - including Old Collegians, their family members, staff and parents and friends of PLC. All works are for sale. The Francesca Nelson (1980) Memorial Art Award of $500 is awarded to an outstanding exhibiting Artist.
2017 PLC OCA Art Exhibition
The 2017 PLC OCA Art Exhibition showcased more than 400 works from over 70 emerging and established artists from WA and was held from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May.
The 2017 event was the most successful ever with over 1,000 people visiting the exhibition and 25 per cent more artworks available than in previous years. The exhibition broke prior year records with more than $75,000 of art sold, of which the OCA will receive a commission.
A further $15,000 was raised from the Opening Night Cocktail Party, a raffle, a pop-up Gourmet Café and gold coin donations. All funds raised will go towards supporting scholarships and special projects at PLC.
It was fantastic to see all the hard work of the PLC OCA volunteers rewarded by such a fantastic turnout, so thank you to everyone who attended, donated, provided artworks or volunteered!
Some works are still available for sale online through, plcoca.org.au/store.
Congratulations to the Artist Award winners:
2017 Francesca Nelson Art Award $500 – Eveline Kotai, “Totem 2”
2017 Highly Commended – Margot Nattrass, “White Serenity"
2017 Highly Commended – Jenny Davies, “Goat-Tie"
2017 Highly Commended – Judy Willis, “A Consuming Metamorphisis”
2017 Highly Commended – Charlie Paganin, “Love Bus"
2017 People’s Choice Award $200 – Tessa McOnie, “Desert Child”
Full details of the Exhibition can be found at www.plcoca.org.au.