A big opening night crowd at the Springwood Art Show last Friday was treated to a huge variety of quality paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewellery and even fine origami for sale.

Top dog: Junior category winner, eight-year-old East Kurrajong resident Noah Berrington, facing his entry called Dog of the Landscape.

Top dog: Junior category winner, eight-year-old East Kurrajong resident Noah Berrington, facing his entry called Dog of the Landscape.

Art aplenty: (Above left) 2014 Archibald Prize finalists Mathew Lynn from Blackheath and Mick Bales from Valley Heights in a panel discussion led by Brad Hart, head of Springwood High School s art department. (Left) Junior category winner, Noah Berrington (8) from East Kurrajong, with his entry, Dog of the Landscape. (Above) Visitors enjoy the works at the Springwood Art Show.

Art aplenty: (Above left) 2014 Archibald Prize finalists Mathew Lynn from Blackheath and Mick Bales from Valley Heights in a panel discussion led by Brad Hart, head of Springwood High School s art department. (Left) Junior category winner, Noah Berrington (8) from East Kurrajong, with his entry, Dog of the Landscape. (Above) Visitors enjoy the works at the Springwood Art Show.

2014 Archibald Prize finalists Mick Bales from Valley Heights (holding the microphone) and Mathew Lynn from Blackheath participate in a panel discussion at opening night of the Springwood Art Show led by Brad Hart, head of Springwood High School's arts department.

2014 Archibald Prize finalists Mick Bales from Valley Heights (holding the microphone) and Mathew Lynn from Blackheath participate in a panel discussion at opening night of the Springwood Art Show led by Brad Hart, head of Springwood High School's arts department.

Big winner: Julie Simmons from Castlereagh next to her painting Big Reds, which won the major award at the 2014 Springwood Art Show last Friday night.

Big winner: Julie Simmons from Castlereagh next to her painting Big Reds, which won the major award at the 2014 Springwood Art Show last Friday night.

Paintings galore: There was plenty of inspiring art to smile about during the Springwood Art Show at Springwood High School last week.

Paintings galore: There was plenty of inspiring art to smile about during the Springwood Art Show at Springwood High School last week.

A big opening night crowd at the Springwood Art Show last Friday was treated to a huge variety of quality paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, jewellery and even fine origami for sale.

There was plenty more to enjoy inside Springwood High School's hall, including an entertaining panel discussion featuring Blue Mountains 2014 Archibald Prize finalists Mathew Lynn and Mick Bales and 2014 Katoomba Art Street director Victor Peralta plus wine, canapes and beautiful music by Krysie Steve and Seth Harsh.

The major award winner was Castlereagh artist Julie Simmons, whose vibrant still life painting ''Big Reds'' earned her the $1000 Rose Lindsay art prize.

Organisers said more than usual artworks were sold on opening night and there were solid sales for the remainder of the show on August 30 and 31.

The annual event, sponsored by many local businesses, is the major fundraiser for Springwood High School's Parents and Citizens Association, which donates all proceeds to support programs and equipment that benefits the school's students.

The full list of winners were:

Julie Simmons Rose Lindsay art prize; Leonora Brown highly commended; Sophie Haythornthwaite  landscape prize; Marcia Rea portrait prize; Ben Baxter highly commended, photography; Romy Roeder  environment and ecology art/craft prize; Jamie Murray  indigenous artist prize; Jordyn Tattersall  young indigenous artist encouragement award; Noah Berrington  youth prize junior; Maddie Rapley  youth prize senior.

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