About Us

About Us

Our Mission: Contributing to a sustainably enriched King Valley arts culture

We are made up of enthusiastic art-lovers from the King Valley and surrounds who also share a passion for the King Valley as a place to live and visit.

Our name changed to King Valley Arts in 2018 to better reflect the activities that the committee is involved in.

This group meets regularly for much of the year to co-ordinate the King Valley Art Show and ensure a worthwhile experience for the large number of visitors. There is much ‘behind-the-scenes’ activity. Each show benefits from the experiences and feedback of previous events, and comments from visitors, artists and sponsors are always welcome.

Our other activities include live shows under King Valley Arts Presents, Film Club, annual donation to the King Valley School Cluster for art-based experiences, funding subscriptions for arts magazines at Wangaratta Library and local Arts Culture Grants.

Until late in 2011 we operated as a sub-committee of the King Valley Tourism Association Inc.  Since then we are now a not-for-profit incorporated body.  

Current committee members:

Anita Laurence (President), Alicia Tua (Secretary), Rowena Tainton (Treasurer), Karen Eastwood (Vice-President), Karen Watson,  Catherine Dean, Fran O’Neill, Keyna Masin, Anita Torrance, Georgia Saunders and Michael Ashby.

Past committee members:

Chris Hazel (2007 – 2013), Wendy Wilson (1998 – 2011), Bernadette Kock, Sue Rowell, Lynda Hood, Carmel O’Beirne, Paul Koulis, Julie Carolane, Margaret Butt, Julie Tyler, Rob Humphrey, Kathy Ellem, Joelene Mitchell, Louise Pike, Emma Jones, Victoria Ferguson, Megan Star and Suz Christison

Vale Barbara Ann Sartori

1960 – 2013
A committee member since the inception of the King Valley Art Show. Sadly missed.