Photo: Wendy Leach and Mary-Anne Boyd, with Awards Judge Graham Billings
Mary-Anne Boyd and Wendy Leach were delighted and proud to represent Mangawhai Artists Incorporated at the Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards functionin Whangarei on Friday evening, and hear that Mangawhai Artists Inc was short-listed for three awards!
They were then thrilled to accept two winning awards:
The Judge’s panel said ‘Mangawhai Artists are a deserving winner of the Not for Profit category. The unity with which they operate is clearly evident - a large group of people working co-operatively with a very clear focus to instigate and complete ambitious building programmes, run innovative exhibitions and workshops for the local community and support local artists both at home and away. The obvious enjoyment and efficiency of this group made it a pleasure to judge’.
The citation for the Micro Business Award noted that the top few in the micro category were all excellent, but the judges were particularly impressed with the scale and complexity of Mangawhai Artists Inc. From running exhibitions that appeal to all ages to negotiating with Council over a new building and an addition to the existing gallery, setting up a complex website to benefit local artists and provide an information base, the work is done smoothly with a great deal of focus and determination, delivering great outcomes.
Mary-Anne is Chair of Mangawhai Artists Inc and said ‘This is a tribute to the Committee's teamwork, commitment and foresight and to all our artists, Friends, supporters and sponsors. We entered for this award to make sure we keep learning and developing as an organisation. It has been a positive experience and this is very affirming for us all’.
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