Exhibition aims to raise £10,000 for charity’s centenerary celebrations

Katie Cross
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To celebrate the 100th birthday of Macmillan Cancer Support, award-winning artist, Julie Cross, is aiming to sell 100 pieces of art at a special free exhibition in Wetherby.

Many of the framed originals are only £100 in celebration of Macmillan’s centenary year. A previous winner of the Society of All Artists’ Artist of the Year (flowers and gardens category), Julie was also a finalist in both this year’s Sunday Telegraph watercolour landscape competition and ‘The Artist’ magazine’s Artist of the Year. Julie’s daughter, Katie who is 16, will also be exhibiting some of her work and Katie was the SAA’s Junior Artist of the Year 2010.

Julie says “This exciting exhibition will not only help provide the medical, emotional, practical and financial help needed by people affected by cancer, but it is an opportunity to start or expand your art collection. Owning an original is so much more rewarding than having a mass-produced print, and you can treat yourself to a delicious cake, along with tea and coffee, as you mull over your prospective purchases.”

Fundraising Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, Clara White says “We are so delighted that Julie Cross is supporting Macmillan in this way. The money that will be raised from this fantastic art exhibition will go a long way to help change the lives of people living with cancer.”

The exhibition is on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 from 10-4pm at the Priory Barn, Syningthwaite, Wetherby. LS24 8BL.