Great Lakes 34th Open Art Exhibition 2016
The Opening on the evening of Saturday 19th March at 5pm was a big success. This year we had a small band of musicians
to entertain throughout the evening. Very nice indeed.
In his opening remarks Judge Graham Cox repeated what many visitors were saying: that "the standard this year is even better than last year, and that was terrific". As he did last year, Graham donated one of his beautiful paintings to raffle. Thank you Graham for your generosity.
This year local artists swept the prize pool led by Marilyn Cranfield who was awarded Best Work of Art Overall for her floral painting.
AWARDSOur Exhibition Co-ordinator extraordinaire Vicki Bullard.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Major Award for Best Work of Art Overall:
$1,000 won by Marilyn Cranfield for "Trumpet Flower with Patterned Rug".(from section 1, sponsored by BCS Kularoo Gardens)
SECTION 1 - Works on Hardboard or Canvas(any medium):
1st Prize: $500 won by Helga Visser for "Cattai Wetlands Restored".
2nd Prize: $200 won by Judy Warner for "Aloha".
Highly Commended: Peter Fennell for "After the Fires".
Highly Commended: Brian Gordon "Forest".
Highly Commended: Judy Warner-Handebo "Stranded".
Commended: Yvette Hugill for "The Studio".
SECTION 2 - Works on Paper (Water based)
1st Prize: $500 won by Wayne Barry for "Point Road 11".
2nd:Prize: $200 won by Noelene Millar for "The Family Homestead".
Highly Commended:Sandi Lear for "Falling into You".
Commended:Mary McEnallay for "Grey Day".
SECTION 3 - Works on Paper (all other mediums, including Pastel, Mixed Media, Charcoal and Pencil)
1st Prize: $500 won by Julie Hamilton for "Ella's Shells".
2nd Prize: $200 won by Yvette Hugill for "The Grain Shed, Tamworth".
Highly Commended: Helga Visser for "Under Mother's Watchful Eye".
SECTION 4 - Drawings (any medium)
1st Prize: $500 won by Lorraine Campbell for "After the Rain".
2nd Prize: $200 won by Bettina Digby for "Goolawah No.1".
Highly Commended: Melody Stewart for "Ironbark".
SECTION 5 - Abstract or Contemporary (any medium)
1st Prize: $500 won by Robert Robertson "There's Always a Catch".
2nd Prize: $200 won by Fred Bullen" for "Garden Fantasy".
Highly Commended: Suzanne McWilliams for "Elemental Confluence". Commended: Lesa Kerim for "Bright Eyes".
SECTION 6 - Small paintings (any medium)
1st Prize: $400 won by Diane Dufner ""Eye of the Eagle"
2nd Prize: $100 won by Robin Langfield for "Good Golly, Miss Molly"
Highly Commended: Julie Hamilton for "Rooster Ruler" Commended: Margaret Stockdale "Autumn Pear"
Commended: Madeleine Szymanski for "The Girls"
MEMBERS AWARD - (from any section)
1st Prize: $500 won by Vicki Bullard for "The Hills of Tuscany"
2nd Prize: $200 won by Malcolm Peisker for "The New Captain"
BEATRICE PADGETT MEMORIAL AWARD - (from any section)
$100 won by Susan Joyce for "My Favourite Model"
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $5,800