Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia
This year saw changes and improvements to the organisation and administration of our annual award and exhibition. The event ran smoothly, with members doing their bit to ensure visitors enjoyed the art experience during the opening night and the exhibition over the long weekend. Positive feedback – about the event and the quality of this year’s entries – was welcome, appreciated and warming, following a hectic three-day period.
In an effort to give all artists a fair go, whatever their chosen medium, Sections were instigated, offering an incentive and reward for a First in their chosen medium, in addition to the Highly Commended awards carried on from previous years.
The additional prizes, as well as an increase to $500 for the overall First Prize winner of the Clarice Beckett Art Award, was made possible by the generosity of sponsors, and supporters, local and from South Australia. To these businesses and individuals we offer our deep thanks and appreciation.
A very appreciative thank you must go to this year’s judge Stephanie Fry. An art teacher at the Casterton Secondary College for the past six years, she undertook a difficult task—due to the quality and variety of work entered—without complaint.
“Large Fruited Mallee” by Vida Pearson
Oils – “Hunting Dragons” by Dagny Strand
Acrylics – “Swamp Birds” by Jo Taylor
Watercolours – “Nesting” by Rita McInerney
Works on Paper – “Waratah” by Vida Pearson
Mixed Media – “The Winner” by Collin Tenney
3D – “I’m Watching You” by Darryl Tresize
Youth – “Painting” by Ann Ferrier
Oils – “Early Morning” by Julie Kent
Acrylics – “Cockatoos” by Robbie Murray
Watercolours – “Walking in the Rain” by Roslyn Millsteed
Works on Paper – “Waiting” by Jenn White
Mixed Media – “Iconic” by Chris Niewand
3D – “Domestic Goddess” by Jojo Spook
Youth – “Sunset” – Willow Sainsbury