Artists of the Valley & Gorman's Art Gallery – Casterton

Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia

Clarice Beckett Art Award 2014 Results

 

L to R Molly Galpin, Rita McInerney, and Julie Kent welcome guests to the opening of the Clarice Beckett Art Award 2014

L to R Molly Galpin, Rita McInerney, and Julie Kent welcome guests to the opening of the Clarice Beckett Art Award 2014

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.

Results of the Clarice Beckett Art Award

Overall First Prize

“Large Fruited Mallee” by Vida Pearson

Large Fruited Mallee hand-coloured linocut by Vida Pearson Overall First Prize Winner

Large Fruited Mallee hand-coloured linocut by Vida Pearson Overall First Prize Winner

Hunting Dragons by Dagny Strand: First in Section Oils

Hunting Dragons by Dagny Strand: First in Section Oils

I'm watching you by Darryl Tresize: First in Section 3D

I’m watching you by Darryl Tresize: First in Section 3D

Early Morning by Julie Kent: Highly Commended Oils

Early Morning by Julie Kent: Highly Commended Oils

First in Section

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

Highly Commended

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

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