Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia
It is always a challenge to gather inspiration and the Muse in the same room when choosing a poem for an entry into the annual John Shaw Neilson Art Prize. Members of the now-combined Artists of the Valley and Gorman’s Art Gallery did a wonderful job of corralling their resources, talent, skill, inspiration and personal Muses. Some excellent work was produced for entries into this year’s competition.
Congratulations go to Dagny Strand, Penola artist, on winning the Local Artist category – the only other prize awarded apart from the overall winner. Her painting (above) abounds with mood, movement and artistic tension.
Penny Dowie’s pencil drawing titled ‘The Young widow’ was awarded the overall winner, a prize of $10,000. Penny is not a member of our group, but we warm-heartedly congratulate her on a well-deserved win.
And, congratulations to all entrants on making the opening night a wonderful journey in art.
Collin Tenney ‘The River’s Edge’
Suzanne MacKenzie and ‘Smoker Parrot’
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