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

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

Another Successful Clarice Beckett Art Award

Overall Winner 2019 Safe - Development Arrested by Jenn White, two-block linocut reduction

Overall Winner 2019 ‘Safe – Development Arrested’ by Jenn White, two-block linocut reduction

Apple Harvest by Lee Snibson - Pastel - Winner Glad Laslett Patron's Award 2019

Apple Harvest by Lee Snibson – Pastel – Winner Glad Laslett Patron’s Award

The 2019 Clarice Beckett Art Award attracted 60 wonderfully diverse entries in all styles, mediums and subjects.  This year’s judge, Dagny Strand, well known artist from Penola, South Australia and member of the Penola art space Gallery 54, ably dealt with the task of choosing two works from high calibre entries. At the opening and awards night, she gave feedback on noteworthy pieces, as well as the two awarded entries, which is always valuable for artists.

Jenn White, Sandford artist and  printmaker, was surprised and thrilled at being awarded the overall Clarice Beckett Art Award for her linocut.  Having won the 2018 award for a woodcut, she was doubly thrilled at the honour that acknowledged printmaking as a ‘fine art’ two years running.

The long-weekend exhibition drew a lot of interest, when Casterton was abuzz with dogs and out-of-towners for the annual Kelpie Muster.

Members of the local art group did well in the Casterton Rotary ‘True Blue’ Art Show, exhibited over the weekend.

Jo Taylor Winner Landscape Buildings for 'From the lookout'.

Jo Taylor – Winner Landscape and Buildings Section for ‘From the lookout’.

Meagan Lonsdale Winner Kelpie Section for 'The New Recruits'.

Meagan Lonsdale – Winner Kelpie Section for ‘The New Recruits’.

Julie Kent - Highly Commended in the People Section for 'An Australian'.

Julie Kent – Highly Commended in the People Section for ‘An Australian’.

Collin Tenney - Highly Commended People Section for 'Gai Waterhouse'.

Collin Tenney – Highly Commended People Section for ‘Gai Waterhouse’.

Congratulations to all who took out awards over the weekend, and to everyone who was motivated and inspired to enter works in two popular annual art shows.

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