Congratulations to Erica Wagner for winning the inaugural George Hicks Foundation VAS Contemporary Exhibition.
Highly Commended: Margaret Gurney, Paul Laspagis, Jo Reitze, Raelene Sharp, Clive Sinclair, Ian Wilson
Watching the Water - Erica Wagner Winner 2017
Waterfalls - Margaret Gurney
Floating Landscape Yarra Valley - Paul Laspagis
Winter Garden - Jo Reitze
Rain - Raelene Sharp
Figure in the Hallway - Clive Sinclair
Warrenheip Red Gold - Ian Wilson
This exhibition is by invitation only. To be eligible artists must have exhibited in at least 2 of the seasonal shows and received the highest number of votes during these shows. The VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award is awarded to the artist gaining the most votes for all exhibitions including the VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Exhibition.
Silver Sunrise - Ben Winspear
OTHER AWARDS ON THE NIGHT:
Sculptor of the Year Award: Judith Leman
The Spirit of Greyhounds - Judith Leman
Noel Waite AO Exhibitors Choice Award: Des Parkin
Meditation: The Convent - Des Parkin
Design Framing of Essendon Award: Ted Dansey
Morning Mist, Maldon U.K - Ted Dansey
Signatories Awarded: Jan Martin and Fred Toumayan
Congratulations to Faramarz Mokhtarpour for winning the Gordon Moffatt Award at the Spring exhibition.
Highly Commended: Adrian Johnson, Ben Winspear, Gregory Smith, John Hurle, Julian Bruere, Walter Magilton
Sculpture: Heather Ellis
Congratulations to Rod Edelsten for winning the Nada Hunter Award at the VAS Portrait Exhibition
Highly Commended: Elly Abrat, Felix Atkinson, Rachel Dettmann, Mike Ebdon, Gwendoline Krumins, Elizabeth Moore Golding