For the painting judged best portrait in show, “Wayne” by Dennis Sonogan.
“I like the drawing, like the painting, like the skin tones and strong shadows. Art has captured a genial man.”
Prize money $500. Sponsored by a bequest from the late Nada Hunter.
Honourable Mentions: Ray Wilson, Tang Ying, Moria Laidlaw, Gwendoline Krumins, Robyn Pridham, Hans Van Weerd
Congratulations to Huang Yan who won the Daniel Smith/LUKAS award for the work judged best in show for “Mountains and Valleys”. Proudly sponsored by Senior Art Supplies. Thank you to guest judge Michelle Zuccolo – Senior Art Teacher, practicing artist, community tutor and mentor and International Bacclaureate External assessor.
Highly commended: Mike Ebdon, William Kerr, Gwendoliine Frumins, Neol Waite, Paul Laspagis, Joseph Luczynski
Congratulations Raffaella Torressan on winning the Undine Award proudly sponsored by Mr Colin Jones, at the VAS Autumn Exhibition.
Highly Commended: John Hurle, Pamela Moore, Peter Cransick, Amanda Hyatt, Gwendoline Krumins, Jenny Jackson
Entry 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 Artist of the Year Award is awarded to the artist gaining the most votes for all exhibitions including the Artist of the Year Exhibition. This is an acquisition prize attaining one art work by an anonymous donor for 2013 and 2014.
Gordon Moffatt Award: Jo Reitze
Design Framing of Essendon Award: Mary Hyde
President’s Acquisition Award: Ottavio “Otto” Boron
Sculpture Prize: Nell Frysteen
Signatory Awarded: Simone Phanthakoun