2019 Annual Art Exhibition Results
Peoples Choice Winners!!!
Fine Art Judge: TERRY JARVIS Fibre Art Judge: ROBYN DUNCAN
SECTION 1: SNOWY VALLEYS SHIRE AWARD – Any Medium
1st Prize ‘NIMBO CREEK – BRUNGLE’ by Steve Underwood
This is a fantastic painting full of life and movement, reflecting the essence of this area. Technically everything is in place, composition, temperature, tones, variety of brushwork, and edges. A unique take on a wonderful subject. The white cockatoos flying into the scene, placed against the darkest dark in the painting thrusts the viewer down and along the creek that shimmers in the afternoon light. Broad brushstrokes – saying more with less makes and yet every nuance of the story is all there. Congratulations Steve.
2nd Prize ‘ROGUE WAVE’ by Adrienne Conway
Highly commended ‘MOODY MORNING AT RIVER BEND’ by John Wilson
Commended ‘BLOOMIN RUST’ by Jan Lawler
SECTION 2: – Local Scene Snowy Valleys Shire, Any Medium
1st Prize ‘MORNING LIGHT PINE MOUNTAIN’ by John Wilson
A lovely painting John! This painting is all about the story of mountain light as it dips and weaves its way thought the ridges and valleys, then to reveal itself in all of its glory on the flatland of the ranges. A beautiful example of mood, atmosphere, and cool backgrounds with the warmth of the foreground trees bringing the scene together. Well done, congratulations.
2nd Prize ‘GILMORE VALLEY SHED’ by Bob Gurney
Highly commended ‘SPRING GREEN – TUMUT’ by Kasey Sealy
Commended ‘GILMORE BACKWATER’ by Don Talintyre
SECTION 3: Watercolour / ink & wash
1st Prize ‘A SOFT LIGHT VENICE’ by Kasey Sealy
A well-executed watercolour Kasey. Beautiful broad washes, lights left, and tonally correct to capture that soft Venetian light that leaves us with beautiful architectural shapes. Saying more with less. Not overworked. Well done, congratulations.
2ND PRIZE ‘THE EAGLE’ by Karen Walsh
Highly Commended ‘OVERLOOKING THE TOWN OF ARROMANCHES, NORMANDY, FRANCE by Lianne Fritsch
Commended ‘TICKLE THE SENSES’ by Penny Levett
SECTION 4: – Oils
1st Prize ‘KOI’ by Janis Lawler
What a lovely rendition Jan, of a great subject. The edges defining the parts of the fish above and below the water (lost, soft edges for under the water, in cooler colours and sharper more vibrant marks for above the water) draw us into the scene. Waterlilies placed in great spaces, in and against the darks, with lightest fish close to the main motif area on the bottom left creates harmony and balance. Well done, congratulations.
2ND PRIZE ‘EVENING PASTORAL’ by David Lake
Highly Commended ‘HER MAGES-TEA’ by Paul McNight
Commended ‘AFTERNOON SHADOWS – NARELLAN CREEK’ by Bob Gurney
SECTION 5: Acrylics
1st Prize ‘ANOTHER SECRET PLACE’ by Adrienne Conway
A great example of a mixture of textural balance with many techniques revealing the storyline portrayed. Soft and gentle in the background to harder, sharper, deeper tones in the foreground creating depth! Well done, congratulations.
2nd Prize ‘POMEGRANITE’ by Katie Day
Highly Commended ‘THE ANGUS HEIFER’ by Tracey Heinrich
Commended ‘STILL LIFE IN GREENS’ by Bev Harris
SECTION 6: Pastels
1st Prize ‘RUSTED IN THE OUTBACK’ by Glenyce Francis
A wonderful example of controlled pastel. Complimentary colours, differing textures, tones, blending, loose area and fine areas, never losing that elusive lights. The grasses cleverly reveal the environment in which the old stove sits. The frame becomes part of the story too – dark against light give it a dynamic.
2nd Prize ‘THE MACHINIST’ by Colina Grant
Highly commended ‘3 BALLOONS’ by Janis Lawler
Commended ‘THE JUNCTION – BRUNGLE’ by Paul Thompson
SECTION 7: Works on Paper
1st Prize ‘SILVER BIRCH’ by Jennifer Forster
A wonderful portrait Jen of this great tree. To paint a section of the tree allows the artist to explore the differing textures with differing tonal value and heavier and lighter softer marks. Soft background pushing the trunk and branches forward. Close analogous tones have been used on the trunk so we see the roundness of the pillar that is the trunk. Congratulations Jennifer.
2nd Prize ‘EMU STOMP’ by Michelle Ferrier
Highly Commended ‘LORRIE’ by Michelle Ferrier
Commended ‘LANCELOT’ by Therese McTavish
SECTION 8: Fibre Art
1st Prize ‘ASCENDING’ by Jessica Forster
Felt makers expertise – seamlessly joined in each ascending layer – you can visualise the bush.
2nd Prize ‘STANDING BY’ by Carol Slattery
Highly Commended ‘HEART STRINGS’ by Sheryl Daniels
Commended ‘ELKE’ by Adrienne de Bruyn
SECTION 9: Small Painting
1st Prize ‘HALL LANDSCAPE’ by Sandra House
A lovely small painting, beautifully framed. Cools to the back pushing eh warm trunks and foreground grasses towards the viewer, a lovely balance and harmony here. One of the smallest paintings here and worthy of first prize.\
2nd Prize ‘THE BEND AHEAD’ by Susan Joyce
Highly Commended ‘SHEEPDOG TRIALS’ by Val Johnson
Commended ‘DOWN THAT ROAD’ by Trish Bennett
Local Artist Encouragement Award:
For Snowy Valleys Council residents who have nominated for the award.
1ST PRIZE ‘ANNECCY – FRANCE’ by Geoff Naylor
A very nice painting Geoff! It oozes the French Architecture. I really love the light, not overworked but decisive in your brushstrokes, good strong darks against good strong lights.
2ND Prize ‘EN POINTE’ by Jodie Rolleston
Saturday 13 April to Sunday 28 April, 2019, Open 10 am to 4 pm
Each year, we receive hundreds of entries from across Eastern Australia for this popular and successful Art Exhibition. In fact the Tumut Art Society has been hosting annual art exhibitions since 1957!
Please fill in the online form for the 2019 Art Show! Link below: