2013 Muswellbrook Local Art Award

A crowd of over 150 guests were present on Saturday night, 2nd November 2013 to hear the decisions of the adjudicator, Dr. John Barnes, Director, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery. The exhibition was opened by Cr. Jennifer Lecky, Muswellbrook Shire Council.

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The winning entries were as follows:

Viola Bromley Painting Prize

  • First Prize - $500: Adrian Parker for his work ‘Clowning Around’ (oil on canvas) cat no 36
  • Second Prize - $300: Patricia Jovanovic for her work ‘Portrait of Margaret Olley’ (acrylic) cat no 18
  • Hunter Valley Printing Encouragement Prize - $200: Stacey Cox for her work ‘The Back Alley’ (oil on hardboard) cat no 5

Garry Philp Works on Paper Prize

  • First Prize - $500: Jenny Cole for her work ‘One Tree Hill’ (pastel) cat no 56
  • Second Prize - $300: Sue Lawson for her work ‘Nest Series 1’ (charcoal) cat no 71
  • Elks Enterprises Pty Ltd Encouragement Prize - $200: Janice Hanicar for her work ‘Shadows of Ash Island II’ (mixed media) cat no 68

Local 3D Prize

  • First Prize – $500: Janice Hanicar for her work ‘No Earthly Reason’ (mixed media) cat no 87
  • Second Prize - $300: Lyn Nash for her work ‘Exotic Fruit’ (mixed media) cat no 95
  • Max Watters Encouragement Prize - $200: Charlotte Drake Brockman for her work ‘Fukushima Shame’ (paper mache & found objects) cat no 84

Mt Arthur Coal Photography Prize

  • First Prize - $500: Simon Rackleft for his work ‘Moree Plains Irrigation’ (digital output print) cat no 123
  • Second Prize - $300: Michael Rayner for his work ‘Morning Mist’ (digital output print) cat no 129
  • Muswellbrook & Districts Camera Club Encouragement Prize - $200: Yazmin Martin for her work ‘Bliss’ (digital output print) cat no 114

Esther Bellis Youth Prize

  • First Prize – $500: Indya Howden for her work ‘untitled’ (pastel on paper) cat no 146
  • Second Prize – $300: Georgia Merrick for her work ‘Reflection’ (digital output print) cat no 150
  • Scone ADFAS Inc. Encouragement Prize - $200: Stephen Davis for his work ‘Luminous Wondering’ (digital output print) cat no 143

Congratulations and thank you to all who entered the Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2013.

Thank you to all the sponsors of this year’s Awards:

  • BHP Billiton Mt Arthur Coal
  • Elks Enterprises Pty Ltd
  • Hunter Valley Printing
  • The Estate of Isabel Esther Bellis
  • Max Watters OAM
  • Muswellbrook & Districts Camera Club
  • Scone ADFAS Inc.
  • The Viola Bromley Bequest

Thank you to our Opening Night sponsors:

  • Hunter Belle Cheese
  • The Mad Hatter’s Café
  • Two Rivers Hunter Valley Wines