BEST IN SHOW

Judge:  Jan Martin

Prize:  $500

Paul Margocsy – Australian White Faced Herons

Highly Commended Certificate

Adrian Neill - Socially Isolating


BEST WATERCOLOUR 

Judge:  Jan Martin

Prize:  $200     

Julie Goldspink – Early Morning Light

This painting reveals competent handling of watercolour techniques and reveals a freedom of expression and a delight in capturing the atmosphere of the moment. 

Highly Commended Certificates

Rod Cross – Ominous Sky , Lake Wellington.

Helene Warne – The Eucalypts

Celia Xaio – The Morning Meadow


BEST OIL OR ACRYLIC

Judge:  Jan Martin

Prize:  $200

Oria Massa – Pure Love  

This is a very competent and strong work full of emotion. The artist shows skill in handling the medium for a powerful effect. The artist is aware of design elements and compositional skills and the work reveals strong drawing skills and use of colour

Highly Commended Certificates

Lynne Bertali – Tears for Minnie

Do Noble – Afternoon Warmth

Agota Varga – Darkness on the Sea

Agnes Szetey – Morning light


BEST MIXED MEDIA         

Judge:  Jan Martin

Prize:  $200

Paul Margocsy – Australian Red Tailed Black Cockatoo

Paul is a master of Wildlife painting. He captures the essence of the spirit his subjects. He has an amazingly keen eye for detailed information in his birds which are juxtaposed against a pale tonal background. His drawing skills and his sense of design and composition all contribute to powerful art works, full of emotion and feeling for his subject matter.

Highly Commended Certificates

Wendy Sinclair – Barn Owl Incognito

Ervin Molnar – A Day in September


BEST DRAWING

Judge:  Jan Martin

Prize:  $200             

Adrian Neill – Socially Isolating

This artist is a highly skilled draftsman. No detail escapes his intense vision. This drawing, so relevant today, highlights the loneliness of isolation. Competence in technique strengthens the power of his emotional message.


BEST SCENE EAST GIPPSLAND

Judge:  Jan Martin

Prize:  $200 

Les Pascoe – Upper Tambo Track    

In this oil painting the artist has captured the intimate feel of the landscape from a personal view. The compositional and design skills contribute to a well balance work revealing competent use of technique and colour.

Highly Commended Certificates

Rod Cross – Ominous Sky Lake Wellington

Julie Robinson – Den of Nargen


BEST PASTEL:

Judge:  Jan Martin

Prize:  $200

Julie Robinson – High Profile

This painting reveals an extremely high level of skill, combined with a gentle sensitivity towards the subject. It is a sound design compositionally, and an emotionally strong work.

Highly Commended Certificate

Linda Robinson – Morning Shadows


BEST PHOTOGRAPH

Judge:  Norm Neilson

Prize:  $200

Brant Eustice - ROME 2003 2

A beautifully created composition, portraying a powerful visual tension between the two subjects. The young lady is in perfect exposure & focus, the photographer John has captured the potential here, with just that touch of her red shirt, framed by her shiny black jacket.  Being in colour and having the formation of these features, make her the dominant focal point of the image, the photographer has used colour brilliantly here to create a powerful leading line into the image.  However, as we progress to the other person's face, I see a powerful sense of ongoing tension, the photographer's use of soft grain in this face gives one a strong sense of a disturbing history.

Congratulations Brant, Beautifully captured and in my view a very worthy winner of First Prize.

Highly Commended Certificate

John Callahan - Cobargo Fire

Congratulations to John for composing this beautiful image. The use of Sepia Toning is first class and a very wise choice for the dramatics of this Image.  The Photographers choice of sepia gives a sense of peace, instead of what could have been taken as a turbulent frightening reminder of this tragic time. The depth of field is well implemented by the photographer and gives great depth of vision to all of this landscape.

The charred remains of the land scape combined with the last invading plumes of smoke in the back ground and enhanced with the sepia toning have helped to invoke a powerful sense of remembrance, making this Image a time the folk of Cobargo will have indelibly printed in their minds forever. A monumental Image of what will no doubt hold many memories for the folk of Cobargo.

Congratulations John

Highly Commended Certificate

Yvonne Schnelle - The Colour Of Life

Congratulations Yvonne on choosing a very artistic and of the moment subject.  This image depicts the wonderful new epicormic leaf growth appearing after the recent bush fires.  The focus is pin sharp, and exposure is spot on, in all the necessary areas of new leaf growth and the char blackened trees.  The depth of field is excellent, leaving only the extreme background to blur out, with a beautiful bokeh. The negative space in the foreground allows a clear leading space into the subject area. The subject chosen is not only viable for the present-day happenings, It is a magical artistic subject by default of this tragic series of events.

I congratulate you on quality and the composition of your chosen subject.


BEST SCULPTURE

Judge:  Kate Shone

Prize:  $200

Aukje Van Vark - 'Skyline'
I have chosen this work as it has shows a high skill based artwork that is not only illustrative but also well composed. All of the three giraffes are very well executed. The three individual figures are put together in a composition that is nicely balanced and I particularly like that one giraffe has it’s foot lifted in suspension, hence the feeling of movement. The base of polished wood is simple and showcases the three figures to their best advantage. 
Highly Commended Certificate
Jane Shaw - Clancy and his horse Banjo
This sculpture is well executed and good use made from a variety of recycled materials. This sculpture has loads of character, and I especially like the action of the whip in Clancy’s hand. 

Stitches & Textiles

Judge:  Jan Martin

Highly Commended Certificates

Karen Ridley 'No Mud No Lotus'

Julie Webb - Mint Slimline Dress


Lions Club President's Pick 

Category:  Photograph

Brant Eustice - Rome 2003

Category:  Under 16 years of age

Zinnia Weight - Turtle (acrylic)

Vincient Weight - Kangaroo in the trees (acrylic)