Warrnambool & District Artists Society 2019 Annual Awards
Best Overall Winner:Judith Watson Award 
 Wilma Williams

  Judy Rauert
Second   Marg Lawlor
Third     Gwyn Taylor

OilsFirst      Susan Sambelli
Second    Dawne Barker
Third      Margaret Molony

Other:First       Jenny Arms
Second    Patricia Galvez
Third     Val Ryan

Watercolour:First      Rosemary Bayliss
Second   Robyn Lake
Third     Shirley Lindsay

Pastel:First      Ricky Schembri
Second   Kim Kavanagh
Third     Margaret Brodie

1st Time exhibiting artist   Mandy O’Neill
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 Merri View Gallery Annual Awards Exhibition 2019
Judges Comments

1st  Time Exhibiting Artist:             Mandy ONeill
Title of Work                    The Colours of Autumn
Comments:                     The simplicity of one sole leaf, conveys  a great deal about the complexity of Autumn. Pastel handled sensitively.

Oils                                     Third:                Margaret Moloney
Title of Work                    And all that Jazz
Comments:                     Painting a group  of people is never easy.  Margaret has captured this ensemble competently. Beautiful gestures on each person.

Oils                                                                 Second:               Dawne Barker
Title of Work                    Light
Comments:                     A lively,  spontaneous painting with refreshing use of colour. A brave piece of work.
Oils                                     First:                 Susan Sambell
Title of Work              Stillness
Comments:                     An extremely freshly painted, competently executed oil painting. It’s obvious  to me that Susan’s proficiency with watercolour has aided her paint application with oils. Delightful subject matter I can feel the serenity.

Watercolour      Third:   Shirley Lindsay
Title of Work                    Scout
Comments:                     This funky little critter has attitude.  Fresh and different handling of watercolour medium.

Watercolour      Second:               Robyn Lake
Title of Work                    Quack
Comments:                     This duck is a joy.  So pretentious. Standing there, simply because he/she has a right to be there!! Nice handling of the medium and spontaneous paint application.
Watercolour       First:                  Rosemary Bayliss
Title of Work                    Happy Days at Warrnambool
Comments:                     A superbly painted watercolour.  The figures sit very nicely  against a charming painting of the sea.

Pastel                  Third:                Margaret Brodie
Title of Work                    Setting Sail
Comments:                     Wonderful draftsmanship in the execution of the boats. Beautiful colours

Pastel                  Second:               Kim Kavanagh
Title of Work                    Still Life Geranium
Comments:                     The beauty of this painting is in it’s humble subject matter. One beautiful geranium casting an expertly executed shadow

Pastel                  First:                 Ricky Schembri
Title of Work                    Jesse’s Creek -2
Comments:                     A masterful piece of pastel work. Beautiful composition, colours and lovely sense of astmosphere.

Acrylic              Third:                Gwyn Taylor
Title of Work                    Tower Hill Emu
Comments:                     I look for paintings which evoke an emotional response in me.  This certainly grabs my attention.

Acrylic              Second:               Marg Lawlor
Title of Work                    Blue Hole warrnambool
Comments:                     An extremely dramatic painting with a terrific energy conveyed in the sky.
Acrylic              First:                  Judy Rauert
Title of Work                    Looking towards Port Fairy
Comments:        Authentic sense of atmosphere. Judy has caught a broad  subject matter in a small piece of work. Delightful. The colours are most indicative of this area in typical weather for this region. Great light!

Other    Medium               Third:                Val Ryan
Title of Work                    Five in a pod
Comments:                    Wonderful composition. Terrific handling of the linocut process.
Other    Medium               Second:               Patricia Galvez
Title of Work                    The Carnival of Texture
Comments:                     This is a very eye catching painting due to it’s great sense of design. Her use of red and green has worked well with the addition of monochromatic colours

Other    Medium               First:                 Jenny Arms
Title of Work                    Lighhouse
Comments:                     Spontaneous, yet very competent handling of a difficult unforgiving medium.

Overall Winner:                          
Artists Name                   Wilma Williams
Title of Work                    Wild Sea
Comments:             A magnificent painting which  speaks for itself. Elevates the soul!  The fantastic result of constant self discipline in the art medium.   Congratulations Wilma.

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Annual Awards

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