2022 Award Winners

2022 Award Winners

Oil/Acrylic $1000 (Hargraves)

Awarded to: Luke Adams, Self-Portrait with Hoodie (6)


Oil/Acrylic $750 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Sharon Barry, Standing Tall (14)

A very fresh and confident painting of a quintessentially Australian landscape. It reminded me of the drive from Melbourne through the countryside.


Pastel $1000 (Pizzini)

Awarded to: Ricky Schembri, Across from the Merri View Gallery (221)

This work depicts a space that you could pass by every day and not notice. The scale is impressive with loose confident mark making.


Pastel $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Stephen McCall, Golden Hills, Whitlands (147)

Cinematic and moody. Very competent tonality and colour range.


Work on Paper $1000 (King River Brewing)

Awarded to: Jo Briscomb, Misty Morning, Bobinawarrah (27)

A stunning drawing. The artist has really honoured their materials, working the charcoal into the paper, rubbing back, smudging, leaving a residue.


Work on Paper $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Carolyn Marrone, Just Chilling (141)

Quietly humourous subject, really well executed, leaves you wondering about the story.


Watercolour/Gouache $750 (Super Axe)

Awarded to: Jenny Wallace, Winter at Lake William Hovel (270)

Highly skilled, confident understanding of the materials.


Watercolour/Gouache $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to:Carmel Star, Abandoned (231)

A naive and charming work.


Printmaking $750 (Ovens & King Builders)

Awarded to: Sam Reiher, Cultural Collision (200)

Feels lighthearted with confident lines.


Printmaking $600 (Friends of the Art Show)

Awarded to: Linda D’Agostino, Alone (44)


Abstract/Non ­ Figurative $1000 (Dal Zotto)

Awarded to: Fran O’Neill, Untitled (182)

Bold performance of bodily gesture


Tony Judd Memorial Award, Local Artist $1000 (Judd Family)

Awarded to: Julie Hooper, Haze (86)

A playful and layered painting which stood out in a room of more representational work. The artist has used a variety of marks and materials that move across the surface beautifully.


Barb Sartori Memorial Award, King Valley Theme $1000 (KVA)

Awarded to: Andrew Sinclair, Soft Edges (228)

More than depicting the landscape, this painting successfully renders a feeling of place.


Young Artist $750 (RBA Financial Group)

Awarded to: Sarah Northey, Winter Ghostly Gums (176)


Judge’s Gem $500

Awarded to: Marc Bongers, Quinces (23)

A beautiful and seductive work


Judge’s Gem $500

Awarded to: Isobelle Cremin, Blue-Faced Honeyeater (39)


Highly Commended

Georgia Aldous, Happy Place (8)

Asher Gilding The Hills (60)

Chris Henderson Prussian Blue (76)

Susan Thompson Portal (249)


Grand Winner $3000 (Brown Brothers, Chandon, Christmont, Judd Family, KVA)

Awarded to: Jaqueline Macleish, The Northo’ Wangaratta (135)

An honest painting. A bit under painted and not totally resolved, which adds to its charm. It has an unusual atmosphere and potential narratives.