Thursday, June 06, 2013

35th Annual Art Exhibition Winner of Art Awards 2013

Cooktown School of Art Society 35th Annual Art Exhibition 2013

Opened Saturday 1 June to 10 June 2013


This is our major event of the year and was opened by President Lea Ambrum-Stevens. 
 It coincides with Cooktown's Discovery Festival held the first week of June over the Queens Birthday week-end.

In 2013 is our 35th Annual Art Exhibition and we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery and would not be possible without the amazing support from local and other art award sponsors and donors every year! A raffle with first prize a mosaic bowel by Rosie Andre is drawn on opening night.

ART JUDGE Ludij Peden of Yungaburra - http://www.ludijpeden.com.au/ accompanied to Cooktown by her husband Bruce
Assistant to Judge: Sister Irene Masterson

Inaugral Patron of the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery was announced as Sayah Scott and was welcomed by the members of CSAS. Sayah thanked the members and gave a speech about the history of the gallery.

ART AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Award - ‘Best In Show” - A perpetual trophy and certificate of acknowledgement was awarded to the artwork selected by the judge as the finest, most outstanding artwork entered in the exhibition. Non acquisitive except if chosen in the Cook Shire Award.
Winner: 'Ready and Waiting' by Margaret (Upton) Parker – acrylic for sale $1,800

Section 1: Cook Shire Council Award. $1,000. The Cook Shire Council Award is no longer a stand-alone category. All adult art works, providing they meet the criteria of the artist being a Cook Shire resident and the piece depicting a recognizable scene or unique aspect of the Shire, are eligible to be judged for this award. The Award remains acquisitive. Prize $1,000.00 HC $100

Winner 'My Town' by Faye Pini, Acrylic acquired by Cook Shire as a part of their collection.
Highly Commended: 'Whale Rock' by Tracey Cass for sale $200


New for 2013 all art award categories were reviewed and we now have sections for intermediate and professional artists to provide encouragement and the possibility of an award to non-professioanl artists.

Intermediate Awards. Please note that for the purpose of this exhibition a non- professional artist is defined as: One who is in the early stages of their careers and prefers to create solely for the joy of doing so with no expectation of financial gain.

Section 2: Intermediate(non- professional) award for a Traditional painting. $500 HC $100. Traditional painting of any subject. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. Medium - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic or Pastel. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges). Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm)

Winner: 'Low Tide' by Jane Arthars, oil, $275
Highly Commended: 'Hogan' by Ron Hill, Acrylic, $850

Section 3: Intermediate(non- professional) award for Contemporary painting. $500 HC $100. Contemporary painting of any subject using mixed media, layered collage or textile. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges). Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm)

Winner: 'Along the McIvor' by Diana Burns, textile for sale $1,200
Highly Commended: 'Forest Suprise' by Christa Youngman, Mixed Media, $130

Professional Awards. Please note that for the purpose of this exhibition a professional artist is defined as: One who seeks to build a reputation as a professional artist, makes regular attempts to bring his/her work to the public, secures work, commissions or consultancies on the basis of his/her professional expertise, keeps financial records, regularly participates in activities designed to promote his/her work including establishing a website and other marketing activities and achieves industry or peer recognition through published works, critical texts or media profile

Section 4: Professional award for a Traditional painting. $500 HC$100. Traditional painting of any subject. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. Medium - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic or Pastel Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges) Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm.

Winner: 'Ready and Waiting' by Margaret (Upton) Parker, Acrylic, $1,800
HC: 'Hazy Early Evening' by Louise Derry, Pastel, $850

Section 5: Professional award for a Contemporary painting.$500 HC$100. Contemporary painting of any subject using mixed media, layered collage or textile. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. No larger than 102cm x102cm) Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges) Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm.

Winner: 'Inside #2' by Julie McEnerny, Acrylic, $220
HC: 'Still Life With Bowl' by Claudine Marzik, Acrylic $150

Section6:Black&White Award. Framed B&W, Graphite, Charcoal, Pen & Ink. $500 HC $100. Non acquisitive, any subject, open. No larger than 75cm x 75cm including frame.

Winner: 'Whale Rock' by Tracey Cass, Graphite and Charcoal, $200
HC: 'Radiant Dusk' by Louise Derry, Charcoal, $575



Section 7: Indigenous Award. Please note that 4 prizes will be awarded in this section:
Winner and Highly Commended for a traditional indigenous painting. $500 HC $100
Winner and Highly Commended for a contemporary indigenous painting. $500 HC $100.

Please note maximum size of work. Painting by a local Indigenous artist residing in Cook, Hopevale and Wujal Wujal Shires. Any subject, any medium, non-acquisitive. No larger than 102cm x 102cm. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges) Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered.

Winner Traditional Indigenous: 'Mayi (Bush Tucker)' by Helen Gordon, Acrylic, $600
HC Traditional Indigenous: 'Barra' by Zeila Wallace. Acrylic $350

Winner Contemporary Indigenous: 'Turtle' by Zeila Wallace Acrylic $450
HC Contemporary Indigenous: Crunch Time II by Lea Ambrum-Stevens Acrylic, $280


Section 8: Endeavour Lion’sYouth Encouragement Award. $200 HC $80. Open to high school students up to the age of 18 only. Any medium, non-acquisitive. No larger than 102cm x 102cm. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges)

Winner: 'My Window' by Darcie Sieverding, Acrylic, for sale $100
HC: 'Howl on Dusk' by Holly Farnan, Acrylic, for sale $50

Section 9: 3D Handmade Sculptural Art Form Award. Handmade 3 Dimensional, sculptural Art Form. $500 HC $100.
Made from non perishable materials eg timber, ceramic, metal, fibre. Open, non-acquisitive. Hanging or free standing works not to exceed 102cm x102cm of floor or wall space. Work must be suitably present.

Winner: 'Ali Barber's Basket' by Wendy Snape, Fibre for sale $120
HC: 'Remnants of Magic' by Bobbin Sheehan, wound twisted fabric, for sale $125


Sponsors of Art Awards
Cook Shire Council
Ergon Energy
CCAA
Endeavour Lions
Cootown Bowls Club
Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre Wujal Wujal
Hopevale Arts & Cultural Centre
Swiss Farms
Pini Family

Donors
Cooktown RSL Sub Branch
Cooktown RSL Memorial Club
Cooktown Earthmoving & Quarrying Pty Ltd
Milkwood Lodge
Cooktown Bowls Club
Cooktown Iceworks
Cooktown Joinery & Glass
Mary Thackery
David Kempton
Warren Entsch

Volunteers
To numerous to mention everyone but many locals have assisted in setting up and or providing free equipment for use on opening night.

Sound system and music on the night provided free by Col Fitzpatrick. Peter Burns provided electrical expertise and ran the bar with Rob McDonald. Marque provided by RSL sub-branch which allowed us to have the bar and catering out of doors which worked out much better as it allowed guests to view the exhibition more easily.

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