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2021 VAS MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

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Winner 2021 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award

Members of the Little Family and the Hansen Little Foundation at the Awards ceremony last night.
From left: Ms Wendy Little, Mr David Little, Ms Hannah Little, VAS President Ms Eileen Mackley AM; winning artist Ms Gwendoline Krumins VAS, Mr Paul Little AO and Ms Jane Hansen AO.


Last night, with members, artists, guests, sponsors and supporters in attendance, the Victorian Artists Society announced Gwendoline Krumins VAS as the winner of the prestigious 2021 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award, sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation, and Ellen Jenkins as the winner of the 2021 Victorian Artists Society Sculptor of the Year Award.

Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS was announced as the winner of the 2021 Members Choice Award sponsored by Design Framing, with Ron Reynolds VAS, winning the 2021 Exhibitors Choice Award sponsored by Noel Waite AO.

Eileen Mackley AM, President of the Victorian Artists Society said we are honoured to receive the generous sponsorship for the prestigious 'VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award' by the Hansen Little Foundation.

Members of the Little Family and the Hansen Little Foundation attended the opening of the Exhibition and Mr Paul Little AO, announced Gwendoline Krumins VAS as the winner of the 2021 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award.


2021 VAS MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

The VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition is the final Exhibition of the year, featuring selected Victorian Artists Society artists who have received the highest number of votes by members and artists from select exhibitions during the year.

This award is unique as it is not awarded by a committee or judge, but by the peers of the winning artist and demands sustained performance over the exhibiting year. Peer votes from the 2021 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition are added to the yearly votes. The Award of $10,000, sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation, is presented to the artist who has acquired the most votes.

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Winner 2021 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year
'Florescence', Oil by Gwendoline Krumins VAS 

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'The Home Stretch', Oil by Gwendoline Krumins VAS

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'Rubescence', Oil by Gwendoline Krumins VAS


2021 VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY SCULPTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Victorian Artists Society 2021 Sculptor of the Year Award, (comprising a Trophy and $500 prize) was presented to Sculptor Ellen Jenkins, who received the highest number of votes throughout the year including votes gained from this final Exhibition.

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Winner 2021 VAS Sculptor of the Year Award
Ellen Jenkins with her winning sculpture titled 'Lie Down', White Clay and Acrylic Paint

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Tired', Found Objects (steel, rubber, timber and concrete), by Ellen Jenkins


2021 MEMBERS CHOICE AWARD SPONSORED BY DESIGN FRAMING

The Members’ Choice Award, sponsored by Design Framing to the value of $500 was awarded to Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS for gaining the most votes from non-exhibiting members throughout the year.

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Winner 2021 Members' Choice Award
'Arum and Remued', Oil by Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS

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'Japonica and Awaji', Oil by Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS

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'The Boy and Horse', Oil by Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS


2021 EXHIBITORS CHOICE AWARD SPONSORED BY NOEL WAITE AO

The Exhibitors’ Choice Award, sponsored by Noel Waite AO, is a $500 prize awarded to Ron Reynolds VAS for gaining the most votes from the exhibiting members who are exhibiting in the VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Exhibition.

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Winner 2021 Exhibitors' Choice Award
Ron Reynolds VAS with his oil painting titled 'Mont St Victoire'

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'Iris', Oil by Ron Reynolds VAS

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'Silently Flows the Yarra', Oil by Ron Reynolds VAS


NORMA BULL PORTRAITURE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD EXHIBITION

Viewing until Wednesday 15 December 2021

Entries displayed in the VAS Foyer. View the Exhibition online.

This is a biennial award which aims to encourage students of all ages to advance in the naturalistic style of portraiture.
 
The 2021 Scholarship is for $5000, going towards the acquisition of the winning artwork by the Victorian Artists Society, which will enable the winning artist to further progress their painting practice.

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Winner 2021 VAS Norma Bull Portraiture Scholarship Award
Swathi Madike with her winning painting of her brother, titled 'Shakthi', Oil on Canvas

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Winner 2021 VAS Norma Bull Portraiture Scholarship Award
'Shakthi', Oil on Canvas by Swathi Madike


The following Awards were presented last night by Eileen Mackley AM, the President of the Victorian Artists Society as part of the 2021 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition:

Fellowship Award Recipient

Rosemary Noble

Signatory Award Recipients

John Daniels
Rachel Dettmann Smith
Adrian Johnson
Anne Melloy
Elizabeth Moore Golding

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Rosemary Noble, winner of the VAS Fellowship Award

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Anne Molloy, winner of the VAS Signatory Award

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Elizabeth Moore Golding, winner of the VAS Signatory Award


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