Jill Rogers, winner of the First Prize in the SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio Maritime Exhibition, with the Judge Claude Ciccone.
Maxine Wain, Winner of the Sculpture Award for her sculpture titled 'Survivors', Mixed Media
Yesterday the SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio Maritime Exhibition was officially opened and prizes were presented to the winning artists.
This exhibition is sponsored by SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio with prizes of vouchers for: 1st prize, $600. 2nd prize, $300. 3rd prize $100.
SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio is an artisan giclee printer crafting exhibition quality digital prints. They print on only the finest archival papers, using a twelve colour, managed production process with archival pigment inks.
Jill Rogers—'No Man is an Island', Acrylic on Canvas
Mary Hyde VAS—'The Marine Shop', Oil
Ray Hewitt VAS FVAS—'Early Morning', Oil
Ray Wilson VAS FVAS—'Port of Melbourne', Oil
Karen Bloomfield—'Ship Life', Oil
Chris Berkman—'Big Fish Eat Little Fish', Oil on Linen Canvas
Mark Bagally—'8 Sentinels', Oil
Jane Flowers—'Great Ocean Road', Oil on Canvas
Jill Rogers was also presented with the Thomas Somerscales perpetual trophy.
The Judge for the SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio Maritime Exhibition was Claude Ciccone. Claude has been practising his art for just on 40 years. He paints people, things and places he’s visited that inspire him, in the style of the old masters. In his studio his paintings jostle for space amongst the whimsical sculptures of seagoing vessels and marionettes that he creates using bits and pieces salvaged from the tip or found at second-hand shops. He researches the boat sculptures during his visits to wharves and fishing villages.
Claude Ciccone with his boat 'Hennessy'.
Jill Rogers with her winning painting titled 'No Man is an Island', Acrylic on Canvas
1st Prize Winner
Mary Hyde VAS, 'The Marine Shop', Oil
2nd Prize Winner
Ray Hewitt FVAS with his winning oil painting titled 'Early Morning'
3rd Prize Winner
Ray Wilson VAS FVAS, 'Port of Melbourne', Oil
Chris Berkman with her winning painting titled, 'Big Fish Eat Little Fish', Oil on Linen Canvas
Jane Flowers, 'Great Ocean Road', Oil on Canvas
Karen Bloomfield, 'Ship Life', Oil
Mark Bagally with his winning oil painting titled '8 Sentinels'
Linda Weil, 'The Drunk Mermaid', Clay on Blue Calcite
SMLXL Fine Art Print Studio Maritime Exhibition Opening photography by Ron Smith OAM HON FVAS, VAS Councillor.
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We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.