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Ray Hewitt FVAS_For a Morning Paddle_Winner 2021

VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021

One of three Select Exhibitions held each year by VAS. Votes cast by exhibiting artists are used to decide the list of candidates for the Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award exhibition. The Winter Exhibition features the Senior Art Supplies Prize, for $1000 of Senior Art Supplies.

Banner Image: 'For a Morning Paddle', oil by Ray Hewitt VAS VFAS, Winner 2021

See the past winners here.


VAS WINTER SELECT EXHIBITION 2021 WINNER

Ray Hewitt VAS VFAS—'For a Morning Paddle'

VAS WINTER SELECT EXHIBITION 2021 SCULPTURE WINNER

Claudine Top—'It is just a Dream'

HIGHLY COMMENDED ARTISTS

Ron Reynolds VAS—'Dry Billabong'

Paul Laspagis—'Hillside with Trees'

Des Parkin VAS—'Cathedral from VAS'

Rachel Dettmann Smith—'Portrait of Anne'

John Wakefield OAM VAS FVAS—'Mist on the Moyne'

Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS—‘Afternoon, Cape Patterson'

HIGHLY COMMENDED SCULPTURE

Maxine Wain—'Jammed'

Ray Hewitt FVAS_For a Morning Paddle_Winner 2021

'For a Morning Paddle', oil by Ray Hewitt VAS VFAS, Winner 2021


The VAS Winter Select Exhibition may be viewed in the Galleries at the Victorian Artists Society until Monday 28 June 2021. Visitors welcome.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE VAS WINTER EXHIBITION

A Glowing Headland

29cm (H) x 45cm (W)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Radmila Hardi

Price:  $ 1,700.00

My brilliant memory of the coast. Oil on canvas glued on wood panel.

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A Life Time Story - Orchids and Roses on Wood Tray With A Weaving Basket

122cm (H) x 76.2cm (W) x 3.5cm (D)

Medium: Artist Acrylic on triple primed gesso acid free stretched gallery wrapped canvas. Sealed with varnish. Signed at front and ready to hang. Comes with certificate of authenticity. Artwork painted extend to all Sides.

Artist: Hsin Lin

Price:  $ 10,500.00

Affirmation: Show appreciation and love and the rest shall come to you.

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Above Anna Creek Station

100cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 5cm (D)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Maxine Wain

Price:  $ 500.00

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Afternoon, Cape Patterson

Medium: Oil

Artist: Clive Sinclair

Price:  $ 2,500.00

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Belle’s Hydrangeas

60cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 3cm (D)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Raymond Wilson

Price:  $ 650.00

In memorial these white hydrangeas were given to celebrate the life of Belle, our beloved Staffy. Modern tonal impressionist oil painting on linen painted from life. Framed under glass with white Matt and frame.

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Brighton

84cm (H) x 104cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Watercolour

Artist: Ted Dansey

Price:  $ 2,500.00

Full sheet watercolour of the seaside town of Brighton UK.

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Cathedral from VAS

Medium: Oil

Artist: Des Parkin

Price:  $ 550.00

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Closing

87cm (H) x 117cm (W) x 3cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Linen

Artist: Rose R

Price:  $ 3,500.00

The landscape painting reflects the 'closing' of the day. The vibrant sunset colours were captured in contrast against the wintery backdrop of Port Phillip Bay. The cirrus clouds capture movement in the sky and the highlights of a spectacular sunset. The horizon line cuts across the painting on an angle, providing a contemporary touch to the Melbournian coastline. Artist information: www.roserartist.com

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Collins, looking west

125cm (H) x 130cm (W) x 6cm (D)

Medium: Oil on linen

Artist: Chris White

Price:  $ 5,000.00

A large study of Collins Street, Melbourne in Winter.

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Dry Billabong

Medium: Oil

Artist: Ron Reynolds

Price:  $ 3,000.00

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Early Morning Red Bluff

Medium: Oil on Canvas Board

Artist: Leslie Pascoe

Price:  $ 750.00

This was painted at Red Bluff beach on a lovely Autumn morning.

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Emily

90cm (H) x 72cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Pastel

Artist: Sam Bruere

Price:  $ 1,000.00

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End of Winter, Green Park London

55cm (H) x 65cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Watercolour and pens on 300gsm Arches paper.

Artist: Elizabeth Moore Golding

Price:  $ 950.00

Floating with an oak frame and a white background as a border. When we were last in London, we walked through this major park. It had wonderful ancient trees mostly bereft of leaves and in the late afternoon threw stark shadows across the grass and paths.

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Eye Witness

28cm (H) x 32cm (W) x 10cm (D)

Medium: bronze, granite, glass

Artist: ZOJA TROFIMIUK

Price:  $ 6,500.00

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Flowers for Ella

76cm (H) x 61cm (W) x 3.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Artist: Melissa Fraser

Price:  $ 1,800.00

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For a Morning Paddle

Medium: Oil

Artist: Ray Hewitt

Price:  $ 1,800.00

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Friday Night Groove

75cm (H) x 66cm (W) x 4.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Artist: LEANNE SAVORY

Price:  $ 2,400.00

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Gardens Path

50cm (H) x 40cm (W) x 1.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Artist: George Eustice

Price:  $ 350.00

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Hillside with Trees

Medium: Oil on Linen

Artist: Paul Laspagis

Price:  $ 5,000.00

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It is just a Dream

Medium: Bronze

Artist: Claudine Top

Price:  $ 2,100.00

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Jammed

50cm (H) x 30cm (W) x 15cm (D)

Medium: Mt Gambier Limestone

Artist: Maxine Wain

Price:  $ 700.00

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Japanese moon

71cm (H) x 86cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Artist: Nathan Moshinsky

Price:  $ 1,200.00

This painting seeks to evoke a feeling of tranquility and mystery created by Mt Fuji in Japan.

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Little Dancer—Contemplation

38cm (H) x 29cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Oil on board

Artist: Carole Lees

Price:  $ 385.00

A little dancer pauses for a moment of quiet reflection during rehearsals, to check that all is well with her points.

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Lucky number eight

61cm (H) x 87cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Oil on linen

Artist: Lisa Wang

Price:  $ 1,200.00

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Memento Mori Darebin Creek

55cm (H) x 41cm (W) x 5cm (D)

Medium: Watercolour and graphite

Artist: Ann Capling

Price: NFS

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Mist on the Moyne

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Artist: John Wakefield

Price:  $ 800.00

Port Fairy is one of my favourite painting spots and I have painted there many times over the last 40 years.

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Mt Ruapehu

30.5cm (H) x 41cm (W) x 1.7cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Artist: Corinne Renshaw

Price:  $ 350.00

Mt Ruapehu is a much loved active volcano in NZ's central North Island. Inspired by the colder weather and changing seasons this painting captures the sun set casting shadows and reflections on the mountain.

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Opal Forest

76cm (H) x 102cm (W) x 5cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Artist: Kristan John Oud

Price:  $ 999.00

Inspired by time spent in the Dandenong ranges as dappled light kisses the gumtrees.

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Pomegranates

41cm (H) x 51cm (W) x 2.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil on linen

Artist: Don James

Price:  $ 990.00

My friend Adam gives me pomegranates from his tree each year. This year I have painted them with a favourite old bottle and Chinese pot.

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Portrait of Anne

Medium: Oil

Artist: Rachel Dettmann Smith

Price:  $ 850.00

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Powlett River Dunes

65cm (H) x 95cm (W) x 3cm (D)

Medium: Oil on canvas

Artist: Adrian Johnson

Price: NFS

Powlett River Dunes. Oil painting on canvas and framed with mat under glass.

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Reef

50cm (H) x 56cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Graphite and Colour Pencil

Artist: Linda Weil

Price:  $ 1,400.00

A surrealist, steampunk vision of an ocean tide pool.

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Room at the Hotel Eilean Iarmain

61cm (H) x 76cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Stretched Linen

Artist: Mary Hyde

Price:  $ 3,000.00

An interior study of the hotel room at Eilean Iarmain, Isle of Skye

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Sea Level

124cm (H) x 124cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Oil and charcoal on canvas

Artist: Jane Flowers

Price:  $ 3,500.00

A seascape study of light and dark, sunlight on ocean and moody cloudscapes often seen from the western shores of Port Phillip.

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Shifting sand dunes

40.5cm (H) x 51cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Watercolour

Artist: Megan-Jane Johnstone

Price:  $ 295.00

This work is one of a series inspired by Waitarere Beach on the North Island of NZ. The painting seeks to capture the power of the shifting sands characteristic of this beach. Waitarere is the location of a famous shipwreck, the Hydrabad, a fully rigged iron cargo/passenger sailing ship built in Glasgow. In the 1960's children would climb the wreck’s gigantic mast up onto its massive hull. During high tide people used to be able to dive into the water. Incredibly this massive iron structure (224ft long iron-hulled structure) has been swallowed up by the sands. Decades of storms, wind and strong tides has pushed the wreck further inland. Today the remains are periodically uncovered by the shifting sands but for the most part the wreck has disappeared.

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Sue, Inspirational

53cm (H) x 63cm (W) x 5cm (D)

Medium: Oil

Artist: Ursula Tursky

Price:  $ 500.00

Sue, strong, brave and inspirational, in her favourite dress

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The Boatbuilders

94cm (H) x 70cm (W) x 5cm (D)

Medium: Pastel

Artist: Colin Shaw

Price:  $ 1,500.00

Interior scene of a boat shed in Williamstown, Victoria. I have visited and painted at this boat shed a number of times and am always inspired by this historical location. In particular, I am attracted to the darkness of the shed’s interior contrasted by the strong light surging through windows and skylights.

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The Crouching Woman

53.5cm (H) x 41cm (W) x 1.8cm (D)

Medium: Ink and pastel on tinted paper

Artist: Hans Van Weerd

Price:  $ 1,125.00

After stills taken from the 1988 movie 'Camille Claudel' in which a model posed for this sculpture by Aguste Rodin.

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The Free Spirited

Medium: Watercolour

Artist: Yesim Gozukara

Price:  $ 1,200.00

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The Lustre after Deluge

60cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Artist: Faramarz Mokhtarpour

Price:  $ 800.00

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The Prince

70cm (H) x 66cm (W)

Medium: Oil on canvas adhered to board

Artist: John Daniels

Price:  $ 2,400.00

I recall a poem about a garbage collector titled, I think, 'A Prince Of Men'. Hence, I put the Big Issue seller in front of the hotel (Young & Jackson's = Prince's Bridge Hotel). He's the most engaged, most distinguished, most noble. The greatest.

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Time to relax

71cm (H) x 56cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Watercolour

Artist: Robert Young

Price:  $ 500.00

Time to relax Sanctuary Point NSW Watercolour. Painted after a journey back into my past. When I first arrived in Australia I went to live in Nowra NSW where I worked in paper manufacturing for a company called Wiggins Teap. I made many friends while living in the area and they invited me on many trips to places in and around Nowra. One of these places was Jervis Bay and Sanctuary Point where we would dragnet for prawns by torch light in the middle of the night. In 2015 and shortly after I had retired, my wife and I decided to go back to the area where my Australian journey had begun 40 years earlier; we stayed at Sanctuary Point where this painting is taken from and explored all the memories. Bob Young

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Timeless

Medium: Watercolour

Artist: Julian Bruere

Price:  $ 2,800.00

A seascape study of rocks surrounded by a gentle sea swell

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Warrandyte Museum

53cm (H) x 43cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Oil on linen

Artist: Peter Cranswick

Price:  $ 500.00

View of the local history museum at Warrandyte

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Wetlands

55cm (H) x 102cm (W) x 1.5cm (D)

Medium: Oil on Linen

Artist: Erica Wagner

Price:  $ 650.00

Painted during COVID-restricted times, inspired by the beautiful wetlands of northern Australia, currently inaccessilbe to me. And also by walks to the local wetlands in Royal Park—a lockdown balm for me.

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White Petunias

45cm (H) x 60cm (W) x 4cm (D)

Medium: Oils on stretched Belgian linen, framed in an Italian moulding with soft silver gilding

Artist: Vicki McInnes

Price:  $ 1,900.00

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Winter

73cm (H) x 58cm (W) x 2cm (D)

Medium: Acrylic on Snowdon paper

Artist: Joseph Luczynski

Price:  $ 600.00

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Winter Beach Walk

Medium: Acrylic and ink

Artist: Jennifer Scholes

Price:  $ 950.00

People love the ruggedness of the coast in winter

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Winter by the Sea

55cm (H) x 75cm (W)

Medium: Mixed media on Stonehenge paper

Artist: Robyn E Pridham

Price:  $ 800.00

This work was completed in during the COVID-19 Lockdown in Victoria when we were limited to a 5km radius from our home during the winter of 2020. This allowed me to explore the bayside near my home and the changing faces of our natural environment.

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Acknowledgment of traditional owners.

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.