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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2022 VAS MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD


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Left: Julian Bruere VAS FVAS, being presented with the 1st Prize in the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award by Mr Paul Little AO.

Last night the President of the Victorian Artists Society, Richard Impey FVAS welcomed VAS members, artists, guests, sponsors, and supporters to the official opening of the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition.
 
Members of the Little Family and the Hansen Little Foundation attended the opening of the Exhibition and Mr Paul Little AO, presented the Prizes for the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award.
 
Julian Bruere VAS FVAS was presented with the $5000 1st Prize in the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award. Ulrich Stalph VAS won the $3000 2nd Prize and Bronwen Hunt won the $2000 3rd Prize, sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation.
 
Mr Impey 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.

Mr Impey announced Judith Leman FVAS as the winner of the 2022 Victorian Artists Society Sculptor of the Year Award.
 
Chris White won the $500 2022 Members Choice Award sponsored by Design Framing, and Anne Melloy VAS won the $500 2022 Exhibitors Choice Award sponsored by Noel Waite AO.
 
Signatory Awards were presented to Bruce Baldey and Ellen Jenkins. Melissa Silver received a Signatory Award but was unable to attend the presentation.

You can view the 2022 'VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Exhibition' online here

2022 VAS MAVIS LITTLE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD


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Julian Bruere VAS FVAS with his watercolour titled 'Across the Plain' with Hannah Little representing the Hansen Little Foundation.

Winner of 1st Prize in the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year

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 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition are added to the yearly votes. The Award, sponsored by the Hansen Little Foundation, was presented to the three artists who acquired the most votes.

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Ulrich Stalph VAS with his oil painting titled 'Predawn Landscape' (Diptych)

Winner of 2nd Prize in the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year

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Bronwen Hunt with her oil painting titled 'A New Day'

Winner of 3rd Prize in the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year


2022 VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY SCULPTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD


The Victorian Artists Society 2022 Sculptor of the Year Award, was presented to Sculptor Judith Leman FVAS who received the highest number of votes throughout the year including votes gained from this final Exhibition.

Right: Judith Leman FVAS with her bronze sculpture of the 'Charge of Beersheba' and the Sculpture Award.

Winner 2022 VAS Sculptor of the Year Award

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2022 MEMBERS CHOICE AWARD SPONSORED BY DESIGN FRAMING


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The Members’ Choice Award, sponsored by Design Framing was awarded to Chris White for gaining the most votes from non-exhibiting members throughout the year.

Left: 'Morning Light Beechworth' by Chris White.

Winner of the 2022 Members’ Choice Award


2022 EXHIBITORS CHOICE AWARD SPONSORED BY NOEL WAITE AO


The Exhibitors’ Choice Award, sponsored by Noel Waite AO, was awarded to Anne Melloy 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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Anne Melloy VAS with her watercolour titled 'Ski Season Thredbo' (left) and her pastel 'Sunlight & Shadows Coolum'

Winner of the 2022 Exhibitors' Choice Award


2022 SIGNATORY AWARDS


The Signatory Awards were presented last night by Richard Impey, President of the Victorian Artists Society as part of the 2022 VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award Exhibition.

These are artists who have contributed to the art and exhibitions of the Victorian Artists Society through regular participation in Select Exhibitions over many years of membership.

Signatory Award Recipients

Melissa Silver received a Signatory Award but was unable to attend the presentation.

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Left VAS Council Member Bruce Baldey is presented with the VAS Signatory Award by Richard Impey FVAS, President of the Victorian Artists Society.

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Ellen Jenkins receives the VAS Signatory Award from VAS President Richard Impey FVAS.


VAS Honorary Life Membership Awards


Richard Impey FVAS, President of the Victorian Artists Society presented VAS Honorary Life Membership Awards to Barbara McManus VAS FVAS (left) and Eileen Mackley AM VAS FVAS.

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