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Gwendoline Krumins—Senescence, Oil, $4000_Winner 2021

WINNING ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition

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Artist Gwendoline Krumins VAS with her winning painting titled 'Senescence'.

Winner of the 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition President's Prize


Last night the Victorian Artists Society officially opened the 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition and presented the President’s Prize and VAS Council Sculpture Prize.

Autumn is the first VAS Select Exhibition with member votes going towards the Artist of the Year for 2021.

The winner of the 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition President's Prize was Gwendoline Krumins VAS for her oil painting titled 'Senescence.'

The VAS Council Sculpture Prize was presented to Fred Toumayan VAS for his sculpture titled 'My Mother'.

VAS AUTUMN SELECT EXHIBITION 2021 WINNER

Gwendoline Krumins VAS—'Senescence'

VAS AUTUMN SELECT EXHIBITION 2021 Sculpture Winner

Fred Toumayan VAS—'My Mother'

Highly Commended Artists

Chris White—'Winter, Collins Looking East'

Julian Bruere VAS FVAS—'Phantom Scene Eleven'

Jen Fyfe VAS—'Biglietto Per Uno—Life Portrait Sketch'

Nathan Moshinsky VAS—'Canadian Autumn'

Erica Wagner VAS— 'Forest Song'

Linda Weil—‘Eyrie'

Highly Commended Sculpture

Lorraine Meinke—'Freida'

Congratulations to the winning artists and all Victorian Artists Society member artists who participated in the VAS Autumn Select Exhibition for 2021.

VIEW THE VAS AUTUMN EXHIBITION ONLINE

The Judge for the VAS Autumn Select Exhibition was Colin Johnson.
Colin Johnson studied Painting and Drawing initially at Toorak Teachers' College, followed by studies at Caulfield Institute of Technology and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 

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Judge Colin Johnson

Colin has on numerous occasions been the Chairman and member of the Judging Panel of the nationally prestigious Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show. For over forty years he has also judged countless Art Shows for Art Societies throughout Australia as well as the Box Hill Rotary Art Show, Mornington Rotary Art Show Sorrento Rotary Show, Victor Harbor Rotary Show and Chroma Acrylics National Art Awards.
 
Colin is a former Senior Lecturer in Painting, Drawing and Art Education, Deakin University. He is a former Guest Lecturer for the National Gallery Society of Victoria.

He has lectured in Painting, Drawing and Art Education at Melbourne College of Advanced Education, Carlton, Frankston Teachers' College and Victoria College Burwood – Deakin University.  He is a former National Gallery Education Officer and continues to act as guest lecturer in Painting and Drawing for the Adult Education Centres and numerous Art Societies throughout Australia.


Winning Artists at the 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition Awards Presentation last night at the Victorian Artists Society.

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Winning Artists following the official Awards presentation for the 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition

Left: Fred Toumayan VAS, Winner of the VAS Council Sculpture Prize; Linda Weil, Highly Commended: Jen Fyfe VAS, Highly Commended; Eileen Mackley AM VAS FVAS, President of the Victorian Artists Society; Erica Wagner VAS, Highly Commended; Julian Bruere VAS FVAS, Highly Commended; Gwendoline Krumins VAS, Winner of the 2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition President's Prize, and the Judge Colin Johnson


2021 VAS Autumn Select Exhibition Highly Commended Artists Works.

Chris White, Winter, Collins Looking East, Oil on Canvas, $3500_highly commended 2021

'Winter, Collins Looking East', Oil on Canvas by Chris White, Highly Commended


Julian Bruere VAS FVAS—Phantom Scene Eleven, Watercolour, $3000_Highly Commended 2021

'Phantom Scene Eleven', Watercolour by Julian Bruere VAS FVAS, Highly Commended


Jen Fyfe VAS—Biglietto Per Uno—Life Portrait Sketch, Oil on Linen, $2800_highly commended 2021

'Biglietto Per Uno - Life Portrait Sketch', Oil on Linen by Jen Fyfe VAS, Highly Commended


Nathan Moshinsky VAS—Canadian Autumn, Oil on Canvas Board, $1200_highly commended 2021

'Canadian Autumn', Oil on Canvas Board by Nathan Moshinsky VAS, Highly Commended


Abstract Image of Foliage, Painting by Erica Wagner

'Forest Song', Oil on Canvas by Erica Wagner VAS, Highly Commended


'Eyrie', Graphite Pencil by Linda Weil, Highly Commended


Victorian Artists Society Young Artists Program

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The Victorian Artists Society is inviting young artists to participate in the VAS Exhibitions.

Hayley Clinton, former student at St Leonards College with her Mixed Media work titled 'Expectations 2020', and Richard Impey, VAS Councillor and Convenor of Education for the Society.

Last night Hayley received a Certificate in Recognition for her participation in the
2021 VAS Autumn Exhibition.


The VAS Council Sculpture Prize for the 2021 Autumn Exhibition.

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Artist Fred Toumayan VAS with his winning sculpture titled 'My Mother'.

Winner of the 2021 VAS Council Sculpture Prize for the Autumn Exhibition

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Lorraine Meinke—Freida, Raku Stoneware & Glazes, $350_Highly Commended 2021_ImageByMatthewStanton

VAS Sculpture Highly Commended

'Freida', Raku Stoneware & Glazes by Lorraine Meinke

Photograph by Matthew Stanton.


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