Ray Hewitt VAS VFAS with his winning oil painting titled 'For a Morning Paddle'
Claudine Top with her winning bronze sculpture titled 'It is just a Dream'
Presentation of Awards at the VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021
Left: Des Parkin VAS, Highly Commended Award; former VCE student Chloe Dodd; John Wakefield OAM VAS FVAS, Highly Commended Award; Ray Hewitt VAS FVAS, Winner of the VAS Winter Select Exhibition Senior Art Supplies Prize; Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS, Highly Commended Award; Maxine Wain, Highly Commended VAS Sculpture Award; Judge David Moore; Claudine Top, Winner of the VAS Winter Select Exhibition Sculpture Award; Eileen Mackley AM VAS FVAS, President, Victorian Artists Society and former VCE student Imogen Mathews at the presentation last night.
Last night the Victorian Artists Society officially opened the annual Winter Select Exhibition and presented awards, including the 'Senior Art Supplies' Prize and the VAS Sculpture Award.
The winners for the VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021 were:
Ray Hewitt VAS VFAS—'For a Morning Paddle'
Claudine Top—'It is just a Dream'
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'
'For a Morning Paddle', oil by Ray Hewitt VAS VFAS, Winner 2021
The Judge for the VAS Winter Select Exhibition 2021 was artist David Moore.
David Moore is the son of Graham Moore, a well known Australian painter, and was brought up in an artistic household. He was taught to paint directly from life, studying under an Alice Bale Scholarship with Sir William Dargie, a prominent member of the Victorian Artists Society, and Harley Griffiths.
David’s work spans more than five decades with an extensive list of achievements including a number of awards from the Victorian Artists Society. His favoured mediums for his artworks are oil on linen and cedar panels, as well as gouache on paper.
David also continues to have a passion for painting still life that are minimalist and are often just one object. The simplicity and intimacy of single objects appeal to him.
AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
1973–1976: AME Bale Residential Scholarship;1984 St Leo Art Prize; 1985 Warrandyte Art Award; 1985 Applied Chemicals Art Award, Victorian Artists Society; 1987 Norman Kaye Award, Victorian Artists Society; 1988 Undine Award, Victorian Artists Society; 1991 Eltham Art Award, Eltham Shire Council; 2001 Artist in Residence, Yarra Valley Grammar School.
Crown Casino Collection; Equity Trustees Collection; Haileybury College Collection; Municipal Collections of Banyule, Waverley, Heidelberg and Nillumbik; Perpetual Trustees Collection; Swinburne Institute of TAFE Collection; Castlemaine Regional Gallery; Yarra Valley Grammar School Collection, and Private Collections.
John Wakefield OAM VAS FVAS with his Oil on Canvas painting titled 'Mist on the Moyne', Highly Commended
Maxine Wain with her Limestone sculpture 'Jammed', Highly Commended
Former VCE students, Imogen Mathews and Chloe Dodd, with their certificates, and VAS Council Member
Richard Impey, in charge of the Young Artists Program.
Imogen Mathews with her artwork titled 'Germinate', created from mushroom spores and graphite.
Imogen was a former student at St Leonards College.
Chloe Dodd with her artwork titled 'Perturbed' created from woven photographs.
Chloe was a former student at Star of the Sea.
Photography of Artists by Ron Smith, HON FVAS, VAS Councillor
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