Mary Valley Art Festival Winners
A Brooloo-based volunteer and a long-time supporter of the Mary Valley Art Festival were among the winners at the gala awards presentation in Imbil last month.
Glenwood artist Lisa Stamos was announced winner of the $1500 Bendigo Bank Open Award for her artwork “Emotion”. Lisa was one of the first entrants when the festival started 16 years ago, and won the festival committee’s encouragement award at the time. Highly commended in the Open was Tony Lewis with the lovely watercolour “Looking East”. Mary Valley Artslink president Heinke Butt is pictured with Bendigo Bank representatives Rae Gate (left) and Prue Sheehan.
Leonie Lindsay, from Brooloo, won the Novice category for the acrylic artwork “The Cave”.
Results: Abstract – “Thresh-hold” Sherida Keenan 1, “Tribulation” Julie Mengel HC; Natural Flora – “Moreton Bay Fig” Dawn Lewis 1, “Dancing Dahlias” Sherrie Rowan HC; Drawing – “Two Small Coffins” Sandra Ross 1, “By any other name” Brett Jones HC; Human Form/Portraiture – “Figure” Pat Cale 1, “New day” Glenis Gray HC; Still Life – “Capsicums” Trevor Irvine 1, “Pear Parade” Sherrie Rowan HC; Animalia – “On the run” Kathy Burden 1, “Family portrait” Holly Hughes HC; Novice – “The cave” Leonie Lindsay 1, “Indelible footprint” Sherida Keenan HC.
2016 Open Award Winner
2016 Bendigo Bank Open Award, won by Lisa Stamos with “Emotion”
Cr Rae Gate and Prue Sheehan, major sponsors representing Bendigo Bank Gympie, with committee member Heinke Butt
Sponsor Chris Hooper from the Railways Hotel with Kathy Burden winner of Animalia