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5 July, 2024

Awards presented at exhibition opening

THE Warrnambool and District Artist Society held the opening of its annual awards exhibition last Friday night.

By Staff Writer

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The exhibition showcases new works by members, with 119 artworks on display for viewing and sale.

The opening was well attended, with judge and local artist, Ken Stokes, given the unenviable task of deciding on the winners of each category.

Nineteen awards were presented to artists by Warrnambool City Council mayor Ben Blain, with well-known local Susan Sambell declared the overall winner.

Ms Sambell received the Judith Watson Award for her oil painting titled “Pa’s Boat”.

The Maureen Healey Memorial Award was won by Jenny Arms.

The award for best bird or animal painting was presented to Sharon Cox while Nicola Symons received the Adams Family Award for Emerging Artist.

The WET award was given to Ricky Schembri.

Artists who won prizes in the medium categories of oil, acrylic, watercolour and other were:

Jenny Vick, Jenny Adams, Elizabeth Lenehan, Wilma Williams, Ricky Schembri, Lorraine Deppeler, Bobbie Cox, Janet Ferguson, Robyn Lake, Judy Rauert, Bob Scarborough, Kim Kavanagh, Val Ryan and Michelle Morgan.

President of the Warrnambool Artists Society, Marg Brodie, thanked all sponsors for making the event a success.

The exhibition, held at the Merri View Gallery in Coramba Court Warrnambool, can be viewed free of charge each day between 1-4pm until July 14.

From July 14 it will be open weekends until the end of August, with all artworks for sale.

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