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a  Oatley 101 Society of Artists Inc.
Our Exhibition at Ardency, Winners and Finalists 2018

Held in conjunction with Ardency Aroona, Yowie Bay
Inspired by the theme "All about Light"

Judged by International, Multi Award Winning Artist, Chan Dissanayake

Thank you to all our generous Sponsors...Sponsors' names are by each prize

Ardency First Prize - Aquisitive  - $5,000.00   
Sponsored by Ardency Resorts - Lend Lease
"Morning Light Kiama" by Salwa Woodroffe
Judge's Comment:

"Beautifully executed painting. The composition is brilliantly and creatively designed. The rock formations and the waves are strategically placed to lead the viewers eye through the painting. Lovely use of warm and cool colours to enhance reflected light"


Chris Walsh Prize - $1,000.00
Sponsored by Chris Walsh Gibson Real Estate
"Cactus Flower" by Jana Blasco
Judge's Comment:

"An exquisitly executed watercolour. Expert handling of edges and excellent use of warm/cools produce a pleasing composition"

Decor Advice and Abbey Electrical Prize - $1,000.00
Sponsored by Irene Jensen of Decor Advied and Abbey Electrical
"The Crossing" by Chris Seale
Judge's Comment:
"Expertly executed painting. Clever use of rhythmic brush strokes and use of limited palette to create a harmonious painting"
French Twins Removal Prize - $1,000.00
Sponsored by Ludovic and Frederick of French Twins Removals
"The Rainbow Connection" by Paul Margocsy

Judge's Comment:
"Masterfully executed painting. Creative use of a diffused but harmonious background to enhance the foreground"
Oatley 101 Society of Artists Prize - $1000.00

Sponsored by Oatley 101 Society of Artists Inc
"Morning Light Gordon Falls"
by John Wilson

Judge's Comment:
"Masterful use of tone in capturing light. Creative use of verticals and diagonals in the design"
Sylvania Travel Small Works Prize - $500.00

Sponsored by Sylvania Travel & Cruise
"The Dragon Stirs" by Jennifer O'Young 
Judge's Comment:
"A beautiful etching with delicate and careful renderings to create a little gem of an artwork. Well selected frame to enhance the work. " 
Winsor and Newton, Liquitex and Conte a Paris Prize - $1000.00

Art materials voucher sponsored by Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conte a Paris
"Stanwell Park" by Diana Garth

Judge's Comment:
"Little gem of a painting capturing the essence of the subject. The tones are beautifully manipulated to enhance the subject"       
The Finalists a  "Bright Harbourside"
  by Beverley Charker

a  "The River"
   by Brian Dickinson

a  "Light in the Glen"
  by Michael Dunn
a  "Lafayette Paris"
   by Martin Klapka
a  "Feet of Clay,
  White Cliff"
  by David Lake
a  "Coastal 
   by Thomas Paslow
a  "Sparkly Morning"
  by Ros Psakis
a  "Ephemeral
   Golden Light"
   by Julie Simmons
a  "A touch of Blue"
  by Steve Underwood
a  "The first flush of Dawn"
  by Jue Min Zhang

   All the photos of these awards taken by Freda Surgenor