A waterscape by artist Dellene Strong entitled ‘What the Tide Brought In’ was the winner of last night’s Sponsor’s Choice award at the Norco Lismore Show while the Grand Champion artwork chosen by the judge from all entries went to Gio Hill with her Landscape painting entitled ‘River Gums’.
More than 150 entries were submitted by 90 artists across eight categories. The Grand Champion won $1,000, the Sponsor’s Choice won $2,000 and each category winner received a $300 prize.
‘Despite the short timeframe to organise this year’s prize, judges were impressed by the number of entries and the high quality of work,’ said a Lismore Show spokesperson.
Well-known artist Katka Adam won the Country Life category with ‘Caught in the Breeze’, as well as picking up the Domestic Animal and Wildlife category with ‘Welcome’.
In the Issues in Contemporary Living category, Elizabeth Campbell walked away with the prize for ‘After the Fires’, Margaret E Brown won the Landscape category with ‘Trees and Trees’, while Meg Egglestone took out the Townscape category with ‘Country Town’.
Maria Heaton won the Still Life category with ‘Ms Olley’s Kitchen’ and Tad Slufinski picked up the Portraiture category with ‘Self Portrait’.
In the Youth Art Awards 13 Years and Under 18 Years, Nakita Bailey won first prize with ‘Koi’, Cloe Smart took out second place with ‘Skull’, and Nakita Roles won third place with ‘Green Tree Frog’.
Ms Strong also won the Waterscape category with her work ‘Pondering.’