I was privileged to be asked to judge the 2016 Portrait Exhibition in St. Nicholas Gallery. This was a new experience for me so I put a lot of thought into the judging criteria before the event. I prepared a critique sheet for each painting so I was judging each entry on the same principals. Being well prepared and with the exhibition of a high quality and the actual judging was an enjoyable experience.
Although generally of a high quality there were some obvious stand outs amongst the 29 paintings. After short listing several I then had the harder task of deciding the prize winners and commenting on Highly Commended and Commended entries.
The Gallery staff did a great job of hanging the exhibition and I want to thank them for all the assistance given to me.
These are the prize winning paintings:
1st Place “Sir Douglas Mawson” Graphite by Lynne Taylor
2nd Place “Melancholy Mawson” by PastelGlenda Condon
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