This year our independent judge for the competition was the renowned Master Pastelist Amanda McLean and her selections for the major prizes follow. Amanda also selected a series of Honourable Mentions that will be included in our Album of the event – forming Part II of these results.

Best-in-Show – the Icon Water Prize of $2,000 to Annette Rennie for her Oil Painting – “Scrivener Dam”. Judges Comment – Has great impact for a small work beautiful and confident handling medium, greta sense of scale

The Molonglo Catchment Group Art Prize of $500 to Zhanna Stevens for her Pastel – “Descended from the Sky”. Judges Comment – Expressive handling of medium, great atmospheric effects. Like the Idea of soldiers/people as our Heritage

The Southern ACT Catchment Group Art Prize of $300 to Michaela Laurie for her Miniature: “The Gate to Mugga-Mugga”. Judges Comment – Just little gem. An intimate view of a larger subject.

The Ginninderra Catchment Group Art Prize of $200 to Rebbecca Acharya for her Acrylic – “Mugga-Mugga Cottage”. Judges Comment – Great atmosphere and viewpoint.

2018 Catchment Group Art Prize A4 POSTER

ASOC/ACT Region Catchment Groups Art Prize

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