Paul McKnight wins Henry Lawson Festival art competition statuette

The Official Opening of The Henry Lawson Festival Art Competition took place on Thursday evening June 6.

Claire McCann MC for the evening welcomed all and thanked the art judge Brian Langer who is a Cowra Regional Art Gallery Director, Art co-ordinators Di Griffiths and Hugh Moffitt, volunteers who assisted prior to, during and after the festival and the valuable sponsors who make this competition possible.

Results for the competition

Section 1: Open Traditional (Weddin Shire Council -Acquisitive) Winner "Over Gulgong" by Peter Lawson.

Highly Commended "View from Pettit's Hill Cootamundra" - Ron Kirkland and "The Spirit of the Bush"- Eugenia Dunlevie and Commended "Saltwater Crocodile" - Dallas Nyberg.

Section 2: Open Watercolour (Rotary) Winner "Crossing the River" by Noelene Millar.

Commended "Silver Scrub - Sandra Hendry.

Section 3: Open Contemporary (Lachlan Fertilizer Rural) Winner "Dogwood on Lace" by Paul McKnight.

Highly Commended "Crossing the Turon" - Barbara Holmes.

Commended "Cormorant - Katherine Lewis.

Section 4: Open Pastel (Lions) Winner "Grenfell Backstreet" - Eric Strachan.

Highly Commended "Narrow Neck Road Katoomba" -Eric Strachan.

Section 5: Open Miniature Painting (Roma Sinclair and Carol Hargrave) Winner "Canning Reservoir Orchid WA" by Judith Spedding.

Highly Commended: "Simple Pleasures" Madeleine Szymanski;

Section 6: Local Artist (1st Bryton Wool, 2nd Grenfell Community Arts and Craft Group) Winner "Autumn" - Neva Napier, 2nd "The Avenue" Patricia Brus.

Section 7: Open Drawing (Art of Expresso, Joan Bolton OAM, Trevor & Chris Lobb, Glenn and Liz Carroll, Judy Mitton, Peter & Judy Spedding) Winner "Study of and Elephant - Sue Campbell.

Commended "Tribute to Stout" - Jacky Burns and "Brown Treecreeper Woodland" - Katherine Lewis.

Paul McKnight from Grenfell was announced as the winner of the Statuette, which was presented to him at the Awards Dinner on Saturday evening.

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