The votes have been counted and the results are in for the winner of the People’s Choice Award as part of the CHRC Annual Art Awards Springsure 2022.
There were 162 valid votes counted from council’s Have Your Say online voting poll, which ran from Saturday 5 till Sunday 20 March.
The winner of the 2022 People’s Choice Award is Jemma Isherwood with her photograph, ‘Hidden Paradise‘.
Congratulations to all the award recipients.
ORIGINAL POST | March 5 2022
Central Highlands Regional Council is excited to announce this year’s Annual Art Awards – Springsure winners.
While this year’s annual art awards in-person celebration was cancelled as a COVID-safe precaution, a video announcement of the winners from the mayor was recorded instead.
Mayor Kerry Hayes congratulated all 101 entrants across the seven categories.
‘Once again we have seen a high standard of artwork submitted from far and wide,’ Mayor Hayes said.
‘While we may not have been able to gather in person for the awards, I encourage art appreciators across the region to visit the exhibition over the next few weeks.’
‘It is always a highlight to celebrate the diversity of the arts and raise the profile of both local and external artists with our annual awards.’
All entries will be exhibited at the Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery Springsure Monday to Friday between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm and Saturday between 9.00 am and 12.00 pm until 13 April 2022.
People’s Choice Award is now open for voting online via Have Your Say Central Highlands, until Sunday 20 March 2022.
The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced via council’s Facebook page at 5.00 pm on 22 March 2022.
Category 1 : Easel Based Works
First: Loretta Horn with Feast
Second: Leonie Hopgood with Camping Getaway
Category 2: Works on Paper
First: Joanne Kerr with Golden Landscape
Second: Leonie Hopgood with Outback Hut
Category 3: Three Dimensional Works
First: Sharon Kirk with Limb-O
Second: Carol Forster with Shelley Beach Vase
Highly Commended: Elaina Hayes with Holy Bible: Genesis, Adam & Eve
Category 4: Photography & Digital Art
First: Karen Leibinger with Smoky Haze
Second: Jemma Isherwood with Hidden Paradise
Category 5: Black & White
First: Rosalie Lucke with Standing Tall ll
Second: Loretta Horn with Caught out in your underwear
Highly Commended: Loretta Horn with the Breath on our Necks
Category 6: Juvenile 13 – 18 years
First: India Iwers with Blurred Lines
Second: Matthew Weeks with The Big Teapot
Category 7: Junior 12 years and under
First: Ariana Stewart with Blue Square
Second: Ariana Stewart with Candlelight
Highly Commended: Rainie Rae with Turtles.
CHRC Acquisitive Prize:
Sharon Kirk: Landscape Colours.
People’s Choice Award:
Jemma Isherwood: Hidden Paradise