LEETON artist Lynne McQuillan was again a cut above with her creative talents recently.
Mrs McQuillan took out the Penny Paniz Arts Acquisitive overall prize on Easter Thursday.
The award as it states is named after the late Penny Paniz, a woman who founded the Leeton Art Society and was a friend to Mrs McQuillan.
It is the second time the overall prize has gone to Mrs McQuillan and the judges didn’t hold back in their praise of her work.
This year those in charge with making the hard winning decisions were Melanie Baulch from Wagga and Carla Gottgens from Melbourne.
“Places the viewer in the dust, the smell, the noise, the movement,” the pair said.
“The impressionistic view of the droving evokes a feeling of country.
“Step back from the work and the scene comes to life like a window vignette.”
The exhibition of the work from the shire’s talented artists was on show throughout the Easter weekend as part of the SunRice Festival.
More than 500 stopped by to view the work, which totaled 109 entries overall.
“The artworks were many and varied and of a high standard,” art society president Jeanette Washington said.
“Local artists continue to amaze us with their talent. Many commented on the excellent standard of artworks.”
- Champion exhibit: Sunburnt Country by Elaine Heffer
- Abstract: Identity Lines by Linzie Ellis
- Flora: Emma’s Roses by Dorothy Roddy
- Landscape: Morning by Robyn Hutchinson
- Portraits: Sophie by Jeanette Washington
- Fauna: Love Me by Tina Dunn
- Still Life: Bottles & Things by Vita Vitelli
- Youth: 1st: Potential by Tyler Patten, 2nd: Landscape by Danielle Terblanche
- Highly commended: Above & Below by Peter Kopilow
- Encouragement awards: Brambly Farm by Krysten Taprell, Mistletoe Bird by Jacqui Herrmann, Zac Wylde In Memory of Jenno Olly Kefford
- People’s choice: Hamish The Highlander by Angelica Webb