ARTIST SUR­PRISED BY AWARD

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE -

THE win­ner of the Peo­ple’s Choice Award for Wa­roona’s Sea to Art Ex­hi­bi­tion has been an­nounced, with three-time win­ner Ever­lyn Sturges again cho­sen.

The Coolup artist’s pas­tel paint­ing Hid­den Trea­sure was an­nounced the win­ner last week with the con­clu­sion of the ex­hi­bi­tion at the Wa­roona Vis­i­tor Cen­tre.

Mrs Sturges said she was sur­prised to hear of the win.

“I thought there were a lot of good en­tries this year,” Mrs Sturges said.

She had won the award three times be­fore and was a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to the event since its in­cep­tion 10 years ago.

Mrs Sturges said she sup­ported it for the recog­ni­tion it gave to artists in the re­gion.

“I’ve been sup­port­ing it for the 10 years it’s been go­ing,” she said.

Ms Sturges said her paint­ing of a truck in the out­back was in­spired by pho­tos she took dur­ing her years work­ing up north as a ge­ol­o­gist.

“I painted it in pas­tel just to give it a bit of char­ac­ter,” she said.

Mrs Sturges had spent six weeks on the art­work which had been pre­pared for an ex­hi­bi­tion ear­lier in 2017 and sub­mit­ted for the Sea to Art Ex­hi­bi­tion in Novem­ber.

The ex­hi­bi­tion opened on Oc­to­ber 27 with 110 works on dis­play in paint­ing, wood­work, tex­tiles, sculp­ture and mixed me­dia.

The ex­hi­bi­tion in­cluded a red, black and white paint­ing sec­tion which raised more than $2000 for the Wa­roona St John Am­bu­lance sub­cen­tre.

Coolup artist Ever­lyn Sturges won the Peo­ple's Choice Award for her work Hid­den Trea­sure at the Wa­roona Sea to Art Ex­hi­bi­tion.

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