ARTIST SURPRISED BY AWARD
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.