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Portrait catches judge's eye

Redland Times15/11/2007

A PASTEL portrait of Ken Fuller entitled Old Salt by Cleveland artist Gillian Rich has won the Judge’s Choice Award at the Coochie Art Group’s 34th annual show.

Old Salt also was awarded first place in the pastel category.

Multi-award winning artist and master pastellist Chris Blake, from Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast, was the judge for this year’s awards which was themed Beyond the Brush.

The exhibition continues at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, until December 2; Monday to Friday 9am from 4pm and Sunday 9am to 2pm. Enquiries to 3829 8899.

The People’s Choice will be announced on November 30.

* This weekend, there will be a special extension exhibition entitled The Overflow at the home of Coochie Art Group member Gillian Rich at 82 Channel Street, Cleveland. It’s open on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, between 9am and 4pm. A diverse range of colourful artworks will be for sale.


Section Oils/Acrylics (sponsored by Cleveland Office Supplies). First – Four Day Weekend Pat Marini; Highly Commended – Kimberley Landscape Beryl Home; Commended – A Blue Mood Diane Gillham; Commended – Full Bloom Alma Despot; Commended – Fiesta Pat Marini.

Section 2: Watercolours (sponsored by Coochie Art Group – Lyle Bailey memorial Award, presented by Tricia Allen). First – Greek Island Spirit Catherine Bishop; Highly Commended – Waterlily 2 Sue Close; Commended – King of the Hill Gillian Rich.

Section 3: Open Media (sponsored by Mellersh Gallery and Oxlades Art Supplies, presented by Lyn Jago). First – Sun Lover Jenny Thomas; Highly Commended – Confetti Gillian Rich; Commended – Green Zone Eve Blewett.

Section 4: Abstract/Surreal (sponsored by John English). First – Beyond the Reef Jenny Thomas; Highly Commended – Labyrinth Jenny Thomas.

Section 5: Pastels (sponsored by Carroll’s Picture Framing). First – Old Salt Gillian Rich; Highly Commended – Mushroom Seller Lyndall Munnings; Commended – Mauve Afternoon Catherine Bishop; Commended – Smoko Gillian Rich; Commended – Still Life with Sunbeam Pat Marini.

Section 6: Pen and Wash/Drawing (sponsored by Carolyn Santagiuliana).

First – Monument to Wool Pat Marini; Highly Commended – Sofala Beryl Home.

Section 7: Small Works (sponsored by Carroll’s Picture Framing). first – Pollen Polka Jan Cox; Highly Commended – Standing Pelican Hilary Wakeling; Commended – Musos Gillian Rich.

Judge’s Choice (sponsored by Carroll’s Picture Framing) – Old Salt Gillian Rich.


Coochie Art Group - Gillian Rich 2008 TOP CHOICE: Cleveland artist Gillian Rich took the Judge’s Choice Award at the 234th annual Coochie Art Group Show with her pastel portrait of Ken Fuller entitled Old Salt.


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