Winners announced - Mission to Seafarers Art Prize and Exhibition
Since their inception in 2002, the awards have grown significantly in size and recognition and this year’s submissions have been received from Australia and across the globe.
“The ANL Maritime Art exhibition assists the Mission to Seafarers in raising funds for the charity. We are thrilled with the response of the artists to the theme. The exhibition truly promotes all things maritime and helps raise awareness for seafarers' welfare. I hope for the artists that we see plenty of sales again this year,“ said Mission to Seafarers Victoria CEO, Andrea Fleming.
This year a total prize amalgamation of $29,000 will be awarded to artists across five categories. This will include one artwork being awarded the $15,000 ‘ANL Maritime Art Award’.
The awards are:• The acquisitive ‘ANL Maritime Art Award’ valued at $15,000
• The non-acquisitive Nevile & co ‘Runners up’ valued at $2,000
• The acquisitive ASP ‘Best in Traditional Maritime Art Award’ valued at $5,000
• The non-acquisitive Bendigo Wealth ‘Emerging Artist Award’ valued at $5,000
• The non-acquisitive Switzer ‘People’s Choice Award’ valued at $2,000 (determined by visitors to the exhibition)
This year’s winners have been selected by the ANL Art Prize Awards Judges, comprising of: Libby Edwards (Libby Edwards Galleries), Graeme H Williams (CIMAM), Anne Scott Wilson (PhD, Deakin University).
“The final selection of 83 artists ensured an exciting and challenging process to choose winners in the various categories. Particularly impressive are the thoughtful and aesthetic line up of winning paintings by Barbara Tyson, Jonni Dennis and Robert J William. Those by Jane Flowers, Maxwell Wilks and Catherine Stringer are particularly memorable,” said jury member, Libby Edwards.
The winning artworks and all shortlisted entries are open to the public at the Annual Exhibition from Friday 7 October to Friday 21 October between 12pm and 6pm daily, at the Mission to Seafarers.
The full exhibition can also be viewed and purchased online at www.bluethumb.com.au/missiontoseafarers