By Monday some of the award winning artworks from the Merimbula and District Art Group had small red stickers next to them denoting they had been snapped up by those with a keen eye for local art.
Twyford Hall, where the exhibition is held each year, was crowded on Thursday evening as Tathra-based artist and judge of this year’s exhibits, Tim Moorhead announced the winners.
Mr Moorhead is not only an artist himself but has also been a national arts officer and art critic for the Canberra Times.
Mr Moorhead and Madag founding member Marjorie Roach who has been with the group for 41 years presented the Best in Show prize to an emotional but delighted Kathryn Hede for her work Simply White on Red.
“Simplicity can be very powerful,” Mr Moorhead said adding that the work was “exceptional”.
And the winners were
Best in Show Kathryn Hede
Sections: oil – Carol Marson, watercolour – Ida Akkerman, acrylic – Franco Svampa, mixed media – Suzanne Lindhorst, drawing – Stephanie Field, pastel – Helen Symons
Australian Artists Magazine Award – Di Tarrant.