The Grassland Art Prize, a new initiative of the Tambo Arts Council Inc., opened on Saturday June 4. A lunchtime event enjoyed by a crowd of over sixty artists and art enthusiasts.
The competition opened in January to all visual artists with $7000 in prize money up for grabs.
The theme for the 2022 GAP was View from my Window and entries were received from artists from across the country and there was one entry from New Zealand.
The winners were all in attendance on the day………
Open 1st: Rhondda Scott (Tambo) $3000 sponsored by Harvey Black Group.
Open 2nd: Joanne Taylor (Barcaldine) $2000 sponsored by Sanderson Family Trust.
Open 3rd: Jill Taylor (Blackall) $1000 sponsored by Geoff and Cassie Swanson.
The People’s Choice of $1000 sponsored by Tambo Arts Council Inc. will be awarded at the end of the exhibition in July.
The Judges, Kevin Wilson and Simone Eisler, considered the works selected for the GAP displayed a diversity of approaches to the theme View from my window – from the very close up imagery of plant and animal life outside the windowpane to long distance views of the landscape from the farmhouse or motel.
The three winners all revealed differing interpretations of the theme and were selected for the skill and artistry they displayed.
The exhibition will be on display until the end of July are all for sale online.