Congratulations to Gallery Artist Kerry Johns, with her painting, Still Life’s Journey into Night being selected as a finalist in this years EMSLA (Eutick Memorial Still Life Award) 2017.
Now in its eleventh year, Curator Dr Leigh Summers will judge this year´s award along with critic and art historian John McDonald and Wollongong Art Gallery director John Monteleone. “Criteria we´d be looking for is excellence in any field of still life as long as it´s a painting. So it can be highly abstract or hyper real or impressionist and everything in between,” Dr Summers said.
The prestigious award began 11 years ago after the curator met the pharmaceutical CEO, Dr Eutick, whom made known he was looking for a way to assist the arts – Dr Summers suggested an art prize and Dr Eutick generously funded the inaugural award in 2006 and instituted the prize in memory of his parents Lillian and Malvin.
Kerry Johns won the 2016 EMSLA prize last year.
Exhibition Dates: 10 November – 09 December 2016.
Project Contemporary Artspace, 255 Keira Street, Wollongong, NSW.