All the work is in....ready for the off.
The judges, Geoff Hunt, Martin Smith and Jean Noble, scrutinising one of mine and reaching for the X!
Gallery owner and good friend Stephen Lowe waiting in line with my painting to be judged.
Sculptor Paul Bainbridge with one of his works.
Paul judged the 3D work and declared Kathy Burman the winner with her abstact piece. (in the middle here)
The judges perusing the best pieces to pick the prizewinners.
Best in Show 'What's in the Bucket' by Christine Spence
and also my favourite piece.
As usual I had a fantastic day. It is so, so interesting to see the way it all works. The judges seemed to be rather harsh this year, with very few pieces awarded AAA, one of which was one of mine, though...woohoo! Something to be proud of, as I saw so many stunning pieces in the reject pile, and many disappointed friends. Best friend, Stella Green, had all four of her submissions accepted. I'm very proud of her, and that has given me something to aspire to next year. I got two out six accepted.
I would recommend seeing this exhibition...it is always excellent and always inspiring.