VICTORIAN ARTISTS SOCIETY – ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD & EXHIBITION Four local Hobsons Bay artists have been invited to submit entries to the Victorian Artists Society, Artist of the Year Award. Ted Dansey, Shirley Fisher, Ray Hewitt and Bill Kerr are all members of the Hobson Bay Arts Society and have all exhibited pieces in at least two Victorian Artists Society selected Exhibitions and received the highest number of selected member votes.
artist and demands a sustained quality performance throughout the year. Janette Hopwood of the Hosbons Bay Arts Society says, “we are very proud to be associated with all of our members chosen and wish them well.”
The Artist of the Year Exhibition has one of the most unique selection processes in Australia with all artists exhibiting in three specially selected exhibitions over the year. The Artist of the Year Award is awarded to the artist gaining the most votes for ALL exhibitions including the Award Exhibition.
The winner of the Artist of the Year will be announced on Tuesday 25 November 2014 at 7.00pm at the opening.
The Victorian Artists Society was founded in the 1870s to provide an art school for people to learn to paint and a gallery to exhibit their works. This year, thirty eight artists, all members of the Society, will fill three large galleries in the Victorian Artists Society heritage listed building in Albert Street, East Melbourne. Eileen Mackley, President of the Victorian Artists Society said this prestigious award is unique as it is not awarded by a committee or judge, but by the peers of the winning
Community Newspaper Issue 79, December 2014