A NAKED woman’s portrait and a painting of waves crashing against a cliff are among the prize-winning works at the annual Corowa Art and Photographic Exhibition.
More than 400 works are on show at the Memorial Hall until Sunday week featuring professional and amateur artists from NSW and Victoria, including locals.
Landscapes, portraits, still-life and paintings of animals take their place beside scenes in Australia and overseas — from Mount Buffalo to Prague.
Mark Bongers’ black-and-white reclining nude was one of four winners in the photography section judged by Rob Lacey. The others are Kathryn Mitsch, David Sharp and Jennifere Thompson.
In the art section, Jan Long’s oil painting, Against the Rocks, won a $2500 award for the best oil or acrylic work with judge, Ern Trembath, remarking that “the water looks wet”.
“It’s an extremely difficult subject that forever changes with every wave that hits the shore,” Trembath said.
Another $2500 award went to Barbara Beasley-Southgate for a pastel work on paper depicting a riverside scene.
These two works and a miniature by Jan Lawler and contemporary-style oil by Geoff Paynter will be acquired by the Corowa Federation Art Committee for presentation to the gallery.
Secretary-treasurer Marj Saines said the works were valuable additions to the Corowa Civic Centre’s permanent display.
This is the exhibition’s 14th year and all the works are for sale at prices ranging from $150 to $3000.