Last week I was accepted into the juried Hornsby Art Prize! I went to the opening on Saturday night – and wow it was a very impressive turnout. The caterers out did themselves and the standard of the entries was very high. There was a range of very different, high quality art styles.
One of the Judges, Marianne Newman, made some interesting comments. She said, “I look at how the artist has treated the genre to make sure they are creating something from themselves, not just copying another work. I like to see something a bit novel and I want sincerity of expression. I like to see the spirit of the artist.”
I think it is refreshing to know that the person judging your work has this point of view. The diversity of work hung, certainly reflected her ethos.
I entered the painting ‘Beginnings’.