As seems to be the case with most Art competitions these days the Gosford Art Prize is no exception to having a controversial winner.
Below is this years winning painting by central coast artist Pamela Honeyfield, who had not one but two works selected.
Many people do not understand this style of painting, however as with all art any judgment is really subjective. You either like it or you don’t. You understand it or you don’t and even if some one was to explain such a work to you still may not ‘get it’.
Pamela is certainly an artist who is very in alignment with the value of her own work as this is the second year running that she has won the major Gosford Art Prize.
Her thoughts on her own work, “I don’t always have the words, so I like to express myself through art. For me, art is not about placing a price tag, it’s about discovering something of yourself and the world as you move through the process of creating, and sometimes the result, the product of that process is aesthetically pleasing to yourself and to others.” Last year she submitted the entry below….
For which she received as much criticism as accolades. This work has a pretty impressive list of accolades however …. (Finalist Blacktown Art Prize 2013) also a (Finalist for the International Women’s Day Art Prize 2013) (Finalist for the Hunters Hill Art Prize 2014) and (Finalist for the 2014 Gosford Art Prize) – OVERALL WINNER 2014 $10,000 Gosford Art Prize – Special Merit Award on the Online Gallery Light Space Time – Theme – ‘Seasons’
So even if you didn’t like it plenty of others did!
At the end of the day she’s laughing all the way to the bank!
If you haven’t been in to see this years entries – it’s worth taking a look. It will be interesting to see who takes out the peoples choice award at the close of the exhibition. Go and have your say if you don’t like this winner.
This Weeks Question: Who would you have liked to see as the Gosford Art Prize winner?
Look For Next Monday’s Post:Where have all the art blogs gone??