Here at KAB Gallery, we are very proud when the artists we exhibit are selected for awards and prizes!
KAB Gallery is thrilled to announce that Sally West’s dramatic portrait of John Wegner, international Opera Singer, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2015 Portia Geach Art Prize at National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery. This is the fourth consecutive year Sally West has been selected as a FINALIST in this prestigious art prize.
As mentioned in an earlier post, my portrait of International Opera Singer, John Wegner, has been selected as a FINALIST in the 2015 Portia Geach Art Prize which opens next week at National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery. During the sitting John Wegner set up this time-lapse.”Enchained – First Sitting – John Wegner As Jokanaan In Opera Australia’s Salome”, 150x150cm, oil on canvas.
Posted by Sally West Art on Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Celebrating it’s 50th year in 2015, the Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia’s most prestigious art prize for portraiture by female artists.
The Portia Geach Memorial Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30, 000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, ‘…for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.’
For more of Sally’s work check out the website or come in store and experience her spontaneous and active style up close and from far away! Below are a few of our current favourites!