Combined Art Societies of Sydney 19th Annual 'Art of Sydney' Awards
Opening Night held at
The Terrace Room, National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour
The Combined Art Societies of Sydney are honoured to have the
Governor of NSW,
Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO as its Patron.
Her Excellency extended that honour in favouring us with her presence on Opening Night on Friday 23rd January, 2009 and we were very much inspired by her words of encouragement with regard to dedicating ourselves to art and its creation.
Soheir Ehinger and I enjoyed our night immenseley despite not picking up any awards ourselves and were delighted and excited to mix and mingle with the honorary guests including our
Invited Judge John Wilson FRAS
Congratulations to all who won awards.
To David Lake A.R.A.S. a member of Oatley 101 Society of Artists who was awarded
'Artist of the Year'.
Roslyn Psakis who won 'Best In Show' for her beautiful painting "Little Smooth Shell".
I would like to also especially mention and congratulate
Freda Surgenor, who received a Commendation for her spectacular painting "Fruit Blend" and Marion Chapman fellow Redbubbler receiving a Commendation for her painting in the Miniatures "Bassist". It was wonderful to finally meet Marion on the night as we have been supporting each other on RB.
The holiday season is almost over and it will again be time for the Societies to kick start a brand new year.
All the best for 2009!
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