Creative battle for Gosford Art and Ceramic Prizes
TALENTED artists from around the country have been recognised in this year's Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramic Prize.
Winners were announced at the Gosford Regional Gallery exhibition opening last month.
The popular competition received 566 entries submitted by more than 420 artists, with over 70% of artists from the Central Coast.
Team leader at Gosford Regional Gallery Tim Braham said: "In total, 141 works were selected for the final exhibition. It is particularly gratifying to note that more than 56% of these finalists were also from the Central Coast.
"We would also like to congratulate all entrants for their work, creativity and dedication.
"This exhibition is a true celebration of our region's talent and commitment to the visual arts." Mr Braham said.
The Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramic Prize will be on exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery until Sunday, December 4.
A series of free artist talks will be held every Saturday at 2pm for the duration of the exhibition.
Central Coast Council congratulated all artists chosen as finalists in this year's Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramic Prize, and the deserving winners.
The 2016 winners include: The 2016 winners include: Winner Gosford Art Prize, $15,000, Bronwyn Van De Graaff, Cactus; second prize, $5000: Geoff Harvey, North Lismore View from my House; highly commended, $1000, Rew Hanks, The Captain and his Bunnies; highly commended, $1000, Mark Middleton, Manganvi Trail; winner Gosford Ceramic Prize, $2000, Clodagh Blackburn, Space Rocks.