Rutherglen Tastes of Art Past Prize winners

Tastes of Art Prize 2023 Winners!

Explore the 2022 exhibition using our Virtual Tour below.

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Congratulations to our 2022 Prize Winners


Winner $2,000 – Mat Vaughan “Erasure #1” – View Artist Bio Winner $2,000 – Courtney Young “Memories of Wongaibon Country” – View Artist Bio Highly Commended $200 – Chris Haller “Life” Highly Commended $200 – Claire McCall “Playing At The Park” – View Artist Bio


Winner $2,000 – Therese Shanley ”Driving with Mandrake” – View Artist Bio Highly Commended $200 – Beth Peters “Field” – View Artist Bio


Winner $2,000 – Patricia Cerminara “Woven Buyu (thinawan) (Wirrill) and (bigibila) Quill vase (Blue)” – View Artist Bio Highly Commended $200 – Sharon McEachern “Native Inspired Series” – View Artist Bio


Landscape Winner $1,000 – Kate Hanton “Mountain Mood” – View Artist Bio Open Winner $1,000 – Vicki Cain “The Unknown” – View Artist Bio Highly Commended $200 – Jypsie Cronan “My Muse” – View Artist Bio


Three Winners $250 – Eve Brown “Serenity”, Mia McEachern “Afternoon Tea”, Mara O’Keeffe “I Said Stop”


Winner $100 – Stephanie Jakovac “Message in a Bottle” – View Artist Bio


Gala Opening Night

A very large crowd attended the Gala Opening night and enjoyed the Campbells Wines while admiring over 450 artworks presented by our many talented artists.  Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize 2022 which closes at 3pm Sunday 20th March.

Woven Buyu – Patricia Cerminara

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Known for attracting a depth of artistic talent from around Australia, the  2021 Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize was a fabulous success with  a record number of over 500  artist entries. Thank you to all artists, businesses and volunteers who made this event possible.

2021 Tastes of Art Prize

2021  was the 4th Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize. Following success from previous years, we are retaining our Youth Award, for artists up to 18 years of age. Artworks entered into the prize  as always were available for sale, with 14% of artworks sold this year.

2021 Judge

The 2021 prize was judged by the talented and renowned Wangaratta local, Dianne Mangan. Dianne has had a lifelong love of art, expressed through both being a maker and working in the art world and is currently the gallery director at  Off Centre Gallery +Studio. Prior to this Dianne was Gallery Director at the Wangaratta Art Gallery for over 18 years.  

Setting up

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Photos:  Thank you – Toni Harris and Alex Campbell
Congratulations to 2021 prize category winners:

3D small artwork Beatrice Magalotti with ‘Belongings’ (bronze)

         Highly commended  – Linda Lees with  ‘Descendant’  (ceramic)

Youth Awards Serena Barry  with ‘Ocean Utopia’ Josie Beattie with ‘Here Fishy Fishy’

Photography ( Landscape)  Yvonne Schnelle with ‘Forest in Lake Eyre’

          Highly Commended: Jypsie Cronan with  ‘Purple Rain’

Photography ( Creative)  Toni Harris with ‘ Hairy Panic Project image no 11.3’

Work on paper Anita Lawrence with ‘ Middle Ground -Dusk’

           Highly commended:Kathy Holmes with ‘Attica’ 1/18 (collagraph print)

Painting/ Mixed Media Therese King with ‘ Banksia’ Do Noble with ‘Afternoon Warmth’

           Highly commended:            Tamika Leeds with ‘Mt Pilatus ( oil on canvas)            Joy Schmidt with ‘Rivergum’ ( oil and pencil on canvas)

Other Awards

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – $250 prize Emily Thomas with Sunset at Warby Ranges

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2020 Winners

We celebrated the Tastes of Art  Gala Opening Cocktail Party on Friday 6 March, 2020. It was a fantastic night celebrating as the winners were announced and $6500 worth of prizes awarded! This year our exhibition was very successful with 373 artworks entered. A big thank you to our artists for their beautiful artworks, to those who purchases artworks and especially to the support of our sponsors with our major sponsors being Campbells Wines and Francis Transport, Corowa.  

First Prize

Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media – ‘A Life of Colour’ by Catherine Pianta, Goorambat, VIC Photography – ‘Pelican’ by Gerri Jones, Yarrawonga, VIC Printmaking – ‘New Holland in Mallee’ by Vida Pearson, Haddon, VIC Sculpture – ‘Family’ by Debbie Wood, Wagga Wagga, NSW Work on Paper – ‘Riverside’ by Do Noble, Doveton, VIC Youth Award – ‘Burnt Innocence’ by Jasmine Exton, Rutherglen, Vic                           – ‘Folded Fish’ by Dharma Kotzur, Barnawartha, VIC

Highly Commended

Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media – ‘Welcome Storm’ by Glenys Baxter , Albury, NSW Photography – Cicada Dance Linesby Marg Leddin, Wodonga, VIC Printmaking – ‘Finding a Home’ by Abi Thompson, Wodonga, VIC Sculpture – Crossroads 2 by Ian McKinnon , Markwood, VIC Work on Paper – A Surfeit of Tastes’ by Veronica O’Leary, Tathra, NSW  

Tastes of Art 2020

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Oil / Acrylic/ Mixed Media Section // First Prize – $1000 prize money // ‘A Life of Colour’ by Catherine Pianta from Goorambat, VIC

2019 Winners

Each year we strive to make our exhibition even better and this year we had an overwhelming number of entries – 496 in total! Thank you to our artists for their beautiful artworks, to those who purchased artworks and especially to the support of our sponsors, some of whom are supporting us for the second time and our major sponsor, Campbells Wines.  

First Prize

Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media – ‘Sanctuary’ by Laural Lawless, Yarrawonga, Vic Photography – ‘Never Stop Dreaming’ by Ushi Grant, Wahgunyah, Vic Printmaking – ‘My Country’ by Aunty Kath Withers, Wagga Wagga, NSW Sculpture – ‘Midnight Conductor’ by Taro Iiyama, Wangaratta, Vic Work on Paper – ‘Memory Woven’ by Beth Peters, Chiltern, Vic Youth Award – ‘Impressions’ by Mykelti Kotzur, Barnawartha, Vic

Highly Commended

Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media – ‘River Scene’ by Do Noble, Doveton, Vic Photography – ‘Consume’ by Adam Plimmer, Guildford, NSW Printmaking – ‘Gathering’ by Bernhadine Mueller, Riverview, NSW Sculpture – ‘The Battle Between Needs & Wants’ by Simon Pankhurst, Bright, Vic Work on Paper – ‘Somewhere Between Here & There’ by Kirrily Anderson, Chiltern, Vic


Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media – ‘Arkaroola Leaning’ by Stephen McCall, Bright, Vic Photography – ‘Murmungee’ by Erin Davis-Hartwig, Beechworth, Vic Printmaking – ‘I’ve Got My Eye On You’ by Vida Pearson, Haddon, Vic Sculpture – ‘The Woven Tower’ by Joan Asmussen, North Albury, NSW Work on Paper – ‘Terracina’ by Mick Dow, Springhurst, Vic

People’s Choice

I Have Got My Eye On You’ by Vida Pearson, Haddon, Vic

Tastes of Art 2019

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2018 Winners

Work on Paper –  First Prize –  Vida Pearson, title of artwork – ‘New Holland in Grevillia’ Catalogue No. 256  Highly Commended – Colina Grant, title of artwork – ‘Merimbula Melaleakus’ Catalogue No. 90 Highly Commended – Rhonda Parcel, title of artwork – ‘Winter’ Catalogue No. 250 Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media – First Prize – Do Noble, title of artwork – ‘Ovens River’ Catalogue No. 237 Highly Commended – Carol Stewart, title of artwork – ‘Crysanthemum’ Catalogue No. 334 Highly Commended – Janet Leith, title of artwork – ‘Sonia on the Rock’ Catalogue No. 187 Highly Commended – Joy Schmidt, title of artwork – ‘Natural Colour’ Catalogue No. 310 Photography – First Prize – Duanne Anderson, title of photo – ‘Forlorn’ Catalogue No. 22 Highly Commended – Ushi Grant, title of photo – ‘High Country 2’ Catalogue No. 94 Sculpture – First Prize – Simon Pankhurst, title of sculpture – ‘Which Way Now?’ Catalogue No. 248 Highly Commended – David Doyle, title of sculpture – ‘Magpie Season’ Catalogue No. 68
  1. Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media – winner received $500 thanks to Campbells Wines and Riot Art & Craft
  2. Work on Paper – winner received $500 thanks to Hargraves Ambrose & Co, Frame N Art and Riot Art & Craft
  3. Photography – winner received $500 thanks to Alkermi Photography and Raleigh Electrics
  4. Sculpture – winner receives $500 thanks to Arts Rutherglen
Vouchers valued at $200 were awarded for Highly Commended Artworks. Also a People’s Choice Award was announced after the show. Peoples Choice:  Congratulations Ann Rayment who got the peoples choice award for her work “Vintage Charm”. Raffle winners:  Congratulations to our raffle winners: 1st prize Marg Wilmont, 2nd prize Halina Nehmy, 3rd prize Otto Vilczko and 4th prize Kirsten. 

Tastes Of Art Exhibition 2018

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