Stevens’ art picked from more than 50

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WINNER: Guest judge Peter Bok with major prize winner Sarah Stevens and her entry Hidden Valley.A local artist has won the top prize at this year’s Port Lincoln Art Prize.
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This year’s art prize attracted more than 50 entires, which were revealed at the opening andpresentation night at the Nautilus Arts Centre on January 12.

Entries also came from outside Port Lincoln, including Ceduna, Elliston, Snowtown and Adelaide.

Port Lincoln artist Sarah Stevens was awarded the $5000 major prize for her entry titled Hidden Valley.

Miss Stevens said it felt amazing to have won the major prize.

“It was completely unexpected, I was entering thinking I didn’t have much of a chance,” she said.

Miss Stevens, who has been painting for about 15 years, said the award win hadalready opened up opportunities for her including a chance to showcase some of her art in Adelaide.

Other winners included Ceduna artist Pungkai who received a $1000 highly commended prize for his entry Tali Tjuta –Many Sandhillsand Sally Kunze who won the $1000 Picture Perfect Local Artist Prize for her piece Boston Bay.

Adelaide Horlin-Smith won the Encouragement Award for Awakeningand Ann Fuss received the Hangers Award for Kaleidoscope.

Special merits were also awarded to Sarah Cavill for Fire Fairies, Emma Fuss for King Proteas, Makenzie Dickie for Fading Part 3 and Dave Trengove for Towards Sir Isaccs.

Adelaideartist Peter Bok was guest judge for theart prize.

Port Lincoln mayor Bruce Green said Mr Bok provided great insight as to how the winners were selected.

“His words were very encouraging with many of the artists present filled with a new sense of confidence,” he said.

Nautilus Arts Centre officer Vivianne Sarret said entries were up on recent years.

“We’re notjust reaching out to local people but reaching out to outside areas which is great,” she said.

The entries are now on display in the Nautilus Arts Centre until February 18 with the public invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced after the exhibition.

The Port Lincoln City Council thankedart prizesponsors Picture Perfect Framing and Artists Supplies, Pedemonte Jewellers, Port Lincoln Hotel and Regional Express.

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