Sunday, August 7, 2011

2011 Tree Drawing Champion announced

Off the Rails Gallery, Dunkeld, once again played host to the International Tree Drawing Competition, a unique event that asked artists to email in an A4, black and white tree drawing to go into the running to win $300, courtesy of Glenelg Hopkins CMA.

The director of the Hamilton Art Gallery, Danny McOwan, had the difficult task of selecting the prize winners, which were announced during a special opening event on Friday evening at Off The Rails Gallery in Dunkeld.

This year the International Tree Drawing champion was Wendy Taylor from Ararat, who impressed the judge with her highly detailed pencil drawing of an old river redgum. Wendy received $300 courtesy of the Glenelg Hopkins CMA.
The 2011 encouragement award went to Kathy Holowko, from Brunswick, Melbourne, for her highly inventive and original tree drawing. Kathy received $100 courtesy of the Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre.
Samual Simons, from Dunkeld, was named the 2011 Junior Tree Drawing Champion was for his unique, graphic rendition of a tree. Samuel received $50 Courtesy of Kelspec Services.
The Peoples Choice award went to Anne Fleming for her detailed drawing of a gum tree. Anne received $50 courtesy of the Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre.

To see all the entries refer to the OTR Flickr site.
Over the weekend visitors to the gallery had the opportunity to view all the entries, cast a vote in peoples choice award and carry away a complementary tree seedling thanks to ERA Nurseries.

Off the Rails Gallery would like to thank Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Era Nursery, The Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre, Kelspec Services and Danny McOwan for their continuing support.

The annual International Tree Drawing Competition is an initiative of OTR Gallery to promote interest in drawing, National Tree Day, and creative community activities.