Prizes 2014

Judged by Garry Barker, Andrew Stewart and Diane Sinnot, the prizes were awarded at the preview evening.

£1000 – for Best Picture in Show. Sponsored by the Trustees on behalf of Great North Art Show

Sarah Sharpe2 “The Red Room” by Sarah Sharpe

Judges comments: “A deeply felt and meditative painting in a tradition that goes back through Cecil Collins and Craigie Atchison. All essential detail stripped away letting the sombre colour and apparently simple form carry the force of the image”.

 £1000 – for the Best Body of Work sponsored by Carter Jonas     Carter Jones logo2

Wendy Jones with Austin Mitchell

Wendy Jones being presented with the award by Austin Mitchell, MP

 Judges comments: “Intense, elevating the allotment to something significant. The patterning of the paint echoes the structural principles of planting. Joyful and exuberant.”

£750 – for the Best print or etchings sponsored by Harrowells   Harrowells Solicitors logo2


Laney Birkhead

Awarded to Laney Birkhead

Judges comments: “Mystical evocation of landscape that illustrates an intensity of vision”.

Schools Competition Awards Winners sponsored by Barber Titleys   Barber Titleys Logo2


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