The people bowled over by bubbles

Published on 05 September 2017

Image of People's Choice Award winner's painting

The votes have now been tallied for this year’s $500 ‘People’s Choice Award’ a part of the annual QPRC Regional Art Awards at The Q in Queanbeyan, and the winner is Queanbeyan artist Catherine McCormack for her mixed media piece titled ‘Blowing Bubbles’.

Catherine’s piece was a labor of love, painted over a 52 week period. She worked on it every week for a year, incorporating a variety of mixed media. Catherine was thrilled to take the win, and send her thanks to everyone who voted for her. ‘It really inspires you to keep making and creating. This award means a lot, as people could have voted for any artwork, but they voted for mine, it makes me feel very honoured’ said Catherine.

2017 Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Art Award winners:

Shared by Queanbeyan artists Harriet Schwartzrock for her blown glass piece Flexible and Suzanne Moss for her painting titled Flowers for a room of one’s own

The Highly Commended Award: Roland Aronsen for Old Brown Eyes

The inaugural QPRC Exhibition Award: Cheryl Hodges for Chestnuts, Castanea Sativa

Form Studio & Gallery Award for Professional Practice:  Gail Nichols for Tales of a Scribbly Gum

People’s Choice Award: Catherine McCormack for Blowing Bubbles