2011 Online ACPN Members Art Exhibition

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It’s with great pleasure I bring to you 2011 Members Online Exhibition – Thankyou so much to everyone who entered!

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The Judging

A BIG thankyou to our judge Richard Klekociuk who has chosen our winner.

Here are Richard’s comments:

I was disappointed that only around 12% of our members entered this exhibition, but I was pleased with the standard of work that I saw.

There is a good mixture of subjects and I was impressed with the members’ understanding of technique and composition.

Some of the statements however, missed the point. The statement must only be about the particular drawing entered, not about the artist. There were though some excellent statements written and they gave me an excellent insight as to what the artists were trying to say. The statement from the winning artist was inspiring.

Many of the artworks contained wonderful examples of mark-making and sensitivity. I could see that there was a strong commitment to portraying the character of many of the subjects.

Several artists’ works contained symbols, and these were used to great effect.

Well done to all who entered!


Drawing 1 (Elena Kolotusha) – a beautifully rendered symbolic artwork with a great balance of ‘horizontals and verticals’.

Drawing 5 (Julie Podstolski) – sensitive mark-making, lovely use of abstraction.


Drawing 2 (Andrea Michael) – A moving, sensitive portrait, full of character and respect for the subject. Wonderful technique. The addition of the 3 ribbons adds an aesthetic balance and symbolises the ‘class’ of the subject.

WINNING ARTWORK – Drawing 6  – Joyce de Ruyter

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Winner of the 2011 Online Exhibition

  –  a highly sensitive, beautifully composed drawing that captures the character and sentimentality of an old piano. The mark-making is exquisite, its symbolism profound. The accompanying statement is quite moving.

This would be the best example of drawing that I have had the pleasure to judge this year.

Bravo! Well done!


 The Prizes

Joyce will receive with Thanks to our fabulous sponsors S&S Creativity Unlimited:

  • 72 box set of Coloursoft Derwent pencils
  • 9×12″ Pad of Stonehenge paper.
  • 6 pack of Graphic Pencils
  • 12month subscription to the ACPN
  • ACPN Award Certificate.


Highly Commended award prize  goes to Andrea Michael will recieve:

  • 12month subscription to the ACPN
  • ACPN Award Certificate.

People’s Choice Award will be awarded via a  public for vote,  (Donated by the ACPN)
Voting period is open  from 3rd – 13th December  and winner will be announced Wednesday 14th December 2011.

Prize donated by the ACPN and is a:

  • 12month subscription to the ACPN and a ACPN certificate.
  • 125ml bottle of Zest-it Solvent
  • 5X7″ Pad of Stonehenge paper

We will be holding another exhibition towards the middle of the year in 2012, to stay up to date please signup for our FREE newsletter OR Become a member and support the Australian Coloured Pencil Community. This in the past has been a themed exhibition so please put forward your suggestions on the forum!

How to vote for your favourite in our People’s Choice Awards

To vote for your favourite artwork, please click on the thumbnail of the artwork you like the best, on the page you will see a Thumbs up button, click on the thumbs up the artwork with the most vostes will be the winner! 🙂


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