March winner update – Newcastle Art Prize

March winner update – Newcastle Art Prize

Newcastle Art Prize took home the title of Awesome Newcastle Winner and the $1,000 cash in March this year.

At our March event, Gwendolin Lewis told our board members that the society is constantly struggling to find the budget to cover prize expenses, so the $1,000 grant would be make up the major art prize.

Since then, Lewis and the team at The Society of Artists have been doing all things artsy and recently held their presentation night awarding $1,500 to a local artist – $1000 of which came from Awesome Newcastle.

The winner of the 2016 Newcastle Art Prize was John Haycraft for his painting ‘Loaded‘ (above). Haycraft is a professional architectural illustrator, teacher of watercolour classes, and author of several books.

Life member from Society of Artists, Jenni Gander, reflected upon the night and Haycraft’s previous wins within the Newcastle art scene.

“The night was awesome and everybody had a great time.  The 2016 Newcastle Art Prize winner, John Haycraft, won two years ago and his work again this year is a very worthy winner.”

Awesome work guys!

We love hearing from our past winners and how their grant helped them move forward.