2014 PORTIA GEACH Memorial Award 7 November ~ 13 December 2014 Celebrating Female Australian Artists
Finalist 2014 Portia Geach with “True Blue” Phil Foster
A list of 49 finalists has been announced today, Thursday 16 October 2014, for the country’s most revered portrait prize for female artists, the Portia Geach Memorial Award. This year more than 300 entries were received – the highest number of entries in the past five years
Commenting on the shortlist of finalists, the judging panel said: “Painting is alive and well amongst the new generation of female artists in Australia and this list of finalists reads like a who’s who of the future of Art in this country.
The judging panel for this year’s award comprised of: Director S.H Ervin Gallery, Jane Watters; Artist and Trustee of Art Gallery of New South Wales Ben Quilty; and Trustee of Art Gallery of New South Wales, Samantha Meers.