Lola Rose Award 2015 – Stockland Jesmond

The exhibition finished today after a very successful two weeks. Lots of interest and positive feedback from the public and a total of 26 paintings sold. The judging of the Lola Rose Award this year was done by well- renowned local artist Bill Freeman, and we thank him for his continuing support. The winner was Ernie Kelly for his oil painting ‘Misty Morning’, with second place going to Wendy Lesniak for ‘Kooka Mates’. The raffle painting by Robyn Spruce was extremely popular, with lots of tickets being sold – right up to the last minute.

The full list of winners:


‘Misty Morning’ by Ernest Kelly

1st place:                      ‘Misty Morning’ – Ernest Kelly

2nd place:                    ‘Kooka Mates’ – Wendy Lesniak

Highly Commended: ‘Rose Blooms’ – Eleanor Anson

‘The Old Foot Bridge’ – Enid simpson

‘Newcastle Bathe’ – Janet De Vries

‘Nobody’s Child no3′ – Trudie Hussey

President’s Award:    ‘Barn Owls’ – Norma Clarke

Centre Management Award: ‘Fishing the Murray’ – Carol Hile (shown above)