The Avon Valley Arts Society celebrated the successful launch of the 2018 Northam Art Prize on Friday night.
With more than 115 people in attendance, artists were recognised for their work at the annual awards night.
This year there were 68 entries that will be on display at the Lesser Town Hall daily from 10am to 3pm until Sunday 9 September.
Nic Compton took out the Best in Show award for his 3D wood art piece called Walca (Canoe).
The local said he was inspired by his home country of New Zealand and that the pieces of wood were all pinned together.
It was his only entry in the show.
Mr Compton was awarded $3000 by the Shire of Northam.
Mark McClellan was awarded second place for the Best in Show category for his 3D woodwork called Para mi Esposa.
Best Work by Local Artist – Den L Scheer
Best Work by Local Artist (Highly Commended) – Frida Aditi
RSM Australia Award (Acquisitive) – Anne Ashman
RSM Australia Award (Acquisitive) Highly Commended – Jennifer Dul
Killick Art Award – Tanya Cleveland
Killick Art Award (Highly Commended) – Trish Hamilton
Ray Head Memorial Award – Kaye Devlin
Ray Head Memorial Award (Highly Commended) – Marion Jenkin
The President’s Inaugural Youth Art Award – Indigo Browne
The President’s Inaugural Youth Art Award (Highly Commended) – Indigo Browne
Youth Award Runner Up – Indigo Browne
AVAS President Ulo Rumjantsev said the night saw a great turnout and a great ambiance.
“2018 has seen AVAS move ahead with new life and with renewed effort we have successfully gained a new home for the AVAS membership – the Old Girls School,” he said.
“We hope you enjoy the exhibition and we look forward to another eventful, creative and successful year for AVAs in 2019.”