2017 Exhibition

Guest Judge, Jo Reitze

Multi-award winning artist, Jo Reitze, joins the Strathdon Community Art Exhibition as guest judge in 2017.

Jo is a Fellow of The Victorian Artist’s Society and is Past President and Bulletin Editor of Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors (MSWPS). She also coordinated art at Canterbury Girls Secondary College for 20 years before focusing solely on her own paintings.

In 2005, Jo commenced an exciting and innovative venture – Jo Reitze paints your garden – where she has been commissioned to paint gardens, capturing the seasonal differences and immortalising gardens for nature lovers.

In 2016, Jo won the MSWPS Annie Davison Oliver Award, which was presented by the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria.

Guest Artists

2017 Award Categories

Artwork prize categories include:

  • Best Work in Show – $2,000
  • Best Oil / Acrylic – $500
  • Best Watercolour – $500
  • Best Pastel Work – $500
  • Best Work by a Young Artist (17-21 years) – $300
  • Best Miniature – $400
  • Best Animal or Bird Work – $400
  • People’s Choice – $400