Congratulations to:

MSWPS Congratulates our Member Valda Cuming in 2019 as a recipient of an Order of Australian Medal for service to the Visual Arts.

Jo Reitze on The Age article titled Hemmed in by Sub-division in conjunction with her Solo exhibition at Kinross Arts Centre.

Here is the link: This artist's canvas is always greener
As development encroaches, a leafy haven creates a soothing palette.

Sue Jarvis and Elizabeth Moore-Golding, joint winners of the Constance Wu Award.

The Constance Wu Award was established by Carolyn Yong in memory of her mother, Constance Wu.
This award was first presented in 2012. It is presented to the artist receiving the most votes from MSWPS members whose works have been shown in the Annual Exhibitions.

This peer evaluated award was initially presented as The Mabel Pryde Prize and later as The MSWPS Award. MSWPS thanks Carolyn for this support.

In 2017 we have joint winners of this award.(Both artists will share the prize money.)

Elizabeth Moore Golding for 'Felicity, City Woman' and Sue Jarvis for ‘9am Swanston Street’. They will be presented with this award donated by Carolyn Yong in memory of her mother at the Christmas Lunch.

Congratulations to these members and thanks to the donors

Erica Wagner who has been Awarded the Dromken Medal for outstanding achievement in the creation of Australian Children's and Young Adult Literature. Read about it at: and

Beatrice Magalotti, Recipient of the prestigious Yering Station Sculpture Award
Roz McQuillan Best Drawing at the Brighton Art Society Annual Exhibition 2017
Annee Kelly Best Bayside subject at the Brighton Art Society Annual Art Exhibition
Jo Reitze Best Australian National Environmental Study, Angair Art Show 2017
Sue Jarvis Runner up Noble Park Community Art Show
Gillian Lodge Highly Commended in the ANL Maritime Exhibition
Jo Reitze Highly Commended Ocean Grove Rotary Award

Finalists in the VAS Mavis Little Artist of the Year Award 2017

Louise Foletta, Annee Kelly, Gwendoline Krumins, Moira Laidlaw, Barbara McManus, Elizabeth Moore-Golding, Robyn Pridham, Jo Reitze, Jenny Scholes, Raelene Sharp and Erica Wagner