Cathy’s the best
And the winner is Cathy Alkins . . .
This seasoned artist walked away from the Bridgetown Gallery at Sheraton Mall, Christ Church recently with the Public Prize For Best Painting By An Established Artist during the public judging of the Goldcorp Corporation-sponsored Carmichael Prize For Painting.
An annual non-acquisitive award for paintings, the Carmichael Prize was established in 2002 and is considered one of the most prestigious private art awards on the island.
Alkins won with her much-loved painting titled Time Passes By – a beautiful piece of art which depicts an old man sitting at his window and watching the various scenes on life’s stage.
Also in the winner’s circle were Elizabeth Stewart and Kirsten Dear.
Stewart’s painting, I Had A Dream copped her the Critics’ Prize For Best Painting By An Emerging Artist, while Dear captured first and second place in the Critics’ Best Painting By An Established Artist category. Her painting titled Carlisle Bay took the No. 1 spot, while Fisherpond Interior won her the No. 2 position.
To participate in the Carmichael Prize For Painting, named after attorney at law and president of the Barbados Museum Historical Society, Dr Trevor Carmichael, artists must submit original, non-exhibited paintings which were created 12 months before the actual award is held. Members of the public help determine the winners in the various categories.
The aim of the competition is to encourage the promotion, creation and sale of fine art painting on the island. (CH)