At the opening of the Perthshire Art Association's Annual Exhibition on Thursday our President Ian E Brown informed those present that the our club has been organising the Young Artist Competition for Perth Schools since 2007, making it the 13th occasion of our involvement.
This year we had 38 entries which as usual gave the judges from the Art Association a very difficult task in selecting the winning entries. President Ian thanked them for their expertise and time spent in judging the art work.
The photo shows PAA President Ian Dunsire with James Lauder, Aimee Findlay and President Ian E Brown.
Fiona Haldane presented the prizes to the young winners (see below). Fiona was born in Dundee and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art between 1975-1979. She first started to exhibit in 1996 and is now recognised as one of the leading pastel landscape artists in Scotland.
James Lauder is shown on the left with his winning picture. Above Junior runner-up Aimee Findlay is pictured with Fiona Haldane. The winner and runner-up in the senior age group were unable to attend the presentation.
S1 to S3 Age Group
Winner - James Lauder (Strathallan School)
Runner-up - Aimee Findlay (Perth Grammar School)
S4 to S6 Age Group
Winner - Mina Brennan (Strathallan School)
Runner-up - Natasha Beal (Kilgraston School)