"With the exhibition packed away and the giant check handed over, all that’s left to do before we wrap up the inaugural bluethumb Art Prize exhibition is to announce the highly contested People’s Choice Award winner.
Make no mistake – we don’t go throwing terms like that around lightly. At the end of opening night entry forms came back with votes and scribbles aplenty. Even though this made them a little hard to read at times, it was fantastic to see everyone’s genuine interest and investment in the exhibition (that’s why people were entering, right? Not just to go in the draw for the case of wine?).
So, without further ado, the winner of the People’s Choice Award is… Sam Michelle, for her oil painting Swimming Happy!"
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