Wellington Boot art competition finds its winning piece

Winner: The winning entry was created by Barbara Preston and is titled 'Come on Huey'. Pictured are the two judges with the work that is on exhibition in the windows of Western Stores Building until April 19. Photo: Supplied.

Winner: The winning entry was created by Barbara Preston and is titled 'Come on Huey'. Pictured are the two judges with the work that is on exhibition in the windows of Western Stores Building until April 19. Photo: Supplied.

While it was a tough decision for the judges of this year's Wellington Boot Races competition, Barabara Preston's colour piece was chosen as the winner.

Wellington Arts received eight art/paintings and one sculpture in the 2020 competition.

Judging was conducted by Wellington Race Club President Ian Darney and Racing Committee member Peter Barton.

Wellington Arts president Lisa Thomas said both of the judges had a keen eye for detail and took their time assessing correct form and content of the entries.

"The judges were not provided with the artists names so to eliminate any favouritism, and throughout the judging process made complimentary comments about each and every entry," she said.

"While the number of entries have been impacted by the recent isolation rules Wellington Arts was thrilled to receive entries and the quality did not disappoint."

The winning artwork had to be suitable to be promoted as a poster for the 2021 year and had to adhere to criteria to be eligible.

All art works are for sale and remain on exhibition in the windows of Western Stores building in the centre of Wellington until April 19.

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