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  Sherry McCourt
  Fine Art of the Central Coast
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        BIO

This is my encore career.  I loved teaching both in Canada and here in Australia but decided a few years back to take a leap of faith and make art my full time career. It's working out just fine thank goodness.

        Brief Selection of Some Awards and Competitions:
                 2014 - Recipient of grant from LandCare NSW to run the annual art fundraiser for MacMaster's Beach SLSC
                               Invited to take a group plein air painting to Norfolk Island in January. Tour sold out and we had a blast.
                               Highlight of this year was selection by Gosford Regional Gallery to exhibit "Rewritten" alongside the traveling
                               Archibald Prize exhibition. See gallery page for photos. With an estimated 30,000 visitors, it was an excellent
                               opportunity to kick it up to the next level. Most work sold out.
                                Selected Gosford Regional Art Prize.
                 2012 - Selection to the highly prestigious Mortimore Prize for Realism
                  Solo exhibition "Sun, Sand and Caravan", Patonga Bakehouse Gallery. Invited for second solo in main gallery.
                 "Mac's Masters Art Show" Organised highly successful SLSC fundraiser  with H G Nelson opening
                 "Three Points of View" Group exhibition at Bouddi Gallery, Killcare
                 2010 -  Winner Etttalong Paradiso "Most Inspirational Artist"
                  Runner up People's Choice Margaret Smith Award
                 2009 -  Winner Skoda Sand Sculpture
                  Commended Singleton Art Prize
                  Margaret Smith Award - Highly Commended and Commended
                 2008 -  Winner Eckerlsey's National Creative Challenge
                   Finalist Winsor U& Newton's Watercolour "Opera Rose" competition
                   Highly commended and commended Gosford City Council's Grandma Moses
                  2007 - Winner Open section Umina Rotary Portrait Prize
                   Finalist Jasco Paint Your Mother Competition
                   Winner People's Choice Margaret Smith Award
                   2005 - Highly Commended "Fabulous Fakes" Soul of the Rose
                   2004 - Winner "Fabulous Fakes" Girl at the Bar at the Folies Bergere




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