Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to the MMRA Winter Art Competition. It was fantastic to receive entries from budding artists on 17 roads from age 5 to 93! We were blown away by the quality of entries and we hope that this inaugural art competition has helped to enhance the community spirit during these difficult times.
Irish glass artist and art educator Sinéad Brennan very kindly agreed to be our independent Judge, a tough job indeed. Sinéad graduated from the National College of Art and Design and serves as Education Officer on the Board of the Glass Society of Ireland. Co-founder of Glint Glass Studio, Sinead has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her work is part of public and private collections, including the Irish State Art Collection.
MMRA are delighted to announce the Winners as chosen by Judge Sinéad Brennan are:
- WINNER: Clara Daly, ‘Robin in Deerpark‘ (€20 voucher)
- 2nd Prize: Emma Bracken, ‘Mrs Fox‘ (€10 voucher)
- 3rd Prize: Julia Maguire, ‘My Garden Butterflies‘ (€10 voucher)
- WINNER: Aoife Gillen Christmas scene (€30 voucher)
- 2nd Prize: Maria Daly, ‘Dog in the Grass’ (€10 voucher)
- 3rd Prize: Maedhbh Barry, ‘Deerpark Critters’ (€10 voucher)
- WINNER: Carmen Walsh, ‘Deerpark in the Autumn‘ (€50 voucher)
- 2nd Prize: Kathleen O’Kelly, ‘Rose’ (€15 voucher)
- 3rd Prize: Cillian Hayes, ‘Boy and Snowman chat in Deerpark‘ (€15 voucher)
- WINNER: Niamh Hughes, Silver Birches’ (multiple branches) (€100 voucher)
- 2nd Prize: Mark Daly, ‘The Fox on The Rise‘ (€50 voucher from The Food Shop)
- WINNER: Mrs Deirdre Lydon, Autumn Scene (€100 voucher)
- 2nd Prize: Eileen Quinn, Fox – close up of Deerpark Fox on dark background (€50 voucher)
- 3rd Prize: Deirdre Hickey, ‘Robin Redbreast‘ (€50 voucher)
Warm congratulations to all winners! In an effort to support our local businesses MRMA have arranged Prize Vouchers which can be redeemed in Mount Merrion. A Certificate of Commendation will be issued to all participants in due course.
The MMRA would like to sincerely thank The Food Shop for their prize voucher and Reads Direct Stillorgan who sponsored the printing of the competition posters. Thank you to our local shops, Church of St Thérèse Parish Office and the Mount Merrion Seniors Club for helping us promote the competition. Your support is very much appreciated.
We plan to roll out this art competition on an annual basis, so there will be lots more chances for everyone to get involved. We will keep you posted!
Best wishes for 2021