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ANNUAL EXHIBITION OPENED LAST NIGHT. The 1 Otago Art Society's annual exhibition of pictures was formally opened last evening. Mr G. Joachim, president of the society, in opening tho exhibition, said that before referring to the exhibition itself he desired to express the council’s deep regret at the death of their late non. secretary, Dr Scott, who had been the mainstay of the societv for so many years. Untiring in his efforts to help forward the society, Dr Scott had also been a sincere friend' to artists, and they, as well as the society, had lost a friend whose wise counsels and never-failing help and sympathy they could not hope to replace. The exhibition, with very few exceptions, was the work of New Zealand artists, and, comparing it with those of former years, he thought it could hold its own very well. The number of pictures was smaller, but the work was very interesting, and invited a careful study. He was pleased to see some new names among the exhibitors. He congratulated the Photographic Society on its excellent show, which contained many beautiful and artistic photographs. They had made a new departure with their art union this year—namely, to give half tho money received for tickets to the Lady Liverpool fund. Afternoon tea would bo provided on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and tbo charge of 6d would be divided with the Lady Liverpool fund. The ladies of that committee had already provided nearly £4.000 in contributions for the troopers and for the British and Belgian funds, and they had moat generously agreed to provide tea for three afternoons, while members of tho society would provide it fob tho three remaining afternoons. The competitions for the prizes offered by the society had been judged by a committee, and the following were the results;— For still-life study the prize had been awarded to Miss Cathleen S. Salmond, Miss Mowat being placed second, and Mr J. Graham third. All three were students at the Dunedin School of Art. In landscape in oil the prize had been awarded to Miss Rose M. Telia, a student of the Christchurch School of Art. Miss Annie L. Thomson, of the Dunedin School of Art, being placed second. For landscape in watercolor the prize had been given to Mr Herbert Prouse, of Dunedin. In the study of head in oil the first prize bad been awarded to Mr Ernest Thompson, of the 'Dunedin School of Art. Mr | Thompson also came second for another drawing. Miss M'Kellar, also a student of the Dunedin School of Art, had been placed third. In tho study of a herd in charcoal the prize had been awarded to Miss A. E. Perry, Miss T. M. M'Kellar being placed second. • Both these ladies belonged to the Dunedin S'chonl of Art. S. Buckhnrst, of tho Christchurch School of Art. came third. He sincerely congratulated the Dunedin ?chord of Art on the success which its pupils had attained in these competitions.

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OTAGO ART SOCIETY, Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914

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OTAGO ART SOCIETY Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914