The exhibition was opened on Saturday night and Chloe Tupper’s painting Still Life with Faceted Jar, Hibiscus Leaves and Turnip was announced as the overall winner, netting the Padbury artist $1500.
‘It was the first time I had submitted a piece to the competition so it was a bit of a shock to win,’ she said.
The Curtin University fine arts graduate said she enjoyed working with oil paints.
‘I like the effect oil painting can give and also that it is slow drying so you can work back in.’
The Popular Choice Award, voted on by exhibition visitors, will be announced on June 24.
This year was the 16th year the City had hosted the awards and the 10th year the exhibition had been held at Lakeside.