Together with our Artists, Supporters and Judges we gathered at The Exhibitionist Hotel in South Kensington to distribute the Focus On The Female Awards. It was a warm and happy gathering in the spirit of #womensupportingwomen – with men nonetheless championing women artists. Our wonderful Judges Dr Chris Blatchley, who is also our dedicated Patron, and Vestalia Chilton, who generously offered us a residency in The Exhibitionist Hotel, announced their decision. They then proceeded with the distribution of awards which mean so much to the extremely talented women artists – both established and emerging, dedicated to their practice and steadily moving forward against all odds, global pandemics and lockdowns. Please join me in celebrating our winners virtually and read on for the full list of laureates and their artworks.
Two awards were given for art created during lockdown:
Focus On The Female Art Created During Lockdown Award 2021 has been given to Deborah Azzopardi for her work ‘Unabashed’.
Focus On The Female Art Created During Lockdown Award 2021 has been given to Cristina Schek for her work ‘Florence Lightingale’.
An Honourable Mention in the Focus On The Female Art Created During Lockdown Award 2021 has been given to Eve De Haan.
Focus On The Female Emerging Artist Award 2021 has been given to Rafaela De Ascanio for her work ‘Bottoms Up!’
Two Highly Commended Awards were given to:
Focus On The Female Young Masters Highly Commended Award 2021 has been given to Polina Filippova for her work 'Almost There, Self Portrait 01'
Focus On The Female Young Masters Highly Commended Award 2021 has been given to Rebecca Harper for her work 'Landslides'.
And… the overall winner, Focus On The Female Young Masters Award 2021 has been given to Emilie Taylor for her gorgeous pottery presented in the show. The Judges were impressed with her exquisite mastery of the medium, her attention to detail, the subtlety of her palette and the depth and importance of her narrative.
Congratulations to all artists!
On 21st October we had the pleasure of meeting many of you at our Focus On The Female Awards Ceremony & Jazz Night. Please join us in revisiting the lovely and warm moments of this wonderful evening and click the image above or this link for a short YouTube video shot by Cristina Schek.