Michelle Schmitzer – NEAP People’s Choice Winner

Michelle has taken out the People’s Choice prize this year for her painting “27-JM”
“The Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP) was established by the foundation committee members of Newcastle Art Space in 2001.  Kerrie Coles was the Director at the time and the committee members were Braddon and Shellie Snape, Lilli-Ann Berg, Trish King, Helen and Steven Thomas, Fiona Dewis, Danielle Palmer, and Judith Butler. The Annual prize was established to encourage and support emerging artists in the region. ” (from Newcastle Art Space website).