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Grace in her studio at Surf Beach

Grace Paleg is a well known and prolific artist of 50 years experience who has exhibited regularly and successfully in many major shows and galleries.

Grace studied Graphic design at Swinburne in Victoria and life drawing and portraiture at East Sydney Tech. Studies followed with the late Lesley Sinclair and David Moore at Montsalvat and Allan Martin at his studio in Eltham. Grace's earlier work consists of over 300 commissioned portraits and in the past years she has diversified in subject matter to Life Drawing, Landscape and Still Life.

During 1990 Grace began exhibiting and teaching at her studio. In conjunction with these activities she has been an invitation judge at Art Shows and has been giving demonstrations and workshops for Art Societies throughout Victoria N.S.W. and A.C.T.

After a move to the south coast of N.S.W. in 1994 with her family, Grace commenced work as a tutor with the Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre teaching portraiture. The Grace Paleg Fine Art Studio Gallery was opened in November 1996 and it is from there that Grace continues to work and teach. She is a member and past President of the South Coast pastel society and a member of the Victorian Pastel Society. Grace's preferred medium is pastels, and her skills with these have earned her the number of awards shown below.

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Grace Paleg is a Fellow of
The Australian Guild of Realist Artists

Dedicated to the excellence of Realist & Representational Art

2017

Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc., 32nd Annual Exhibition
 Second Prize- Best Pastel 'Lauceston Still life'

Kiama Art Society 39th Annual Exhibition
 Second Prize Still life 'Lauceston Still life'

Montaque Arts and Craft Easter exhibition 2017
 First prize works on paper - 'Early Morning Magic'

2016

AGRA Winter Exhibition 2016
 Highly Commended 'Earthscape Batemans Bay'

Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia's 29th Annual Exhibition
 Best in Show 'Earthscape Batemans Bay'

Batemans Bay Arts and Crafts Society, 31st Annual Exhibition
 The John Malloy award - Best Portrait 'Eunice'
 First Prize - Best Pastel 'The Passage of Light 3D'

South Coast Pastel Society National Exhibition 2016
 Best in Show 'Jenny'
 Highly Commended 'Adams Dream'

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Summer 2016 Exhibition
 2nd Place Award 'Three Sheep'

 Highly Commended Award for 'The Passage of Light 3D'

2015

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists
 Certificate of Recognition for a high standard of Artistic merit and a consistent quality in AGRA exhibitions

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists
 The David A Taylor award 15/16

 Best painting in show at the Medallion Exhibition 2015 'The Apology'

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Spring 2015 Exhibition
 Second Prize 'Rowena'

The Inaugural Olive Tree portrait Prize 2015
 First Place 'Eunice'

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Winter 2015 Exhibition
 Highly commended 'Mr Christopher A James'

Alley Archies Portrait Prize Escape Artfest
 Highly Commended 'Mr Christopher A James'

Kiama Art Society 37th Annual Exhibition
 Figurative/Portrait Second Place 'Rowena'
 Still life Commended 'The Apology'

St John's Art Show Boorowa
 Best in Show

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists Autumn 2015 Exhibition
 Commended 'Paleg Pears'

River of Art 2015
 Highly commended 'Claude Claudette and Clueless'

Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Summer 2015 Exhibition
 First Prize "Rex begonia with Jeannetta"
 Commended "one Pear"

Batemans Bay Arts and Crafts Society, 30th Annual Exhibition
 The John Malloy award - Best overall exhibit ‘Little brother, big Sister Maddie and Harrison’
 Second Prize Pastel The maids of Orlean’
 
Commended Pastel ‘ Portrait Susan Nader’

2014

Australian Guild of Realist Artists awarded Fellowship Status AGRAF

Australian Art Magazines Art Prize Challenge No. 58
 Finalist Flowers and Gardens "From the Garden"

Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Spring seasonal Exhibition 2014
 2nd Runner Up  Best in show  'Sash'

Kiama Art Society 36th Annual Exhibition
 Still life, Highly Commended. (From the Garden)

Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Autumn Winter 2014 Exhibition
 Second  Prize (Roses and Tea with Anne)
 Commended (Sash)

Batemans Bay Arts &Crafts Soc Inc
 29th Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
 First Prize  Pastel

Batemans Bay Arts &Crafts Soc Inc
 29th Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
 People's Choice

Australian Art Magazines Art Prize Challenge No. 55
 First Prize- Best Still Life & Florals

The 2013-2014 International Art Renewal Centre Competition
 Finalist in Animals ("Seagull Shindig") and Still life ("Kiss the Floor")

Pastel 2014: Realism and Impressionism , Collection Beaux- Arts Realiste
 Honourable mentions: "Kiss The Floor", "Little Brother, Big Sister"

The Inaugural Access Archaeology & Heritage National Exhibition
 Award for the best painting by a member of the South Coast Pastel Society
 "The Bay Boardwalk at Twilight"

2013

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists
 The David A Taylor award ‘13/14
 Best painting in show at the Medallion Exhibition 2013 "Maids of Orleans"

Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia's 26th Annual Exhibition
 Runner-up for Best in Show "Kiss the Floor"

Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Autumn 2013 Exhibition
 Third Prize (Kirsten)

Batemans Bay Arts and Crafts  Society, 28th Annual Exhibition
 The John Ward Memorial Prize - Best overall exhibit ("Lee")
 Commended Pastel

The 2012-2013 International Art Renewal Centre Competition
 Finalist in Landscape ('Strike me Lucky') and Still life ("Fall on the Floor")

2012

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists
 The Terry Collins Medallion ‘12/13
 Signatory Membership

Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Summer 2012 Exhibition
 2 Highly Commended awards

Australian Guild of Realist Artists On-line Spring 2012 Exhibition
 2 Commended awards

Kiama Art Society 34th Annual Exhibition
 Still life, First Place

Batemans bay Art & Craft Society Annual Exhibition
 The Cystic Fibrosis Award of Excellence
 Best Pastel

Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize”
 Finalist

French Art Magazine “Practique Des Arts”
 Published and front cover

Finalist in Australian Artist Art Prize Challenge Series. Challenge no.
 Favourite Subject

Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition
 Second Prize overall

St Peters Anglican College 2012 Art Show
 Highly Commended

Australian Guild of Realist Artists, AAL Summer Autumn 2012 Competition.
 Second Place

2011

Batemans bay Art & Craft Society 27thAnnual Exhibition
 Peoples Choice

The South Coast Pastel Society Glimpses Exhibition
 Third Prize, People's Choice

The Pastel Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition
 Overall winner, Best in Show

The Australian Guild of Realist Artists Summer Exhibition
 Best in Show "Fall on the Floor
"

2010

Montague Art and Craft Easter show
 Best in Show "The Passage of Light"

Batemans bay Art & Craft Society 26thAnnual Exhibition
 First Prize Portrait ArtyBald "Memories of our Matriach"
 Highly Commended "Fragrant Light"

2008

South Coast Pastel Society's Italian Exhibition
 The inaugural Eric Kirkland Art Prize for "The Search"

Kiama Art Society 30th Annual Exhibition
 1st Place, Illawarra Region Painting by a Member of the Kiama Art Society
 2nd Place Portrait Painting

AGRA Summer Exhinbition
 Commended AGRA Summer Exhibition

Batemans Bay Arts & Crafts Society Inc. 23rd Annual Exhibition
 2nd Prize, Drawing for "India"

2007

Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show
 Best Pastel in Show

Australian Guild of Realist Artists - Summer Exhibition
 Runner-up Best Painting

Australian Guild of Realist Artists - Autumn Exhibition
 Highly Commended

Australian Guild of Realist Artists - Winter Exhibition
 
Highly Commended

2006

Batemans Bay Art & Craft Society Inc. 21st Annual Exhibition
 First Prize Peoples Choice
 Second Prize Pastel

Montague 25th Art and Craft Easter Show
 Peoples Choice

2005

Australian Artist Art Prize Challenge Series. Challenge no.20 still life
 Second Prize

The Combined Moruya C.W.A. & South Coast Pastel Society Inc. "Days of Innocents" Exhibition
 Peoples First Choice award

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 Highly commended (members)

2004

Batemans Bay Art & Craft Society Inc 19th Annual Exhibition
 Second prize Pastel

Shirley Hannan Portrait Prize
 Second Prize Peoples choice

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First Overall Exhibit
 Highly commended (Traditional)

Pastel Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition 2004
 Ming B. Mackay Prize for the most popular pastel voted by Victorian Pastel Society members

2003

Batemans Bay Art & Craft Society Inc 18th Annual Exhibition
 Best Painting overall
 First Prize Portraiture
 Second prize Pastel
 Best Female Artist hanging overall

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First Overall Exhibit

Alexander Berry Art Exhibition 2003
 Highly commended (Portrait)

Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition
 Commended (Traditional)

2002

Batemans Bay Art & Craft Society Inc 17th Annual Exhibition
 First Prize Portraiture

The South Coast Pastel Society's Great Fakes Show
 Third Prize

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 Second Best Overall Exhibit
 Peoples Choice
 Highly Commended (Pastel Section)

Judged the Bega valley Regional Gallery Art Awards
Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition

 First Prize (Portrait Section)
 Commended (Still life Section)

2001

Batemans Bay Art and Craft Exhibition
 The Chris Vardon Portraiture Prize - First Prize
 Second Prize Pastel.

Montague Art and Craft Easter show
 Best Pastel
 Second prize, Oils

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 Second Best Overall Exhibit
 Highly Commended Portraiture
 Peoples Choice

Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First Prize ( Portrait Section)
 Highly Commended (Pastel Section)

Bega valley Regional Gallery Art Awards
 Best Pastel

Alexander Berry Art Exhibition 2001
 The Shoalhaven Portrait Acquisition

Homage to Moruya Granite Art Exhibition
 The Peter Thomas Award Best Pastel

2000

Batemans Bay Art and Craft Exhibition
 The Chris Vardon Portraiture Prize - First Prize
 Best Pastel
 Highly Commended

Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show 2000
 Expo Hire Prize, Best Pastel In Show

Montague Art and Craft Easter show
 Highly Commended
 Commended

Australian Artist Art Prize Challenge Series. Challenge no.1 - Landscape
 Third Prize

Finalist in the Australian Artist Art Prize Challenge Series. Challenge no. 2
  Still life and Floral

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First prize Still life
 Peoples choice

Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First Prize ( Portrait Section)
 First Prize Best Flower Painting

Bega Valley Regional Gallery. John Balmain National Portraiture Award
 First Prize

Bega Valley Art Awards
 Best Pastel

1999

The Chris Vardon Portraiture Prize
 First Prize

Montague Art and Craft Easter Show
 Second Prize (Pastel)

Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show 1999
 Expo Hire Prize, Best Pastel in Show

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 Second Prize (Portraiture)
 Highly Commended, Still Life
 Peoples Choice

Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First Prize Still Life Section)
 First Prize Portrait Section)
 First Prize Traditional Section)
 People's Choice

Bega valley Art Awards
 Best Pastel
 Finalist in the Aice Bale Travelling Scholarship

1998

Inaugural Chris Vardon Portraiture Prize
 First Prize

Montague Art And Craft Easter Show
 First Prize, Any other Medium

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First Prize (Portraiture)

Invitation Artist at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery
 'A Celebration of Pastel and Watercolour'

Shoalhaven Art Society 33rd Annual Art Exhibition
 The Holiday Haven Excellence in Art Award
 Highly Commended (Portrait Section)

Portia Geach Portraiture Award 1998
 Viewers choice

1997

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition 1997
 First Prize, Best Still Life
 Highly Commended (Traditional)
 Commended (Still Life)

Shoalhaven Art Society 32nd Annual Art Exhibition
 The Inaugural John Proudfoot Memorial Award
 First Prize (Still Life)
 First Prize (Portrait)

Bega Valley Art Awards
 Best Drawing or Pastel

Portia Geach Portrait award
 Accepted for Hanging in 1997

Waverly Rotary Art Show
 Featured Artist

1996

Forest Gallery Solo Exhibition "A SHOW OF GRACE"
Portland 20th Art Exhibition
 
Art Purchase Acquired by the City of Lismore Council

Montague Art and Craft Easter Show 1996
 Best Painting Overall
 Twice Highly Commended

Camberwell Rotary Art Show 1996
 Best Pastel under $700
 Commended

Waverly Art Show
 Twice Highly Commended

City of Liverpool 10th annual Art and Craft Exhibition
 Commended

Batemans Bay Art And Craft Society Clyde River Art Exhibition
 Best Painting Overall
 Best Pastel

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition 1996
 Best Still life
 Highly Commended

Shoalhaven Art Society 31st Annual Art Exhibition
 The Holiday Haven Excellence in Art Award
 Best Still Life

1995

Cowra's Festival of International Understanding. Arts Council Art Exhibition 1995
 Highly Commended

Montague Art and Craft Society Show
 First Prize, Best Pastel
 People's Choice Award

Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition 1995
 Best Still Life
 Highly Commended (Portrait)
 Commended (Traditional)

Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition 1995
 First Prize (Still Life Section)
 First Prize (Portrait Section)
 First Prize (Traditional Section)

Neptune Festival Art Exhibition 1995
 Batemans Bay First Prize

1994

Rotary Club of Yea Annual Art Show 1994
 First Prize (acquisition) Best Exhibit

Camberwell Rotary Art Show 1994
 Rembrandt Pastel Prize. First Prize Best Pastel
 Highly Commended

Shoalhaven Art Society Annual Exhibition
 First Prize (Still life Section)
 Highly Commended (Portrait Section)

Toorak College Fine Art Exhibition
 Best Pastel

Kiama Art Society 16th Annual Exhibition 1994
 Best Still Life
 Twice Commended (Portrait and Traditional Sections)
 People's Choice Award

Bega Valley Art Awards 1994
 Major Award (acquisitive)
 Best Pastel

Neptune Festival Art Exhibition 1994 Batemans Bay
 Second Prize
 Highly Commended

1993

Rotary Club of Yea Annual Art show
 First Prize (Acquisition) Best Exhibit
 Second Prize

Studio Roest Art Gallery at the old Post Office, Seymour, 1993
 First solo Exhibition. "GRACEFULLY YOURS"

Camberwell Rotary Art Show 1993
 Rembrandt Pastel Prize, First Prize Best Pastel

Brighton Art Exhibition 1993
 Brighton City Council, Acquisition Award
 Best Painting in Exhibition.

Parade College Annual Art Exhibition 1993
 Two Honourable Mentions

Pastel Society of Victoria Annual Exhibition 1993
 Micador Prize
 Ming B. Mackay Prize For the most popular pastel voted by Victorian Pastel Society members

Glen Waverly Rotary Art Show 1993
 Honourable Mention

1992

Rotary Club of Yea Annual Art Show 1992
 Highly Commended.

Herald Sun Outdoor Art Show 1992
 First Prize (Pastels)

Studio Roest Art Gallery at Kinglake, 1992 - Annual Autumn Exhibition "GRACE AND CHARM"
  Featured Artist.

Parade Art Exhibition 1992
 First prize (Best Exhibit)
 Highly Commended.

Echuca Art Group 38th Annual Exhibition 1992
 Highly Commended.

1991

Rotary Club of Yea Annual Art Show 1991
 Highly Commended.

Albury/Wodonga Artists Society 1991
 First Prize (Acquisition - local scene)
 Highly Commended (pastel)

Parade Art Exhibition 1991
 Two Highly Commended (Pastels)

 


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