Jo Reitze - Paints Your Garden

Artist profile

Jo Reitze - ArtistJo (Mrs de Carteret) is a Fellow of The Victorian Artist’s Society and is the Past President and Bulletin Editor of Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. She coordinated Art at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College for twenty years. Jo is now giving greater attention to her own painting.

In 2005 she commenced Jo Reitze paints your garden. Since then she has completed numerous garden paintings on commission.

Jo Reitze has been selected as the Whitehorse Artspace’s Invited artist for 2013. Her exhibition, The Artist’s Gardens, in Whitehorse Artspace depicts aspects of her Surrey Hills garden over 25 years.
The Artist’s Garden
8 August – 7 September
Whitehorse Artspace located in Box Hill Town Hall
View www.boxhilltownhall.com.au

Jo has a distinguished list of awards and exhibitions to her credit.

Awards:

2016 Annie Davison Oliver Award
MSWPS 107th Annual Exhibition, Changing Perspectives 2016
Judged by Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings NGV
Presented by the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria

2015 Best Oil Painting in Show, Bacchus Marsh Rotary
(Judged by Serena Bentley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art NGV)

2014 Best in Show, Ocean Grove Rotary

2013 Gordon Moffatt Award
This award is given to the work voted as ‘Best in Show’ by the other finalists in The Victorian Artists Society Artist of the Year Exhibition at the VAS Galleries, East Melbourne

2012 Best in Show, Ocean Grove Rotary
2012 Watercolour Society of Australia Kenneth Jack Memorial Award Best Flowers/Gardens
2011 Second Prize for Painting, Rotary Club of Ocean Grove
2006 Third Prize Lions Club Sandringham ‘En Plein Air’ Exhibition
2004 Winner Works on Paper Strathdon Community Art Show
2002 Painting on the Hill (Dandenong Club Award - best work painted on the day)
1997 Best Painting over $1000 Bayswater Rotary
1995 Best Other Medium [gouache] Bacchus Marsh Rotary
1994 Undine Award, Victorian Artists’ Society
1992 Balwyn Community Centre Art Award
1990 Best Oil Glen Waverley Art Show
1989 First Prize Burke Hall Art Show
1988 Second Prize Open Section Royal Overseas League
1988 Best Small Painting Kew Rotary
1987 Best Still Life Sunbury Rotary
1987 Runner up Mulgrave Art Award
1986 Mountbatten Award, Royal Overseas League
1986 Best Painting, Seymour Rotary
1985 Melbourne City Council Lord Mayor’s Prize
1984 Best Painting under $150 Brighton Recreation Centre
1984 Best Oil under $250 Preston Rotary
1984 Best Oil Warragul Art Award
1984 Clayton Arts Award City of Oakleigh Prize
1983 John Paul College Award
1980 Bacchus Marsh Rotary Award
1978 Diamond Valley Art Award
1976 Ballan Arcadian Art Award
1973 Best Local Artist & Best Work (painted within 40km) Bacchus Marsh Art Show
1972 Best Local Artist Bacchus Marsh Art Show

Recent Commendations:

Jo's numerous Highly Commended Awards include: Kew, Brighton, Cranbourne, Ringwood, Clayton, Corio, Bacchus Marsh and Altona Rotary, St.Kevin’s, Burke Hall and John Paul Colleges’ Art Shows, Strathdon Community Art Show as well as several commendations at the Victorian Artists Society exhibitions.

2016 Highly Commended, Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Danks Trust Award
2014 Highly Commended Strathdon Community Art Show
2013 Highly Commended Strathdon Community Art Show
2011 Highly Commended ‘Art Vision’ Arts Council of Mansfield Spring Arts,
2011 Highly Commended Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show
2011 Highly Commended Box Hill Rotary Art Show
2010, 9, 8 & 7 Commended Lion’s Club of Sandringham ‘En Plein Air’ Competition
2009 Highly Commended Birregurra Art Show
2007 Highly Commended Herald Sun Camberwell Rotary Art Show
2007 Highly Commended VAS Spring Exhibition
2004 Highly Commended Oils Strathdon Community Art Show
2001 Highly Commended Open Section Royal Overseas League
2000 Highly Commended Contemporary Section Royal Overseas League
2000 Highly Commended VAS Autumn Exhibition

Finalist:

2014 Finalist AME Bale Prize for Oils
2014 Victorian Artists Society Artist of the Year Exhibition
2013 Victorian Artists Society Artist of the Year Exhibition
2013 Len Fox Painting Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historic Museum
2013 Borough of Queenscliffe 150th Anniversary Awards and Exhibition
2012 AME Bale prizes for Oils and Works on Paper
2011 Finalist AME Bale Prize for Oils
2010, 8, 6 &1992 Finalist AME Bale Prize for both Oils and Works on Paper
2010 Finalist St Patrick’s College Contemporary Art Show 2010,
2011, 8, 5, 1994, 1989, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 & 0 Finalist VAS Artist of the Year
2007 Finalist City of Whitehorse ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ Art Competition

Represented:

Melbourne City Council Collection, Melbourne Town Hall, Monash, Diamond Valley, Bacchus Marsh, Preston and Oakleigh Council Collections, A.N.Z. Bank Collection, Menzies at The Rialto [Le Meridian] Collection, Victorian Artists’ Society Permanent Collection Bunkyo University High School Collection, Tokyo and Private Collections In Australia and Overseas.

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