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Congratulations Steve Lopes, who has been selected as a finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) for the second consecutive year. The EMSLA exhibition opens tonight and will continue until 18 January 2014 at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery. John McDonald, art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, will judge the winners. The Award, which will tour in 2014, is in its 7th year with a prize pool of over $20,000. The winner will also be invited to exhibit in a solo exhibition at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
Born in Sydney in 1971, Steve Lopes graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in 1991. In the same year he studied with the New York Art Students League in the USA and in 1998 he studied with the London Print Studio, UK. Since 1996 Lopes has had over twenty solo exhibitions across Australia and the UK. He has also exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Not the Way Home a group exhibition of 13 prominent Australian artists and the Salon de Refuses, both at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney and touring in 2012. He is a frequent finalist in national awards including the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Kings School Art Prize, Kedumba Drawing Award and the Kilgour Figurative Art Prize. In 1997 Lopes was awarded the Young Artist Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London, England. In 2011 he completed a residency at the Red Gate Gallery in Beijing. His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia; BHP Biliton; Bundanon Collection; State Library of New South Wales; Federal Parliament House Art Collection; University of Sydney Art Collection; University of Wollongong Art Collection; The University of Melbourne Library; Time Warner, New York; Rolls Royce, London; British Biotec; Psion Communications, London; Cable & Wireless, UK; Windsor & Newton; as well as Private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, Italy & the United States of America.