Dave West our judge for the Get Dusty Competition March 2022 has made his decision:

The winner is Ronald Hoppe with "Ship at Night". Congratulations! Ronald receives 50,00 Euro and a certificate.

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In second place is Polina Balashova with "Temporarily Closed"in third place is Linda Kritskaya with "Night Lighthouse".

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Dave West was born and raised in South Wales and is now settled in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. He works across the areas of Fine Art, Art Tuition and Public and Community Arts.

Dave’s Fine Art practice is divided between the traditional genres of still life and landscape in oil and soft pastel.

He has had 20 solo exhibitions to date in both private Galleries and Art Centres including Draiocht in Blanchardstown and Iontas Arts Centre in Castleblaney.


The PGE Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022 in a Zoom meeting room. The meeting will start at 6pm GMT/19:00 CET. You will receive an invitation with the login details. Hope to seeing you there!





Before the days turn longer, let us pay homage to nighttime and paint an atmospheric nocturne. The darkness makes details unneccesary and helps us to concentrate on the big masses. Show us a landscape or cityscape; no interior scenes, please.

Every member may enter two paintings. Please don't forget to add size and reference. Dealine is March 25.


Mary Villon de Benveniste our judge for the Get Dusty Competition February 2022 has made her decision:

The winner is TaiMeng Lim with "A gentleman with his notebook". Congratulations! TaiMeng LIm receives 50,00 Euro and a certificate.

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In second place is Alena Rachinger with "What a joy"in third place is Keren Dibbens-Wyatt with "Happy place".

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