General Meeting: October 25th 2017

General Meeting: October 25th 2017

Guest speaker Sam Blanks

“Turning your artwork into print merchandise”

So you want to do more with your artwork? This talk will focus on turning your artworks into prints, cards, and other merchandise, working with fine art printers and the differences between printers, and how to present your print merchandise for sale.

Sam is a local artist who has completed a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration with Honours at University of Newcastle.
Sam favours carbon dust, pen and ink, pencil, digital illustration, and alternative photography techniques.

Please checkout Sam’s work and connect with her on Facebook at:www.facebook.com/SamBlanksArt

Robert Doyle Memorial Prize – 29th September to 26th October

Toukley & Districts Art Society invite you to participate in the
ROBERT DOYLE MEMORIAL COMPETITION 29th September to 26th October

Criteria – Australian Bush Scenes

Entries to be delivered to Toukley Art Gallery on Friday 29th September between 2pm and 3pm.

First prize $200.  Prize presentation – you are invited to an afternoon tea at the gallery on Sunday 30th September at 2pm.

Entry fee $5.00.

CCAS Winter Exhibition 2017 Report

CCAS Winter Exhibition 2017 Report

Once again members have excelled in presenting a very admirable collection of works for our Winter exhibition, maintaining the high standard for which we have become known.  In all we had 86 paintings submitted by 48 members, plus Cards, Jewellery and Pottery.

We were delighted that Scott Levi, ABC Central Coast accepted our invitation to be Guest Speaker and open the Exhibition. Scott was most impressed with your work and kindly promoted the Exhibition during his morning radio programme. A small token of our appreciation was presented to Scott by President Judith Hoste.

The opening evening of the exhibition was deliciously catered for by many of our members, complimented by two rather ritzy barmen Laurie Williams and Ken Hoste looking after drinks, including Coleen Martin’s well sought Punch!  Thank you one and all!

The raffle proved to be an immense success with two prizes.  First Prize was a watercolour ‘Pelicans at Terrigal’ donated by Merreice Strange, whose painting of ‘Terrigal Haven’ appeared on our invitations. For the first time, we had a second prize, the pair of earrings donated by one of our members Celeste Boonaerts, owner of AngelRock Jewellery.  Thank you both so much.

Behind the scenes a lot of time and effort is put in to ensure Exhibitions run smoothly, as such I would like to thank our President Judith Hoste; Coleen Martin and Cat Soper who attended to Publicity. Our webmaster Belinda Lindhardt for set-up the on-line entry system – to those members who entered and paid online – Well done and thank you, this was most helpful. Belinda also designed the poster displayed at East Gosford.

Delivery day can be chaotic, but not so with Mary Ellison and the team checking in paintings and labelling. George and Marlene Palagyi, Susie Linigen and Richard Sakurovs assisted in hanging the exhibition – you guys were wonderfully tolerant! Thank you all. 

Congratulations to those who sold paintings: – Beryl Crofts, Marlene Palagyi, Earl Hingston, Fran Melrose (2), Christine Lubanski, and Louise Andersen.  As usual pottery submitted by Jenny Brasch proved to be in high demand, almost a sell out! Jewellery and cards also proved popular.

Throughout the week extremely favourable comments flowed from our visitors and many recorded in the Visitors Book, and I would like to reiterate Judith’s congratulations and thanks to every individual who entered or assisted.

Unfortunately, two of our long-term members were unable to attend due to ill health. Merreice Strange and Fran Melrose we missed you both at the Opening, however, thank you for your contribution. We send best wishes to you both a full and speedy recovery.

Fran Mackey, Vice President & Exhibition Co-ordinator

View the photos from the opening night here:

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WORKSHOP – 1 & 15TH March, Marijke Greenway

WORKSHOP – 1 & 15TH March, Marijke Greenway

Still Life – Acrylics / Watercolour

Seeing you all enjoyed painting a still life last year, we will repeat the process this year. I will bring the flowers and set up a few still life arrangements with fruit, flowers & bottles. I will work step by step so that it is easy to follow. Please bring two canvasses or two pieces of paper on boards; artist quality Acrylic or Watercolors. Don’t bring cheap $2.00 paints.

The colors I use most often are as follows
Acrylics
Titanium White Red Gold Arylamide Yellow Brown Madder Alizarin
Paynes Grey Green Black Pacific Blue Yellow Ochre
The above are all Atelier colours. However, Matisse is fine as well, Red Gold is Australian Sienna with them.

Watercolours Your usual colours and materials. I will bring stay-wet palettes for everyone to use.
Then all the usual: water bucket, paper towels, brushes, palette of reasonable size. Aprons. Acrylic brushes should have spring in them, flat synthetics are best, also a rigger brush for drawing.
In both mediums, I draw up the composition in diluted paint, not charcoal or pencil. I work upright in both mediums, so if you have an easel, table or standing, then bring it along. I will bring a few paintings in both mediums of similar subject matter.’
Check out Marijke’s fabulous work at http://www.marijkegreenway.com

Art Studios Trail Art Studios Trail

Art Studios Trail Art Studios Trail

5 Lands Art Studios Art Trail was established with the aim of nurturing and promoting the creative arts for the benefit of both artists and the broader community. The 5 Lands Art Studios brings art to the community by providing a unique opportunity for art lovers and newcomers alike to meet artists in their own space, talk to them about their practice and experience the process of making visual art in a variety of forms. We have painters, sculptors, textile artists, printers and teachers to mention a few.

The next Art trail is Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th March  http://www.5landsartstudios.com/

Further information about the art trail can be downloaded from the flyers below:

> Download the Brochure here

Central Coast Regional Show 2017 – Entry Form

Central Coast Regional Show 2017 – Entry Form

The Regional Show is fast approaching 🙂

The prestigious 23rd “MARGARET SMITH MEMORIAL ART PRIZE” EXHIBITION

Conducted annually by the Central Coast Art Society & located in “THE OLD TOTE TRUST ROOMS”, central tarmac area.

CATEGORIES                                     
OPEN                                   
OILS/ACRYLICS 
WORK ON PAPER                               
PHOTOOGRAPHY                          
YOUNG PEOPLES (7-12years) AWARD        
PEOPLES CHOICE                

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY FORMS: Friday 8th April, 2017
ENTRY FORMS WITH PAYMENT TO: Exhibition Coordinator, Fran Mackey, 35a The Corso, Saratoga, 2251

>Click here to download the entry form

For more information visit the show website at: http://www.centralcoastregionalshow.com.au