Entries are open for the 24th MARGARET SMITH MEMORIAL ART PRIZE – Central Coast Regional Show

14 & 15th April 2018

ENTRY FEE: $10.00 per adult entry. $5.00 per Youth entry.
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Friday 30th March 2018

DELIVERY: to the Old Tote Trust Rooms, Gosford Showground, Showground Rd, Gosford 9.30am – 11.00am, Fri 13 April 2018

Please read the all the conditions on the entry form for further details. 




> Download the entry form 

Paint out Locations December 2017 – January 2018

Paint out Locations December 2017 – January 2018

Map references are taken from the Central Coast UBD Gregory’s Map 289.

5 Jacaranda trees in the garden op- posite Pioneer Park, Albany Street, East Gosford. D 32
12 On the lakefront, Remembrance Dr. Wamberal N 30
No Paint outs Dec 19 th 26 th , Jan 2 nd 9 th owing to Christmas/ New Year Holidays.
16 The small park opposite the Aldi Shopping Centre, Bayside Drive, Green Point, near No 33 E 33
23 The waterfront behind the Bowling Club at the end of Burge Road, Woy Woy C 36
30 On the waterfront at the end of Ken- dall Rd, Empire Bay F 37
6 The Skillion, Terrigal N 32


There will be a short break over the Christmas/New Year holiday period. These dates will take our paint out locations through to February 6 th .

The Green Point location is a new one.

It is across from the Aldi Shopping Centre, near No 33. There is on the street parking and a short walk through the park to the waterfront.

The other locations are old favourites that we have enjoy many times over the years.

Suggestions for new locations are always welcomed.

If you haven’t been to our paint out mornings before, bring your painting or sketching gear and come along and join in.

There are no starting and finishing times, come and go as you please. Morning tea is at 10am and lunch, for those who stay on, is at 12 Noon.

Rose Bickley: Paint out Co-Ordinator, Mobile: 0428439180, email: PaintOuts@centralcoast.asn.au

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 November  http://www.5landsartstudios.com/

Workshop:   November 1st & 15th, 2017 – Lorraine Best

Workshop: November 1st & 15th, 2017 – Lorraine Best

Lorraine Best- Impression of Birds using Watercolour on Yupo Paper

Workshop 1: Birds resting Workshop 2: Birds flying

What to bring:

  • Your favourite watercolours and brushes, palette, etc
  • Watercolour pencils if you have them
  • A water spray bottle, a box of tissues
  • Bring your own Yupo paper or buy from the tutor on the
  • Your own reference

About Workshops in general:

Start at 9.30-12.30pm 1st & 3rd Wed. each month in Studio 2, Gosford Arts Centre. Cost: $25.00 per week includes guest tutor and morning tea. Visitors are welcome. (No workshops/meetings Dec & Jan)

Overflow Exhibition 2017

Overflow information for those not selected in the Gosford Art Prize.

The Overflow Exhibition was started to showcase works that were entered in the Gosford Art Prize but were not selected. The Central Coast Art Society organises and selects the works for the Overflow.  Selection of works will be made on 26th September 2017, by the Central Coast Art Society committee and successful applicants will be sent a registration form by email.

The Central Coast Art Society will organise the transport of works selected for the Overflow to Erina Fair on 9th October 2017, they will be on display until 15th October 2017.

Artists must collect their work on Sunday 15th October 2017 from the Centre Court area at Erina Fair at 3.30pm.  For more information contact Judith Hoste … 0407 448 574.