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.
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/
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.
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.
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:
On Thursday 6th July, the Gosford Regional Gallery will open it’s Community Gallery doors for the annual Central Coast Art Society’s Winter Exhibition.
This year’s featured artist is Merreice Strange who is well known for her many years of exquisite artworks, awards and classes.
Merreice paints with watercolours, acrylics and glass, diversifying her talents with sculpture in soapstone and clay. She has exhibited in many galleries including Gosford Regional Gallery, Butterflies Gallery Pokolbin, the KAB Gallery at Terrigal Crown Plaza just to name a few with her paintings included in private collections throughout Australia, England, USA, Hungary and Taiwan.
Merreice has won numerous awards for her art at the Gosford and Wyong Shows, Waterford Village, Gosford’s Grandma Moses Exhibitions, the Dobell Exhibition at Rathmines and at the Sydney Royal Easter Show where she came 2nd in 2016 in Glass Fusing and Highly Commended in the Watercolour Painting Section. Many people have been privileged to be taught by Merreice in watercolour painting classes held by Central Coast Watercolour Society and Central Coast Art Society as well as Bellingen’s Camp Creative.
You can see artworks by Merreice Strange and the many Central Coast Art Society members at this year’s Winter Exhibition at the Gosford Regional Gallery, Community Gallery, which runs from July 6-12 opening 10am – 4pm daily. Scott Levi, from ABC Radio Central Coast will be there to announce the official opening on Friday 7th July at 6pm. The People’s Choice Award is proudly sponsored by Eckersleys.