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:

General Meeting – July 26th

Guest  Speaker for July 26th is incorrect in our newsletter. 

 

The meeting is with Francisco Pacheco, Paul Lovegrove will be Guest Speaker in August, then Karen McPhee will be in September.

1.30pm Studio 2, Gosford Arts Centre Cost $5.00.  Visitors Welcome.

August 2nd & 16th Workshop 2017 – Camelle Denny

August 2nd & 16th Workshop 2017 – Camelle Denny

This months workshop is Camelle Denny – Oils –  Week 1 ‘The eye of the wave’; Week 2 ‘The Breaker’

What to bring;

  • Medium: Liquin
  • Boxed Canvas 12”x 16”
  • Palette (I use tear off sheets)
  • Palette Knife
  • Brushes: ¾ or ½”  Flat soft
  • Number 10 filbert medium/soft Fan 6” and 12” soft    1 or 2: liner
  • Paints: Student quality is fine: Alizarin Crimson; Titanium White; Ultramarine Blue; Raw Sienna; Burnt Umber; Sap Green

Extra: Baby wipes, strong kitchen roll paper and or T-shirt type cloth for wiping out brushes.

No 6 Fan is a bonus for light colours only.
Baby oil in a jar with a lid:  NO TURPS ALLOWED. We will be constantly wiping out our brushes, final cleaning at home.

 

Visit Camelle’s FB Page to see more of her work

Paint outs – August 2017

Paint outs – August 2017

 A note for your diary……because of the winter weather and personal extended holidays, it has been decided to only have paint outs on the first Tuesday ONLY in the months of July, August and September, 2017. These locations are: 

August 1st                 The waterfront end of Park St, Woy Woy        Map 53 B1

September 5th          Lintern Street Jetty, Davistown                         Map 49 K14

Weekly paint outs will begin again in October, 2017.

In my absence, please contact President: Judith Hoste. jhosteno1@bigpond.com.

 

Winter Exhibition – Opening by Scott Levi of ABC Central Coast

Winter Exhibition – Opening by Scott Levi of ABC Central Coast

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.

PAINT OUTS – July – August – September, 2017

PAINT OUTS – July – August – September, 2017

A note for your diary……because of the winter weather and personal extended holidays, it has been decided to only have paint outs on the first Tuesday ONLY in the months of July, August and September, 2017
These locations are:

July 4th Saratoga Waterfront and Boat Shed Map 49 L9
August 1st The waterfront end of Park St, Woy Woy Map 53 B1
September 5th Lintern Street Jetty, Davistown Map 49 K14

Weekly paint outs will begin again in October, 2017.
In my absence, please contact President: Judith Hoste. jhosteno1@bigpond.com.
If you haven’t been before, bring your sketching or painting gear in the medium of your choice and come along and join in. There are no starting or finishing times, come and go as you please. Morning tea is at 10am and lunch at 12Noon. Suggestions for new locations are always welcomed.
Rose Bickley. Paint out Co-Ordinato