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

Workshop: Graham Austin, Acrylics or Watercolour

Workshop: Graham Austin, Acrylics or Watercolour

October 4th & 18th, 2017

Graham Austin, Acrylics or Watercolour

Graham will demonstrate his unique style of painting and then assist you to achieve your own versions. He will be using acrylics in a watercolour style.
International award winning contemporary artist Graham Austin creates amazing aerial landscape paintings using an unconventional technique.
Bring along:
● A photo of a subject you like
(he tends to do landscapes )
● Watercolour paper or canvas for acrylics
(your choice of size )
● Watercolour paints or Acrylics (your choice of colours)
● Other painting materials you normally use .

Meeting – September 27, Karen McPhee

Meeting – September 27, Karen McPhee

This month’s general meeting is with Karen McPhee who will be demonstrating Gelatine Printing.

1.30pm t- Studio 2, Gosford Arts Centre Cost $5.00.

Visitors Welcome.


Something new is taking place at this month’s meeting.
We will have a range of cards and mats for members to purchase. If you enter cards or unframed works at our exhibitions, this is a chance for you to get prepared now for the January ‘Summer’ Exhibition.


Workshop –  September 6th & 20th, 2017

Workshop – September 6th & 20th, 2017

Gwynneth Boyce, Pastels

What to bring

  • Faber Castell Kneadable rubber
  • Good quality pastel sticks and – (pencils are optional.)
  • Mi Tientes pastel paper,  mid tone beige is best, at Eckersleys.
  • Foamcore (lightweight) board to attach paper with blue tac, clips etc (available at Eckersleys or Spotlight)

I have a variety of Landscape photos for use.

(Next Month:  Graham Austin, Acrylics or Watercolour)

PAINT OUTS –September, 2017

PAINT OUTS –September, 2017

Map references are from the Central Coast Yellow Pages 2015/16

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:

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.

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-ordinator

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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