CCAS Summer Exhibition 18th – 23rd January 2019

Art Events, Central Coast, Current News, Exhibitions

Calling all financial members our Summer Exhibition 2019 is now open for entries. 

Closing date for entry: 3 January 2019
Delivery of artwork: to the Community Gallery,
38 Webb Street, East Gosford, 9.30am – 11.00am,
17 January 2019
Official Opening: Friday 18 January 2019, 6.00 – 8.00 pm

To enter simply go along to our online exhibition form or download it [button link=”” type=”big” color=”teal”] Go to the entry form[/button]  

Come Listen Talk - Central Coast Art Society Meetings

October Meeting

Art Events, Meetings

Michael Galovic discusses his latest book, ICONS + Art

Michael Galovic has shown his artwork around the world.
Icons + Art was published in 2006 and features his work from 1990 to 2006. He has a studio/gallery on the Central Coast.
He began absorbing the ancient tradition of iconography as a child and started painting icons in his late teens parallely with his studies at the Belgrade Academy of Arts. Today, Michael Galovic engages himself
in a few parallel directions: traditional icons, contemporary religious and non religious art.
See an exerpt from his book at the end of this newsletter. open to members and non-members.  Entry fee $5.00

CCAS Winter Exhibition Wrap-up – by our President

Art Events

Raffle Winner – Michael Daly

I have had 6 weeks off from CCAS duties, so
now’s back to work.

I want to thank everyone who worked so hard
to make our Winter Exhibition come together.
With quite a number of the committee unavailable,
many thanks to members who obliged and
worked extra roster shifts. We only sold 2 framed
paintings, some jewellery and cards, but weather
conditions didn’t help.

The raffle was won by Michael Daly, congratulations
Michael, Many thanks to Gwynneth Boyce
for donating the pastel work and Christies Picture
Framing for framing the pastel.
The People’s Choice was won by Marlene Palagyi
for her watercolour “Snow Owl”, congratulations
Marlene. (as Featured above)



Don’t forget we are having a Social Outing in September
on the Riverboat Postman Cruise –from
Brooklyn, in lieu of our Come, Listen, Talk meeting
at the Gallery studio. All details were in the July
newsletter and are repeated in this one. The cut
off date for booking and payment is 7th September.
Once again the Combined Art Societies of Sydney
are organising the Art Direct Open Studios Art
Trail taking place throughout the month of October.
A few members have participated in this in
previous years, opening their studios to the public.
This year the opportunity to hire the Davistown
Progress Hall has risen and details are yet to be

If arrangements work out, we are looking at the
weekend of 13th – 14th October. If you are interested
in participating, we could have a very nice
display as a group of CCAS members.
We will need to register by 31st August, so
could you let me know by 10th August 2018 on
0407 448 574 if you would like to get involved.
More details are further on in the newsletter.
Judith Hoste

Art Workshops Central Coast - Central Coast Art Society

2018 – Come, listen, talk: August 22th John Dwyer

Art Events

Guest speaker John Dwyer from Canson will be bringing along  artist Lynette Orzlowski who is the Canson marketing and product coordinator to find out more about the Canson products.

They will be presenting the Ampersand range of products. John has shown us these products at previous meetings.
They are panels that feature a variety of painting grounds.
These are Gessobord, Claybord, Aquabord, Encausticbord, Pastelbord and Scratchbord, each designed for your medium of choice.


Art Events, Art Exhibitions

Details for the ART DIRECT weekend planned for 13th/14thOctober.

We will be hiring the Davistown Progress Hall, possibly able to set up after 10.15am on Saturday 13th October, deliver between 10.15am and 11.00am.

The fee to CASS is $120, hall hire is $100, divided between everyone entering.
We will also have advertising brochures to organise and refreshments for visitors.
These expenses will have to be shared. It will depend on how many artists I receive
notification from on how many paintings everyone can enter. As the last day
to register is 31st August, I would like your response by 10th August 2018. Opening Hours: Saturday 10.15am – 3.00pm, Sunday 10.00am – 3.00pm.
Please contact Judith Hoste under 0407 448 574.

2018 – Grandma Moses Art Competition

Art Events, Art Exhibitions

10th September 2018 – 13th September 2018

In 2017 the Gosford 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre celebrated
35 years of running the Grandma Moses Art Competition
& Exhibition. To commemorate the milestone a 35th
Anniversary video was produced and launched at the 2018
Seniors Festival Grandma Moses Selected Artist Exhibition
held on 6 April 2018 at the Erina Centre, Erina. The video
captures the essence and history of the event through stories
from all those who have been involved, both past and

The annual competition is named after American Artist Anna
Mary Moses, affectionately known as “Grandma Moses’ who
took up painting as a career at the age of 78. She held her
first ‘one woman show’ at the age of 80, and painted more
than 1,500 pictures in the last 23 years of her life; creating
artworks until her death at age 101.

Entrants are asked to submit their artwork into one of five
prize sections – Open, Watercolour, Novice, 50+ Centre/
Senior Centre Art Group Member and Central Coast Inspired.

Entries open in July with the Competition and Exhibition held in the second week of September.
View Grandma Moses Art Competition and Exhibition 35th
Anniversary video:


Art Events, Meetings

This will take place on 26th of September in lieu of Come, listen, talk at the Gallery.

Your committee felt a change to the usual monthly meeting would be nice and that it will be a social day for a change.

Details are:
Depart the Brooklyn Wharf at 10am arrive for 9.30am. Return approximately 1pm.
Cost is $45 for Seniors.

Morning tea on arrival with freshly made Anzac biscuits. Lunch served around midday. Aussie Ploughmans Plate with ham, cheese, salad leaves, carrot, cucumber,
tomato and freshly baked Turkish bread roll. Glass of wine, beer or soft drink with lunch, also water on hand. Gluten-free options are available, plus vegetarians catered for.

Everyone to make their own way to Brooklyn. The brochure states a train leaves Gosford at 9am and one returns 1.45pm from Brooklyn.

Contact Judith if you are interested in participating
Mob. 0407 448 574 ASAP.
Payment due by 7th September 2018.
A cheque made out to Central Coast Art Society and posted to:
15 Glenhaven Close
Umina Beach. NSW 2257
OR Payment can also be made at one of our workshops. OR Pay on line using the form below

Please keep in mind
No refund for organized trips or social outings with transport involved.

Riverboat Postman Cruise Booking Form

Please fill in this form to book your place and complete your payment online. 

Archibald Prize Regional Tour – Trip to Newcastle Gallery

Art Events

We have planned a bus trip to the Newcastle Art Gallery on Wednesday 30th May 2018 to view the Archibald Prize paintings. We will have a guided tour through the Archibald and another exhibition also. The cost will be $37 per head, that is $30 for the bus and $7 exhibition entry.


The bus will pick up at the Regional Gallery & Arts Centre at 9.30am, arrive at the Newcastle Art Gallery 11.20am.

Coming home the bus will depart Newcastle at 15.40pm (3.40pm) and arrive back at East Gosford 17.30pm (5.30pm)

Please let Judith Hoste know if you are interested in going on her mobile .. 0407 448 574 or email Judith on  Or you can pay online via the form below. 

We are looking at 30th April as a cut off date, so don’t delay!