CCAS Winter Exhibition 24-29 July 2015

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CCAS Winter Exhibition

Our Winter Exhibition is fast approaching and will be showcasing the recent works of our members. It will be a diverse exhibition travelling through different subjects and mediums used.


Opening is Saturday 25th July at 2 pm. All are welcome to attend.


Please come to:  The Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Gallery – 36 Webb st, East Gosford. Open daily from 9.30 to 4.30pm.

Norfolk Island with Judith Hoste


Judith Hoste recently tutored a workshop on Norfolk Island with 10 painters attending.

We had 5 half days of painting with each day taking us to a new location, covering all areas of the lovely Norfolk Island. We painted views along the coastline, the Convict settlement at Kingston, the countryside around the St. Barnabas Church and the Queen Elizabeth gardens. After the last morning of painting we held an exhibition of the week’s work and everyone was amazed how great it all looked. A great week was enjoyed by all.

Judith will be going again in 2017 as there are many more areas to paint.



Gosford Regional Show – Report

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Photos by Judith Hoste

Thanks to everyone who entered work in the Gosford Show Exhibition.

We would like to thank our judge Karen McPhee for doing a great job, which is challenging with so many different styles and subjects, plus great work!

We had 103 paintings from 46 artists entered this year. 

The exhibition looked very good, nice and open, good for people viewing. We received many comments on the standard of the work and the mix of subject material from these people. Considering the weekend weather we had 419 through on Saturday and 279 on Sunday.

Congratulations to Vincent Cavanagh for having the only sale of the exhibition with his painting titled ‘Steampunk Castle.’

The voting went very well for the People’s Choice award, with Christine Armstrong winning with her painting titled ‘The Solitary Tree’ a beautiful jacaranda.

I would like to thank Fran Mackey for doing a great job with the labels when she was not very well.

A big thankyou to everyone who worked shifts on the roster on such terrible wet days and thanks to the husbands and ladies who did such a great job putting up our screens, then dismantling them at the end of the exhibition, your help is greatly appreciated.

Results of the judging ..

Open Sec.1  1st Faye Alexandria  H/Commended Beryl Crofts Commended to  Dennis Whalen and Camelle Denny


Section 2/Oil-Acrylic.  1St  Richelle Hampton  H/Commended Barbara Hayhurst    Commended to Christine Armstrong and Peta Lilburne


Section 3/Work On Paper.  1St  Anthony Liem  H/Commended  Vincent Cavanagh    Commended to Merreice Strange and Christine Armstrong


Section 4/Photography.  1St Denise McKnight  H/commended  Alan Kwok Commended to Alan Kwok and Geoffrey Turner

Judith Hoste

Central Coast Paintouts

May Painout Locations

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Map references are from the Central Coast UBD & Yellow Pages Directory

April 28 Orana Street, Green Point – waterfront end Map 87 L15
May 05 Memorial Park, Brick Wharf Road, Woy Woy Map          2 E11
May 12 Hastings Wharf, Kallaroo Road, Bensville Map 108 E3
May 19 Pearl Beach Waterfront, Pearl Parade Map 116 H9
May 26 Lake end of Pacific St, Terrigal Map       89 N11
June 02 Amy Street Jetty, Davistown Map 98 B16

There are nice picnic shelters along the waterfront at Memorial Park. Good paintings looking up and down the channel with lots of boats and a hundred and one ducks

Hastings Wharf Bensville looks out over the Broadwater, the old boat shed has a lot of character. Toilet facilities have been moved from there up to the shopping centre.

It is sometime since we have been down to Pearl Beach. It is a good location and nice places to have a coffee.

The end of Pacific Street, Terrigal, is one of my favourite locations, right on the lake front near the bridge in Terrigal. The little paddle boats are colourful to paint.

Amy Street jetty looks out over the Broadwater and across to South Kincumber.

I appreciate any suggestions for new locations. If you haven’t been to our paintout mornings before come along and join in. There is no starting and finishing times, come and go as you please. Morning tea is at 10am and lunch at 12Noon. Rose Bickley Paintout Co-Ordinator ph.0428439180

Central Coast Art Workshops

May Workshops with Sandy James

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May 6th & 20th – 9.15 am for 9.30 start


Demonstrates simple printing methods and the method of pattern painting.

What to bring: Workshop 1

  • acrylic or gouche paint, including White Acrylic Paint
  • small brushes
  • black paper
  • some reference to favourite creatures, be it photo of pets or pictures of birds , animals fish or insects

Workshop 2

Will we looking at visual journals and what why an where we paint,draw scribble, construct and collect refreence

We can also repeat the previous prnting method and some extra tips on mockups for a journal.

Materials would be:

Visual diaries if you have any and works that you have been doing, have been thinking about and works you are drawn too and interested in tackling.


Visit Sandy’s website at: