The John Dudley Portrait Prize 2019
Janet Hayes with her work titled 'Self Portrait' — winner of the inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize

The John Dudley Portrait Prize 2019

This inaugural exhibition which is to become a permanent fixture on the Emerald Arts Society’s calendar for many years to come was held over the 27th and 28th of July. The exhibition celebrated the life of John Dudley, a former president of the society, a spirited supporter of the arts and a valued member of the community who passed away in 2018.

The First Prize of $1000 was generously donated by the Dudley family and the Shire of Cardinia have pledged their support for future exhibitions. It was appropriate that the art society are running this event for the first time this year as the Emerald Arts Society celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Councillor Brett Owen officially launched the exhibition, with other councillors Leticia Wilmot and Jeff Springfield in attendance, together with the Cardinia Shire’s Arts Manager James Fischer. The Emerald Arts Society were delighted with the response, receiving 60 entries and an enormous crowd at the opening. The judge was celebrated artist Lee Machelak, who was a close friend of John Dudley and a member of The Twenty Melbourne Painters Group. Lee is an experienced judge and tutor who has won countless awards.

This year’s winner was Janet Hayes with her work ‘Self Portrait’.

The other finalists in the top 10 were:
Ramak Bamzar —The Dark Beauty
Lois Bannister — The Glass Artist
Rodney Edelsten — Self Portrait
Merryn Emms — The Plumber
Inge Engelhardt — Karin
Paul Gallant — Self Portrait
Robert (Andy) Gordon — Andy
Janet Hayes — Self Portrait
Belinda Schroder — Camouflage
Kara Soccio — Raw

All of the finalists’ artworks will be on display at the Emerald Library for the month of August.

Janet Hayes with her work titled 'Self Portrait' — winner of the inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize
Janet Hayes with her work titled 'Self Portrait' — winner of the inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize

Some images from the Inaugural Exhibition for the John Dudley Portrait Prize

The John Dudley Portrait Prize Exhibition Flyer with dates
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Linocut: Concertina Book Workshop

In this hands on, small class workshop Trudy will introduce you to the bold printmaking process of linocut printmaking as well as how to make a concertina book.

Linocut printmaking and concertina book - by Trudy Rice www.trudyricecollection.com
Linocut printmaking and concertina books by Trudy Rice, www.trudyricecollection.com

Linocut is a non-toxic relief process. Be inspired over the weekend as you create a masterpiece from linoleum blocks.

Trudy has been teaching this medium for a number of years at Box Hill Institute of Visual Arts as well as from her studio.

DATE: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd September 2019

TIME: 10am–4pm each day
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $245 Members; or $275 Non-members (which includes Membership for 2019)

PROVIDED: Some materials, morning & afternoon tea
BRING: Own lunch and some materials (a list will be sent once you sign up). Also any images, specimens, photographs or sketches for inspiration.

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
workshops@emeraldartssociety.com.au
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

THE TEACHER:
Australian Artist Trudy Rice has a deep connection to nature which creates an alliance that enables ease from eye to paper using the non-toxic print process of linocut printmaking; Her love and empathy for the natural environment enables her to engage the viewer directly through her delicate works on paper.
More Details: www.trudyricecollection.com

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Workshop: Landscapes In Watercolor

Having trouble painting convincing trees and showing depth in your landscapes?

Maxine will show you how to achieve this… with some small drawing and wash exercises first, followed by a more developed watercolour painting, selected from the images she will supply. With the Hans Heysen exhibition currently in Melbourne, we can all learn from his beautiful tree portraits.

Texture, Shape and Colour Values will be our focus, using the watercolour techniques of Wet In Wet, Drybrush and Lifting Off.

Maxine will also bring in some of her landscape paintings and drawings for you to view up close.

DATE: Saturday 29th June 2019
TIME: 10 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Members; $95 Non-members, (includes membership for 2019)
Direct debit to EAS, CBA BSB: 063842  ACCT: 10036074  Ref: your name

PROVIDED: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee, Maxine will provide subject matter.
BRING:

  • Your lunch,
  • watercolour paints, brushes, palette,
  • pens & Blk Quink Ink (from Officeworks) and any other water soluble inks you have.
  • Paper: 300gsm medium surface cold pressed, A3 cut into 4.
  • Board to size & masking tape.
  • 2B pencil & tissues

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
WORKSHOPS@EMERALDARTSSOCIETY.COM.AU
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Maxine Wade has led her own painting tours to Italy & France as well as teaching adults in a number of artists societies including EAS! She has also taught art in a number of state & private schools in SE Melbourne along with running a framing business in Emerald.
www.maxinewade.com

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

In this workshop with Junko Azukawa, you will prepare your own ink then learn to make and use different sumi ink tones and brush techniques to create traditional Japanese Sumi ink painting on Washi paper made from the mulberry tree.

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting by Junko Azukawa

You will learn to feel and capture the meaning of objects from nature with your interpretation then you will express the objects variously with the brush pressure, rhythm, tones and confidence in your strokes. You’ll not only learn brush stroke technique but also experience the whole process and understand yourself through your work.

DATE: Saturday 8th June 2019
TIME: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Members; $95 Non-members, (includes membership for 2019)
PAYMENT: Direct debit to EAS, CBA BSB: 063842, ACCT: 10036074, REF: your name
PROVIDED: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee, rice paper, ink and brushes.
BRING: Own materials if you wish
SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
workshops@emeraldartssociety.com.au

THE TEACHER:
Junko Azukawa grew up in the Toyama region of Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps. She started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy at the age of 5 and has experienced the vast possibilities that calligraphy and Japanese ink painting (Sumie) can express with just simple monotone brush strokes. Since becoming a resident of Melbourne she has brought her unique artistic talent and outlook to the Australian Art scene.
http://bhcac.com.au/tutors/junko-azukawa

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Entry Form — John Dudley Portrait Prize 2019

Enter Online Here for the John Dudley Portrait Prize

This inaugural Annual Exhibition celebrates the life of a great artist, past president and proud supporter of the arts. See competition details.

You can download the Entry Form (PDF), print and send to:
Emerald Arts Society, PO. Box 460, Emerald VIC 3782

Entry fee is $15. Read the Conditions of Entry.

Your entry becomes valid as soon as this form AND payment are received.

Payment Methods:

Cheque:
Payable to Emerald Arts Society Inc.
PO. Box 460, Emerald Vic, 3782

EFT/Bank Deposit:
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Acct Name: Emerald Arts Society Business A/C
BSB No: 063 842
Acct No: 1003 6074
Please use ref: Your surname followed by portrait e.g. Jonesportrait

Entry Fee is $15. Your entry becomes valid as soon as this form AND payment are received. See payment details at top of page.

This inaugural Annual Exhibition celebrates the life of a great artist, past president and proud supporter of the arts.

Judge: Lee Machelak
Cover painting of John Dudley by: Charlie Tong
Photo by: Paul Gallant

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries close: 5pm, Monday 1st July 2019
Delivery of art works: 3pm to 5pm, Thursday 25th July at EAS Hall, Cnr Church & Anne Sts, Emerald
Exhibition Opening: 12 noon, Saturday 27th July 2019

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Open to all artists.
  • All portraits must be the original work of the exhibitor.
  • A maximum of 1 (one) entry per artist.
  • Artworks to not exceed 1.5m x 1.5m.
  • All artworks are displayed at the discretion of the Arts Society which reserves the right to not hang art works that are deemed inappropriate.
  • The back of the artworks must have artist’s name, contact number, title and medium.
  • Must be professionally framed with hanging wire fitted and no projecting screws.
  • No frame is required if on stretched canvas but must have required hanging as per above. Aside from self portraits, the sitter’s name and signature is required as an indication that they approve of having their portrait on display.
  • At the Opening the judge’s selection of the 10 best portraits will be announced and the overall winner will receive their prize.
  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All artworks will remain on display at EAS hall until 4pm Sunday 28th of July.
  • Those artworks not chosen in the final 10 must be collected between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday 28th July.
  • The 10 chosen artworks will then be displayed at the following venues:
    – Hills Hub or Emerald Library: August 2019
    – Cardinia Cultural Centre: September 2019
  • Artworks to be collected on Friday 27th September 4pm to 6pm at EAS hall, Cnr Church and Anne Streets Emerald. None of the 10 artworks can be collected prior to that date.
  • Any art work not collected within one month from the collection dates specified will become the property of the Emerald Arts Society and may be sold.
  • EAS will take care in the handling of artwork but will not be held responsible for any damage while on display at any of the venues.
  • Artists must agree to have images of their art used for publicity purposes.

Entry Fee: $15

If you have any queries please contact the organisers.
Email: portrait@emeraldartssociety.com.au
Phone: Wendy 0408 553 325

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Gouache Painting — 4th May 2019

Miniature Flower Study — Gouache Painting — Workshop with artist Jo Reitze.
The session will give participants experience working in gouache (opaque watercolour) sometimes referred to as designer colour.

Gouache Painting by Jo Reitze
Gouache Painting by Jo Reitze

This is a forgiving medium and relies less on accidental effects than traditional watercolour. It is an ideal medium for travelling. The strong tonal contrasts of oil can be achieved without the mess as it is water-based. A post card sized flower study will be completed in the session.

Materials list will be supplied to you prior to the workshop.

THE TEACHER:
Jo is an accomplished oil and gouache teacher who has recently been shortlisted for the Eastbourne Prize and a Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society and president of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors. She coordinated art at Canterbury girls for twenty years. Once she retired she started the “Paint Your Garden” project. You can look at http://www.joreitzeartist.com.au to find out more about her accomplishments.

 

DATE: Saturday 4th MAY 2019

TIME: 10am – 4pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: $60 Members or $95 Non-members (which includes 2019 membership)

PROVIDED: Morning & Afternoon tea

BRING: Your lunch, paints and brushes

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
WORKSHOPS@EMERALDARTSSOCIETY.COM.AU
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

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The John Dudley Portrait Prize

This inaugural Annual Exhibition celebrates the life of a great artist, past president and proud supporter of the arts.

Judge: Lee Machelak
Cover painting of John Dudley by: Charlie Tong
Photo by: Paul Gallant

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries close: 5pm, Monday 1st July 2019
Delivery of art works: 3pm to 5pm, Thursday 25th July at EAS Hall, Cnr Church & Anne Sts, Emerald
Opening: 12 noon, Saturday 27th July 2019

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • Open to all artists.
  • All portraits must be the original work of the exhibitor.
  • A maximum of 1 (one) entry per artist.
  • Artworks to not exceed 1.5m x 1.5m.
  • All artworks are displayed at the discretion of the Arts Society which reserves the right to not hang art works that are deemed inappropriate.
  • The back of the artworks must have artist’s name, contact number, title and medium.
  • Must be professionally framed with hanging wire fitted and no projecting screws.
  • No frame is required if on stretched canvas but must have required hanging as per above. Aside from self portraits, the sitter’s name and signature is required as an indication that they approve of having their portrait on display.
  • At the Opening the judge’s selection of the 10 best portraits will be announced and the overall winner will receive their prize.
  • The decision of the judge is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • All artworks will remain on display at EAS hall until 4pm Sunday 28th of July.
  • Those artworks not chosen in the final 10 must be collected between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday 28th July.
  • The 10 chosen artworks will then be displayed at the following venues:
    – Hills Hub or Emerald Library: August 2019
    – Cardinia Cultural Centre: September 2019
  • Artworks to be collected on Friday 27th September 4pm to 6pm at EAS hall, Cnr Church and Anne Streets Emerald. None of the 10 artworks can be collected prior to that date.
  • Any art work not collected within one month from the collection dates specified will become the property of the Emerald Arts Society and may be sold.
  • EAS will take care in the handling of artwork but will not be held responsible for any damage while on display at any of the venues.
  • Artists must agree to have images of their art used for publicity purposes.

Entry Fee: $15

Please send completed form to:
Emerald Arts Society, PO Box 460, Emerald 3782
OR scan and email to: portrait@emeraldartssociety.com.au

If you have any queries please contact the organisers.
Email: portrait@emeraldartssociety.com.au
Phone: Wendy 0408 553 325

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2018 EAS Art Exhibition – review
Mayor Councillor Collin Ross, Deputy Mayor Cr. Brett Owen and Cr. Jeff Springfield with all the prize winners 2018 Annual Art Exhibition.

2018 EAS Art Exhibition – review

The Emerald Arts Society 49th Annual Art Exhibition had its opening on Saturday 3rd of November and it was a packed house when the awards were announced.

As well as representatives from Cardinia Shire, the Mayor, Cr. Collin Ross, Deputy Mayor Cr. Brett Owen and Cr. Jeff Springfield, there were teachers from the local schools, representatives from local groups and businesses within the community, and, of course, artists with their family and friends.

With over $4000 in prizes there were plenty of awards on offer, the most prestigious being Best in Show for Adults and Best NextGen Artist (under 20 yrs). Our congratulations go to Maxwell Wilks and Mitchell Edwards respectively.

There were also 7 best category awards for the Adults, which were awarded to Chris Britton (Printmaking), Judi Roberts (Pastel), Aldo Bellemo (Drawing), Barbara Thomas (Photography), Annette Slattery (Other Media), Sue Jarvis (Oils/Acrylics) and Kay Craig 
(Watercolour).

In the NextGen section there were there were winners in 3 categories, Poppy Rumoller in the U10’s, Noah Charters (U15) and Shana O’Brien (U20).

Our judge for this year was professional artist, Peter Smales who was impressed with the high standard and the wonderful diversity in style and medium. 
Our congratulations go to all those who won awards as well as everyone who entered the exhibition, helping to make it such a wonderful display.

The arts society is very grateful to the Shire of Cardinia for its support as well as all the businesses and groups that regularly contribute to our art exhibition. This year we had 8 Gold Sponsors who each donated $250. Together with all the other donations we receive, large or small, we are able to offer multiple prizes and reward as many artists as possible for their efforts.

We are looking forward to 2019 when we will be celebrating our 50th year as an arts society in your community!

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2018 EAS Art Exhibition — prize winners
2018 EAS Art Exhibition — Maxwell Wilks — Best In Show — "Lost in the Thistles"

2018 EAS Art Exhibition — prize winners

Congratulations to all of the prize winners and participants at the 2018 EAS Art Exhibition!

Maxwell Wilks — Emerald Arts Society prize for Best In Show

Kay Craig — Falcone & Adams prize for Best Watercolour

Sue Jarvis — Draffin Super prize for Best Oil/Acrylic

Aldo Belleno — Shakespeare Solutions prize for Best Drawing

Judi Roberts — Stockdale & Leggo prize for Best Pastel

Barb Thomas — Efficient Air prize for Best Photograph

Annette Slattery — Zaftech Lighting prize for Best Other Media

Chris Britton — Emerald Community House prize for Best Printmaking

June Barnett — Bendigo Bank Highly Commended

Graeme Packer — Emerald & District Co-op Highly Commended

Shirley Henderson — Emerald Village Committe Commended

Geoff Seargent — Bendigo Bank Commended

Mitchell Edwards — Emerald Arts Society NextGen Best In Show

Shana O’Brien — Rotary Club of Emerald NextGen Best U20

Noah Charters — Emerald & District Co-op NextGen Best U15

Poppy Rumoller — Emerald Arts Society NextGen Best U10

River Carter — NextGen Encouragement Award

Rebekah Remminga — NextGen Highly Commended

Archie Trundle — NextGen Highly Commended

Emmerson Bechaz — NextGen Highly Commended

Ben Conry — People’s Choice Award

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Classes in Oil Painting

These classes are open to Advanced as well as Beginner Artists. As such each student will be assigned tasks which are best suited to their abilities. There will be short demos throughout the course to enhance the learning experience and a critique at the end of each lesson where we can view and appreciate each other’s work.

Within the course we will cover basic oil painting techniques with a special emphasis on the use of colour and the importance of brushwork.

THE TEACHER: Wendy Lindrea has a BA (Mon.) majoring in Visual Arts and has attended courses at Tafe in Drawing, Painting and Design. She has years of teaching experience and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love of art with aspiring artists of all ages.

TERM: 6 x week term

TIME: Fridays 10.30am – 1.00pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: Advance whole term payment:
$150 members / $210 non-members
Per class fee:
$35 members / $45 non-members

LEVEL: Beginner to Advanced

PROVIDED: Easels, tea/coffee/biscuits.

BRING: Oil paints, brushes, palette, primed canvas or board, shirt or smock

BOOK YOUR PLACE now!
classes@emeraldartssociety.com.au
OR PHONE WENDY ON 0408 553 325

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