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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Chinese Brush Painting

Learn the unique art of Chinese Brushpainting.
Discover brush strokes and techniques water,ink and colours on Xuan paper.
Brush Painting tradition is concerned with transporting the painter and viewer to a
peaceful place, hence its emphasis on flowers, trees, insects, small animals and other things
that signify nature.
A Chinese brush painting is never symmetrical;the negative space is a deliberate and
important consideration in the composition. There are multiple focal points and several
small focal elements to surprise and delight the viewer who comtemplates a work.
More Details:
SUN 31st MARCH 2019
TIME: 10am–1pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Membrs; $95 Non-members
PROVIDED: Materials, morning tea
BRING: Own lunch, sketches, photographs or
specimens.
SKILLS: Open to beginners and all levels

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

WORKSHOPS@EMERALDARTSSOCIETY.COM.AU
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

SUN 31st MARCH 2019
CORNER CHURCH & ANNE STS,
EMERALD
emeraldartssociety.com.au

THE TEACHER:
Echo Wu was born in Nanjing China and studied Chinese
Brush Painting, majoring in Flower and Bird style, in the
Fine Art Department of Nanjing University where she
became one of the most outstanding student ever taught
by Projessor Lu Yuezi. Echo has more than 10 years
experience teaching in Singapore & Australia.

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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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Read more about the article 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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Read more about the article 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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Glass Art / Leadlighting

For decades, the Emerald Arts Society has housed a leadlight room, where students have created a variety of art works including windows, mirrors, lampshades, jewellery boxes, terrariums and mobiles.

Under the expert guidance of Lindsay Dyer, students quickly learn techniques to overcome any fears they may have of cutting and working with glass. Glass grinders also allow students to make complex pieces from the first project. Classes predominately uses lead cane, not copper foil for finishing, as this tends to produce a better finished product.

Students are free to choose any project they wish to work on, be it something small, large or even mending an existing broken item.

THE TEACHER: Lindsay has been teaching leadlight classes at EAS since 1984 and has been creating glass works of art for many years prior to this. Lindsay enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge of this medium with new students.

TIME: Thursdays 2pm–4pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: $115 per term

PROVIDED: All tools are provided and some glass. Students to purchase own glass dependent on project they choose to undertake.

BRING: Paper and pen to sketch ideas and take notes, wear closed-toe shoes.

BOOK YOUR PLACE now!
Maximum 6 students
classes@emeraldartssociety.com.au
OR PHONE LINDSAY ON 5968 3618

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Thursdays Open Studio

One of the benefits of being a member of the Emerald Arts Society is utilising the great studio space. You may not have an area large enough
at home to do art or you might just like an excuse to get out and be around other artists to feel inspired. Whatever it is, all members are welcome to come along each Thursday to spread out and get creative!

If you are a print maker our print room is available to members during this time. Previous knowledge and confidence using the presses is required. Regular basics/safety workshops will be run for those interested in trying this great art form.

WHEN: Thursdays 9.30am–11.30am

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: $3 per member

PROVIDED: Studio space with use of tables or easels, print room for those who have prior experience, tea, coffee, biscuits
BRING: Whatever supplies you need to do the art you want

JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY
FOR MORE INFO PHONE GRAEME ON 5968 5468

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Non-tutored Life Drawing

One of the Society’s most popular weekly classes with students of all levels attending. In a comfortable and warm atmosphere participants draw from a posed life model in any medium they desire – most choosing charcoal or pastel.

This is a non-tutored class, however everyone is made to feel welcome and can be given guidance by more experienced fellow students. A variety of models are used throughout the term.

WHEN: Tuesdays 10am–12pm

LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts

COST: Members $12
Non-members $16

PROVIDED: Life model, easels, boards,
tea, coffee, biscuits

BRING: Medium of choice, paper.
(Paper can be purchased
at small cost)

JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY
FOR MORE INFO PHONE ANNE ON 0428 685 862

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