The John Dudley Portrait Prize 2022 – open for entries

This Annual Exhibition celebrates the life of a great artist, past president and proud supporter of the arts. Proudly presented by the Emerald Arts Society and Cardinia Shire.

$1000 FIRST PRIZE donated by the Dudley Family.

Entries close 2nd July 2022.

>> Download the entry form (PDF)

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Entries close: 5pm, Saturday 2nd July 2022
Delivery of art works: 3pm to 5pm, Thursday 21st July at Hills Hub, Cnr Belgrave-Gembrook & Beaconsfield-Emerald Rds, Emerald.
Exhibition Opening: 7pm, Friday 22nd July 2022

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 1.2m x 1.2m.
  • 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.
  • Artworks 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 Hills Hub until 4pm Sunday 24th of July.
  • Those artworks not chosen in the final 10 must be collected between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday 24th July.
  • The 10 chosen artworks will then be displayed at the following venues within August/September period:
    – Hills Hub, Emerald – August 2022
    – Cardinia Cultural Centre, Pakenham – September 2022
  • Collection of 10 Finalist artworks: date and location to be advised.
  • 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.

If you have any queries please contact the organisers.
Email: portrait@emeraldartssociety.com.au
Phone: Glenn 0488 228 665

>> Download the entry form (PDF)

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

 

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2022: A New Year — AGM and Letter to Members

Dear All Members of the Emerald Arts Society,

On behalf of the Emerald Arts Society we hope you all have a happy and safe 2022.

2021 was a very difficult year for the arts industry as we all know and was especially hard on the Emerald Arts Society where we had to once again cancel the prestigious John Dudley Portrait Prize.

Due to lots of great work by the committee we were able to run our Annual Arts Exhibition as an online event which was very pleasing and successful.

It’s that time of year when we hold our Annual General Meeting which is set down for Monday the 31st January at 7.00PM, at our EAS rooms on Church Street, Emerald.

We are cordially inviting you to attend the AGM and we would very much welcome new faces and ideas to join the committee in 2022.

This is a great opportunity to have your say in how the arts society is run and what directions we should take in the future and please be assured should you wish to join the committee there will be plenty of support and assistance.

The evening will be catered for so if you can please RSVP back to me by the 24th January your intentions, this would be greatly appreciated.

 

Please find linked here, the committee nomination form
as well as the EAS membership form for 2022.

Memberships are due 31st January 2022.

 

In 2022 we have some very exciting new workshops being planned, Plein Air paint outs and informative art evenings as well as continuing our current workshops. So hopefully in 2022 we can really celebrate being creative artists.

We are also planning to participate in the Cardinia Arts Festival which starts next month and we will have a stall setup on the opening launch day at the Cardinia Culture Centre on Sunday the 30th January, so please mark the date in your calendars and come down and support the EAS and get involved.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM and feel free to contact myself or anyone on the committee if you have any queries and if you can kindly RSVP back to me by the 24th January that would be greatly appreciated.

 

Kind Regards,
Glenn Hambleton, EAS Secretary.

“It always seems impossible until its done” — Nelson Mandela

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Kids Workshop — Big Fun Art Day

Thursday 3rd October 2019, 9am-3.30pm — For budding artists aged 6-12, a day filled with a range of art experiences, take home projects and fun activities!

What is Big Fun Art Day?
Big Fun Art Day is a hands-on workshop for kids aged 6-12. Children
will explore a range of art techniques and media as they learn
through experimentation, direct instruction and collaboration. Each
child will have the opportunity to develop their own style, enjoy the
process of making art and produce finished pieces to bring home.
Forms of art covered will include drawing, painting, printmaking,
construction and more. Games and group activities
will provide breaks throughout the day to give creative minds a rest.

The Details
No particular skill level is required but a keen interest in art and a
good attention span are expected. In order to have plenty of oneon-
one attention, maximum enrollment for the day is 10 students.
Qualified teacher, Sonia Morison, will co-ordinate and manage the
day.

Where: Emerald Art Society, Church Street, Emerald
When: Thursday October 3rd 2019, 9am – 3.30pm
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
What to bring: art smock or old clothes, lunch, drink bottle

How do I sign up?
Contact Sonia Morison for further details.
0408 371 704
soniaintheworld@yahoo.com.au

 

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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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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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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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