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Lola Rose Award 2015 – Stockland Jesmond

The exhibition finished today after a very successful two weeks. Lots of interest and positive feedback from the public and a total of 26 paintings sold. The judging of the Lola Rose Award this year was done by well- renowned local artist Bill Freeman, and we thank him for his continuing support. The winner was […]

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Stockland Jesmond Exhibition

Just a reminder our Stockland Jesmond Exhibition starts soon! This exhibition has special meaning to our members as it hosts the Lola Rose Award in honour of well renowned artist Lola Rose, a member since the society’s inauguration who sadly passed away several years ago. There will be 30 artists exhibiting, so lots of work and plenty of […]

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Marketown Awards

The winner of the Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award was Bronwen Tyler for her watercolour “Pathway to Heaven” (pictured opposite). Other winners were:  2nd place – Wendy Lesniak …”Icebergs in Blue” (pictured above) Commended – S. Groenhout…”All Puffed Up” and A. M.  Mills…”Driftwood  Splendour” President’s Award – Bruno Wein…”Students on Australian Exchange Holiday” Centre Management Award – Kathy […]

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“Joe Punshon Siler Palette Award” – Marketown

Our first exhibition at Marketown Shopping Centre began on Monday and it looks great. It’s upstairs, right outside Big W – so there’s plenty of space, with two sets of boards packed with paintings and drawings; lots of variety – something for everyone. There is also a beautiful painting  by local artist Jenny Elks being […]

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Painting day Out

The first painting day out for the year was at Valentine. Unfortunately only six members could make it, but those that did spent a few happy hours drawing, painting and photographing the lake, boats and trees – then were off to the local bowling club for a fabulous (and cheap!) lunch. Hopefully, a few more […]

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Bob Cook demonstating at the February meeting

The first meeting of the year was a big one, with lots to talk about for what looks like a full and exciting year of exhibitions and new opportunities. Bob cook demonstrated pencil drawing, sharing his tips and techniques and showing examples of his beautiful work. John Hastings brought in some of his work for […]

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Market Town

Our first exhibition next year will be at Market Town, Newcastle West from 16th March til 1st April. We will be upstairs in the new centre  right outside Big W. This is a new venue and a new area for us – quite exciting and something to look forward to! We will still be at Stockland Jesmond later […]

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Woodlands Nursing Home

Artwork by members of our society is now on show at Woodlands Nursing Home, Lake Rd Wallsend. Not only has the nursing home commissioned paintings for the walls of their new wing, they have also decided to host a continuing exhibition of work for sale. This is a wonderful opportunity for our artists to display […]

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Belmont winners

The Belmont Citi Centre exhibition finished last Sunday after two successful weeks. This year our winner of the Des Vout Award went to Robyn Spruce for her ‘Lone Warrior’, with the Centre Management Award going to Kathy Louden for ‘Redhead Beach’. The President’s Award this time went to Barbara Steyn’s pastel, ‘A Quiet View’.

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JHH Exhibition

Several of our members are also participating in an exhibition at John Hunter Hospital. The exhibition titled ‘Home is the Hunter’ features local scenes and events, with all work being for sale.  The paintings are hanging outside the Children’s Ward (J2) on the ground floor and will be on display til the end of January.

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