Another Wonderful Demonstration By Cheryl Bruce

19/05/2019 – At this month’s general meeting we were once again treated to an excellent demonstration by Cheryl Bruce, focusing on adding figures to a painting along, with her numerous tips for using watercolours. Cheryl also discussed drawing faces and brought along some of her fantastic journals highlighting many of the portraits she has sketched. […]

Creative Days At Ocean Blue Gallery

04/04/2019 – Everyone’s getting ready for Newcastle Art Society’s Creative Days happening at Ocean Blue Gallery Belmont this Saturday April 6 and again April 13. As part of our current exhibition the gallery will be alive with demonstrations, artists talks and extra art brought in on the day. Kate Belton, Kaylene Gayner, Jenny Elks, Wendy […]

Newcastle Show Prize Winners

19/03/2019 – Congratulations to three of our members who were awarded prizes in this year’s Newcastle Show Art Prize. Susanne Gorring took out 1st place in the Traditional Painting (pictured) and Eleanor Anson won the Non-Traditional. Pamela Rose received a Commended in the Traditional.

Marlene Palagyi Demonstration

19/03/2019 – March’s general meeting began with a wonderful demonstration of watercolour and ink by Marlene Palagyi. Marlene used her beautiful watercolour technique as an underpainting, coming in later with dark ink to create a striking picture. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed watching her work and hearing her tips and suggestions. Discussion of our current exhibition at […]

A New Year Kicks Off

20/02/2019 – A new year has begun and our first meeting of the year was a great catch up after the long summer break. Awards were presented by president Kate Belton to all place winners from our recent Charlestown Square Exhiibition, with 1st Prize going to Val McDonald for her wonderful watercolour ‘I Thnk I […]

Charlestown Exhibition Packed Away

12/2/2019 – Our Charlestown exhibition is all over for another year, and once again it was a huge success. Thanks to all the artists who contributed their wonderful works and to everyone who stopped by (and in some cases made special trips!) to enjoy the art on display. As usual our raffle will be drawn […]

One Week Left For Charlestown Exhibition

3/2/2019 – Tickets are selling fast for Rod Bathgate’s wonderful pastel painting ‘Summer On Nobby’s Beach’, first prize in our current raffle at Charlestown Square. The exhibition is already halfway through, with only one week left to see this fantastic display by local artists. A huge selection of works in all sizes, mediums and styles […]

Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award 2019

28/01/2019 -Our  Charlestown Square exhibition opened today and judging in the Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award has taken place. Thanks to our guest judge Jill Campbell for taking the time out on a public holiday, and thanks to all the artist who have contributed works in this fantastic exhibition. Congratulations to Val McDonald for taking […]

Rod Bathgate Raffle at Charlestown Square

15/01/2019 – Another year has begun, and once again we will be kicking it off with a wonderful exhibition at Charlestown Square on 28th January. This year we are lucky enough to have this stunning Rod Bathgate pastel as our raffle prize! Rod kindly donated this painting after a demonstration at one of our meetings […]

Gwendoline Lewis Demonstration and Final Meeting For 2018

19/11/2018 – Our final meeting for the year kicked off with a fabulous demonstration by pastel artist Gwendoline Lewis, showing us her wonderful style and some new and interesting techniques. Gwendoline is well known for her vibrant pastel paintings, and her generosity is greatly appreciated. The guests we have throughout the year are both informative […]

Last Days For Belmont Exhibition

10/11/2018 – Our current exhibition at Belmont Citi Centre finishes tomorrow after 2 wonderful weeks. The raffle barrel is filling fast with entries to win the beautiful watercolour scene of Lake Macquarie donated by Carol McCrohan, as is the box for voting slips in our always popular People’s Choice competition. Lots of fantastic paintings, including […]

Kaylene Gayner Wins Des Vout Memorial Award

30/10/2018 – ‘It’s Crunch Time’ by Kaylene Gayner is this year’s winner of the Des Vout Memorial Award at Belmont Citi Centre. Congratulations Kaylene, who not only won 1st prize for this beautiful, vibrant lorikeet but also a Highly commended for ‘Angel’s Reef’. Congratulations also to Pamela Rose who took out 2nd place with her […]

Des Vout Memorial Award Exhibition Begins

29/10/2018 – Belmont Citi Centre was buzzing with art society members from 8am this morning as the annual Des Vout Memorial Award exhibition was set up. An assortment of artworks in a variety of style and medium including acrylic, watercolour, oil, pastel, encaustic, pencil and mixed media has once again created a vibrant display in […]

Belmont Exhibition Opens Monday

25/10/2018 – It’s time again for our annual Des Vout Memorial Award at Belmont Citi Centre. This exhibition is always popular with local residents and, being our last for the year, it also draws people from further afield. Belmont Citi Centre has supported us throughout the year with our ongoing shopfront – offering just a […]

Life Membership to June Howard

17/10/2018 – Huge congratulations to former President June Howard who was awarded life membership by outgoing President Jenny Elks at our meeting on Monday. June has been a great contributor to the society being actively involved in our exhibitions and events, a longtime committee member, President of the society and newsletter editor for many years.  […]

Newcastle Theatre Company Exhibition

13/10/2018 – It’s wonderful to be supporting Newcastle Theatre Company’s latest play with an exhibition by our members in the foyer of the Lambton theatre. The world premiere of ‘The Third Act’, a fantastic new work by local playwrite Emma Wood,  has been extremely well received with the play running for another week, finishing October […]

Peter Tassell Demonstration

19/09/2018 – Central Coast artist Peter Tassell was guest demonstrator at this month’s general meeting, and treated us all to a wonderful lesson in oil painting. Peter’s use of colour and light was impressive as we watched his fabulous scene unfold from nothing to a virtually completed painting within the hour! For those of us […]

Eleanor Anson Demonstration

22/08/2018 – We were lucky to have Eleanor Anson step in at the last minute for this month’s demonstration at our general meeting.  Well known for her mixed media works, Eleanor shared her tips for using a variety of mediums and her techniques for achieving some fantastic effects with acrylic paint and inks. Exhibitions were […]

Final Week of Swansea Exhibition

28/07/2018 – With only one week left of our Swansea exhibition why not take advantage of these delightful winter days and pay us a visit! The sunny, peaceful exhibition space is located above the Tourist Information Centre (situated in the Swansea Centre) on the Pacific Highway, with plenty of parking at rear and is open […]

Swansea Exhibition Three Weeks In

29/06/2018 – The exhibition currently at S.E.E.N. is looking fantastic and proving popular with visitors and locals alike. With new work coming in constantly to replace paintings as they sell, the site is an excellent warm exhibition space filled with natural light. Situated next to the library upstairs in the Swansea Centre (on the Pacific […]

Rod Bathgate Guest Demonstrator

19/06/2018 – We were lucky to be treated to a wonderful demonstration at our June monthly meeting by  internationally renowned artist Rod Bathgate. Sharing his tips and techniques in soft pastel painting, Rod whipped up a fantastic local scene in his characteristic style, while holding us all spellbound. Always generous with his time, encouragement and […]

Lola Rose Award 2018

10/06/2018 – Winner of this year’s Lola Rose Award is Wendy Lesniak’s  stunning watercolour ‘View to Caves Beach’ (pictured above).  Special thanks to Jacqui Hemsley from Lake Macquarie City Council, for her time in judging this wonderful exhibition. The full list of all prize winners follows – congratulations  to you all! 1st:   ‘View to Caves […]

Swansea Exhibition Opens Today

09/06/2018 – This year we have taken our June exhibition a little further south. The fabulous South East Exhibition Network (SEEN) in the Swansea Centre will be showing our members artworks for two months, and the exhibition looks wonderful. Next to the Swansea Library, it is the perfect place to spend some time on a […]

Great New Location for Lola Rose Award

23//05/2018 – Thanks to Lake Macquarie Council, our 2018 Lola Rose Award will be held in Swansea at S.E.E.N (South East Exhibition Network) located on the First Floor of the Swansea Centre. This is a great opportunity for us to take our  art a little further south and everyone is busy preparing for this soon […]

Lola Rose Award On Hold For 2018

16/04/2018 – It was decided at our April meeting the Lola Rose Award, scheduled for June at Stockland Jesmond, will not be held this year. Further information regarding this exhibition should be available at a later date. Currently, our next exhibitions will be at John Hunter Hospital and Lake Macquarie Fair – both in August. […]

Deanne Newland’s February Demonstration

20/02/2018 – Our February meeting kicked off with a fabulous demonstration by Lake Macquarie artist and teacher Deanne Newland. Deanne has developed quite a name for herself with her wonderfully vibrant alcohol ink paintings and is always happy to share all her tips. It was inspirational just to see the colourful works of art she […]

Charlestown Square Winners

20/02/2018 – The first general meeting of the year was a big one, and we were pleased to welcome Barbara Nanshe, guest judge at our Charlestown  Square exhibition to present the awards to all our prizewinners. Barbara (pictured above with winner of the Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award, Janet De Vris) took time to discuss […]

Charlestown Square Exhibition Keeping Us Busy

08/02/2018 – Week 2 of our exhibition at Charlestown Square and we are still going strong! This is the second year the Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award has been held at Charlestown Square and once again it’s been a huge success. With 12 boards filled with a huge variety of paintings, drawings and encaustics, along […]

Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award 2018

30/01/2018 – Judging took place yesterday at Charlestown Square for the annual Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award with first place going to Janet De Vries for her vibrant acrylic painting ‘Bar Beach’ (part of  pictured above). The full painting can be seen at the exhibition, but best be quick as Janet’s paintings are extremely popular […]

Exhibition Opens at Charlestown Square

29/01/2018 – We’re kicking off the new year in a big way – with our annual Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award beginning today at Charlestown Square. Once again we are situated on the lower level outside Myer however this year the exhibition will run for the full 2 weeks, finishing Feb 11.  Renowned local artist […]

Belmont Pop- Up Shop

5/12/2017 – We may have made room for Santa in Edgeworth by vacating the pop-up shop we had there throughout the year, but we have been extremely fortunate with another opportunity at Belmont Citi Centre. The window display we have had there for the past year has created a lot of interest, and now Centre […]

Christmas Fun and Feast

5/11/2017 – Another fantastic year of exhibitions and sales opportunities, wonderful demonstrations and social events was celebrated yesterday at our annual Christmas party, held once again at Charlestown Leagues Club. Delicious food, crazy games, a guessing competition, a multitude of lucky door prizes and a chance to catch up with friends made for a truly […]

Jill Campbell’s November Demonstration

21/11/2017 – Our last meeting of the year was buzzing as everyone came together to discuss the recent success of our Belmont Citi Centre exhibition and upcoming plans for the year ahead. With a total of 30 paintings sold and a record number of prizes awarded, the Belmont exhibition was a great way to end […]

More Winners from Belmont

21/11/2017 – Congratulations to J. Robertson (ticket # 12617) – the lucky winner of our exhibition raffle for the beautiful watercolour ‘Valentine Shore’ by Wendy Lesniak. Also to M. Grieve for being winning participant in our People’s Choice competition. The People’s Choice most popular painting was won by Kate Belton for her ink painting ‘Elephant'(pictured), […]

Winner of Des Vout Memorial Award

2/11/2017 – Congratulations to all our winners at the Belmont Citi Centre exhibition. Judge Rod Bathgate spent quite some time looking over the entries, with many positive and enthusiastic comments on the the artwork displayed. A well deserved first place went to Michelle Harris for her gorgeous mixed media ‘Possie’ (pictured) – the full list […]

Belmont Exhibition Starts Tomorrow

29/10/2017 – Our last exhibition for the year, the Des Vout Memorial Award, starts tomorrow at Belmont Citi Centre. Always a popular exhibition with many loyal followers, it’s a great way to end to end what has been a tremendous year for the society – and a fantastic opportunity for anyone thinking of buying art […]

Making Way for Santa

19/10/2017 – Well it’s that time of year again and Santa will soon be making his way to town, which means we will be moving out of Edgeworth Town Centre to give him some space! But not until 12th November, which means still plenty of time to come over and maybe grab a bargain or […]

Archibald Prize Bus Trip

15/10/2017 – Last week a bus load of our members and their friends travelled to Sydney to see this years Archibald Prize entries. The exhibition, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is always a popular (and invariably controversial) one, and once again it didn’t disappoint. A fun day was had by all, with […]

More Winners From Lake Macquarie Fair

21/09/2017 – The September meeting was a big one, kicking off with a fantastic demonstration by renowned local artist Annie Palmer (pictured). Annie is known for her generosity of knowledge and support for fellow artists, as well as her beautiful and vibrant artwork. She discussed her use of inks and mixed media in collage and […]

Lake Macquarie Fair Winners!

23/08/2017 – The Lake Macquarie Fair exhibition started on Monday, with a huge selection of work on display. Congratulations to Geoff Gunness for taking home the Ellen Kilpatrick Award for his amazing pencil drawing ‘Sydney Harbour Bridge From Dawes Point’ (pictured). Once again we thank Ellen Kilpatrick for judging our show, and thanks to all […]

Lake Macquarie Fair Exhibition Starts Monday

16/08/2017 – Our next exhibition will start soon! Next Monday we’ll be setting up at at Lake Macquarie Fair, Mount Hutton, for another three fabulous weeks. This event has quite a following among the centre’s customers and with 40 artists contributing there is bound to be something to suit just about everyone. Once again the […]

Edgeworth Shop’s Continuing Success

2/7/2017 – Our shop at Edgeworth shopping centre is still going strong, with many people from outside the area now visiting to look at the art on display. The shop is still packed with a variety of works from our members and is changing constantly so a second, third or fourth visit is definitely worth […]

Kay MacFarlane Smith’s June Demonstration

21/06/2017 – We were extremely fortunate to have Kay MacFarlane Smith as our guest at the recent general meeting. Kay is a well renowned local artist, and she demonstrated her wonderful technique with watercolour – with a beautiful country scene taking place before our eyes. Her painting is delicate yet still dynamic, and her answers […]

Jesmond Raffle Winner

21/06/2017 – Congratulations to Marg Horner for buying the winning ticket (#11723) in our raffle at Jesmond. The happy winner is pictured above after being presented with Trudie Hussey’s stunning ‘Fire in the Sky’. The results of the exhibitions People’s Choice are also in, with Bev Strahan being our lucky voter. This time we had […]

Winners Lola Rose Memorial Award

17/06/2017 – The exhibition at Stockland Jesmond has once again been a resounding success in every way. Huge congratulations to Susanne Gorring for winning the Lola Rose Memorial Award with her wonderful oil painting  ‘Vintage Horse Tricycle’ – and to all our other placegetters. The exhibition finishes tomorrow afternoon so still time if you haven’t […]

Jesmond Exhibition Up and Running

09/06/17 – Almost one week into the Lola Rose Memorial exhibition at Stockland Jesmond and, once again, taking our art to the people is proving a popular move. Tickets in the raffle for Trudy Hussey’s vibrant pastel (pictured) are selling fast, and  viewer participation with the People’s Choice competition is strong. With around 30 artists […]

Charlestown Square Exhibition Success

16/5/2017 – Our first exhibition at Charlestown Square finished on Sunday after one huge week. With everyone full of praise, both the public for the vast array and quality of art on display, and society members for the exhibition facilities, it can only be described as a complete success. The People’s Choice proved once again […]

Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award

9/5/2017 – A great big thank you to Kay MacFarlane Smith for judging our Charlestown Square exhibition. It is the first time we have exhibited here and although we only began yesterday, the exhibition is already creating huge interest.  With plenty of space for the display,  the public are really enjoying  wandering around taking time […]

First Time at Charlestown Square

4/5/2017 – Charlestown Square Shopping Centre will be the site of another exhibition just in time for Mothers Day. From next Monday we will be set up in the centre court, just outside Myer, for one week only. Our exhibition follows a week of Society of Artists work, so shoppers are being treated to a […]

Ocean Blue Exhibition Now On

4/5/2017 – The Ocean Blue Gallery at Belmont is looking fabulous with our paintings filling the South Gallery and occupying most of the North.  Several members have used the opportunity to exhibit their larger works, which often cannot be included in our exhibitions due to the size restrictions in some places. With the walls awash […]

Art On Show Throughout May

22/04/2017 – Busy times are ahead for our artists with opportunities to exhibit coming thick and fast. Next weekend the Dobell Art Festival will be held at Wangi and many of our society members are sure to be exhibiting at this popular event. The following Monday sees the setup of our exhibition at the wonderful […]

Ocean Blue Gallery Exhibition Starts Soon

19/04/2017 – The Ocean Blue Gallery at Belmont will be featuring an exhibition by Newcastle Art Society for the entire month of May. This wonderful gallery, on the Pacific Highway, is looking fabulous and has created quite a following since opening 18 months ago. Owner of the gallery, Sue Price, is extremely supportive of local […]

Entertaining Talk at March Meeting

21/03/2017 – Local artist Kim Van Koerveden kept everyone entertained at our March meeting, sharing her story as an art teacher and mural painter working with often disadvantaged children throughout the state. Kim’s enthusiasm, compassion and energy was inspirational and we all enjoyed her tales of small outback schools to larger coastal ones. After a […]

First Meeting Kicks Off A Busy Year

3/3/2017 – Another promising year is well and truly underway, with lots of opportunities for our members to continue to grow and share their creativity. Our first meeting of the year kicked off with a fabulous demonstration in oil painting by one of our own members, Susanne Gorring (pictured). Sue, who is also an art […]

An Exciting New Year Of Art Ahead

26/01/17 – Another year chock full of exciting opportunities to exhibit our art has kicked off, with the pop-up shop at Edgeworth Town Centre still going strong and our window display at Belmont Citi Centre also extended for the foreseeable future.  The display at Belmont has been changed this week with all different artwork, so […]

Exhibitions Still Going Strong In January

13/1/17 – A new year has begun and it is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting time for our artists. With our exhibition at John Hunter Hospital (on level 3) until the 25th, there is still a little over a week to see the artwork our members have on display. Also, the shop […]

Edgeworth Shop Packed With Art

08/12/16 – Our pop-up shop in Edgeworth Town Centre is packed with paintings of all sizes, styles and mediums. Since we first went in the amount of art in the shop has more than tripled, making the space alive with colour! The shop is being manned by the artists for a few hours most days, […]

Christmas Party Fun & Games

04/12/2016 – Another year is almost over with our last meeting of 2016 held in November, but we couldn’t say goodbye without one last get together – our annual Christmas party. Once again we met at Charlestown Central Leagues Club for a delicious carvery lunch, along with lots of chatter, lucky door prizes and Christmas […]

John Hunter Hospital Exhibition Going Strong

04/12/2016 – The exhibition at John Hunter Hospital has been on for 4 weeks and is proving a huge success. Not only are our paintings brightening the walls of level 3, but we have had 9 paintings sold so far! This is fantastic news – not only for the selling artist and the owner of […]

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Exhibition Now On

04/12/2016 – The exhibition has begun at the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, and it looks great. Over a dozen art society members worked hard in the heat hanging the 80 paintings in the information/tea rooms. This is the first time we have exhibited here as a group and members have jumped at the opportunity to […]

Pop-Up Shop in Edgeworth Town Centre

04/12/16 – The window display we have been offered in Edgeworth Town Centre shopping centre has now expanded into a pop-up shop! We are fortunate to have been offered use of the whole shop, not just the window, and our members are making the most of it. The shop is being manned by various members […]

Carole Elliot Demonstration

23/11/16 – What a way to end the year –  with a wonderful demonstration by Carole Elliot, sharing her tips and technique with Interactive acrylics. Working on a seascape with precision and patience, this is going to be another beautiful painting when finished.  Our new President Jenny Elks presented all the winners from the Belmont […]

Belmont Raffle & People’s Choice

23/11/16 – The lucky winner of the Belmont raffle painting, ‘Pots with Bamboo’, is Gwen Kable (ticket # 11110) – congratulations! The People’s Choice was also a real success with lots of entries. The most popular painting was ‘Net Work’ (pictured above) by Susanne Gorring with the winning entry being Vicki Sansom’s. Thank you to […]

Belmont Citi Centre Success

13/11/16 – Our exhibition at Belmont Citi Centre is over for another year – and it has been another huge success. This year 37 paintings were sold along with a large number of cards and raffle tickets and a huge participation in the People’s Choice competition (winners to be announced next week). The Centre Management […]

Shopping For Art in Belmont

5/11/16 – With Ocean Blue Gallery and Belmont Citi Centre both within walking distance of each other, Belmont is a great place to look for art – especially in time for Christmas! Both exhibitions are selling well, even in the few days they have been open, so be sure not to miss this fantastic opportunity […]

Ocean Blue Gallery & John Hunter Hospital

5/11/2016 – It’s been a busy week with three exhibitions starting within a few days of each other! Opening night at Ocean Blue Gallery was packed with society members and friends of the gallery, all there to help celebrate the gallery’s first birthday. This great little venue is filled a huge variety of work by […]

Belmont Winners!

3/11/16 – Congratulations to all the prizewinners from our Belmont exhibition. The full list is as follows: Winner of the Des Vout Award: Ann Margaret Mills – ‘Unique & Colourful No2’ 2nd: Susanne Gorring – ‘Net Work’ H/C: Kaylene Gayner – ‘Tree of Life’ ;  H/C: Linda Camac – ‘ Luscious’ Commended: Ann Margaret Mills […]

Winner of Des Vout Award

3/11/16 – We were extremely fortunate to have well known local artist Cliff Hosking as guest judge of this years Des Vout Award, which was given to Ann Margaret Mills for her colourful acrylic painting ‘Unique & Colourful No2’. Congratulations Ann Margaret! All up Cliff awarded nine prizewinners with two Highly Commended and Five Commended […]

Belmont Begins!

31/10/16 – The Belmont Citi Centre exhibition is off to a flyer start, with once again sales starting before we were setup! This time from the window display set up a few days ago. We are extremely fortunate to have been offered this window space by Centre Management and have been able to show some […]

Belmont For Art

Belmont is the place to be if you’re looking for art in the coming weeks! Newcastle Art Society members have been working overtime getting ready for two exhibitions in two great locations – Belmont Citi Centre  and Ocean Blue Gallery. All work in both places is for sale – just in time for that special […]

Belmont Citi Centre Exhibition

22/10/16 – It’s just over a week until The Des Vout Memorial Award begins at Belmont Citi Centre and all entries have been submitted. This bright and appealing acrylic, ‘Pots with Bamboo’, has been kindly donated by Kaylene Gayner to be raffled at the exhibition and is sure to be popular – with tickets still […]

New Opportunities

22/10/16 – No demonstrator this month due to our AGM and much discussion regarding upcoming exhibitions. Over the next couple of months the society will be involved in several exhibitions, and members are busy getting work ready. It is an exciting new direction we are taking, and our members are looking forward to making the […]

Tony White Demonstration

25/9/16 – We were lucky to have watercolourist Tony White at our September meeting, demonstrating his quick, loose style with amazing results. Another fantastic guest sharing his passion and technique to our members. It was a big meeting this month with prizes from our Mt Hutton exhibition being presented and the raffle drawn – with […]

Last Few Days

9/9/16 – Our exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair finishes this weekend, so if you haven’t been to have a look yet this is your last chance! All the paintings are now together on the boards outside Millers and with new paintings coming in daily there s always something to see. If you have had your […]

Second Big Week

31/8/16 – It’s half way through the Lake Macquarie Fair exhibition and it’s going strong. This year the artwork has been set up over two sites, centre court and outside Specsavers. It looks great and the public are really enjoying it. The sales desk is once again under the stairs, with raffle tickets, greetings cards, artists information and the People’s Choice ballot box. All […]

Mary Belton Raffle Prize

22/08/16 – The exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair is already getting a lot of attention after one day, and it’s no surprise when you see the work on show. We have some wonderful artists involved, and the exhibition is well worth a look. This vibrant seascape by Mary Belton is being raffled – tickets are […]

Lake Macquarie Fair Exhibition Begins

22/08/16 – Our latest exhibition opened today at Lake Macquarie Fair, Mt Hutton, twenty years after  the centre first hosted the Ellen Kilpatrick Award in 1996. We are lucky to still have Ellen judging our entries – and to still have some of the same artists participating. The exhibition this year is located in two […]

Wendy Lesniak Godbee

16/8/16 – A well-deserved Lifetime Membership was awarded to Wendy Lesniak Godbee at our August meeting. Wendy has been an extremely active member of the society for many years. Currently holding the position of Secretary, she has at various times also been the society’s President and Treasurer. Her tireless work every year, liaising with local shopping centres […]

Kay MacFarlane Smith

16/8/16 – Kay MacFarlane Smith was our guest at the August meeting, demonstrating painting with oils and producing a wonderful piece of art in the process. All our guest demonstrators are so generous with their time and knowledge, and we all look forward to their demonstrations at our meetings. A special thank you also to […]

Cheryl Bruce

5/8/16 – Well July has come and gone in the blink of an eye, but that’s not to say it was dull! Watercolourist Cheryl Bruce was guest demonstrator at our July meeting, sharing her technique for painting rocks and lots of other tips, and everyone seemed to enjoy watching her work. Our next exhibition is […]

Huge Book Donation

A wonderful donation from former society member Marianne Lourensz was another feature of our June meeting. Over 100 art books and over another 100 art magazines were given to the society, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed looking through the vast collection. For a gold coin donation members could take any that took their fancy, and by […]

Jesmond Winners

The June meeting was a day of winners, when all the prize winners in the Lola Rose Award were presented with certificates. Also, the winning work in the People’s Choice was announced – this time going to John Hastings for his intriguing painting ‘Valley of the Wolf’, with the winning voter being Kay Frost Smith […]

Gwendolin Lewis

There was a lot happening at the June meeting, beginning with a wonderful demonstration by Gwendolin Lewis. Gwendolin was full of information on working with soft pastels, demonstrating the combination of acrylic paint and pastels on primed paper, while answering all our questions on products and technique. We are extremely fortunate to have so many […]

One Week Down

The first week of our Stockland Jesmond exhibition has flown! The public are once again commenting on the diversity of art on display – and the rapidly growing list of paintings sold reflects this, with a variety of subjects and styles being purchased. The People’s Choice is, as always, a popular competition for those looking […]

Lola Rose Award 2016

The winner of the Lola Rose Award for 2016 is Wendy Lesniak for her beautiful watercolour ‘Sunset Reflections’ (pictured). This painting has already been snapped up, along with ten other works by various artists – and we are only three days into the exhibition. Bill Freeman, was once again guest judge of the Lola Rose […]

Jesmond Raffle

When you come to Stockland Jesmond to see our latest exhibition, be sure to buy a ticket in the raffle for your chance to win this lovely acrylic painting ‘On Golden Pond’ by Bruno Wein. Tickets began selling as soon as it went on display – and at $1 each it’s not hard to see […]

Jesmond Exhibition Opens

We had another busy morning setting up our latest exhibition, the Lola Rose Award, at Stockland Jesmond today. Judy, Kate, Shahrzad and Gay are just a few committee members who spent the morning checking – in and hanging artwork. Renowned artist Bill Freeman once again offered his expertise as guest judge, while the public started […]

Five Days To Go

With only five days before our next exhibition and the Lola Rose Award at Stockland Jesmond, everyone is feeling relaxed after our social outing to Lake Macquarie Art Gallery and Awaba House earlier this month. Now it’s time to get busy again with the finishing touches to all our entries! The raffle prize for this exhibition […]

Merry Month of May

Steve Evely from the Adamstown Newsagency was our guest demonstrator at the May meeting and what a wonderful display it was! Steve, along with Windsor & Newton rep Tony, gave us an interesting, hands-on look at a variety of new products available from his shop – and their generosity with freebies, samples and knowledge is extremely […]

Time Flies

With one exhibition over it’s time to start thinking about the next! Following the society’s success at Marketown, all our artists are busy getting their entries ready for Stockland Jesmond. It is only four weeks today before our annual Lola Rose Award begins and the entries are rolling in fast. If you’ve been looking on […]

It’s a Tie!

All the People’s Choice votes from our Marketown exhibition have been counted – and it’s a tie! Jenny Elks’ lovely watercolour ‘Merewether’ and Susanne Gorring’s gorgeous bunnies ‘Friends Forever’ proved equally popular with our voters. It’s great to see so many people getting involved and choosing their favourite painting – and a good way for […]

Rainy Days & Sundays

Rainy days are good for looking at art – so today is perfect for browsing through the two shops we have packed with art at Marketown. With only three weeks to Mothers Day, it could be even more of a reason! The constantly changing exhibition will close this coming Wednesday, so if you’ve been thinking […]

Exhibition Winners!

We were very lucky to have Lesley Duffin from Finite Gallery at Caves Beach as guest judge of this years Silver Palette Award and we thank her for donating her time to support our exhibition. Congratulations to the following members: Robert Loughran – ‘The Colour of Light’ – Winner Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award;   Susanne […]

Marketown Winner

The Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award for 2016 went to Robert Loughran for his pastel ‘ The Colour of Light’. Congratulations to Robert – who is also the artist who painted this years raffle prize, which can be seen on the lower level at Marketown  until the 20th of this month. A further listing of […]

Marketown Starts Today!

It was a big job setting up this morning, but our exhibition at Marketown has begun. Two shops full of paintings, drawings, encaustics and cards are really getting the public’s attention, with two paintings sold as we were checking pictures in! The shops look great and offer an opportunity to really see the art on […]

Countdown to Marketown

Six days to go before our Marketown exhibition opens and it is already shaping up to be one of our biggest in a while. The centre have offered 2 shops either side of Big W for us to fill with art, while our raffle and card sales will still be downstairs. With 40 artists contributing […]

Linda Camac

Our March meeting began with a fantastic demonstration by Linda Camac, sharing her technique and tips using pencil and watercolour.  Linda’s skill and patience result in truly beautiful work and many of us left feeling inspired. Linda conducts workshops in Newcastle and Muswellbrook, and is a member of the illustrious Botanical Society of Australia.

Two weeks to Marketown!

It’s just over two weeks to our next exhibition and everyone is busy with the finishing touches to their entries. With over forty artists exhibiting it is sure to be an interesting and varied display of paintings, drawings and possibly encaustics. This amazing watercolour by Wendy Lesniak is just a taste of what will be for sale. […]

Marketown Raffle

This beautifully bright pastel, ‘Newcastle Cathedral’ by Robert Loughran, will be the raffle prize at our Marketown exhibition – tickets only $1 each. It is the  second time The Joe Punshon Award has been held at Marketown, upstairs near Big W, and the exhibition last year was such a popular success we are all keen […]

Great start to 2016

February’s meeting was a great start to the new year! Lots of members came to catch up with each other after our long break and the atmosphere was lively and positive, with many opportunities for exhibiting and socialising in the year ahead. We started with a fantastic demonstration from Deanne Newland of her beautifully vibrant […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’.

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.

Belmont Exhibition

The exhibition at Belmont Citi Centre started on Monday and is looking really good. Lots of colour and variety with the artwork and some really good feedback. The work will be on show til the 16th so come and have a look!

Exhibition at The Place, Charlestown

The Place, outside Charlestown Square on the corner of Frederick and Pearson streets, once again are showing paintings by The Newcastle Art Society. Several of our members have participated, with the exhibition spread throughout the building. All work is for sale and on display until mid December.

People’s Choice winner – Lake Macquarie Fair 2014

Trudy Davison has also won the People’s Choice, after taking home the Ellen Kilpatrick and Centre Management Award. Congratulations Trudy on a job well done!

Lake Macquarie

Our exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair in September was another resounding success, with a total of 34 paintings (approximately 1/3 of the exhibition!) being sold, amid many compliments from the public on the quality and variety of work on offer. Trudy Davison won both the Ellen Kilpatrick Award and the Centre Management Award for her portrait ‘The Last […]

Lake Macquarie Fair exhibition

The Mt Hutton exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair got off to a flying start this weekend, with almost 40 artists contributing several works each. Public interest and positive feedback on the variety of work on display started early, and the paintings began to sell before we had finished setting up! The exhibition will run for […]

JHH paintings

Several of our members brought paintings to our August meeting for selection in the upcoming exhibition at John Hunter Hospital. The paintings will be on display outside the Children’s Ward later this year.

August demonstration

Our guest demonstrator in August was Joyce Dellaca, who displayed her wonderful drawing skills with coloured charcoal. During the demonstration Joyce shared lots of useful hints and tips for using this medium, and many were inspired by her beautiful drawings and her enthusiasm.

Archibald Exhibition 2014

Several of our members enjoyed a trip to Sydney for this year’s Archibald Prize Exhibition.

Jesmond Stockland 2014 Exhibition

Winner of the People’s Choice Award. ‘Tiger’ by Trudy Davison

Cliff Hosking demonstration

Local watercolourist Cliff Hosking was guest demonstrator at our July meeting. Cliff informed and entertained us with his passion and expertise, sharing his latest technique involving digital photography and watercolour. See more of Cliff’s work at www.cliffhoskingart.com

Painting day out

Some of our artists enjoying a painting day out on the beautiful Warners Bay foreshore.

Wallsend Exhibition March 2014

The Wallsend Exhibition in March was an outstanding success. Along with our usual display area, we had the opportunity to fill an empty shop with an extra hundred paintings. It proved extremely popular with the public and members alike. Mr. Whitton of Wallsend won our raffle painting by Robyn Bailey. Roger Eggleton, the lucky member […]

Another Wonderful Demonstration By Cheryl Bruce

19/05/2019 – At this month’s general meeting we were once again treated to an excellent demonstration by Cheryl Bruce, focusing on adding figures to a painting along, with her numerous tips for using watercolours. Cheryl also discussed drawing faces and brought along some of her fantastic journals highlighting many of the portraits she has sketched. […]

Creative Days At Ocean Blue Gallery

04/04/2019 – Everyone’s getting ready for Newcastle Art Society’s Creative Days happening at Ocean Blue Gallery Belmont this Saturday April 6 and again April 13. As part of our current exhibition the gallery will be alive with demonstrations, artists talks and extra art brought in on the day. Kate Belton, Kaylene Gayner, Jenny Elks, Wendy […]

Newcastle Show Prize Winners

19/03/2019 – Congratulations to three of our members who were awarded prizes in this year’s Newcastle Show Art Prize. Susanne Gorring took out 1st place in the Traditional Painting (pictured) and Eleanor Anson won the Non-Traditional. Pamela Rose received a Commended in the Traditional.

Marlene Palagyi Demonstration

19/03/2019 – March’s general meeting began with a wonderful demonstration of watercolour and ink by Marlene Palagyi. Marlene used her beautiful watercolour technique as an underpainting, coming in later with dark ink to create a striking picture. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed watching her work and hearing her tips and suggestions. Discussion of our current exhibition at […]

A New Year Kicks Off

20/02/2019 – A new year has begun and our first meeting of the year was a great catch up after the long summer break. Awards were presented by president Kate Belton to all place winners from our recent Charlestown Square Exhiibition, with 1st Prize going to Val McDonald for her wonderful watercolour ‘I Thnk I […]

Charlestown Exhibition Packed Away

12/2/2019 – Our Charlestown exhibition is all over for another year, and once again it was a huge success. Thanks to all the artists who contributed their wonderful works and to everyone who stopped by (and in some cases made special trips!) to enjoy the art on display. As usual our raffle will be drawn […]

One Week Left For Charlestown Exhibition

3/2/2019 – Tickets are selling fast for Rod Bathgate’s wonderful pastel painting ‘Summer On Nobby’s Beach’, first prize in our current raffle at Charlestown Square. The exhibition is already halfway through, with only one week left to see this fantastic display by local artists. A huge selection of works in all sizes, mediums and styles […]

Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award 2019

28/01/2019 -Our  Charlestown Square exhibition opened today and judging in the Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award has taken place. Thanks to our guest judge Jill Campbell for taking the time out on a public holiday, and thanks to all the artist who have contributed works in this fantastic exhibition. Congratulations to Val McDonald for taking […]

Rod Bathgate Raffle at Charlestown Square

15/01/2019 – Another year has begun, and once again we will be kicking it off with a wonderful exhibition at Charlestown Square on 28th January. This year we are lucky enough to have this stunning Rod Bathgate pastel as our raffle prize! Rod kindly donated this painting after a demonstration at one of our meetings […]

Gwendoline Lewis Demonstration and Final Meeting For 2018

19/11/2018 – Our final meeting for the year kicked off with a fabulous demonstration by pastel artist Gwendoline Lewis, showing us her wonderful style and some new and interesting techniques. Gwendoline is well known for her vibrant pastel paintings, and her generosity is greatly appreciated. The guests we have throughout the year are both informative […]

Last Days For Belmont Exhibition

10/11/2018 – Our current exhibition at Belmont Citi Centre finishes tomorrow after 2 wonderful weeks. The raffle barrel is filling fast with entries to win the beautiful watercolour scene of Lake Macquarie donated by Carol McCrohan, as is the box for voting slips in our always popular People’s Choice competition. Lots of fantastic paintings, including […]

Kaylene Gayner Wins Des Vout Memorial Award

30/10/2018 – ‘It’s Crunch Time’ by Kaylene Gayner is this year’s winner of the Des Vout Memorial Award at Belmont Citi Centre. Congratulations Kaylene, who not only won 1st prize for this beautiful, vibrant lorikeet but also a Highly commended for ‘Angel’s Reef’. Congratulations also to Pamela Rose who took out 2nd place with her […]

Des Vout Memorial Award Exhibition Begins

29/10/2018 – Belmont Citi Centre was buzzing with art society members from 8am this morning as the annual Des Vout Memorial Award exhibition was set up. An assortment of artworks in a variety of style and medium including acrylic, watercolour, oil, pastel, encaustic, pencil and mixed media has once again created a vibrant display in […]

Belmont Exhibition Opens Monday

25/10/2018 – It’s time again for our annual Des Vout Memorial Award at Belmont Citi Centre. This exhibition is always popular with local residents and, being our last for the year, it also draws people from further afield. Belmont Citi Centre has supported us throughout the year with our ongoing shopfront – offering just a […]

Life Membership to June Howard

17/10/2018 – Huge congratulations to former President June Howard who was awarded life membership by outgoing President Jenny Elks at our meeting on Monday. June has been a great contributor to the society being actively involved in our exhibitions and events, a longtime committee member, President of the society and newsletter editor for many years.  […]

Newcastle Theatre Company Exhibition

13/10/2018 – It’s wonderful to be supporting Newcastle Theatre Company’s latest play with an exhibition by our members in the foyer of the Lambton theatre. The world premiere of ‘The Third Act’, a fantastic new work by local playwrite Emma Wood,  has been extremely well received with the play running for another week, finishing October […]

Peter Tassell Demonstration

19/09/2018 – Central Coast artist Peter Tassell was guest demonstrator at this month’s general meeting, and treated us all to a wonderful lesson in oil painting. Peter’s use of colour and light was impressive as we watched his fabulous scene unfold from nothing to a virtually completed painting within the hour! For those of us […]

Eleanor Anson Demonstration

22/08/2018 – We were lucky to have Eleanor Anson step in at the last minute for this month’s demonstration at our general meeting.  Well known for her mixed media works, Eleanor shared her tips for using a variety of mediums and her techniques for achieving some fantastic effects with acrylic paint and inks. Exhibitions were […]

Final Week of Swansea Exhibition

28/07/2018 – With only one week left of our Swansea exhibition why not take advantage of these delightful winter days and pay us a visit! The sunny, peaceful exhibition space is located above the Tourist Information Centre (situated in the Swansea Centre) on the Pacific Highway, with plenty of parking at rear and is open […]

Swansea Exhibition Three Weeks In

29/06/2018 – The exhibition currently at S.E.E.N. is looking fantastic and proving popular with visitors and locals alike. With new work coming in constantly to replace paintings as they sell, the site is an excellent warm exhibition space filled with natural light. Situated next to the library upstairs in the Swansea Centre (on the Pacific […]

Rod Bathgate Guest Demonstrator

19/06/2018 – We were lucky to be treated to a wonderful demonstration at our June monthly meeting by  internationally renowned artist Rod Bathgate. Sharing his tips and techniques in soft pastel painting, Rod whipped up a fantastic local scene in his characteristic style, while holding us all spellbound. Always generous with his time, encouragement and […]

Lola Rose Award 2018

10/06/2018 – Winner of this year’s Lola Rose Award is Wendy Lesniak’s  stunning watercolour ‘View to Caves Beach’ (pictured above).  Special thanks to Jacqui Hemsley from Lake Macquarie City Council, for her time in judging this wonderful exhibition. The full list of all prize winners follows – congratulations  to you all! 1st:   ‘View to Caves […]

Swansea Exhibition Opens Today

09/06/2018 – This year we have taken our June exhibition a little further south. The fabulous South East Exhibition Network (SEEN) in the Swansea Centre will be showing our members artworks for two months, and the exhibition looks wonderful. Next to the Swansea Library, it is the perfect place to spend some time on a […]

Great New Location for Lola Rose Award

23//05/2018 – Thanks to Lake Macquarie Council, our 2018 Lola Rose Award will be held in Swansea at S.E.E.N (South East Exhibition Network) located on the First Floor of the Swansea Centre. This is a great opportunity for us to take our  art a little further south and everyone is busy preparing for this soon […]

Lola Rose Award On Hold For 2018

16/04/2018 – It was decided at our April meeting the Lola Rose Award, scheduled for June at Stockland Jesmond, will not be held this year. Further information regarding this exhibition should be available at a later date. Currently, our next exhibitions will be at John Hunter Hospital and Lake Macquarie Fair – both in August. […]

Deanne Newland’s February Demonstration

20/02/2018 – Our February meeting kicked off with a fabulous demonstration by Lake Macquarie artist and teacher Deanne Newland. Deanne has developed quite a name for herself with her wonderfully vibrant alcohol ink paintings and is always happy to share all her tips. It was inspirational just to see the colourful works of art she […]

Charlestown Square Winners

20/02/2018 – The first general meeting of the year was a big one, and we were pleased to welcome Barbara Nanshe, guest judge at our Charlestown  Square exhibition to present the awards to all our prizewinners. Barbara (pictured above with winner of the Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award, Janet De Vris) took time to discuss […]

Charlestown Square Exhibition Keeping Us Busy

08/02/2018 – Week 2 of our exhibition at Charlestown Square and we are still going strong! This is the second year the Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award has been held at Charlestown Square and once again it’s been a huge success. With 12 boards filled with a huge variety of paintings, drawings and encaustics, along […]

Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award 2018

30/01/2018 – Judging took place yesterday at Charlestown Square for the annual Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award with first place going to Janet De Vries for her vibrant acrylic painting ‘Bar Beach’ (part of  pictured above). The full painting can be seen at the exhibition, but best be quick as Janet’s paintings are extremely popular […]

Exhibition Opens at Charlestown Square

29/01/2018 – We’re kicking off the new year in a big way – with our annual Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award beginning today at Charlestown Square. Once again we are situated on the lower level outside Myer however this year the exhibition will run for the full 2 weeks, finishing Feb 11.  Renowned local artist […]

Belmont Pop- Up Shop

5/12/2017 – We may have made room for Santa in Edgeworth by vacating the pop-up shop we had there throughout the year, but we have been extremely fortunate with another opportunity at Belmont Citi Centre. The window display we have had there for the past year has created a lot of interest, and now Centre […]

Christmas Fun and Feast

5/11/2017 – Another fantastic year of exhibitions and sales opportunities, wonderful demonstrations and social events was celebrated yesterday at our annual Christmas party, held once again at Charlestown Leagues Club. Delicious food, crazy games, a guessing competition, a multitude of lucky door prizes and a chance to catch up with friends made for a truly […]

Jill Campbell’s November Demonstration

21/11/2017 – Our last meeting of the year was buzzing as everyone came together to discuss the recent success of our Belmont Citi Centre exhibition and upcoming plans for the year ahead. With a total of 30 paintings sold and a record number of prizes awarded, the Belmont exhibition was a great way to end […]

More Winners from Belmont

21/11/2017 – Congratulations to J. Robertson (ticket # 12617) – the lucky winner of our exhibition raffle for the beautiful watercolour ‘Valentine Shore’ by Wendy Lesniak. Also to M. Grieve for being winning participant in our People’s Choice competition. The People’s Choice most popular painting was won by Kate Belton for her ink painting ‘Elephant'(pictured), […]

Winner of Des Vout Memorial Award

2/11/2017 – Congratulations to all our winners at the Belmont Citi Centre exhibition. Judge Rod Bathgate spent quite some time looking over the entries, with many positive and enthusiastic comments on the the artwork displayed. A well deserved first place went to Michelle Harris for her gorgeous mixed media ‘Possie’ (pictured) – the full list […]

Belmont Exhibition Starts Tomorrow

29/10/2017 – Our last exhibition for the year, the Des Vout Memorial Award, starts tomorrow at Belmont Citi Centre. Always a popular exhibition with many loyal followers, it’s a great way to end to end what has been a tremendous year for the society – and a fantastic opportunity for anyone thinking of buying art […]

Making Way for Santa

19/10/2017 – Well it’s that time of year again and Santa will soon be making his way to town, which means we will be moving out of Edgeworth Town Centre to give him some space! But not until 12th November, which means still plenty of time to come over and maybe grab a bargain or […]

Archibald Prize Bus Trip

15/10/2017 – Last week a bus load of our members and their friends travelled to Sydney to see this years Archibald Prize entries. The exhibition, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, is always a popular (and invariably controversial) one, and once again it didn’t disappoint. A fun day was had by all, with […]

More Winners From Lake Macquarie Fair

21/09/2017 – The September meeting was a big one, kicking off with a fantastic demonstration by renowned local artist Annie Palmer (pictured). Annie is known for her generosity of knowledge and support for fellow artists, as well as her beautiful and vibrant artwork. She discussed her use of inks and mixed media in collage and […]

Lake Macquarie Fair Winners!

23/08/2017 – The Lake Macquarie Fair exhibition started on Monday, with a huge selection of work on display. Congratulations to Geoff Gunness for taking home the Ellen Kilpatrick Award for his amazing pencil drawing ‘Sydney Harbour Bridge From Dawes Point’ (pictured). Once again we thank Ellen Kilpatrick for judging our show, and thanks to all […]

Lake Macquarie Fair Exhibition Starts Monday

16/08/2017 – Our next exhibition will start soon! Next Monday we’ll be setting up at at Lake Macquarie Fair, Mount Hutton, for another three fabulous weeks. This event has quite a following among the centre’s customers and with 40 artists contributing there is bound to be something to suit just about everyone. Once again the […]

Edgeworth Shop’s Continuing Success

2/7/2017 – Our shop at Edgeworth shopping centre is still going strong, with many people from outside the area now visiting to look at the art on display. The shop is still packed with a variety of works from our members and is changing constantly so a second, third or fourth visit is definitely worth […]

Kay MacFarlane Smith’s June Demonstration

21/06/2017 – We were extremely fortunate to have Kay MacFarlane Smith as our guest at the recent general meeting. Kay is a well renowned local artist, and she demonstrated her wonderful technique with watercolour – with a beautiful country scene taking place before our eyes. Her painting is delicate yet still dynamic, and her answers […]

Jesmond Raffle Winner

21/06/2017 – Congratulations to Marg Horner for buying the winning ticket (#11723) in our raffle at Jesmond. The happy winner is pictured above after being presented with Trudie Hussey’s stunning ‘Fire in the Sky’. The results of the exhibitions People’s Choice are also in, with Bev Strahan being our lucky voter. This time we had […]

Winners Lola Rose Memorial Award

17/06/2017 – The exhibition at Stockland Jesmond has once again been a resounding success in every way. Huge congratulations to Susanne Gorring for winning the Lola Rose Memorial Award with her wonderful oil painting  ‘Vintage Horse Tricycle’ – and to all our other placegetters. The exhibition finishes tomorrow afternoon so still time if you haven’t […]

Jesmond Exhibition Up and Running

09/06/17 – Almost one week into the Lola Rose Memorial exhibition at Stockland Jesmond and, once again, taking our art to the people is proving a popular move. Tickets in the raffle for Trudy Hussey’s vibrant pastel (pictured) are selling fast, and  viewer participation with the People’s Choice competition is strong. With around 30 artists […]

Charlestown Square Exhibition Success

16/5/2017 – Our first exhibition at Charlestown Square finished on Sunday after one huge week. With everyone full of praise, both the public for the vast array and quality of art on display, and society members for the exhibition facilities, it can only be described as a complete success. The People’s Choice proved once again […]

Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award

9/5/2017 – A great big thank you to Kay MacFarlane Smith for judging our Charlestown Square exhibition. It is the first time we have exhibited here and although we only began yesterday, the exhibition is already creating huge interest.  With plenty of space for the display,  the public are really enjoying  wandering around taking time […]

First Time at Charlestown Square

4/5/2017 – Charlestown Square Shopping Centre will be the site of another exhibition just in time for Mothers Day. From next Monday we will be set up in the centre court, just outside Myer, for one week only. Our exhibition follows a week of Society of Artists work, so shoppers are being treated to a […]

Ocean Blue Exhibition Now On

4/5/2017 – The Ocean Blue Gallery at Belmont is looking fabulous with our paintings filling the South Gallery and occupying most of the North.  Several members have used the opportunity to exhibit their larger works, which often cannot be included in our exhibitions due to the size restrictions in some places. With the walls awash […]

Art On Show Throughout May

22/04/2017 – Busy times are ahead for our artists with opportunities to exhibit coming thick and fast. Next weekend the Dobell Art Festival will be held at Wangi and many of our society members are sure to be exhibiting at this popular event. The following Monday sees the setup of our exhibition at the wonderful […]

Ocean Blue Gallery Exhibition Starts Soon

19/04/2017 – The Ocean Blue Gallery at Belmont will be featuring an exhibition by Newcastle Art Society for the entire month of May. This wonderful gallery, on the Pacific Highway, is looking fabulous and has created quite a following since opening 18 months ago. Owner of the gallery, Sue Price, is extremely supportive of local […]

Entertaining Talk at March Meeting

21/03/2017 – Local artist Kim Van Koerveden kept everyone entertained at our March meeting, sharing her story as an art teacher and mural painter working with often disadvantaged children throughout the state. Kim’s enthusiasm, compassion and energy was inspirational and we all enjoyed her tales of small outback schools to larger coastal ones. After a […]

First Meeting Kicks Off A Busy Year

3/3/2017 – Another promising year is well and truly underway, with lots of opportunities for our members to continue to grow and share their creativity. Our first meeting of the year kicked off with a fabulous demonstration in oil painting by one of our own members, Susanne Gorring (pictured). Sue, who is also an art […]

An Exciting New Year Of Art Ahead

26/01/17 – Another year chock full of exciting opportunities to exhibit our art has kicked off, with the pop-up shop at Edgeworth Town Centre still going strong and our window display at Belmont Citi Centre also extended for the foreseeable future.  The display at Belmont has been changed this week with all different artwork, so […]

Exhibitions Still Going Strong In January

13/1/17 – A new year has begun and it is already shaping up to be a busy and exciting time for our artists. With our exhibition at John Hunter Hospital (on level 3) until the 25th, there is still a little over a week to see the artwork our members have on display. Also, the shop […]

Edgeworth Shop Packed With Art

08/12/16 – Our pop-up shop in Edgeworth Town Centre is packed with paintings of all sizes, styles and mediums. Since we first went in the amount of art in the shop has more than tripled, making the space alive with colour! The shop is being manned by the artists for a few hours most days, […]

Christmas Party Fun & Games

04/12/2016 – Another year is almost over with our last meeting of 2016 held in November, but we couldn’t say goodbye without one last get together – our annual Christmas party. Once again we met at Charlestown Central Leagues Club for a delicious carvery lunch, along with lots of chatter, lucky door prizes and Christmas […]

John Hunter Hospital Exhibition Going Strong

04/12/2016 – The exhibition at John Hunter Hospital has been on for 4 weeks and is proving a huge success. Not only are our paintings brightening the walls of level 3, but we have had 9 paintings sold so far! This is fantastic news – not only for the selling artist and the owner of […]

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Exhibition Now On

04/12/2016 – The exhibition has begun at the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, and it looks great. Over a dozen art society members worked hard in the heat hanging the 80 paintings in the information/tea rooms. This is the first time we have exhibited here as a group and members have jumped at the opportunity to […]

Pop-Up Shop in Edgeworth Town Centre

04/12/16 – The window display we have been offered in Edgeworth Town Centre shopping centre has now expanded into a pop-up shop! We are fortunate to have been offered use of the whole shop, not just the window, and our members are making the most of it. The shop is being manned by various members […]

Carole Elliot Demonstration

23/11/16 – What a way to end the year –  with a wonderful demonstration by Carole Elliot, sharing her tips and technique with Interactive acrylics. Working on a seascape with precision and patience, this is going to be another beautiful painting when finished.  Our new President Jenny Elks presented all the winners from the Belmont […]

Belmont Raffle & People’s Choice

23/11/16 – The lucky winner of the Belmont raffle painting, ‘Pots with Bamboo’, is Gwen Kable (ticket # 11110) – congratulations! The People’s Choice was also a real success with lots of entries. The most popular painting was ‘Net Work’ (pictured above) by Susanne Gorring with the winning entry being Vicki Sansom’s. Thank you to […]

Belmont Citi Centre Success

13/11/16 – Our exhibition at Belmont Citi Centre is over for another year – and it has been another huge success. This year 37 paintings were sold along with a large number of cards and raffle tickets and a huge participation in the People’s Choice competition (winners to be announced next week). The Centre Management […]

Shopping For Art in Belmont

5/11/16 – With Ocean Blue Gallery and Belmont Citi Centre both within walking distance of each other, Belmont is a great place to look for art – especially in time for Christmas! Both exhibitions are selling well, even in the few days they have been open, so be sure not to miss this fantastic opportunity […]

Ocean Blue Gallery & John Hunter Hospital

5/11/2016 – It’s been a busy week with three exhibitions starting within a few days of each other! Opening night at Ocean Blue Gallery was packed with society members and friends of the gallery, all there to help celebrate the gallery’s first birthday. This great little venue is filled a huge variety of work by […]

Belmont Winners!

3/11/16 – Congratulations to all the prizewinners from our Belmont exhibition. The full list is as follows: Winner of the Des Vout Award: Ann Margaret Mills – ‘Unique & Colourful No2’ 2nd: Susanne Gorring – ‘Net Work’ H/C: Kaylene Gayner – ‘Tree of Life’ ;  H/C: Linda Camac – ‘ Luscious’ Commended: Ann Margaret Mills […]

Winner of Des Vout Award

3/11/16 – We were extremely fortunate to have well known local artist Cliff Hosking as guest judge of this years Des Vout Award, which was given to Ann Margaret Mills for her colourful acrylic painting ‘Unique & Colourful No2’. Congratulations Ann Margaret! All up Cliff awarded nine prizewinners with two Highly Commended and Five Commended […]

Belmont Begins!

31/10/16 – The Belmont Citi Centre exhibition is off to a flyer start, with once again sales starting before we were setup! This time from the window display set up a few days ago. We are extremely fortunate to have been offered this window space by Centre Management and have been able to show some […]

Belmont For Art

Belmont is the place to be if you’re looking for art in the coming weeks! Newcastle Art Society members have been working overtime getting ready for two exhibitions in two great locations – Belmont Citi Centre  and Ocean Blue Gallery. All work in both places is for sale – just in time for that special […]

Belmont Citi Centre Exhibition

22/10/16 – It’s just over a week until The Des Vout Memorial Award begins at Belmont Citi Centre and all entries have been submitted. This bright and appealing acrylic, ‘Pots with Bamboo’, has been kindly donated by Kaylene Gayner to be raffled at the exhibition and is sure to be popular – with tickets still […]

New Opportunities

22/10/16 – No demonstrator this month due to our AGM and much discussion regarding upcoming exhibitions. Over the next couple of months the society will be involved in several exhibitions, and members are busy getting work ready. It is an exciting new direction we are taking, and our members are looking forward to making the […]

Tony White Demonstration

25/9/16 – We were lucky to have watercolourist Tony White at our September meeting, demonstrating his quick, loose style with amazing results. Another fantastic guest sharing his passion and technique to our members. It was a big meeting this month with prizes from our Mt Hutton exhibition being presented and the raffle drawn – with […]

Last Few Days

9/9/16 – Our exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair finishes this weekend, so if you haven’t been to have a look yet this is your last chance! All the paintings are now together on the boards outside Millers and with new paintings coming in daily there s always something to see. If you have had your […]

Second Big Week

31/8/16 – It’s half way through the Lake Macquarie Fair exhibition and it’s going strong. This year the artwork has been set up over two sites, centre court and outside Specsavers. It looks great and the public are really enjoying it. The sales desk is once again under the stairs, with raffle tickets, greetings cards, artists information and the People’s Choice ballot box. All […]

Mary Belton Raffle Prize

22/08/16 – The exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair is already getting a lot of attention after one day, and it’s no surprise when you see the work on show. We have some wonderful artists involved, and the exhibition is well worth a look. This vibrant seascape by Mary Belton is being raffled – tickets are […]

Lake Macquarie Fair Exhibition Begins

22/08/16 – Our latest exhibition opened today at Lake Macquarie Fair, Mt Hutton, twenty years after  the centre first hosted the Ellen Kilpatrick Award in 1996. We are lucky to still have Ellen judging our entries – and to still have some of the same artists participating. The exhibition this year is located in two […]

Wendy Lesniak Godbee

16/8/16 – A well-deserved Lifetime Membership was awarded to Wendy Lesniak Godbee at our August meeting. Wendy has been an extremely active member of the society for many years. Currently holding the position of Secretary, she has at various times also been the society’s President and Treasurer. Her tireless work every year, liaising with local shopping centres […]

Kay MacFarlane Smith

16/8/16 – Kay MacFarlane Smith was our guest at the August meeting, demonstrating painting with oils and producing a wonderful piece of art in the process. All our guest demonstrators are so generous with their time and knowledge, and we all look forward to their demonstrations at our meetings. A special thank you also to […]

Cheryl Bruce

5/8/16 – Well July has come and gone in the blink of an eye, but that’s not to say it was dull! Watercolourist Cheryl Bruce was guest demonstrator at our July meeting, sharing her technique for painting rocks and lots of other tips, and everyone seemed to enjoy watching her work. Our next exhibition is […]

Huge Book Donation

A wonderful donation from former society member Marianne Lourensz was another feature of our June meeting. Over 100 art books and over another 100 art magazines were given to the society, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed looking through the vast collection. For a gold coin donation members could take any that took their fancy, and by […]

Jesmond Winners

The June meeting was a day of winners, when all the prize winners in the Lola Rose Award were presented with certificates. Also, the winning work in the People’s Choice was announced – this time going to John Hastings for his intriguing painting ‘Valley of the Wolf’, with the winning voter being Kay Frost Smith […]

Gwendolin Lewis

There was a lot happening at the June meeting, beginning with a wonderful demonstration by Gwendolin Lewis. Gwendolin was full of information on working with soft pastels, demonstrating the combination of acrylic paint and pastels on primed paper, while answering all our questions on products and technique. We are extremely fortunate to have so many […]

One Week Down

The first week of our Stockland Jesmond exhibition has flown! The public are once again commenting on the diversity of art on display – and the rapidly growing list of paintings sold reflects this, with a variety of subjects and styles being purchased. The People’s Choice is, as always, a popular competition for those looking […]

Lola Rose Award 2016

The winner of the Lola Rose Award for 2016 is Wendy Lesniak for her beautiful watercolour ‘Sunset Reflections’ (pictured). This painting has already been snapped up, along with ten other works by various artists – and we are only three days into the exhibition. Bill Freeman, was once again guest judge of the Lola Rose […]

Jesmond Raffle

When you come to Stockland Jesmond to see our latest exhibition, be sure to buy a ticket in the raffle for your chance to win this lovely acrylic painting ‘On Golden Pond’ by Bruno Wein. Tickets began selling as soon as it went on display – and at $1 each it’s not hard to see […]

Jesmond Exhibition Opens

We had another busy morning setting up our latest exhibition, the Lola Rose Award, at Stockland Jesmond today. Judy, Kate, Shahrzad and Gay are just a few committee members who spent the morning checking – in and hanging artwork. Renowned artist Bill Freeman once again offered his expertise as guest judge, while the public started […]

Five Days To Go

With only five days before our next exhibition and the Lola Rose Award at Stockland Jesmond, everyone is feeling relaxed after our social outing to Lake Macquarie Art Gallery and Awaba House earlier this month. Now it’s time to get busy again with the finishing touches to all our entries! The raffle prize for this exhibition […]

Merry Month of May

Steve Evely from the Adamstown Newsagency was our guest demonstrator at the May meeting and what a wonderful display it was! Steve, along with Windsor & Newton rep Tony, gave us an interesting, hands-on look at a variety of new products available from his shop – and their generosity with freebies, samples and knowledge is extremely […]

Time Flies

With one exhibition over it’s time to start thinking about the next! Following the society’s success at Marketown, all our artists are busy getting their entries ready for Stockland Jesmond. It is only four weeks today before our annual Lola Rose Award begins and the entries are rolling in fast. If you’ve been looking on […]

It’s a Tie!

All the People’s Choice votes from our Marketown exhibition have been counted – and it’s a tie! Jenny Elks’ lovely watercolour ‘Merewether’ and Susanne Gorring’s gorgeous bunnies ‘Friends Forever’ proved equally popular with our voters. It’s great to see so many people getting involved and choosing their favourite painting – and a good way for […]

Rainy Days & Sundays

Rainy days are good for looking at art – so today is perfect for browsing through the two shops we have packed with art at Marketown. With only three weeks to Mothers Day, it could be even more of a reason! The constantly changing exhibition will close this coming Wednesday, so if you’ve been thinking […]

Exhibition Winners!

We were very lucky to have Lesley Duffin from Finite Gallery at Caves Beach as guest judge of this years Silver Palette Award and we thank her for donating her time to support our exhibition. Congratulations to the following members: Robert Loughran – ‘The Colour of Light’ – Winner Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award;   Susanne […]

Marketown Winner

The Joe Punshon Silver Palette Award for 2016 went to Robert Loughran for his pastel ‘ The Colour of Light’. Congratulations to Robert – who is also the artist who painted this years raffle prize, which can be seen on the lower level at Marketown  until the 20th of this month. A further listing of […]

Marketown Starts Today!

It was a big job setting up this morning, but our exhibition at Marketown has begun. Two shops full of paintings, drawings, encaustics and cards are really getting the public’s attention, with two paintings sold as we were checking pictures in! The shops look great and offer an opportunity to really see the art on […]

Countdown to Marketown

Six days to go before our Marketown exhibition opens and it is already shaping up to be one of our biggest in a while. The centre have offered 2 shops either side of Big W for us to fill with art, while our raffle and card sales will still be downstairs. With 40 artists contributing […]

Linda Camac

Our March meeting began with a fantastic demonstration by Linda Camac, sharing her technique and tips using pencil and watercolour.  Linda’s skill and patience result in truly beautiful work and many of us left feeling inspired. Linda conducts workshops in Newcastle and Muswellbrook, and is a member of the illustrious Botanical Society of Australia.

Two weeks to Marketown!

It’s just over two weeks to our next exhibition and everyone is busy with the finishing touches to their entries. With over forty artists exhibiting it is sure to be an interesting and varied display of paintings, drawings and possibly encaustics. This amazing watercolour by Wendy Lesniak is just a taste of what will be for sale. […]

Marketown Raffle

This beautifully bright pastel, ‘Newcastle Cathedral’ by Robert Loughran, will be the raffle prize at our Marketown exhibition – tickets only $1 each. It is the  second time The Joe Punshon Award has been held at Marketown, upstairs near Big W, and the exhibition last year was such a popular success we are all keen […]

Great start to 2016

February’s meeting was a great start to the new year! Lots of members came to catch up with each other after our long break and the atmosphere was lively and positive, with many opportunities for exhibiting and socialising in the year ahead. We started with a fantastic demonstration from Deanne Newland of her beautifully vibrant […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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’.

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.

Belmont Exhibition

The exhibition at Belmont Citi Centre started on Monday and is looking really good. Lots of colour and variety with the artwork and some really good feedback. The work will be on show til the 16th so come and have a look!

Exhibition at The Place, Charlestown

The Place, outside Charlestown Square on the corner of Frederick and Pearson streets, once again are showing paintings by The Newcastle Art Society. Several of our members have participated, with the exhibition spread throughout the building. All work is for sale and on display until mid December.

People’s Choice winner – Lake Macquarie Fair 2014

Trudy Davison has also won the People’s Choice, after taking home the Ellen Kilpatrick and Centre Management Award. Congratulations Trudy on a job well done!

Lake Macquarie

Our exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair in September was another resounding success, with a total of 34 paintings (approximately 1/3 of the exhibition!) being sold, amid many compliments from the public on the quality and variety of work on offer. Trudy Davison won both the Ellen Kilpatrick Award and the Centre Management Award for her portrait ‘The Last […]

Lake Macquarie Fair exhibition

The Mt Hutton exhibition at Lake Macquarie Fair got off to a flying start this weekend, with almost 40 artists contributing several works each. Public interest and positive feedback on the variety of work on display started early, and the paintings began to sell before we had finished setting up! The exhibition will run for […]

JHH paintings

Several of our members brought paintings to our August meeting for selection in the upcoming exhibition at John Hunter Hospital. The paintings will be on display outside the Children’s Ward later this year.

August demonstration

Our guest demonstrator in August was Joyce Dellaca, who displayed her wonderful drawing skills with coloured charcoal. During the demonstration Joyce shared lots of useful hints and tips for using this medium, and many were inspired by her beautiful drawings and her enthusiasm.

Archibald Exhibition 2014

Several of our members enjoyed a trip to Sydney for this year’s Archibald Prize Exhibition.

Jesmond Stockland 2014 Exhibition

Winner of the People’s Choice Award. ‘Tiger’ by Trudy Davison

Cliff Hosking demonstration

Local watercolourist Cliff Hosking was guest demonstrator at our July meeting. Cliff informed and entertained us with his passion and expertise, sharing his latest technique involving digital photography and watercolour. See more of Cliff’s work at www.cliffhoskingart.com

Painting day out

Some of our artists enjoying a painting day out on the beautiful Warners Bay foreshore.

Wallsend Exhibition March 2014

The Wallsend Exhibition in March was an outstanding success. Along with our usual display area, we had the opportunity to fill an empty shop with an extra hundred paintings. It proved extremely popular with the public and members alike. Mr. Whitton of Wallsend won our raffle painting by Robyn Bailey. Roger Eggleton, the lucky member […]