Berwick Artists Society

Monthly Demonstrations

Introduction

Each month professional artists demonstrate in a variety of mediums for approximately two hours.

The Night Demonstrations begin at 7:30pm for a prompt start by the demonstrator, be seated by 7.15pm.                 Day Demonstrations begin at 11.00am on the dot, be seated by 10.45am latest.

The general public is welcome, see below for entry fee.

There will be intervals for refreshments and members are asked to bring a plate of food to share for Night Demonstration suppers. BYO lunch for the break at the Day Demonstrations.

At the end of the session, the winners of the members’ Monthly Art Competition are announced.

We have some truly incredible demonstrators, and everyone can learn something new each time, so come along and enjoy an event with a difference and it just might make all the difference to your own way of looking at your art.

Members $10.00, Visitors $15.00, couples $20.00

 

Please read the Covid requirements for entry in “News” on this website

NIGHT November 24th 2021 – to be advised

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Competition

Members are invited to bring along one painting per appropriate section (must be your own work), to the Demonstration Night to be judged by the visiting artist. Points are awarded for entering, and for the winners and runners-up in each category. These points are tallied at the end of the year and trophies awarded.

There are three categories in which to enter your work: A: Accomplished Realist Artist, B: Emerging Realist Artist and C: Other Than Realist Artist. Each category will have a winner and runner-up. Subject matter and medium are up to the entrant.

The annual winner of the Emerging Realist Artist Category will be required to enter work in the Accomplished Realist Artist Category if he/she has won the Emerging Artist annual award for two years. The demonstrating artist will judge the categories. Members  must decide for themselves whether they are “Accomplished” or “Emerging”  artists. Both Realist and Other Than Realist categories can be entered by an artist, but only one painting in each. Work must not have shown or judged before and must have been created within the last 12 months. Subject matter, style and medium is up to the individual.

Certificates will be awarded each month for the winner and runner-up in each category and there are points merely for entering. The points are accumulated during the year with results tallied and presentations made at our Christmas function. Art work can only be entered once. The artist’s name and title of picture must be clearly labelled on the back of the work. Rules for the competition are available at demonstration nights.

You are also welcome to bring along any of your work to have on show. It will not be judged or form part of the monthly competition, but it’s always interesting to see what our artists are capable of. It may not be a painting – sculpture, photography, embroidery, whatever you like to bring, we’d like to see what you do.

March 2021 Competition Results below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Demonstrations

Antoinette Blyth, demonstrated her techniques in watercolour on April 28th.   Her picture appears below.

Robert Knight demonstrated his skill as a painter in oils on May 26th producing a cityscape.

Our first 2021 Demonstrator, Craig Penny, was lively and everyone enjoyed his advice and tips.

Category A for Accomplished Realist Artists Winner: Quinton Baldwin “End of the Storm”

Category C for Other Than Realist Artists Winner: Kevin Weeks’ Into the Heart of Claude’s World”

Category A for Accomplished Realist Artists Runner-up: Helen Anderson “Stormy Beach”

Category C for Other Than Realist Artists Runner-up: Iain Johnson “The Dragonfly”

Category B for Emerging Realist Artists Winner: Sheila Daniells “Sisters”

Category B for Emerging Realist Artists Runner-up: Regis Coquet “Ko Moro”

Details

Venue:
Function Room, The Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick, Victoria Melways 131 A2

Dates:
4th Wednesday of the month (except December, January & public holidays)

When:
7pm – 10pm

Members $10

Visitors $12

Couples $15

Students $5                                                                                                                                                                            

Thursday Painting Group

We meet every Thursday between 10.30am and 2.30pm in the Function Room at the Old Cheese Factory.   It’s a fun gathering where we all chat, have a lot of laughs and discuss each other’s work.   There’s no formal instruction, but plenty of advice from some of our more experienced painters.

Everyone has different styles and paints at different levels: at some point, each of us has joined the group wondering how our own level of expertise will be accepted.   But everyone who comes along works in his or her own style, and it’s wonderful to greet a new member who has just taken up or just returned to painting.   There is no requirement for anyone to have had previous painting experience!

Please contact a committee member for more details, or simply turn up and have a look.   Then, if you would like to join the Society, please see our Membership Page.   Alternatively, you come along as a visitor.

Bring your lunch, enjoy a coffee.   If you’re an oil or acrylic painter, please bring a drop sheet, as the Function Room is carpeted.   Freestanding or table easels are available.

Be aware of entry requirements. Because of Covid you need to be double vaccinated, QR code register and your documentation checked by our Covid Marshalls.

Fees

Members …………………. $6.00

Visitors ……………………. $10.00

Monthly Portrait Group

Introduction

Each month the Berwick Artists Society conducts a two hour portrait group where you can participate in painting or drawing models.

This is a non-tutored class but other members’ help is available.

Models are volunteers so new models are always welcome to sit for the group.   Please contact us if you would like to  model for us.

Details

Venue:
Function Room, The Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick, Victoria Melways 131 A2

When:
On the fourth Thursday of the month commencing February 25th, 2021

Please be aware of entry requirements and read them in “News” on this website.

Cost
Members: $6
Visitors: $10

For details contact:

Dione Tiernan
Tel: 03 8786 8607

Paint-outs

Paint-outs are a great opportunity to paint outside with like-minded people.   Members are asked to find their own way to the painting site, with their own equipment and seats.   BYO lunch, hat, easel and painting gear.   We meet there at 10am promptly.

This activity is free of charge to members and is of course subject to good weather.   Sometimes it has to be cancelled – if in doubt, ring the Paint-out organiser (details below).

2021 DATES and VENUES:  More to come in September

 

Contact:

Rod Arthur 9769 5951 or 0402 741 338

Special Events

We held a very successful exhibition of members’ work at the Cranbourne Library in November; 90 works were on show. Over 10% of works displayed were sold, an excellent result for any art show anywhere. The winner of the Peoples’ Choice, with the most votes, was Helen Anderson’s “Blue Lagoon” – congratulations Helen. Special thanks to the wonderful Library staff for their assistance and enthusiasm.

 

 

Our Work on Display

Members of the Society can exhibit their work for sale in the Berwick Chemist Cafe. If you’re interested, please contact the person in charge – see below – to make sure there is space for your work.

The display changes on the first Saturday of each month.

It’s a great opportunity to have your artistry on display! Barry Collins will be showing off his considerable talents in a solo exhibition in April, so go along and see some wonderful work.

 

Exhibition Details

Dates
Ongoing

Venue
Berwick Chemist Café, 51 – 53 High Street, Berwick

Enquiries
Dione Tiernan 0412 711858 or Ros Merry 0421 196224