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Annual MSWPS Members Award – Liz Moore Golding

December 9, 2019

On December 5 I was pleased to be awarded the annual MSWPS Members Award. This is a peer voted award and against a very fine field of artists, I am very pleased to have won. I was inspired (and encouraged by member Annie Finkelde), to paint the triple portrait, below, basing it on a 1930s…

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Midcoast Bush Fire Relief

December 9, 2019

$555 was raised in cash donations at the MSWPS Christmas party and deposited at https://www.gofundme.com/f/midcoast-bush-fire-relief via my Visa card this morning. A great effort and a popular alternative to the Kris Kringle.   Christmas Cheers,   Tessa   Promotion and plea per the Lions Club Fundraiser LET’S JOIN TOGETHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Want to…

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From the Inbox

December 4, 2019

The Women’s Gallery book launch to celebrate women’s art of the 80’s and 90’s. Saturday December 7th 2:30 QVWC 210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne. Open studio Invitation. Karen Hopkins Paintings, shared exhibition; check the invite. Odd roads to be Walking, a major new book on Australian women artists. These artists, craftswomen, teachers, art writers and influencers…

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Highly Commended at 110th Annual Exhibition

Featured Artist

December 2, 2019

Thursday Sketch by Jocelyn Bell is the current featured artwork. Thursday Sketch was selected for a Highly Commended at the 110th MSWPS Annual Exhibition.

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Discovered in a Tidy Up

November 25, 2019

In the past six weeks I have been revamping two rooms in my house. My study in particular had become over abundant with ‘stuff’. This stuff consisted mainly of Art Magazines, some 20 years old, books; more than 25 years old and several diaries of which I found the earliest to be from 1987. Interesting…

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MSWPS Train Trip to Castlemaine 30 August 2019

November 25, 2019

On a glorious sunny winter’s day twelve MSWPS friends and spouses travelled to Castlemaine to view The Len Fox Prize Exhibition at Castlemaine Art Museum. Finalists presented a diverse range of paintings with statements referencing their connection with E. Phillips Fox. There were many people in the gallery and serendipitously CAM guides giving a guided…

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VISIT TO OLA COHN CENTRE THURSDAY 17TH OCT 2019

November 18, 2019

  Marion Chapman, Suzanne Kaldor, Tessa Wallis, Jocelyn Bell and Carmel O’Connor welcomed the Art Gallery of Ballarat GALLERY GUIDES:-Ellen Ryan – AGB Guides Secretary. Peta Price, Ewan Barker, Heather Macleod, Fran McPhee Allan, Marg Dalton,  Margot Burrows,  Marie Kau, Kathie Ensor, Caroline Hutterer, Colleen Burke, Fiona Tonkin, Geraldine Roberts, Ann Lacey, Irena Kempski, Gail Schuler and…

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MSWPS TIME CAPSULE 2020-2050

November 11, 2019

Dear Full Members, You are invited to participate in a rare event. PLEASE JOIN THE MSWPS TIME CAPSULE 2020 – 2050 SIZE – A4 OR SMALLER Art Work with title & medium on PAPER (must be dry)  or  a Photograph of a Sculpture DUE DATE – DELIVERY 6 December 2019   or – POST to arrive…

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Australian Art Excellence Awards 2019

November 11, 2019

Nine Artists, Members of MSWPS were finalists in the AGRA Australian art Excellence Awards for 2019. Cynthia Boyle, Diana Edwards, Annee Kelly, Jude Marganis, Kath McCann, Barbara McManus, Roz McQuillan, Anne Melloy and Vivi Palegeorge. Congratulations to Cynthia Boyle for receiving the Packer’s Prize for Glimpse of Eildon Congratulations to Roz McQuillan for Winning the…

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Oak’s Day Paint-Out at Kate Herd’s Garden

November 11, 2019

Oak’s Day Paint-Out at Kate Herd’s Garden. View Street, Alphington Members: Kate Herd, Silvia Isaac, Tessa Wallis, Marion Chapman, Jo Reitze, Louise Foletta and Carmel O’Connor with guests Bernice Lewis, Louise’s student Katherine Tolley and Jo’s students Rosa and Luca. Australian Plein Air painting is a challenge which musters up the MSWPS serious painter to…

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