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FEATURED ARTIST – Jan Martin

December 17, 2018

The current Featured Artist Painting is: Sunset, Lakes Entrance by Jan MArtin Jan Martin is the winner of the 2018 Danks Trust Award. Judge for the 109th Annual Exhibition, Jock Clutterbuck commented that: It is a fine example of the technique of watercolour being harnessed to deliver a real emotional charge to the recording of…

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And the Winner is: Cynthia Boyle

December 3, 2018

The 2018 theme for the Annual AGRA President’s Challenge is Climate. The winning painting is a Watercolour titled Specimen by Cynthia Boyle. Her artist statement: The reality of climate change is upon us. Currently, the region I inhabit is experiencing hotter and drier conditions that previously. Eventually, this will lead to higher sea levels with…

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Member Finalists for AOTY

November 26, 2018

The 2018 Victorian Artists Society (VAS) Mavis Little Artists of the Year, Incorporating the Sculptor of the Year Trophy featured Ten MSWPS Members. Anne Finkelde, Suzanne Kaldor, Gwendoline Krumins, Judith Leman, Jan Martin, Carole Milton, Liz Moore Golding, Vivi Palegeorge, Robyn Pridham and Raelene Sharp Congratulations to all the finalists. Congratulations also to both Joan…

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Dates for your Diaries

November 12, 2018

30 November 5th week Paint Out (NB This is FRIDAY) at Sue Jarvis Gallery Garden, 24 Blackwood Lane, Gembrook (Carmel will send invitation with all details soon. NB Sue says that there is shelter and much to do in all weather. Thanks Sue Life Drawing continues throughout November – Thursday mornings 10.30am – 1pm Thanks…

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Australian Art Excellence Awards 2018

November 12, 2018

Sunday 11th November was the Official Opening of the AGRA (Austalian Guide of Realist Artists) 2018 Art Excellence Awards. Five MSWPS Members are Finalists in the award exhbiition: Cynthia Boyle, Annee Kelly, Jude Marganis, Barbara McManus and Vivi Palegeorge. Exhibition continues until Sunday 25th November.  

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Oak’s Day Paint Out

November 12, 2018

About twenty members and friends had a lovely day today in the fresh air in Kate Herd’s magnificent garden. Sue Jarvis took several photos of us as well as the garden and surrounds. These photos are from Louise Foletta. Later this month Sue will host us in her own extensive garden and gallery in Gembrook…

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FEATURED ARTIST – Sue Sambell

November 5, 2018

The current Featured Artist Painting is: Timeless Land by Sue Sambell. Sue Sambell is the recipient of the Annie Davison Oliver Award for 2018. Judge for the 109th Annual Exhibition, Jock Clutterbuck commented that: It is the broad sweeping energy and gusto of Susan Sambell’s “Timeless Land” which make it my standout choice for the…

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Annual Bus Trip to Buxton and Acheron

October 29, 2018

A lovely day was had by about 30 members and Guests who took the opportunity to travel to Louise Foletta’s Buxton Property and onto Marian Rennie’s property at Acheron on Thursday 25th October. The Buxton property sited on the Acheron River has been in Louise’s family since her grandfather purchased land there in 1939. Guests…

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Changing Perspectives 109th MSWPS Annual Exhibition

October 16, 2018

2018 Changing Perspectives Exhibition, as one member quoted, “It is the best exhibition we have had.” This says an immense amount about the enthusiasm, variety, quality, presentation and quantity of artworks showcased in the latest MSWPS exhibition. With many thanks to Judge Jock Clutterbuck and Guest Speaker Deborah Klein the MSWPS Committee have excelled in…

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CHANGING PERSPECTIVES – Opening Sunday 7th October

October 8, 2018

The Opening of the 109th Annual MSWPS Exhibition on Sunday 7th October was  certainly a Grand Affair. President Carmel O’Connor, her first Major Official Event for MSWPS presented the audience with acknowledgement of the Wurundjeri People, details of the Prizes to be Awarded, many thank yous and introduction of the Judge for 2018, Jock Clutterbuck.…

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