The Noosa Gallery Society Art Awards 2006


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Residents of the Sunshine Coast have an opportunity to see artists in action, hear their stories and join in a diverse range of family art activities at Noosa Regional Gallery this weekend. The program is part of the Noosa Gallery Society's fourth annual awards exhibition.

 

 

On Sunday Sunshine Coast artist Pauline Adair will demonstrate the technique of painting in oils. Meanwhile at 2 pm, Saturday 11 November artist Mark Standing will tell his story as part of the Noosa Regional Gallery's new program, Artist's Stories. Scott Goddard will share his story at the same time Sunday afternoon.

 

Sunday features a full program of Family Day activities which includes clay sculpture, jewellery making, collage, painting with Arting About and many more activities. There is a one dollar sausage sizzle with all other activities completely free. Everyone is welcome.


 
The Noosa Gallery Society Art Awards 2006.
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Artists to Win $10,000
 

"The involvement in the Noosa Gallery Society Art Awards gives

  practicing artists exposure to a wide audience who appreciate art…

  The gallery space is excellent for the exhibition - and the generous

  prize money helps the quality of the work to remain high." 

 

  - Sunshine Coast Artist, Robin Hines

 

 

Sunshine Coast Artists have an opportunity to win $10,000 in awards as part of the Noosa Gallery Society's fourth annual awards exhibition.  The exhibition is to be held at the Noosa Regional Gallery in November this year.  Artist entries of original paintings and sculpture will be accepted until 4pm, 29 September. 

 

The main prize of $3,500 is reserved for the 'Best of Exhibition' award, sponsored by community developer, Petrac.  $2,000 will be awarded for the Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media section and $2,000 for the category of Watercolour.  Sculpture receives an Acquisitive Award of $1,000, courtesy of Wide Bay Australia, and a Society Award of $1,000.  The winner of the People's Choice award receives $500, sponsored by Pack & Send.

 

For the first time, the entire interior of the Noosa Regional Gallery will be dedicated for this exciting exhibition event, where all works will be for sale.  The official opening of the exhibition will be held 6pm, 3 November 2006.

 

Previous Overall Winner Pam Eldridge says, "It's great to hear that the Noosa Gallery Society is once again supporting well-known and emerging artists in hosting the 2006 Art Exhibition.  It 's an event that brings people together to enjoy art, to learn more about art and artists, and to gain an insight into why we do what we do."

 

"Winning the Noosa Regional Gallery Overall Award in 2004," Eldridge explains, "and the critical acclaim that went with it, all came as a wonderful surprise and gave me a great boost of confidence to continue.  I make art to communicate and here it was communicating to thousands of people.  That's such a great feeling."

 

Sunshine Coast artist, Robin Hines explains another benefit to entering the awards:

"I also demonstrate various techniques at the gallery during the exhibition and this gives me the chance to interact with other art practitioners and art lovers." 

 

Further information and entry forms are available at the Noosa Regional Gallery, telephone: 07 5449 5340, email: ngs@noosa.qld.gov.au or from the gallery website: www.noosaregionalgallery.org.

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Event: Noosa Gallery Society Art Awards (Competition and Exhibition)

Deadline for artist entries:  by 4pm, 29 September 2006

Art Awards Exhibition: 3-26 November 2006, Noosa Regional Gallery

 

 

Graphics to the right: 

Image 1: l-r Christine Ballinger, Director, Noosa Regional Gallery with Maureen Farrington, Awards Convenor (photography: courtesy Noosa Regional Gallery);

Image 2: Recent work by previous award winner Pam Eldridge, 'Ebb and Flow 1', stone (photography: courtesy of the artist) 

 

Judges announced!

 

The famed Noosa Gallery Society's Awards exhibition - sporting $10,000 in awards - has finally announced the three judges for this year:  Jan Manton, high profile visual arts advocate and Queensland representative for Deutscher-Menzies Fine Art Auctioneers; Dr Lisa Chandler, lecturer in Art and Design at the University of the Sunshine Coast; and Christine Ballinger, Director of the Noosa Regional Gallery. 

The exhibition of original paintings and sculpture is to be held at the Noosa Regional Gallery November 3-26.  During the exhibition there will be an extensive program of 20 demonstrators in the gallery, ready to share their artistic secrets with the public. 

It is quite a coup for Noosa Regional Gallery to win Jan Manton as a judge for this year's awards.  For the past fifteen years, Jan Manton has been an important contributor and advocate for the visual arts in Queensland. From sitting on the Queensland University of Technology Art Collection Committee and chairing the fund raising campaign for the University Art Museum, to her role as the Deutscher-Menzies Fine Art Auctioneers Queensland representative, Jan has been instrumental in shaping the artistic climate in of the region.  She is also the director of her own gallery, Jan Manton Art, in South Brisbane.

A major force in the region, Dr Lisa Chandler is a lecturer in Art and Design at the University of the Sunshine Coast and was foundation director of the University Gallery.  She has worked as a graphic designer and artist, has written numerous articles and catalogue essays and was formerly manager of the gallery and workshops at Hyatt Regency Coolum.

Director of the Noosa Regional Gallery and judge for the awards, Christine Ballinger says "In my first year as Director, I am really looking forward to this year's awards and seeing the wealth of talent in the region  - the response has been enormous and I'm sure the judging will be a challenge."

The gallery exhibition will be a hive of activity with 20 demonstrators in the gallery ready to share their artistic secrets with the public.  Sunshine Coast artist Pauline Adair, who has won over forty art awards for portraits, landscapes and figurative works, will be demonstrating her techniques in oil and watercolour on Friday 10 November 10am-2pm.*  Guest speakers and workshops covering everything from photography to 'merchandising your art' will also be included on the program.

The official opening of the exhibition will be held 6pm, 3 November 2006.  All works will be for sale - the Silent Auction will be held 24-26 of November.  More info: Noosa Regional Gallery, T: 07 5449 5340, ngs@noosa.qld.gov.au, www.noosaregionalgallery.org.

Event: Noosa Gallery Society Art Awards (Awards, Exhibition and Silent Auction)

When and where: 3-26 November 2006, Noosa Regional Gallery, www.noosaregionalgallery.org

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