Friday, February 25, 2011

Action Meeting Minutes Thursday 24th Feb 2011

To download the Action Meeting Minutes go to and click the link.

The 'action' crew have discussed what we'll be up to for the next few months.  The main discussion was about painting the gallery walls and floor and doing a tidy up on the front wall as messy glue under present signage.  Hanging system will be purchased.  It was agreed that the first stage of renovations will commence early March (final dates to be confirmed) and a week will be set aside and the gallery closed for this purpose.

Work to be completed at this working bee includes:
  • Paint the internal walls – colour a pale yellow/white.
  • Clean (and paint if possible) the external front wall of the gallery – get rid of the glue marks under the letter and paint over the lettering, including a dark orange splash in the existing logo. 
  • Paint the floor tiles once Rosie has had a change to research and cost the appropriate product. Colour to be a pale grey.
  • Nicole to purchase wire, clips and other items for new hanging system as discussed. It was agreed that Nicole would spend up to $3,500 and at the same time, fill out a RADF application for assistance in the costs. The project will proceed regardless of the outcome of this grant application.
It was agreed that Tracey would get THREE building quotes for the front door and extended gallery space as discussed.
It was agreed that the three gallery bank accounts be consolidated into one. Tracey Blumer to also apply to become signatory of that account.
Draft submission for the Cook Shire Council’s Community Plan was posted on Facebook and members invited to provide feedback within the next three weeks.

If you wish to have any input contact either Tracey, Rosie, Nic or Faye. 
As per the AGM last year this group has authority to make decisions for the Cooktown School of Art Society.  All members will be kept in the loop but it is up to you to be involved.  Lack of involvement or comment will be taken as consent to any changes so don't be shy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Artworks Basic Software Program - Cool Art Tool!

These photos show how Artworks Basic can seperate the tonal and colour values on a photo which is a great help in planning a painting.  

Check out the Artworks Basic Website and you will see how helpful the program can be.  Artworks Basic features include photo editing, painting effects, and color analysis for composition.  

The software is based on elements of visual art with a colour reference system, a canvas window, grid overlay and basic photo editing.  They allow a free download of a 30 day trial.

33rd Annual Art Exhibition in June - Over $5,000.00 in Prize Money!

Sunday 5th June to Monday 13th June 2011

Entry form, Categories & Conditions to download as PDF forms at

Art Entry forms EXTENSION - now due in by 30th May 2011

Art Award Categories

Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Award - ‘Best In Show” $800

'Roy' by Lou Derry won Best In Show 2010

 Cook Shire Council Award First Prize $1,000 HC $80

Contemporary Award First Prize $500 HC $80

Indigenous Art Award First Prize $400 HC $80

Black and White Award First Prize $300 HC $80

Landscape Award First Prize $200 HC $80

Section 6: Fauna and Flora Award First Prize $200 HC $80

Section 7: Peter Pini Memorial Award - Portrait First Prize $200 HC $80

Section 8: Youth Encouragement Award First Prize $200 HC $80

Section 9: Poberay Memorial Award – Miniature First Prize $150 HC $80

Section 10: Cooktown Creative Arts Association Award – Textiles First Prize $300 HC $80

Section 11: CCAS & CSAS Award – Handmade 3D Art form First Prize $300 HC $80

Art Entry forms are due in by Tuesday 10th May 2011
Paintings must be at the Gallery by noon Monday 30th May 20113D and Hand Made Art Form by noon Thursday 2nd June 2011
Opening Night and Awards Presentations by invitation on Saturday 4th June 2011 at Elizabeth Guzsely GalleryExhibition Open to public from Sunday 5th June 2011

So time to get busy painting, drawing, creating!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Photo Exhibition CHARACTERS OF THE CAPE 14 – 27 MAY 2011

See this page for details:

Friday, February 11, 2011



Opens Saturday 26th March 2011 at 2:30pm
At Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery

  • Functional- furniture, craftwork, wearable objects
  • Garden Art -  3D free standing
  • Artistic - imagination is the key!
  • Environmental - materials used form a significant proportion of waste going to landfill, is of functional use, is energy efficient and illustrates the pertinence of environmental issues

Open to all Cook Shire community members, groups and organisations

Entry Forms in by Friday 18th March 2011
Entry FEE $5.00 adults and $3.00 Juniors

Any Questions contact Diana at the Cooktown Library Ph 40695009
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