Monday, December 16, 2013

Closed for Chrismas - See All in 2014!

To All Our Members,
The Festive Season is once again upon us.


I would like to thank you all for your participation with all the Gallery events throughout the past year. A big appreciation goes out to those who volunteered their time to open the gallery doors.

Gallery will be closed from Wednesday 18th December 2013 until the Saturday 31st January 2014.


I look forward to working with you all in the new year.
Take care, drive safely, have a Merry Christmas and a very happy holiday.

 
Lea Stevens President


Friday, November 29, 2013

Cooktown Art Mob Christmas Lunch!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Have an Amazing Christmas!

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As Christmas nears the gallery is slowing down - open only if members available - still have visitors but few sales.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cooktown 'In The Bin' Short Film Workshop & Festival Oct 2013

A fun Cooktown 3 day short film workshop 25th - 27th October 2013 was held at PCYC Events Centre. Teaching and inspiring we budding film makers that there are no boundaries to what you can achieve through film. We broke up into four teams to create, produce and edit our own short film, which was screened at the Cooktown Film Festival in the park last night!

QTFF provided all the equipment and our instructor Jed helped so much with edits but we made our own creative decisions on story and content.
The workshop covered story development, shooting and producing and editing.

Mosaic Scene
Graffiti Scene
Edit Day:

Friday, October 04, 2013

Local Art & Craft Sale at NQLGA Conference 3 & 4 Oct 2013 in Cooktown

At PCYC Cooktown Events Centre,  The 2013 North Queensland Local Government Association (NQLGA) is in Cooktown Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th October with about 100 delegates and partners for the annual conference at the PCYC Cooktown Events Centre. The local artists and crafts people from Cooktown School of Art Society and Cooktown Creative Arts Association are displaying their wares for sale at the conference. Local businesses have also been invited to support the conference through special offers on tours and supply of products and services. Delegates come from all areas of North Queensland from Mackay in the South, to Torres Strait in the North and Mt Isa in the West. A great range of key note speakers will talk on various topics reflective of current trends and interest in local government today. The timing of the conference has fallen on the 140th anniversary of the founding of Cooktown.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wearable Art - Tropical Water Fantasy 2013

Wearable Art - Tropical Water Fantasy 2013

Was held on Saturday 20th July from 5:30 to 8pm

At the Cooktown Shire Hall

Locals imaginations conjured up amazing outfits to fit the theme Tropical Water Fantasy!

Also see individual photos on our Facebook  and videos on our You Tube




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Friday, June 07, 2013

Cooktown Wearable Art 3013 - Tropical Water Fantasy

Wearable Art

Tropical Water Fantasy

Sat. 20 July 5:30 – 8pm Shire Hall


  • Theme is Tropical Water Fantasy 
  • All garments must be delivered to the Shire Hall by 3.00pm Saturday 20 July 
  • Tickets to the event are $15.00 adult and $8.00 for children this includes supper, Bobbin Sheehan Designs fashion show, Belly dancing and the Wearable Art show 
To download or print Entry Form or Conditions of Entry click links. 



Thursday, June 06, 2013

35th Annual Art Exhibition Winner of Art Awards 2013

Cooktown School of Art Society 35th Annual Art Exhibition 2013

Opened Saturday 1 June to 10 June 2013


This is our major event of the year and was opened by President Lea Ambrum-Stevens. 
 It coincides with Cooktown's Discovery Festival held the first week of June over the Queens Birthday week-end.

In 2013 is our 35th Annual Art Exhibition and we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery and would not be possible without the amazing support from local and other art award sponsors and donors every year! A raffle with first prize a mosaic bowel by Rosie Andre is drawn on opening night.

ART JUDGE Ludij Peden of Yungaburra - http://www.ludijpeden.com.au/ accompanied to Cooktown by her husband Bruce
Assistant to Judge: Sister Irene Masterson

Inaugral Patron of the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery was announced as Sayah Scott and was welcomed by the members of CSAS. Sayah thanked the members and gave a speech about the history of the gallery.

ART AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
Elizabeth Guzsely Memorial Award - ‘Best In Show” - A perpetual trophy and certificate of acknowledgement was awarded to the artwork selected by the judge as the finest, most outstanding artwork entered in the exhibition. Non acquisitive except if chosen in the Cook Shire Award.
Winner: 'Ready and Waiting' by Margaret (Upton) Parker – acrylic for sale $1,800

Section 1: Cook Shire Council Award. $1,000. The Cook Shire Council Award is no longer a stand-alone category. All adult art works, providing they meet the criteria of the artist being a Cook Shire resident and the piece depicting a recognizable scene or unique aspect of the Shire, are eligible to be judged for this award. The Award remains acquisitive. Prize $1,000.00 HC $100

Winner 'My Town' by Faye Pini, Acrylic acquired by Cook Shire as a part of their collection.
Highly Commended: 'Whale Rock' by Tracey Cass for sale $200


New for 2013 all art award categories were reviewed and we now have sections for intermediate and professional artists to provide encouragement and the possibility of an award to non-professioanl artists.

Intermediate Awards. Please note that for the purpose of this exhibition a non- professional artist is defined as: One who is in the early stages of their careers and prefers to create solely for the joy of doing so with no expectation of financial gain.

Section 2: Intermediate(non- professional) award for a Traditional painting. $500 HC $100. Traditional painting of any subject. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. Medium - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic or Pastel. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges). Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm)

Winner: 'Low Tide' by Jane Arthars, oil, $275
Highly Commended: 'Hogan' by Ron Hill, Acrylic, $850

Section 3: Intermediate(non- professional) award for Contemporary painting. $500 HC $100. Contemporary painting of any subject using mixed media, layered collage or textile. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges). Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm)

Winner: 'Along the McIvor' by Diana Burns, textile for sale $1,200
Highly Commended: 'Forest Suprise' by Christa Youngman, Mixed Media, $130

Professional Awards. Please note that for the purpose of this exhibition a professional artist is defined as: One who seeks to build a reputation as a professional artist, makes regular attempts to bring his/her work to the public, secures work, commissions or consultancies on the basis of his/her professional expertise, keeps financial records, regularly participates in activities designed to promote his/her work including establishing a website and other marketing activities and achieves industry or peer recognition through published works, critical texts or media profile

Section 4: Professional award for a Traditional painting. $500 HC$100. Traditional painting of any subject. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. Medium - Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic or Pastel Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges) Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm.

Winner: 'Ready and Waiting' by Margaret (Upton) Parker, Acrylic, $1,800
HC: 'Hazy Early Evening' by Louise Derry, Pastel, $850

Section 5: Professional award for a Contemporary painting.$500 HC$100. Contemporary painting of any subject using mixed media, layered collage or textile. Open. Non-acquisitive unless meets criteria and is chosen in Cook Shire Council Award. No larger than 102cm x102cm) Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges) Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered. No larger than 102cm x102cm.

Winner: 'Inside #2' by Julie McEnerny, Acrylic, $220
HC: 'Still Life With Bowl' by Claudine Marzik, Acrylic $150

Section6:Black&White Award. Framed B&W, Graphite, Charcoal, Pen & Ink. $500 HC $100. Non acquisitive, any subject, open. No larger than 75cm x 75cm including frame.

Winner: 'Whale Rock' by Tracey Cass, Graphite and Charcoal, $200
HC: 'Radiant Dusk' by Louise Derry, Charcoal, $575



Section 7: Indigenous Award. Please note that 4 prizes will be awarded in this section:
Winner and Highly Commended for a traditional indigenous painting. $500 HC $100
Winner and Highly Commended for a contemporary indigenous painting. $500 HC $100.

Please note maximum size of work. Painting by a local Indigenous artist residing in Cook, Hopevale and Wujal Wujal Shires. Any subject, any medium, non-acquisitive. No larger than 102cm x 102cm. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges) Work must be framed if entry in Cook Shire Council award is to be considered.

Winner Traditional Indigenous: 'Mayi (Bush Tucker)' by Helen Gordon, Acrylic, $600
HC Traditional Indigenous: 'Barra' by Zeila Wallace. Acrylic $350

Winner Contemporary Indigenous: 'Turtle' by Zeila Wallace Acrylic $450
HC Contemporary Indigenous: Crunch Time II by Lea Ambrum-Stevens Acrylic, $280


Section 8: Endeavour Lion’sYouth Encouragement Award. $200 HC $80. Open to high school students up to the age of 18 only. Any medium, non-acquisitive. No larger than 102cm x 102cm. Framed or unframed (unframed work on gallery wrap canvas with painted edges)

Winner: 'My Window' by Darcie Sieverding, Acrylic, for sale $100
HC: 'Howl on Dusk' by Holly Farnan, Acrylic, for sale $50

Section 9: 3D Handmade Sculptural Art Form Award. Handmade 3 Dimensional, sculptural Art Form. $500 HC $100.
Made from non perishable materials eg timber, ceramic, metal, fibre. Open, non-acquisitive. Hanging or free standing works not to exceed 102cm x102cm of floor or wall space. Work must be suitably present.

Winner: 'Ali Barber's Basket' by Wendy Snape, Fibre for sale $120
HC: 'Remnants of Magic' by Bobbin Sheehan, wound twisted fabric, for sale $125


Sponsors of Art Awards
Cook Shire Council
Ergon Energy
CCAA
Endeavour Lions
Cootown Bowls Club
Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre Wujal Wujal
Hopevale Arts & Cultural Centre
Swiss Farms
Pini Family

Donors
Cooktown RSL Sub Branch
Cooktown RSL Memorial Club
Cooktown Earthmoving & Quarrying Pty Ltd
Milkwood Lodge
Cooktown Bowls Club
Cooktown Iceworks
Cooktown Joinery & Glass
Mary Thackery
David Kempton
Warren Entsch

Volunteers
To numerous to mention everyone but many locals have assisted in setting up and or providing free equipment for use on opening night.

Sound system and music on the night provided free by Col Fitzpatrick. Peter Burns provided electrical expertise and ran the bar with Rob McDonald. Marque provided by RSL sub-branch which allowed us to have the bar and catering out of doors which worked out much better as it allowed guests to view the exhibition more easily.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Graham W Smith News In Cooktown!

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The Cooktown Local News on Graham W Smith Acrylic Painting Workshop held at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery Sat 27 and Sun 28 April. 



Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Graham W Smith Acrylic Painting Art Workshop April 2013

Graham W Smith Acrylic Painting Art Workshop was held on Sat 27, Sun 28 April 2013 at Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery - made possible thanks to Cooktown School of Art Society Inc members and part funding from Cook Shire RADF of $1,450.00.




Workshop pics can be viewed on Cooktown Art Facebook
 
Workshop was attended by 9 locals with some new to acrylic painting. The size of the class allowed for everyone to ask questions and have individual instruction from Graham.

Saturday we followed a painting demonstration by Graham and did the same subject of an old shed using the same techniques. On Sunday we painted own subject from a reference photo under Graham's guidance.  

Over the week-end Graham had lucky draws for a completed painting of the old shed for one lucky winner and also did 4 mini demonstrations of 4 participants chosen subject for them to keep and 4 draws to win a quality mini canvas.

On Sunday morning to get the creation happening he did a 20 minute seascape using a palette knife that is amazing! 

At the end of each day we got together for a critique to learn from each others work to see what we had liked or not liked about our work. At the end of the week-end Graham donated his painting of the hut - number 2461 - to the Cooktown School of Art Society Inc to raffle or sell to raise money. This is very generous and much appreciated.

Participants enjoyed the workshop and worked very hard trying all techniques, arranging compositional shapes, tonal values - dark's and lights, mixing pigments, keeping work loose and finishing off. Phew our brains sure had a workout! 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

35th Annual Art Exhibition 2013 in June!!!

Will you be entering?
Click here to read more details of our upcoming 35th Annual Art Exhibition for 2013.
Get your art works ready as time is flying by!   
Art Judge Ludij Peden of Yungaburra

In recent years, Ludij has won more than 30 awards in recognised art competitions. As well, since the early 70s, she has had many solo exhibitions in Darwin, Brisbane and Cairns, and has shown in many small group exhibitions throughout Australia.  Ludij has now sold her gallery and works from her home in idyllic Yungaburra, Far North Queensland and continues to paint and sell prints from her home.

You will find the Art Award Categories, Conditions and Entry Form by clicking this LINK 


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