Art News on the Coast

art news coast nov 14by Shirley Wilson, Friends of the Gympie Gallery Cooloola Coast, 54864142

Congratulations to the new Committee in Gympie who will be encouraging exciting developments in the regional art world for the next year.

News from Gympie Gallery Brett Jones is continuing his Workshops in Freelance Drawings in November all enquiries at the Gallery and the untutored Life Drawings will be held November 27 and also December 11. BYO materials. Enquiries at front desk or contacting 54810733.

On the local art scene two artists have accepted the offer to display their works in businesses until Christmas. This is a wonderful opportunity for exposure and for business to enhance their premises. Places are still available by contacting 54864142 for further arrangements.

Rainbow Beach Brushes by the Sea Art Exhibition on the Australia Day weekend attracts works from artists in all mediums: drawings, photography, craft, quilting and a special children’s section.

This year proceeds will be donated to the Stephanie Alexander Garden Program at the Rainbow Beach School. Any enquiries may be directed to Peggy Phelan on 54868064.

Plein Aire Another successful event, held at Crab Creek was attended by local and visiting artists eager to learn and enjoy the natural surroundings. It was a beautiful sunny day with balmy breezes which encouraged artists using different mediums but mostly sketching and working with water colours.

Ten artists turned up at various times and wandered along the foreshore and through out trees seeking a suitable focus and entertaining the wandering tourists . It was great to see our Maryborough Sunshine Coast and Gympie artists again (pictured.)

Remember to bring your Easels Paints sketch books along with morning tea and lunch and join the Colony the next one on November 16, weather permitting. This is a great way to interact with like minded fellow artists.

Membership Fees are now due at $15 annually with discounts available to members of 10% at participating outlets for all your art needs. The front desk has details..

Local FOG Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every second Month at 2pm in the meeting room of the Tin Can Bay Library. The next meeting will be held on December 11.

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