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Monthly and Annual Competitions


At each monthly meeting, members can enter a competition. The judge is the demonstrator for that month.

Entries are in three (3) categories:

  1. John Adeney Section
  2. Tom Stephens Section
  3. Alternate Section

Points are awarded in each section to decide the winners of the Annual Competition.

Categories 1 and 2 are for paintings only. The Alternate Section is for contemporary paintings and other media.

Members start in the John Adeney Section. Once they win the Annual Competition, they advance to the Tom Stephens Section.

July 2017 Results

Meeting 7 December 2020

Our final meeting for 2020 will be the Christmas get together. The format will be different from usual as the meeting will be run via zoom.

The meeting will be held at 5.00 pm on Monday 7 December, rather than our normal meeting time.

We are hoping that members will enter into the Christmas spirit by dressing up and adding some decorations in the background.

Meeting 22 November

Our first demonstration via zoom will be held at 2.00 pm on 22 November, when we will have the rare opportunity to have Maxwell Wilks as the demonstrator. He will demonstrate oil painting.

You will have the advantage of looking directly at the canvas as Maxwell works.

Maxwell is a member of the prestigious Melbourne Twenty Art Society , established in 1918, and a Fellow of the Victorian Artist Society.

This is a demonstration not to be missed.

Members will be sent a link to the meeting, and non-members can join by first sending a message via the Get in Contact Form on the website. Financial Memberscan participate for FREE, while non-members will be required to pay $20.00.

Meeting 13 November

After a lengthy period without meetings due to the Coronavirus, the society has resumed meeting. However, instead of meeting at the usual venue, the meetings are being held via zoom.

The next meeting will be held at 2.00 pm on 13 November.

Members will be sent a link to join the meeting, while non-members can participate by sending a message via the Get in Contact Form on the website.

March 2020 Meeting

Date – Sunday 1 March 2020

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, we will hold the 2020 Annual General Meeting.

There will not be a time for a demonstration, but plenty of opportunity to discuss future events.

All members are encouraged to attend and have your say.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

February 2020 Meeting

Date – Sunday 2 February 2020

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Robert Knight, who will be working with charcoal and acrylic.

Born in Melbourne, Robert, has been painting since the mid-eighties. His style has been described as contemporary realism with a design element.

Robert Knight paints cityscapes, landscapes and nature, all with a contemporary take on realism. Of his work, it is said that it is “as if he constantly has his eye on country, and conveys it to canvas for the viewer.”

With his varied and interesting techniques, Robert will help us start the new year by challenging us to try some different methods and media.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

November 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 3 November 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Elizabeth Nyssen, of Cortella Homewares, Yarra Junction.

Elizabeth is also an accomplished artist, and will demonstrate some of her painting techniques.

At her studio in Yarra Glen, there is an array of finished art pieces on display.

Elizabeth says of her artwork:

“My passion is working with paint, jel printing and sewing on paper and fabric. I also have a love for flowers and creating large art works using
acrylic paints.”

With her broad knowledge and wealth of experience, Elizabeth will undoubtedly inspire us to try some different techniques and media.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10