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Review – Seasonal Events

Warranwood Art Show Exhibition April 2017

Art Exhibition 2017

Artists in action

2017 Feature Artist, Jenny Scholes in action

Visitors to Warranwood Art Show enjoyed the wide array of artworks in many mediums by quality professional and emerging artists at the April art exhibition in Oak Hall, Warranwood.  

Art fans observed artists in action, gaining insight into their skill and technique.  Many tips were shared and it was pure delight to watch the artists demonstrating their art during exhibition weekend. 

We were thrilled to watch 2017 Feature Artist, Jenny Scholes in action.  An award winning artist, Jenny had much to share with viewers and showed us her beautiful contemporary abstract paintings and showing many tips and techniques as she demonstrated her art to viewers. 

Sheer delight, artist Syd Tunn

Dynamic Bend of Islands artistic duo, Syd Tunn and Ona Henderson were a delight.  Visitors watched Syd painting and drawing whilst  Ona spoke.  Their love of art was evident as they shared their skills and art and the few hours we spent with them passed by in moments.  Encore!

Music

More artistic performances over the weekend had visitors enthralled with music and song performances of opera with Dominique Oysten, Cherie Baxter’s beautiful singing, and a variety of strings played in contemporary, jazz and classical style by talented students and musicians during Art & Wine with music late Saturday afternoon. 

Warranwood Art Show congratulates all the 2017 exhibition artists, the award winners as judged by 2017 independent judge, Montsalvat Arts Manager, Jeannette Davison. 

People’s Choice Award

©Chris Kandis – Above Oberon Bay, Wilsons Promontory (Peoples Choice Award 2017)

On Sunday the visiting public awarded Chris Kandis’  painting ‘Above Oberon Bay, Wilsons Promontory’ the most popular in the show to win the People’s Choice Award 2017. 

Warranwood Art Show thanks the patrons, sponsors and supporters of the art show exhibition and its seasonal events during the year – enabling continuity and support for the arts, artists and community through art awards, recognition, sales of artworks and showcasing artistic performances to art lovers and the greater community.  

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an Artistic Morning Tea with Jenny Scholes, Janette Bird, Jane Annois - 15 March 2017

Attendees at the March 15 Artistic Morning Tea held at Warran Glen Garden Centre & Cafe, heard artist talks and saw an art demonstration by contemporary artist Jenny Scholes, botanical artist Janette Bird and ceramic artist Jane Annois.

IMG_4391 aInternational award-winning artist, Jenny Scholes spoke about her life of art.  An artist, teacher and award-winning exhibitor, Jenny delighted the morning tea audience showing her early paintings, speaking about her career highlights and achievements in a lifetime of art.

Jenny demonstrated painting an Australian landscape using a variety of tools during the morning and sharing many techniques and tips.  A delight to watch and much was learnt.

 

IMG_4391aA love of nature was evident in botanical artist, Janette Bird’s artworks. Janette spoke about her life as an artist from the early days of ‘becoming’, to the balm of art during personal tragedy and the abundant inspiration found at her back door living in Doongalla Forest, in the Dandenongs.  Janette balances the constraints of working on her intricate detailed fauna and botanical pieces with regular life drawing at Maroondah Federation Estate, wherein sketching, open and expressive strokes can be used encouraging hand-eye coordination and keeping her art fresh. As an emerging successful artist, Janette has run solo and group exhibitions at Montsalvat and Maroondah Art Gallery, successfully obtaining an arts grant to run life drawing classes and exhibit with Studio4.

Ceramic artist, Pottery Expo organiser and French art tours guide, Jane Annois amazed the audience with her multi-talents.  Organiser of the popular annual exhibition and sale of ceramics by the Yarra, Pottery Expo held in Warrandyte each summer, Jane is also a regular in Paris and many French ceramics exhibitions and sales which are an almost everyday event in France.  Jane delighted with stories from the French ceramics way of life, her tour groups with Zeste Tours in France and her art, showcasing a variety of ceramics and speaking of clay, kilns and glazes.

Warranwood Art Show thanks all the artists at the morning tea for their generosity of time and sharing themselves with everyone at the Artistic Morning Tea held on 15 March 2017 at Warran Glen Garden Centre & Café in Warrandyte. 

Jabiru by Nadine Dudek

Jabiru by Nadine Dudek

Watercolour artist, Nadine Dudek has generously donated her beautiful watercolour painting, ‘Jabiru’ gifted for raffle at the Warranwood Art Show’s April 2017 Exhibition.    

Warranwood Art Show’s Seasonal Events form part of its Vision to bring events to the local, arts and greater communities, that inform and demonstrate to fulfil its goal towards ‘supporting the artistic community’.

Venue – Oak Hall, Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School, 213 Wonga Road, Warranwood 3134

2017 April Exhibition

Artistic Morning Tea, March 2016

Inspired artworks and installations plus a variety of artistic events brought fresh energy and inspiration to visitors and artists at the recent Warranwood Art Show exhibition held April 15 to 17, 2016.

Artistic Morning Tea, March 2016

An artistic morning tea was held with art talks and a painting demonstration enjoyed by artists, art lovers and friends of Warranwood Art Show on March 2nd as part of its series of Seasonal Events.

Held at WarranGlen Garden Centre & Café in Warrandyte, guests enjoyed a superb morning tea with guest artists Malcolm Beattie, Walter Magilton and Agnes Parcesepe.

Morning Tea March 2 at WarranGlenWalter Magilton delighted the audience speaking about his art and life of 70 years of painting, showing a host of artworks and with much humour and inspiration.  A professional painter, Walter also writes, was a one time sculptor and now teaches from his Stony Creek Studio in Warrandyte.  Winning over 500 awards, countless exhibitions in Australia and England, he is a man of legend with an incredible drive and passion for life. Malcolm Beattie demonstrated oil painting and then spoke of his life of art drawing on walls and in the margins of paper at every single opportunity, to later art droughts and dismay coming to a standstill with art. An astounding sudden revelation pushed him to pursue his gift with renewed passion and fervor.  He began to draw and paint again which led to his first painting exhibition and gallery representation, then resigning his cartography (day) job much to the delight of his family.  He remarked it was, ‘probably the best decision I ever made’.  His philosophy and passion for painting has the intent that, ‘every painting I do is going to be the best painting Ive ever done!’  Malcolm continues to paint, teach, demonstrate, tour and enjoy his art at every opportunity.  He now describes his current job as ‘a small business person in fine art’.  Agnes Parcesepe wasn’t able to pursue her art for 32 years, then she ran away to realise her artistic passion.  Very glad she stuck with her art, her advice was to ‘never give up what’s in your heart, and express what you feel’.  Her first artshow was at Ivanhoe where everything sold. Today, Agnes is invited to exhibit the world over from Los Angeles, Boston and New York to winning awards in Rome.  Agnes is soon to be applauded once again, this time whilst boating the canals of Venice. Warranwood Art Show thanks Agnes for her beautiful watercolour painting, ‘House at Montsalvat’ generously gifted for raffle by the Warranwood Art Show at its upcoming April 2016 exhibition.

Agnes Parcesepe, Walter Magilton and Malcolm Beattie at the Artistic Morning Tea

Agnes Parcesepe, Walter Magilton and Malcolm Beattie at the Artistic Morning Tea

 
Warranwood Art Show’s Seasonal Events form part of its Vision to bring events to the local, arts and greater communities, that inform and demonstrate to fulfil its goal towards ‘supporting the artistic community’.
Art Investing and Collecting, Wine and Cheese Evening 2015

Create Space at NowandnotYet Café in Warrandyte was the perfect backdrop on for the Art Investing & Collecting, Wine & Cheese evening, on October 29, 2015.

Events Oct 29 2015Prolific Melbourne artist, Janice McBride, delighted as we viewed her art in global and local spaces.
 
Jenny Papas from The’M’Collection inspired describing how their collective actively encourages the next wave of emerging artists out from the studio and into the spotlight.
 
Gallery owner and art auctioneer James Makin fascinated with his insight on art collecting and investing in the world of contemporary Australian art. 
 
Artists and enthusiasts alike heard the three speakers share their art, knowledge and expertise, over a glass of local award-winning Rob Dolan wines and fine French and Australian cheeses.
 
The Spring seasonal events form part of the Warranwood Art Show’s Vision to bring events to the local, arts and greater communities that inform, demonstrate and fulfil its Vision of supporting the artistic community.
Artistic Morning Tea 2015
Warranwood Art Show hosted its Artistic Morning Tea fundraiser in February.  It was a colourful and warm morning rich in diversity of the artists who presented and guests alike. At bustling capacity we were welcomed into the Summer house space of the Warranglen Café, hosted on the pavilion deck, we were treated to great coffee and an abundant offering of scones, pastries, fruit and decadent cakes. Guest speakers, Josephine Pititto, Louise Foletta, Ona Henderson and Syd Tunn spoke to us as we meandered through the morning learning more about the artists and their art practice while Syd Tunn demonstrated painting at an easel. morning tea photo 2 Josephine Pititto has generously donated her beautiful Tuscan painting raffled to raise funds for the Art Show.  Josephine spoke of her inspiration and European travels and the sense that art emanates from a genuine heart space emerged. Louise Foletta added more international flavour describing the challenges and rewards of cross-cultural art providing practical advice for those exhibiting overseas and featured beautiful publications and possibilities for all creatively inclined. Ona Henderson and Syd Tunn brought us 100 years of LOVE and art practice in one morning. Working together, their unique synergy lit the space as Ona orated and Syd painted. We were treated to the insights of practical matters and what seemed like a virtual tour of their open studio. morning tea photo 1Even with such an array of talent and a full morning, there was still time for questions to the artists and lively chat amongst guests, many of whom included those from the school community and beyond, and a painting group. The sense that the Warranwood Art Show is local, yet not parochial and has influences from far and wide became a lovely memento of the morning. 100% of the ticket sales go directly to growing and promoting the Warranwood Art Show.  It was a wonderful event enjoyed by all who attended with choruses of more please! Watch for the next morning tea fundraiser. We all look forward to seeing you at the Warranwood Art Show. The Art Show Team