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South Coast Pastel Society Spring Exhibition from 2 to 9 October

“Spring into Art” this October at the Pastel Society’s exhibition 3 October until 9th October 2019 at the Batemans Bay Surf Lifesaving Club.

The Spring exhibition and sale of framed and unframed art works will again be a feature during the October long weekend and school holidays. Talented members of the Pastel society will exhibit their vast array of framed, unframed works and cards which are all for sale. Held at the Batemans Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, George Bass Drive, Malua Bay from Saturday 2 October 12 noon. The exhibition opening hours from 3rd October will be 10am – 4pm and continues until 9 October with a gold coin donation entry. Visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite work during the exhibition for which a small prize will be awarded to the artist.

During this exhibition two special events will be held where visitors and potential pastel artists are invited to attend. Our 1st event on 5th October commencing at 1 pm will be a Still Life demonstration by talented artist Grace Paleg whose works are found in many parts of the globe.

Fancy being a ‘Plein Air’ artist but not sure what it involves, then register your interest for an introduction workshop on Sunday 6th October commencing at 9.00am by email to or phone 0448496998. Both events are free and held at the Surf Club.

A busy programme for the Pastel Society is already underway and our new President Amanda Williams has hit the deck running. Amanda is a local gal whose business Amanda’s of Mogo has been operating since 1999 and whose wealth of knowledge and artistic skill in all things art and craft related is benefiting our Society already. Her first task was organizing a successful Pastel demonstration showcasing the latest pastel products and techniques which are now becoming more popular. The participants also enjoyed a special bonus when Joanne Barby a universally gifted artist demonstrated Pan Pastels and application. Joanne is known for her exquisite animal portraits.

Having run an extremely successful beginner’s workshops during the year, our next beginner’s workshop will be held on 15th November. Tutored by Eric Strachan a skilled artist, the subject matter is landscape and costs $30 for the session. If you would like to attend please register your interest to the Society.

Our membership base is growing steadily and the Society has introduced quarterly general meetings to enable as many members both retired and working to attend. The venue will be the Surf Club on a Saturday morning, with the next general meeting held on 23rd November commencing at 10am. There will be a Pastelmat demonstration afterwards and members will also be encouraged to paint afterwards. Other dates for member’s diaries will be the Annual Christmas party held on 14th December.

New members are always welcome and information about the Society is available from our website, like us on facebook or email or contact Lyn Woolridge on 0448496998 for any other information.

Left- Lyn Woolridge, Right – Robyn Dixon

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