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Welcome to Cairns Art Society

Cairns Art Society (CAS) is one of North Queensland's oldest and largest community art organisations.  A not-for-profit association, it supports not only a large membership but the region's artists in general, with exhibitions, classes and competitions.  

It operates two member-run art galleries and a working artist studio, whilst also partnering with the Cairns Regional Council and many local businesses to bring high quality local art to the community and visitors.

Members meet monthly at 5.30pm on the third Thursday of the month (usually) at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns. Visitors are welcome.

Scroll down for details of:

      CAS Meetings      

      Results of Cairns Art Society's 75th Annual Art Awards

      CAS members' exhibition notices

      Art classes for January-February - including new Children's Classes

MEETINGS

Members meet quarterly at 5.30pm on the third Thursday of the month (usually) at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns. Visitors are welcome. 

 

    General Meeting of Cairns Art Society

      Next meeting:  May.  Ample street parking. 

      Venue:  Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns (opposite Rusty's).

Have a say in the running of your Society.

75th Cairns Art Society Annual Art Awards

KEY DATES
Exhibition 21.1.23 to 12.2.23
Collection of sold and unsold works:  13.2.23

 

JUDGES:

Preselection panelJenny Valmadre, Roland Nancarrow, Kylie Burke

Principal Judge - Rose Rigley

AWARDS

Award winners:

Ron & Marion Ireland Open Award for Best in Show

Winner:     Carole King - Wooroolin Wetland

 

Michael Healy MP Award for Best Acrylic Painting:

Winner: Jacky Elms - Wall of cages                           

Highly Commended: Christine Young- Great Egret in Flight  

                                   Vickie  Williams - Crystal Cascades

                               Jeanette Sellwood - This Moment

 

Halpin Partners Award for Best Oil Painting:

Winner: Zita Sudnika - Tony and his friend “Sleek”        

Highly Commended:  Jori Poutanen - Golden Morning   

                                        Mikyung Coates – Sunlight (Hope)

 

Omni Builders Award for Best Mixed Media Painting:

Winner: Marita D’Arcy -  Shreejal                                     

Highly Commended: Rose Knight - Tinaroo Dusk                                                                                      

                                      Carole King - Wooroolin Wetland

 

Cairns Hardware Award for Best Sculpture:

Winner: Sam Matthews - Pocket 12 “Quiet”                    

Highly commended: Luisa Manea - Aphrodite Exposed

 

Cairns Art Society Award for Best Drawing:

Winner:  Joanne Bingham - Draught Horse                    

Highly commended:    = Lyn Bartolo - Soulmates

 

Cairns Art Society Award for Best Watercolour:

Winner:  Joanne Bingham - A Comfortable Perch           

Highly commended:  Delia Gilligan - Ella

 

Cairns Art Society Award for Best Print, including Digital:

Winner:  Mark Cochrane - Kangaroo Mob                        

Highly commended:   Buck Richardson - Moths in Mosteroscope

 

Cairns Art Society Unpackers Prize:

Carole King – Wooroolin Wetland

 

Highscan People’s Choice Prize:  Winner to be announced  at end of exhibition

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See photos from the 75th Awards

EXHIBITIONS by CAS MEMBERS

CAS Gallery at DFO Shopping Centre - exhibition by  Eunice McAllister

Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street - joint display by all the studio members of Artists@work .

ART CLASS PROGRAM
Coming up at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns this month:

January program 

Sat 7 January     - Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

Sun 8 January - Morning 9.00 to 12.00:  Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Sat 14 January -  Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

                        -  Afternoon:  Joanne Bingham - Landscape painting in watercolour

Sun 15 January - Morning 9.00 to 12.00:  Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Sat 21 January  -  Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

                         -  Afternoon:  Joanne Bingham - Koi carp

Sun 22 January - Morning 9.00 to 12.00:  Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Sat 28 January  -  Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

                          -  Afternoon:  Joanne Bingham - A bird

Sun 29 January - Morning 9.00 to 12.00:  Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Also NEW Children's Classes - contact Mikyung Coates for details   (see flyer below)

February program

Sat 4 February -  Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

                           -  Afternoon:  Joanne Bingham - Colourful trees

Sun 5 February - Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Sat 11 Feb         –  Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

                           - Afternoon:  Joanne Bingham - Drawing on pastel matt

Sim 12 Feb       - Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Sat 18 Feb        - Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

                           - Afternoon:  Joanne Bingham - Frangipanis

Sun 19 Feb       - Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Sat 25th Feb    - Morning  9.00 to  12.00:  Yvonne Hering   - Intermediate Japanese woodblock class $35

                            - Afternoon:  Joanne Bingham - Water droplets

Sun 26 Feb       - Yvonne Hering - Beginners Japanese woodblock class $35

Coming up - full course in Japanese woodblock printing - $250.  Learn to design, transfer, carve, print, edition and frame.with Yvonne Hering.  

Tutors' details

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Yvonne Hering - Traditional Japanese Woodblock

Learn to create a traditional Japanese woodblock and to produce prints from it from printmaster Yvonne Hering.. 

Saturday mornings at Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns.

Contact Yvonne at 0476 164 637

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