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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 in November

      Cairns Art Society's 75th Annual Art Awards

      CAS members' exhibition notices

      Art classes for November

MEETINGS

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. 

 

    General Meeting of Cairns Art Society

      Date: to be advised.

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

    Special Meeting to discuss Cairns Art Society Constitution

      Date: Thursday 24 November starting 5.30 pm.

      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

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PRE-SELECTION PANEL OF JUDGES:  Jenny Valmadre, Roland Nancarrow, Peggy Lane (Cairns Art Gallery)

Principal Judge - to be advised

AWARD CATEGORIES

Artists can choose any subject for their artworks. The Awards are categorised as follows:

• Ron and Marion Ireland Open Award - $1,500 acquisitive.   All entries judged unless they win an acquisitive award. Code: OPEN

• Best Oil Painting - Code BOP.

• Best Watercolour Painting - Code BWP

• Best Acrylic Painting  - Code BAP

• Best Drawing (e.g. Pencil, Charcoal, Graphite, Pen and Ink, Pastel Pencils, Conte) – Code BDW

• Best Mixed Media - Code BMM

• Best Abstract  - Code BAB.

• Best Computer Manipulated/Generated/Digital Artwork - Code BCA

• Best 3D Artwork (sculpture, ceramic, glass, metal)  - Code B3D

• Best Printmaking Artwork (e.g. Etching, Lithograph, Silk Screen, Wood Block, Aqua Tint, etc.) - Code BWW

 

CAS reserves the right to discontinue any Award category that does not attract at least five entries and to transfer those entries to another suitable category.

Note:  the Codes are for labelling of  photos of entries for the  pre-selection process.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

TO ENTER:  Registration of entries is only through Eventgate.

Note:  You may need to refresh your browser to access this year's entry form. 

See photos from the 74th Awards

EXHIBITIONS by CAS MEMBERS

At the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns until 30 November:
     Ellen  Clarke:   Altered states - Abstract Mixed Media
     Hans Lieb:  Miniature Landscapes
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ART CLASS PROGRAM
Coming up at the Artists@work Studio & Gallery, 29 Sheridan Street, Cairns this month:

November program 

Sat 12 November:  Jo Bingham

Wed 16th:  Ellen Clarke - Art journalling:  Creative self care

Sat 19th:    Morning:  Yvonne Hering - Japanese woodblock printing

                    Afternoon:  Jo Bingham - Watercolour

​Sat 26th:  Morning:  Yvonne Hering - Japanese woodblock printing

                   Afternoon:  Jo Bingham - Watercolour

Details & contacts below:

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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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