CROOKWELL ART GALLERY
CDAG | Memorial Hall, Denison Street, Crookwell NSW 2583 | Phone - 02 48320932
EMAIL: secretary@crookwellartgallery.com
WHAT'S ON
2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

20 -  22 Sept - September Art Show
Officially opened by President CDAG

8 - 10 November - Spring Fling Art Show
Opener to be advised

8 - 10 November - Garden Festival Art Exhibition
IT’S A WRAP! 
Wrapping up the Photography & Sculpture Show at Crookwell Art Gallery

Over 100 people visited the Gallery over the weekend of 1-3 March to view the 32 fabulous exhibits for sale.  Local artists sold very well.

The variety of sculpture ranged from large works to smaller hand-held forms and the photography subjects were diverse; from Tasmanian lakes to rusty old farm trucks.  There was something for everyone, and several important exhibits were sold.

Thank you to all those who supported the Gallery.

If you’re looking forward to celebrating the Crookwell Potato Festival in May, make sure you join us for the Potato Festival Art Show held in the Gallery on 11-12 May which is always an outstanding event.

Contact Secretary, Crookwell Art Gallery for further information 4832 0932.
President Margie Carr Opening Night
Barbed wire ball gown by Leanne Kelly
Isis polished plaster sculpture by Peter Collins
Eagle by James Coffey
Sunset by Mary Butt
Greg & Pam Long with Ann Cummins
MARGARITA GEORGIADIS LANDSCAPES - Oilcolour on Canvas
9.30am - 4pm Saturday 29 June 2019
Where: Crookwell Art Gallery, Denison Street, Crookwell.
COST: $150 includes tuition & catering (lunch & afternoon tea)

We are so privileged to have Gunning artist, Margarita Georgiadis teaching her amazing oilcolour skills in landscape at Crookwell Art Gallery.

Materials not included.
Beginners welcome.


Bookings: Lesley Gartrell m. 0421178082
PASTEL WORKSHOP WITH CATHERINE LIDDEN
Completed
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed learning pastel Pitt pencils with Catherine Lidden, such an amazing talent.

Tiger eye, snow leopard paw & fur were the main focus with some students completing puppy portraits in the afternoon.

We had a mixture of beginners & intermediate students & all works were fantastic.

WALL CANDY GALLERY
Now Closed
As you may have heard, the decision has been made at the last committee meeting at the Crookwell Art Gallery to close the retail art space, Wall Candy. Rent has been paid to the end of March 2019 and the Landlord has been advised of closure.

Please be aware that the decision has not been made lightly and after much discussion at the monthly Gallery meetings this resolution has been reached.

While we have learned that workshops and the pop-up art events (eg Christmas Sale) were very successful, the day to day trading and earnings could not sustain overhead costs (monthly rent and electricity for the premises) particularly as we move into the Winter months and expect a reduced volume of street traffic and therefore, interest.

Whilst future plans are under discussion, we hope to continue the workshops and pop-up events at a later date in the Gallery or other suggested venues.

Please note that the final trading day is Saturday 30th March 2019 and all artwork is to be collected from Wall Candy on or before that date up to 4pm.

In the meantime, the Bigga Progress Association Art Space has suggested some of the Wall Candy artists may be interested in hanging their work in their space at Bigga.  If you are interested, please call Ingrid Clements on 0428 352 285 or email i_clements@yahoo.com to discuss the possibility.

Thank you for your support in our endeavours and thank you to all the members and volunteers for all your efforts.

If you have any queries please contact Jeremy Goodman on 0487 721 339.

Yours faithfully,
Jeremy Goodman
Secretary
on behalf of the President and Committee
Crookwell & District Arts Council


AMAZING ART @ CROOKWELL ART GALLERY POTATO FESTIVAL ART SHOW
Now Closed
So many people and so many red dots!
Friday Open Night at the Gallery was amazing wasn’t it!  There was a queue of guests to get into the Gallery and a flurry of red dots placed on purchases.

We stopped counting visitors and did a count of empty glasses at the end of the night - about 60 people were at the Opening.  Lyndey Milan OAM officially opened the art show and she commented that whilst the Archibald Prize was announced in Sydney, opening the show at the Crookwell Art Gallery was the better place to be!

Eighty-two exhibits filled the Gallery space - including paintings in oils, acrylic, pastel, watercolour, lino cut and scraperboard, rusted wire work, sculpture made from farm implements and, a bronze horse head sculpture.  The Crookwell District Art Gallery is delighted to exhibit so many talented local and regional artists.  At the end of the evening we had sold ten works - five sold in the first thirty-five minutes of opening!

We can announce that the Winner of the Unpackers Award is artist Rhonda Garner with acrylic painting “The Swinger” and the Winner of the Still Life Award is artist Lesley Gartrell with oil painting “Amaryllis”.  Congratulations to both artists.

We have yet to draw the Peoples Choice Award at the end of the exhibition and will make the announcement as soon as possible.
Above: L-R special guest Lyndey Milan OAM with Ann and Jeremy Goodman.