Peter Smeeth: Winner: The 2011 Sir John Sulman prize for genre/subject painting, for: “The Artist’s Fate”, the latest in a fascinating series of self-portraits. We can all relate to the theme of the work, which Peter comments on his blog as: “rejection …is like losing an arm and a leg and being stabbed in the eye…”
PAA Member Jiawei Shen won the Sir John Sulman Award in 2006 with a grand Historical narrative: “Peking Treaty 1901”.
Jiawai Shen and Marcus Callum: finalists in the 2011 Archibald Prize.
Sally Robinson: selected for the 2011 Archibald Salon des Refuses, S H Ervin Gallery.
Evert Ploeg: Finalist in Portrait Society of America International Competition, Atlanta, Georgia. His ‘Self Portrait in Bathroom’ was selected for the top 20 finalists, from a field of 1,750 entries.
Previous PAA Members selected as finalists in this US competition include Paul Newton and Nafisa Naomi.
Dates for the 2011 Annual General Meeting,
DATE – Wednesday 22nd June.
VENUE –JulianAshtonArtSchool, atMiddleHarbourArtists’ Colony in Mosman. Map is included on the Proxy Form.
Robyn Werkhoven: collaborative exhibition with Eric Werkhoven: Caprice – “Holy Tirade Of The Heart Uncovered”
Dates: 27 June – 29 August 2011
Opening: Saturday 23 July 3-5pm.
Robyn writes: “Hope you can visit our new exciting show or attend the opening. There will be a video running on how Eric and I produce our collaborative works; and a CD Book featuring drawings, paintings and Eric’s sculptures.”
“An Evening with the Artists”
Our dinner party at Ripples,ChowderBay12th April was a huge success – everyone had a wonderful time and the
amount raised will go towards funding our next exhibiton inMelbournein November: $3,908.70 from the dinner tickets; and $925.65 from the raffle.
OUR NEXT FUNDRAISER:
“Sunday Spring Lunch”
at Ripples, Chowder Bay, with live music and gourmet dining; and an excellent raffle with great prizes. Details to be advised …
DATE – 16th October around midday until 5pm
The Annual General Meeting 2011.
Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2011.
Time : 7pm – 9pm.
Venue: Julian Ashton ArtSchool, Mosman.
The AGM will be held at the beautiful oceanside location of the Julian Ashton Art School, at Middle Harbour Artists’ Colony in Mosman. Start time 7pm, but feel free to turn up early to chat with the artists. As you are aware, the Principal, Paul Delprat, is one of our patrons, and he has generously made the premises available to PAA. Wine and food, coffee and tea are provided, and parking is free. Map on proxy form.
Our accountant Robert Musumeci has audited the books and they will be presented for inspection. All positions on the committee are open for election at the AGM and votes will be taken by those present, plus proxies.
Proxy form: is included with this newsletter – If you are unable to attend the AGM, please fill in and mail this proxy voting form to the PAA post office box, nominating your proxy to represent your wishes in these matters.
Or just send an email to the executive team Janis, or Kathrin, or Judith Stevens, or someone else on the committee:
Hon. Secretary report:
Our Secretary Judith Stevens apologies to anyone who has not received a receipt for fees and should they require one, please just send an email and it will be forwarded to them.
If anyone at this stage has not paid their 2011 fees – we now have the option of Direct Depositing. Please make sure to use your ARTIST NAME when making the online deposit, so we can identify it. This new development will save a lot of work because artists can request a receipt when they lodge the Payment online.
Account Name: Portrait Artists Australia
BSB: 032-199 Account Number: 186 549
PAA EXHIBITION November 2011 in Melbourne
Title of exhibition: “All the World’s A Stage”
DATES: 2nd – 21st November 2011, VAS Melbourne.
Opening Night: Tuesday 8th November
THEME: Performance (PORTRAIT). This is a very broad theme addressing Performance of ALL kinds including the social and professional masks that people assume. Inspiration may be drawn from parties; events; mardi gras; fashion week; theatre and performing arts. Have fun with it… please remember it is still a portrait, not a figurative work….