Advocate Art Award 2017

Entries for our major annual exhibition have been open here for several weeks. Use the pull-down menu above, or follow the link here to enter online and familiarise the key dates and Conditions of Entry. This year we welcome back many continuing great sponsors and two new sponsors. We are proud to welcome Yeperenye Shopping Centre  who will sponsor the People’s Choice Award ($1200) and Batchelor Institute, sponsor of the $800 ‘Places’ Prize. Please support our sponsors, whose logos appear below, where-ever possible.

 

Walk in the Art, 2012

The concluding unique event at our annual Advocate Art Award is the ‘Walk’ where artists share with interested members and visitors aspects of their art practice and exhibit.  To close, afternoon tea was kindly provided by our committee member Françoise and daughter.

The People’s Choice Award, to the value of $1200 was shared between Sheriden Appel and Jenny McFarland for their popular metal sculpture entry titled “Summer’s Bluff”.  Congratulations to both Sheriden and Jenny.

We wish to sincerely thank Nathan King, Exhibitions Officer at Araluen who not only curated the exhibition but conducted the  ‘Walk’ when at the last-minute our president Ron fell ill.

Finally the Special Voters’ Prize, the painting generously donated by Papunya Tula Artists was won by Henry Smith. Congratulations Henry!

Henry’s ‘Slow Burn’

Terra Firma (detail) 60 x 60 cm oil on canvas

CAAS member Henry Smith has a new exhibition opening Friday at Araluen.  The title is ‘Slow Burn’, all members and friends welcome!
Exhibition Opening:  Friday 1 June, 6.00pm, Araluen Galleries
Opening Speaker:  Rod Moss
Exhibition:  Saturday 2 June to Sunday 8 July
Artist Floor Talk:  Saturday 2 June, 11.30am
Araluen Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 4pm

Open for Business!

We are happy that so many of you joined us for the recent Opening. It was a great success! Thanks to so many for your support. We are grateful for the ongoing support of the Minister for the Arts and Museums, Hon. Gerry McCarthy who opened our new building and exhibition  and for the support of the Deputy of the Administrator, Mrs Pat Miller AO.

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The Members’ Exhibition will be open again next weekend 2nd & 3rd June from 10AM to 5PM.

Workshop and Opening…

Check out the CAAS Noticeboard for the latest posting.  Member, Carol Adams is running a colour workshop at the Over 50’s Club and you might like to participate.

Also, keep your evening, Friday 25 May free to attend the Opening of the Art Shed at Crispe Street.  It’s a big event for Art in Alice Springs.