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Monthly and Annual Competitions


At each monthly meeting, members can enter a competition. The judge is the demonstrator for that month.

Entries are in three (3) categories:

  1. John Adeney Section
  2. Tom Stephens Section
  3. Alternate Section

Points are awarded in each section to decide the winners of the Annual Competition.

Categories 1 and 2 are for paintings only. The Alternate Section is for contemporary paintings and other media.

Members start in the John Adeney Section. Once they win the Annual Competition, they advance to the Tom Stephens Section.

July 2017 Results

August 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 4 August 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Rob Candy, who focus on watercolour.

Born in Melbourne, Rob began painting watercolours at Ku-ring-gai Arts Centre during the 1980’s with Owen Thompson, and at the Royal Art Society of New South Wales with Frederic Bates OAM.  He has a degree in Geography and this informs his analysis of and appreciation for the landscape.

Rob has been a  featured artist in the Australian Artist magazine, most recently in 2012. He has also been a featured artist in the Australian Artist magazine in October 1996, June 2002, September 2004 and November 2005.  The most recent of these articles examined his painting from Tuscany.

Rob is a member of the:

       Australian Watercolour Institute

            Royal Art Society of NSW

Watercolour Society of Victoria

      Victorian Artist Society 

Rob has judged many art shows, including Lane Cove Art Society

With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Rob is sure to inspire us to try some innovative watercolour techniques we have not previously tried.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

July 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 7 July 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Cecelia Sharpley, who will show us the many aspects of eco printing.

Cecelia is a Calligrapher, lettering artist, bookbinder, printmaker, papermaker – creator of Leaf Magic Prints and Journals.

Her many publications are produced by Duckpond Press.

Eco printing is a quite diverse skill and Cecelia is sure to inspire those of us who are keen to branch out into areas we have not previously explored.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

Warratina Art Show 2019

Presented by – The Mount Evelyn and Yarra Valley Art Society

DateTo be advised – October 2019 (closed Tuesday).

Time – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location – Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock – Melway Reference 121 F1.

For further information, please call Warratina Lavender Farm on 03 5964 4650.

About the Art Exhibition

Want a delightful day in the beautiful Yarra Valley, treating yourself to some outstanding local art exhibited in a unique, rural setting? Or perhaps you’re looking to buy an original artwork.

The 2019 Warratina Lavender Farm Art Show is just the place to go..

Enjoy the Art Show, buy an original painting, and spoil yourself with some delicious home-made food or a coffee in the restaurant. Then finish with a stroll around the beautiful lavender gardens. Set among rolling hills, it’s a wonderful, relaxing way to take some time out.

A wide variety of paintings by members of the Mount Evelyn and Yarra Valley Arts Society will be on display. All works will be available for purchase at very modest prices. A selection of unique greeting cards and craft items will also be available.

The paintings exhibited will include works in various mediums and styles – traditional and contemporary – and some of the artists will be in attendance at various stages during the week to answer your questions.

Visitors are very welcome and entry to view the exhibition is free. So come along and enjoy.

Note: Only members of the Society can enter their artwork in the exhibition.

Healesville Art Exhibition – June 2019

Venue – Darron Honey Centre , at rear of Uniting Church, Maroondah Highway, Healesville.

Dates – Saturday 8 June to Monday 10 June 2019.

Opening Hours:

Saturday 8 June – 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm

Sunday 9 June – 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Monday 10 June – 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Are you looking for somewhere to relax in the country over the June long weekend? Why not come to beautiful Healesville and enjoy the artwork on exhibition by members of the Society?

There is a great variety of paintings in  oils, pastels, watercolour and other mediums on display – at very reasonable prices.

Visitors will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite paintings in the Peoples’ Choice Award.

June 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 2 June 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be William Ritchie, a renowned wildlife artist.

William describes himself as follows:

“A former scientist with a PhD in biology, William now works as an artist constructing highly realistic paintings, drawings and sculpture that have received numerous awards and commendations.

​William’s skill as an artist, coupled with his understanding of biology and the natural world, presents a unique perspective that is represented in the detail and character of his artwork. This unique blend allows him to more accurately portray subjects in ways that invite others to learn and better appreciate them.

In 2016 and 2017, William was a finalist in the coveted Holmes Art Prize for realistic bird life art. He is also a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists (SAA), an international organization comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world.”

William is sure to inspire both beginners and experienced artists who are keen to branch out into areas they have not previously explored.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

May 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 5 May 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Lorraine Wigraft, who will share some of her passion for pastels.

Lorraine is a based in Melbourne and has exhibited widely, including at the Mornington, Knox and Camberwell Art Shows.

Clair says of her work:

“My love for painting and drawing spans the majority of my life and includes many years of experimenting with the major mediums, materials and techniques. During these times I have appreciated many artists’ work and talents, particularly the early impressionists.

Over the last decade and a half I have developed a love for pastels and now create most of my works using this medium. With such improvements in the quality and variety of pastels, you can’t help but love the varieties of colours produced, including soft, medium and hard pastels. The variety of papers and boards also drives me to continually use such medium.”

This is sure to be another demonstration that is not to be missed, as it will inspire both beginners and experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

Lorraine Wigraft – Pastel Artist

April 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 7 April 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Clair Bremner.

Clair is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne. Specializing in expressionistic landscape paintings inspired by nature.

Clair says of her work:

“My paintings are both a direct reflection of my surroundings and an imaginary world – a secret garden that exists in my mind. A whimsical place that I can go to escape and be lost within. I create a world that I want to be in and that provides an escape from the everyday.”

This is sure to be a fascinating demonstration that is not to be missed, as it will inspire both beginners and experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

March 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 3 March 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, we will hold the Annual General Meeting.

There will not be a time for a demonstration, but plenty of opportunity to discuss future events.

All members are encouraged to attend and have your say.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

February 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 3 February 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, Sue de Vanny, will give some tips on quilting and show us some of the very creative pieces she has produced.

This is a bit different from some of our regular demonstrations, and should prove to be interesting form of art work.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

Waterwheel Gallery Exhibition

Same but Different

Hours: 10.00am to 4.00pm except public holidays.

Dates: 20 December 2018 to 9 January 2019, except public holidays

Venue: 3400 Warburton Highway, Warburton

Description: To give this exhibition a different feel, all the paintings have the same dimensions, presenting a challenge to the participating artists.

Each artist is presenting a very different style, subject and use of medium.

All artists display the same passion for creating beautiful artworks.