Newsletter March 2022
NEWS IN THE GALLERY
Go to our Workshops Page at http://www.bdasgallery.com/workshops to view upcoming weekend workshops for 2021. Scroll down to find information about individual weekend workshops coming up from both our BDAS Tutors and visiting Tutors.
Contact the office to book in to these workshops
BDAS Gala Fundraising Event...
Anniversary Celebrity Portrait Reveal 2022
7 September 6pm
The Stables, Bendooley Estate
$120 per person
The BDAS is very excited to announce our Gala Fundraising event for 2022, The Anniversary Celebrity Portrait Reveal is on again.
We are lucky to have Charlie Albone as our sitter. You will probably recognise him from TV's Better Homes and Gardens and Selling Houses Australia.
Our respected portrait painters this year are Tony Ameneiro, Vanessa Stockard,
Evert Ploeg and James King. Our artists will spend a day with Charlie working on preliminary sketches, drawing paintings and taking photos.
The finished works will be presented at the Celebrity Portrait Reveal and a winner chosen.
Graeme Day has kindly agreed to be our MC for the evening. There will also be an auction of 6 works donated by Tutors/members of the BDAS on the night.
It is sure to be a fabulous night out at The Stables, Bendooley Estate.
There are limited tickets available so get in quick to avoid disappointment.
Following the Gala Event, the paintings will be displayed at the Bookshop Bowral
tickets can be purchased from Try booking
Kindly Sponsored by
A word or two of thanks from our President John Brain
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our committee members both new and retiring. Our organisation is a thriving and dynamic society that just seems to get better and better. The BDAS is built on the creativity, passion, vision, dedication and the good will of all our wonderful volunteers and committee members.
Thank you Leanne Haddadi for your role on the executive committee and as Publicity Officer. Your contribution to keeping the profile of BDAS across mainstream media and social media has been outstanding. I also thank you, together with Rosa Fedele, in initiating the ‘Discover’ campaign which will be the basis of our advertising and publicity for some time yet to come.
Thank you Tracey Miller, your contribution has been so valuable, particularly as being one of our most experienced tutors.
Many thanks to Patti Jones for all your hard work, in-particular for your input into the Policies and Procedures document.
Thank you Patricia Miller, especially for continuing on with the committee for another year, to help me settle into my role. It helped me tremendously having a committee with long-term experience.
I would also like to thank Carol and Peter. I’ll miss you from the committee but I know you and Peter will be around, and always there for us.
So please all join me in saying ‘THANKYOU’ for the dedicated work and passion that Leanne, Rosa, Tracey, Patti, Patricia and Carol have all contributed to making this the wonderful art society it is today.
And while on my list of ‘THANKYOUs’, I would like to thank my current committee, Helen, Margie, Kim, Marika and Tony as well as Fiona, Vivienne, Ross and Sue Miller, for all their contribution to keeping BDAS a happy and well run Art Society.
Now to the new members, Eril Becher, Kirsty Graham, Sandra Hiscock, Lou Watts, Gilda Wilson and Barbara Young.
Thank you all for accepting the invitation to join this dynamic committee. If it was a case of coercion, please don’t worry. We are a great team and have a lot of fun. I look forward to working with all of you very soon.
2022 Exhibition Winners
24 - 29 March
Judge Ben Quilty
Curator Kim Shannon
The winners are
Yvette Tziallas with "Occulta" Art
Lucinda McDonald "Acrobat" Sculpture
The BOCCA Art and Sculpture Exhibition is a fund raising event to support the mental health needs of children and young people in our community
This has been a wonderful exhibition showcasing the talents and generosity of artists and also the hard work and dedication from the BDCF Committee and Bowral District Art Society.
A special mention for Kim Shannon who curated this exhibition so beautifully.
It is through this generosity that the Children’s Foundation can continue to support our community.
On behalf of everybody involved, thank you!
Syke Leicester President Bowral District Children's Foundation,
Yvette Tziallas, Lucinda McDonald and John Brain President of BDAS
Yvette Tziallas "Occulta"
Art Prize winner
Lucinda McDonald "Acrobat"
Sculpture Prize winner
2022 Exhibition Winners
Bowral Sculpture Prize Winners
Sponsored by Dr. Tony Emmett
The winners are
First Prize Patrice Cooke "Cruising"
Second Prize Julie Haseler Reilly "Shimmer Boy"
BDAS People's choice Three way Tie
Patrice Cooke "Cruising"
Phillip Walker "Life After Nine"
Chris Hooker "Ecclectric"