Year in Review Highlights

art classes, Demonstrations, Life Member, Members, Patron, Workshops


Joe Cartwright Workshop

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Easter Exhibition Lorraine Best Featured Artist

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Jocelyn Maughan Demonstration



Intermediate Class with Krista Brennan

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Mignon Parker Workshop

Mignon Parker


Rob Candy Workshop



Helen Cunningham Demonstration

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Springtime Exhibition Cheryl Bruce Featured Artist

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New Patron Earl Hingston                                                 New Life Member Eric Berkery

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Beginners Class with Marlene Palagyi



Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc. May events

art classes, art exhibition
  • Coming up this month we have our general meeting on Wed 9th May from 9.30 – 12.00.   The demonstrator for this month is Lorraine Best who will be working in watercolour on Yupo paper.  (see photo above)  Lorraine was the feature artist at our Easter exhibition this year and has been working and experimenting with watercolours on yupo paper.  You can check out more of her work here: Lorraine Best art  Lorraine will be sharing her knowledge with us all this Wednesday.
  • The challenge for this month’s meeting is “Figures in a Landscape” so get those brushes going!
  • Also this month on Sat 19th and Sun 20th May we have our Introduction to Watercolour II workshop with Krista Brennan – there are still some vacancies for this course.  This workshop is a great refresher course for members who have already attended the Introduction to Watercolour I workshop.  Click here to download a booking form:         Intro to Watercolour II May 2018
  • Click on this link to see the 35th Anniversary video of the Grandma Moses Art Exhibition and watch our President Irene Collings discussing the benefits of attending art classes for the over 50’s in Gosford.  Grandma Moses Art Competition and Exhibition 35th Anniversary video
  • Click here to see our exciting news regarding the winner of the 2018 Dobell Arts and Crafts Festival



Winner of the watercolour section of the Dobell Festival 2018

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CCWS had some very exciting news this weekend, as one of our members, Marlene Palagyi  won the watercolour section of the Dobell Festival of Art and Craft at Wangi last night.  Her painting titled ” Winter Morning ” was judged by Brad Franks from Muswellbrook.

Marlene is a recognised talent on the Central Coast art scene, having taken up her life-long interest in painting at age 58 when she made the decision to seriously pursue her passion.

You can check out more of Marlene’s art at this link:

The Dobell exhibition runs this weekend until Sunday at the Wangi Workers Club.


Grandma Moses Art Competition and Exhibition 35th Anniversary Video

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In 2017 the Gosford 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre celebrated 35 years of running the Grandma Moses Art Competition & Exhibition. To commemorate the milestone a 35th Anniversary video was produced and launched at the 2018 Seniors Festival Grandma Moses Selected Artist Exhibition held on 6 April 2018 at the Erina Centre, Erina. The video captures the essence and history of the event through stories from all those who have been involved, both past and present.

The annual competition is named after American Artist Anna Mary Moses, affectionately known as “Grandma Moses’ who took up painting as a career at the age of 78. She held her first ‘one woman show’ at the age of 80, and painted more than 1,500 pictures in the last 23 years of her life; creating artworks until her death at age 101.
Entrants are asked to submit their artwork into one of five prize sections – Open, Watercolour, Novice, 50+ Centre/Senior Centre Art Group Member and Central Coast Inspired. Entries open in July with the Competition and Exhibition held in the second week of September.

click here to watch the video:

Grandma Moses Art Competition and Exhibition 35th Anniversary video