The St George Art Society will host its major event, the Members’ Annual Art Awards evening on Friday, November 9, from 7pm which officially opens the weekend’s Art Society’s 74th annual art show.
The art society, which was founded in 1944, will also hold a champagne supper charity function at the heritage Kogarah School of Arts, Queens Avenue, Kogarah.
The $10 entry is donated to the fund raising Lamrock Committee of St George Public Hospital.
On Saturday and Sunday the School of Arts exhibition will open from 10am to 4pm with free entry.
Visitors may select their People’s Choice winner and the winners of the raffle and People’s Choice artwork will be announced on Sunday at 3.45pm.
Vice-president and life-member, Myrle King, has had a long and active association with the society and on November 7 she celebrates her 94th birthday.
Myrle has donated her oil painting of High Road to Gundagai to the Lamrock Committee Raffle for the main prize.
Judging this showcase will be Chan Dissanayake, a Canberra professional watercolour artist.
Two halls will display more than 200 artworks exhibited by over 42 members.
The works represent a range of fine art in mediums from oil, watercolour and acrylic to the contemporary mixed media and printing; from traditional, small works, still-life, portraits, figures and abstracts.
St George Art Society donates to four Kogarah High Schools – James Cook Boys, Moorefield Girls, St George Girls, Kogarah High – by awarding their outstanding year 10 visual students an art voucher annually. The student artwork is included in the exhibition.
The St George Annual Art weekend is a focal point of the art calendar in the Georges River & Bayside area and represents a great opportunity to view and buy high quality, original fine art.