ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE 1 SEPTEMBER 2021
Portland Art Prize & Simply Drawing Prize
Portland Art Prize
First Prize $650 | Second Prize $350
This year artists entering the theme section are invited to interpret
Artists are also asked to submit a 50 word summary of how their work interprets the theme for the judges consideration.
The Ron Bidwell Award – First Prize $650
The Mary Hampton Award – Second Prize $350
Entries Close 4 February 2022
- Artists are permitted one entry only in this section.
- Artists are asked to include a 50 word description of how their work interprets the theme.
- The prizes will be awarded after independent judging takes place by the judging team.
- The team will be announced prior to the Art Exhibition.
- The judges’ decision will be ﬁnal.
Simply Drawing Prize
Artwork must be a drawing and can be done using
Pencil, Charcoal or Pen. Black & White only, back to basics
Entries Close 4 February 2022
- Artists are permitted one entry only in this section. Artists are permitted three entries in total.
- The prizes will be awarded after judging takes place by Joe Penn & Lesley O’Shea.
- The judges’ decision will be final.
Sponsored by Joe Penn & Lesley O’Shea
The event will once again be held in Portland’s beautiful Crystal Theatre. The building ensures a wonderful atmosphere for you to enjoy the art show.
Please note: COVID requirements may change the details closer to the event.
Exhibition times will be confirmed closer to the event.
Chairperson: Sue Banning
Vice Chairperson: Elizabeth Irvine
Treasurer: Brian Cassell
Entry Co-ordinators: Bruce & Elizabeth Irvine
Secretary: Jodie Mason
Publicity Officer: Rich Evans
PO Box 43
Portland NSW 2847
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Previous Featured Artists
We have had the pleasure of exhibiting some amazing artists over the years, please find details below.
The guest artist this year is Frank Hodgert who has been exhibiting in the annual exhibition for a number of years and has always been a crowd favourite. Based in Glenmore Park, Frank spends a lot of time in the areas surrounding Portland and has painted a number of Portland streetscapes over the years along with landscapes of the surrounding natural beauty, in both watercolour and oils. Frank, who has taught art as well asRead more
Natasha Daniloff is an Australian artist specialising in drawing, painting, mixed media and installation. Her work embraces a broad thematic framework referencing her Russian heritage, Iranian cultural motifs acquired when her family lived in Iran and fuses these with her experiences in the Australian landscape. These themes are explored through layers of materials and meanings. The recipient of several prestigious residencies – Bathurst Regional Gallery Hill End Residency and Launceston City Council’s A.I.R. – sheRead more
Guenter Barth was born in East Germany and started painting at the age of 16. In 1957, with his new wife, Edel and his paints, he fled from communist Germany into Berlin. They migrated to Australia in 1960, but it wasn’t until 1994 when he retired that he could follow his dream of devoting his time to painting. He has travelled extensively throughout Australia and has been inspired by the contrast and beauty of AustralianRead more
ANNIE JOSEPH is a long time supporter of the Portland Art Exhibition. She loves painting and drawing the landscape. “There is never any shortage of subjects, and am lucky to be able to work in my wondrous studio surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys of Old Bowenfels at Lithgow.” Her heartland is further west though, out in the central west where “the sky comes down to your boots!” Annie mostly works in charcoal, pen andRead more
Nicole Foxall is a colour junkie who loves injecting hefty doses of pigment and vibrancy into her paintings. Her mission is to express and create from the world around her and bring colour and happiness to people's walls. Nicole's painting process is loose and spontaneous with each piece a unique translation of the subject. Nicole works out of a backyard studio which she shares with her husband who is also a painter and creator. SheRead more
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary, the society has chosen to choose four feature artists. JOE PENN For over 30 years he has been painting full time, working in a variety of mediums. He is well known for his Impressionistic oils of landscapes, portraits and figures, he is currently Vice President of The Royal Art Society. LESLEY O'SHEA I am fascinated by faces. The challenge to portray an individual’s personality and likeness in paint is the passion thatRead more
Dennis Claydon – A Storyteller in pastels Dennis moved from Albury about 2 years ago and he and his wife Gae have now made their home in Orange. Dennis is a horticulturist by trade (in charge of Randwick Racecourse, Sydney Showground, Dreamworld and many others) and he commenced painting in 1993. The rest they say is history – as he had been winning major awards ever since. Some of Dennis’s achievements are: • Best PaintingRead more
We had a great time meeting our Feature Artist Wanda Driscoll the other day, a range of her wonderful paintings will be exhibited at the Portland Art Purchase Society's exhibition. A short video from the meeting can be viewed below. // Post by Portland ArtRead more
The focus of his paintings is often around the fringe dwellers of outback society and their eccentricities. His endeavour is to catch the spirit of these people and their landscape with all its idiosyncrasies. A strong undercurrent of dry humour finds its way into many of his works. Eris has a great interest in the history of the outback and the history of art itself. He reads extensively, especially biographies of the past greats, whetherRead more
Garry has been entering the Portland art Show since 1989...having missed only a few. "Govetts Leap vista" won Presidents Award for best Landscape in Traditional Style in 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show "A life on the land" (which is a portrait of local identity Chris Bird) won First Prize in Figurative; Best Exhibit across sections 1-22; and An Award of Excellence at 2011 Sydney Royal Easter Show Garry was born in Lithgow, NSW, Australia inRead more