Feature Artist – GUENTER BARTH

img-guenterworkGuenter 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 Australian landscapes.

The natural beauty of the bush and the outback became his inspiration to work in oils. Guenter loves to paint and his favourites are Australian Landscapes and Seascapes.

He says it’s the best hobby anyone can have. His paintings have been sold to every State in Australia, as well as Germany, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, America and Canada.


Event Details

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.



Friday 1st March
6:30pm – 10:00pm

Official Opening – 7:30pm


$10 Adults
$5 Concession

Opening Night will include Wine and a light supper of Hors d’oeuvre.


Saturday 2nd March
10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 3rd March
10:00am – 4:00pm


$5 adults
$3 conc. & children

CWA Cafe Open




Portland Art Prize

First Prize $650  |  Second Prize $350



The Portland Art Prize competition, now in its fifth year, is this year to include artists interpretation of DRY.
Artworks may be of any subject and in any medium the artist chooses – but must interpret DRY.

The Ron Bidwell Award – First Prize $650
The Mary Hampton Award – Second Prize $350
Artists are permitted one entry only in this section.

Entries Close 8 February 2018

The prizes will be awarded after independent judging takes place by the judging team, who will be announced prior to the Art Exhibition.

The Judges Decision will be final in all prizes awarded.


Contact Us

Chairperson: Sue Banning
Vice Chairperson: Elizabeth Irvine
Treasurer: Brian Cassell
Entry Co-ordinators: Jacquie Terry
Secretary: Jodie Mason
Publicity Officer: Rich Evans

Mailing address
PO Box 43
Portland NSW 2847

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