King Valley Art Show closing date for entries 24th May

King Valley Art Show closing date for entries 24th May

King Valley Art Show
8-10 June

call for artists to enter

Click here for Entry Form

Julian Bruere 'King Valley Remains' People's Choice Winner 2018 sponsored by King Valley Tourism Association
Julian Bruere ‘King Valley Remains’ People’s Choice Winner 2018 sponsored by King Valley Tourism Association

Key Dates
Closing Date for entry forms Friday 24th May
Delivery of Artworks Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 10am-3pm

Gala Opening Friday 7 June 7.30pm
$15 Exhibiting Artists
$30 General
Bookings Essential

Exhibition open 8-10 June 10am – 5pm
Adults $3 Children no charge

Venue: King River BrewingKing River Brewing Logo
4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd
King Valley

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King Valley Arts Presents

King Valley Arts Presents

King Valley Arts Presents a SEASON PASS for 2019

 


Drum roll please ….

Due to many requests, we have introduced a SEASON PASS for our 2019 performances. This will include a Season ticket to all three events, for a reduced price of $70.

Supporting the King Valley Arts Presents events, means you are contributing to the ongoing success of this program. These events encourage your local community to socialise together and they bring original and quality entertainment to your area. They introduce young children to live entertainment and it remains cost effective to enable everybody to enjoy the events.


SEASON PASS 2019 includes all 3 events
(Supper included & Drinks at Bar Prices)

• Three Birds One Cock – Friday 5 July, 7pm – Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall
Hosted with Moyhu Action Group & Moyhu CWA

• Varietyville – Friday 30 August, 7pm – King Valley Community Complex
Hosted with King Valley CWA

• The Kutcha Edwards Hour – Sat 26 Oct, 7.30pm – Myrrhee Soldiers Memorial Hall
Hosted with Myrrhee Hall Committee

Purchase your 2019 SEASON PASS here


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE EVENTS

 

 

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2019 King Valley Art Show Entry Form

2019 King Valley Art Show Entry Form

The entry form for the 2019 King Valley Art Show is available for you to download

Click here for Entry Form

Key Dates
Closing Date for entry forms Friday 24th May
Delivery of Artworks Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June 10am-3pm

Gala Opening Friday 7 June 7.30pm
$15 Exhibiting Artists
$30 General
Bookings Essential

Exhibition open 8-10 June 10am – 5pm
Adults $3, Children no charge

Venue: King River Brewing
4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd
King Valley

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2019 King Valley Art Show

2019 King Valley Art Show

Plans are well afoot for the 2019 King Valley Art Show, held on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend we expect to receive 400 entries from local, intra and interstate artists, which makes for a diverse and interesting art show.
We are thrilled to announce artist Christine Wrest Smith as this year’s judge, and with 19 awards to the value of $17,250 there are plenty of opportunities for artists to enter work to suit the varied categories.

We thank Dal Zotto Wines for sponsoring our major award the $3000 Grand Winner  Acquisitive Award.

Artists wanting to enter we encourage to sign up to our mailing list to be first to receive an entry form in late March.

Key dates :
Entry forms available late March 
Closing Date for entries Friday 24 May
Artwork drop off Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June

Gala Opening
Friday 7 June 7.30pm
Exhibiting Artists $15
General $30 (all inclusive)
Join our judge Christine Wrest Smith when she announces the winners. Savour premium King Valley wines and delicious canapes

Venue -King River Brewing 4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd King Valley

Exhibition open 10am-5pm Sat-Mon Adults $3

Gala Opening is always a highlight
The Gala Opening is always a highlight. Enjoy fine wines and canapés made in the King Valley. Bookings essential

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King Valley Arts

King Valley Arts

We have changed our name to King Valley Arts to better reflect the many activities the committee is involved in. This decision was made at our AGM in October.
Our main activity is still the King Valley Art Show which is held annually on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend in June at King River Brewing.  With the committee working towards another great art show, the only change you will see is a new logo. 

We are also excited to announce that we have received a Creative Victoria Small Regional Presenters grant for our King Valley Arts Presents which brings performances from Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places 2019 program to Moyhu, Whitfield and Myrrhee . Working with local community groups in each town we will be presenting four diverse performances that will pique the interest of all from the young to the young at heart.

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The 2018 Winners are…

The 2018 Winners are…

Grand Winner – $3,000. Sponsored by Dal Zotto Wines 

Awarded to Winter Vines by Vanessa Kelly.

Winter Vines by Vanessa Kelly
Winter Vines by Vanessa Kelly

 

This luminous painting elegantly and economically conveys the melancholy of a vineyard in winter.  Painting with restraint, the artist conveys the gleam of winter light in a pale sky and the darkening perspective of the tangle of old growth before pruning – evocative and spare.

People’s Choice – $500. Sponsored by King Valley Tourism Association

and

King Valley Theme – Barb Sartori Memorial Prize $1000. 

Awarded to King Valley Remains by Julian Bruere.

This masterly watercolour creates both an authentic image of place and the sense of the dry heat and harsh summer conditions typical of the region.  Paint is applied loosely and fluidly with judicious use of highlights and sparks of colour for emphasis.

King Valley Remains - watercolour painting by Julian Bruere
King Valley Remains – watercolour by Julian Bruere

Most Innovative Work – $500. Sponsored by Brown Brothers 

Awarded to Free Your Mind  by Tirelle Peter.

Incorporating elements of surrealist imagery and collage, this work inventively and cleverly combines its graphic elements with great finesse.

Judge’s Gem – $500. Sponsored by Chandon  

Awarded to King Parrot Feather by Bronwyn Van De Graaf

An exquisite and delightful work.

Still Life Pastel or Watercolour to $500. Sponsored by Chrismont Wines 

Awarded to Diplolaena Grandiflora  by Margaret Zaal.

A fine and sensitive rendering of one of the first specimens of Australian native flora ever collected.  The Diplolaena Grandiflora was first collected at Shark’s Bay in Western Australia by William Dampier in 1699. 

 

Local Emerging Artist – $750 Sponsored by RBA Financial Group 

Awarded to Peony by Joelene Mitchell

This work demonstrates the earnest endeavours of the aspiring artist.  The peony’s striking colour and tones are well observed in this bold composition.

Pastel to $500. Sponsored by Boonderoo Farm

Awarded to Luscious Peaches by Mary Briggs

This little still life is reminiscent of the domestic intimacy of a Pierre Bonnard.  The simple subject has a quiet sense of celebration of nature’s most succulent fruits.

Pastel $1000. Sponsored by Pizzini Wines  

Awarded to My Distant View by Ben Jenkins

A subjective and moody work utilising the pastel medium’s natural qualities for softness and blending of tones, this work creates an image that evokes a quiet sense of reverie.

Watercolour/Gouache to $750. Sponsored by Eminence Wines 

Awarded to Dusty Hills by Linda D’Agostina

An elegant and restrained interpretation of a landscape as it might appear in one’s memory; colours and tones are used economically to create this whimsical and layered image.

 

 

Watercolour/Gouache to $1000. Sponsored by Friends of the Art Show 

Awarded to Wren’s World by Sharon Pate

The wren is immersed in its shifting world of leaves and light.  The camouflage of the beautifully painted foliage almost conceals this busy bird at work.

 

Work on Paper to $500. Sponsored by Casa Luna Gourmet Accom. 

Awarded to Duck Feathers by Bronwyn Van De Graaff

This exquisite drawing confounds the eye and mind in its subtle rendering of the lightest of subjects. In a simple and fluid composition, these feathers almost float off the page.

Work on Paper – $1000. Sponsored by Friends of the Art Show

Awarded to Disorder by Janet Grealy

The abstract and layered impressions of this frottage drawing evoke a great many associations.  It invites contemplation by the viewer to speculate on its many intersections and spatial elements.

 

Printmaking – $750. Sponsored by Ovens & King Builders 

Awarded to Stud Muster by Libby Schreiber

A cheerful take on the life of the sheep farmer  – sheep, truck, man, dog and bird.  Striking contrasts of texture and tone make this little print a joy to behold.

Printmaking – $1000. Sponsored by Friends of the Art Show 

Awarded to King and Queen (after Don Dale) by Robert Hague

This work is a commentary on the impact of colonialisation in the era of Empire.  The image of the plate is utilised as a fragile and fractured device to convey the artist’s concerns.

 

Oil/Acrylic to $500. Sponsored by King River Estate Wines 

Awarded to Silverstreak by Kylie Sirett.

In this contemporary view of scattered objects, the eye closes tightly on its subject, creating a striking composition — a dramatic use of light and shade with a gleaming high note.

 

Oil/Acrylic to $1000. Sponsored by Hargraves Secured Investments 

Awarded to Wild Quince by Gregory R Smith.

Gregory R Smith brings vitality and nuance to this traditional still-life subject.  His mastery of the medium is outstanding; the paint is handled loosely and yet with precision.  The work carries much of the baroque Dutch sensibility.

Oil/Acrylic to $1,500. Sponsored by Friends of the Art Show 

Awarded to Valley Memories by Kate Gorman

This painting’s subdued palette evokes a feeling of subjective memory. Vestiges of the figurative elements of landscape linger, as do one’s fleeting memories of place, temperature, light and shadow.

 

 

 

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2019 Arts Culture Grants

2019 Arts Culture Grants

The King Valley Art Show 2019 Arts Culture Grant application forms are now available.
Closing date Wednesday 31st October 2018.

The KVAS is proud to offer small grants of up to $1500 to enrich the King Valley arts culture.

Visit our Community Grants page or for more information phone Michael Ashby Secretary 57297552

Peace Flags - by the King Valley Peace Flags Project
King Valley Peace Flag Project 2017 Photo credit: Whitty Cafe
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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

Thanks to all our artists, sponsors, friends, visitors, supporters and volunteers for creating another inspiring, quality show and our most successful yet.

Dal Zotto Wines Grand Prize Winner: Native Dog Road by Malcolm Webster

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Judge: 'A beautifully balanced painting evocative of the Australian countryside. This very atmospheric work shows that colour balance and well thought out spatial relationships in the composition make for a very strong work. Excellent mastery of the medium demonstrating great skill.'

Not shown are:

Wounded Wood 1 by David Frazer sponsored by Ovens and King Builders
The Thoroughbred by Glen Hoyle sponsored by Pizzini Wines
Still Life – Waratahs by Vida Pearson sponsored by Friends of the Art Show

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