June 7 - 13, 2015: Issue 217

   Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition 2015 at Avalon Beach SLSC

The members of the Pittwater Artists Trail are currently running their Winter Exhibition at the wonderful new Avalon Beach Surf Club.  

The show features the best of the year's work by Trail artists offering painting, ceramics, flamework glass, lithographs, jewellery, encaustic painting, sculpture, and ritual objects.  

The 2015 members are quite a contemporary group bringing the show an appropriate synergy with the modern architecture of the building. Recently rebuilt, the club features a beautiful exhibition space neatly positioned between its bar and restaurant which all take advantage of the spectacular 180 degree ocean views. 

The exhibition began at 10am on Saturday June 6th with the official opening at 5.30pm on Saturday night. Nibbles and drinks were served with live music from Chris Raggett, and an inspiring Address by Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club's architect Richard Cole.
Trail artists have donated work and goodies for a multi-prize raffle in support of the Surf Club and Pittwater Artists Trail.  
All work exhibited is for sale. Entry throughout the show is free and will remain open today, Sunday 7th, and Monday June 8th for the long weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The exhibition was officially opened by the Architect of the new Avalon Beach SLSC Clubhouse, Richard Cole, who gave an inspirational Opening Speech which addressed the values inherent in the works Exhibited;  Landscape, Culture, Environment and Craftsmanship, and how these are part of any good Architecture too.

Mr. Cole's Address runs HERE
Below are some of the Artists with their works during the Official Opening along with guests and art-lovers who came to toast their success.

The 18 artists participating in the winter exhibition are:
Julie Hickson, Nada Herman, Diezel, Jill Ferrall, Peter Cameron, Elfriede Bartintsky Helen Mackay, Karen Pike, Coco Elder, Penel Bigg, Vicki Ratcliff, Wendy Grainger, Allen Goodman, Katarina Wells, Geoff Searl, Robyn Park, Sylke Claridge and Marian Purvis.

Artists present at the official opening 

 Karen Pike: unique, individually designed jewellery - www.karenpikedesigns.com

 Mr and Mrs Jacklin

 Wendy Grainger - Paintings and Drawings: www.pittwaterartiststrail.com.au/wendy-grainger-paintings

Mr and Mrs Ferguson with Pittwater's Deputy Mayor Kylie Ferguson and Councillor Ian White

 Katarina Wells - Ceramics: www.katarinawells.com

Jonty Erwin and friends - Jonty is playing at YODA on Sundays from 5 p.m. at present - get in early though, the room fills pretty quickly 

 Jill Ferrall - Encaustic: jillferrall.com.au

 Julie Hickson - Paintings and Archival Prints: www.podandpod.com.au

Lorrie Morgan, President PCA and Pittwater Councillor Kay Millar 

Mr and Mrs Searl 

Girls night out!! - Mum and Daughter 

Nada Herman - Australian Oil Paintings: www.nada-art.com

Peter Cameron -  Paintings: www.petercameron.com

 Penel Bigg - Glass Sculpture and Jewellry: www.firebirdbeads.com

Kylie Ferguson with Chris and Robert Hopton 

Pictures by A J Guesdon, 2015.