Feature Artist – GUENTER BARTH
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 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.
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
Opening Night will include Wine and a light supper of Hors d’oeuvre.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Saturday 2nd March
10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 3rd March
10:00am – 4:00pm
$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.
Chairperson: Sue Banning
Vice Chairperson: Elizabeth Irvine
Treasurer: Brian Cassell
Entry Co-ordinators: Jacquie Terry
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.
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
Greg Jarmaine is a prize winning traditional artist, who works in both oil and water colour. He has lived most of his life on the eastern seaboard of NSW, and much of his works reflects his affinity with the water. He has been painting professionally for over 30 years, and has been involved in numerous exhibitions. To date he has held 18 one man shows. His paintings have been acquired for municipal and corporate collectionsRead more0
Greg lives and works near Bathurst NSW Australia. His works are represented in collections throughout Australia, America, Greece and England. Greg's work, consisting of paintings in mixed media and hand coloured limited edition etchings, appeals to a wide range of collectors and those people who enjoy Greg's uniqueRead more
TED LEWIS 32nd Annual Art Exhibition presents the Royal Easter show winner as our Featured Artist. Over the years, Ted has received several awards for his work. They include the "Best Traditional Landscape" at the 2007 Royal Easter Show. 2007 Peoples Choice at the Cowra Festival. Traditional Award at Dubbo 20th Biannual Exhibition in 2006 People's Choice at the Cowra Art Awards 2002 People's Choice at the 2001 Sydney Royal Easter Show Henry Lawson ContemporaryRead more