Westerly wins bring good fortune!

  Carmen and I have both been fortunate enough to have been awarded prizes at the 25th Barcaldine Art Show. If you are interested, it is worth checking out their Facebook page, where they have some great photos of the night and the town itself.  Carmen was awarded 1st prize in section 1- Painting oil … Continue reading

Winning news!

Exciting wins for Carmen and I at the Emerald Art Gallery.  The Central Highlands Regional Art Awards had their opening night on this past Saturday 15th July and the lovely Glenda from the Gallery was kind enough to ring me on Sunday morning with wonderful news. My painting ‘Mt Morgan Dam No 7’ (featured in … Continue reading

Art work in photography 

For the last few days I have struggled to get a decent photo of two pieces of art work. Even though I have a reasonably good camera and a phone camera, I never seem to be able to get a high quality image of my work.  With most art competitions relying on online entries and … Continue reading

Successful entry for Carmen

Carmen’s work ‘Patchwork Valley’ was selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards – 2017 and her work has been on display at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery. I unfortunately was not successful and my work  ‘Grass along the Esplanade’ is on display in my lounge room until further notice. Cheers, Joanne   … Continue reading

Blooming wonderful!

When Carmen and I chose to visit Gladstone on Saturday to view  The 41st Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2016 and attend the judge’s floor talk, it proved to be a big day out.  With a phone call from the Gladstone art gallery (while in the Gallery) expressing a desire to have Carmen attend the opening night, … Continue reading

Latest news!

After a very successful Art Workshop in July at Cooee Bay, Central Queensland, with tutors Pat Harry and Roy Oorloff, Carmen and I have tried to knuckle down and get some work done. So it was great to find that we have had some success in the 24th Barcaldine Art Festival.  Browsing through their facebook page, checking … Continue reading

Paintings that go west!

Paintings sent to competitions and exhibitions don’t always return home. If you are lucky it will be because you have won a prize or sold your work. Always a nice feeling when this happens, but sometimes they don’t return for other less joyful reasons. Last year I had two paintings hung in the Ernest Henry … Continue reading

Under the spotlight

Artists Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr in front of Carmen's work 'Beach Frolic'imageFreya Cronin , Aaron Miller and Edward Kerr enjoying art work at 'Perceptions of Place' opening night.imageCarmen Beezley-Drake and Britha PolkinghorneWith the Opening night behind us we are looking to other art exploits.  The exhibition was a great success with sales and positive comments from our many visitors. The photos from Opening night show the gallery space which was broken into four rooms which worked better than we had anticipated.  We hung the work in groupings that interspersed our work, rather than Carmen’s work in one room and mine in another.  This seemed to work well and is always surprising where we can find connections of subject,style and media.

Joanne

Perceptions of Place an art exhibition

Perceptions of Place invite

 

With our exhibition coming up, both Carmen and I are frantically busy. Cyclone Marcia hitting Rockhampton certainly didn’t help with the stress levels, but Carmen was fortunately organized and had her paintings already delivered to Brisbane. Things are moving at a pace now with only days until we are hanging our work.

Cheers, Joanne

Promising start for 2015

 

Carmen beside her painting 'Silence in the Landscape' selected for Flying Arts Alliance Inc touring exhibition 2014 'Vital Signs'

Carmen beside her painting ‘Silence in the Landscape’ selected for Flying Arts Alliance Inc touring exhibition 2014 ‘Vital Signs’

Carmen has made a flying start to the New Year with her painting ‘Silence in the Landscape’ being selected for The Touring Exhibition of the 2014 Queensland Regional Art Awards, a Flying Arts Alliance Inc initiative. Carmen and I were able to attend the opening at the Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane early this month, where Carmen’s painting along with several others sold at the conclusion of the opening, topping off a great weekend. Curator Dr Lisa Chandler, University of the Sunshine Coast preceded the opening with a lecture and this was followed by an opening speech by the Governor Paul de Jersey, AC,QC.  Congratulations to all the artists who had work selected. If you are in Brisbane, the exhibition will be at the Judith Wright Centre until 28th February 2015. The exhibition will then be travelling to Atherton (31st March – 3rd May), Texas (19th May – 26th June), Chinchilla (10th July – 1st October) and concluding it’s travels ain Hinchinbrook (20th November – 9 January 2016).

Cheers Joanne