The St George Art Society Committee is dedicated to developing and maintaining interesting and creative art events for the Society’s members.
Several events are organised each year with their main event being the SGAS Annual Art Show held in November.
During the Covid years, our events for 2020 and 2021 were held Online as an alternative to our Art Exhibitions held at our usual venues. These were still very successful events with many online sales which helped members stay motivated during those difficult times.
In 2022 the event was back to normal and held once again in their usual location in Kogarah. For a while after the main event, it continued online giving those who were unable to attend the show, the opportunity to still make their purchase of a fabulous painting created by our members.
SGAS Members are also eligible to present paintings for the Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS) Awards.
ST GEORGE ART SOCIETY exhibits members’ artworks at a variety of venues and at various times during the year.
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The Members’ Annual Art Show is the major event of the St. George Art Society’s calendar, providing an opportunity for members to showcase their artwork and share experiences, friendship and camaraderie. The Annual Art Show continues the Society’s long running association with the fund-raising Lamrock Committee of St George Public Hospital.
There are opportunities throughout the year for members to exhibit their artwork at local artisan markets and other art shows, including the Art of Sydney, run by the Combined Art Societies of Sydney, of which SGAS is a member.
ANNUAL ART AWARDS & EXHIBITION
The majority of the Society’s Awards have traditionally been named after the early and founding members who had significant influence on the direction of St George Art Society.
- Wal Chandler Award for oil and acrylic painting
- Walter Bennett Award for mediums other than oil and watercolour
- John Upton Award for watercolour medium
- Walter Dowman Award for miniatures
- Nancy Wilkinson Award for contemporary and abstract painting
- Myrle King Award for still-life painting
- Muriel Harding Award for portraiture and figurative
- Award for Excellence forbest in show artwork
Our Annual Art Show is traditionally held in November. The awards are judged by an invited professional practicing artist.
The official Opening Night held on the Friday evening prior to the show has a $10 admittance which includes refreshments and a light supper served and a bar available.
A member of the art society donates an artwork which is the raffle prize to raise funds for the Lamrock Committee of the St George Public Hospital. The Show continues Saturday and Sunday, opening for free admission 10am until 4pm on both days.
Visitors may vote for the People’s Choice artwork. Winners of both the raffle and People’s Choice are drawn on Sunday prior to the closing of the show.
Eligibility to enter artworks in this awards exhibition, artists must be a current financial member of the St George Art Society by September 30th of that year.