Oatley 101 presents 3 exhibitions each year showcasing high quality paintings
for sale to the public.
Art Sale Exhibition in June
Members Exhibition in September
Christmas Exhibition held in early December
It was a wonderful weekend of art and friendship as we held our last exhibition for the year.
The hall was absolutely full of fabulous art and craft. With all the artist’s work shown off to perfection by our great lighting it is no wonder there was good sales for both Oatley 101 and also our craft friends.
Included in our weekend was a presentation to members who have been with Oatley 101 for 20 years or more. As the Society was established 25 years ago these were the foundation and very early members who gave us the structure which we have built on over the years to make Oatley 101 such an active and thriving group that they are today. It was wonderful to recognise these members and see them meeting up and enjoying their time together.
OUR SEPTEMBER EXHIBITION was another great display of wonderful paintings from the talented artists of Oatley 101. There was something for everyone with a huge variety of work at a price to suit all. There were 167 paintings hung and of these 20 works were sold, which in this climate is a great result.
Congratulations to all the artists on presenting a such fabulous exhibition…. ”great work” to those whose work was sold… and a “well done” to a few members who plucked up their courage and exhibited for the first time.
A HUGE thank you to all the people who volunteered and worked over the weekend. Your efforts resulted in a happy and efficient exhibition which everyone enjoyed.
The comments that were passed over the weekend were fabulous and I have posted some here;
The daughter of an art collector in Paris. … “My father would love this exhibition. It is amazing.”
A gentleman and purchaser… ”It is an incredibly professional exhibition. One of the best I have seen.”
A first time visitor …. ”The paintings are brilliant. I go to a lot of art exhibitions, but this is something else.”
which was held at the weekend was a huge success with 43 of the 130 paintings that were hung being sold.
The unframed works that the artists offered in their boxes just absolutely “walked out the door” and it was wonderful to see so many people delighted with being able to buy such wonderful artwork at such fabulous prices.
It was also very rewarding to hear the customers comments on the quality of our artists work and the wonderful feeling of friendship that existed at the hall all weekend.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED SO HARD ALL WEEKEND
AND WELL DONE TO ALL THE ARTISTS WHO ENTERED
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WHO SOLD.
The artworks exhibited by our artists over the weekend was stunning.
We started with a wonderful Opening Night on the Friday evening of the 11th March, where everybody enjoyed looking at the fabulous display of paintings whilst chatting with friends, enjoying light refreshments and the delicious wines kindly donated by Robert Oatley wines.
It was great to have James Walters, Principal of PRD Oatley Real Estate, not only present the 2 first prizes of $500 each which they sponsored, but to also carry on and present the Oatley 101 sponsored sections to the very happy artists. It is always fun to have the PRD team with us.
Matt Boland, President of Masos’ Club then presented the $1,000 Masos’ Best in Show Award to a surprised and delighted Cheryl Kirby for her wonderful painting of “Michael”.
….and our very popular and constant supporter, David Coleman Federal Minister for Banks officially opened the exhibition.
The weekend was a wonderful mix of great sales, enjoying the company of our 101 family, and meeting the many members of the public who came to look at the wonderful artwork.
I would like to mention the fantastic work done by all the great volunteers and the committee, who have worked so hard to put the exhibition together, and continued to work over the weekend. It is a lot of work, but with the result of 21 paintings sold for our artists it has been well worth it.
Thank you all.
Jane Wray for “The Getaway”
Steve Janner “Megalong Sunset”
Liz Donley “Wild”
David Lake “As the Clouds Roll By”
Shirley Hagarty “Just Something Small”
Trish Maclachlan “Manly Cove”
Matt Chaumont “Burrill Lake Friends”
Helga Kelly “Lane Cove”
Jill Cairns “Softly Glowing”
Wendy Agzarian “My Daisy”
Trish Bennett “Fires Glow”
Marlene Weaver “Nauha”
Jane Wray “Light and Form”