Artists of the Valley & Gorman's Art Gallery – Casterton

Group of Artists from Casterton, country Victoria, and further afield in Australia

Artists Join in Fun at Sandford Village Sunday

Beth Dwyer's work on Show

Beth Dwyer’s work on Show

It isn’t often we get to see a body of work done my member Beth Dwyer, however fellow artists and the general public all enjoyed that privilege at the Sandford Village Sunday on 12th October.  A selection of Beth’s paintings were hung at Darryl’s Glass Studio and Gallery.  As an artist, Beth is often humble and somewhat reticent and it took quite a bit of urging from Darryl and others for her to  take up the opportunity.  Persistence and harassment by her friends and colleagues paid off.  Her paintings done in acrylics offered visitors a bright exhibition at one of the four venues taking part in the Sandford Day, and also inspired the purchase of one piece and a commission for another. Well done, Beth!

Ron Penrose portraits Sandford Day

Ron Penrose portraits Sandford Day

Members and friends enjoy portraits and poetry at the Red Door

Members and friends enjoy portraits and poetry at the Red Door

The Sandford Red Door Gallery, owned by Collin Tenney, hosted an exhibition of portraits by Harrow artist Ron Penrose.  Everyone who viewed  the exhibition was amazed at the larger-than-life oils, predominantly done with palette knife, depicting both ‘ordinary’ folk and well known personalities.  Complementing Ron’s exhibition were portraits done by our members, adding a feast of faces for visitors to enjoy.

Darryl's Glass Studio and Gallery

Darryl’s Glass Studio and Gallery

Joyce Tresize and Artists of the Valley member Ian Truswell

Joyce Tresize and Artists of the Valley member Ian Truswell

Visitors to Darryl’s Glass Studio and Gallery were able to wander at their leisure, taking in the various exhibitions.  Entries into the Sculpture competition were displayed both inside the gallery and outside in the grounds,and Molly Galpin had an exhibition of her unique glass art.  In the background, behind Joyce and Ian (above) is suspended the 2014 Sandford Village Sunday Sculpture Prize winner  – Pear in Metal by Frank McInereney.

Beth at The Hatchery, Jenn White's studio

Beth at The Hatchery, Jenn White’s studio

The Hatchery, Studio of Jenn White, was the scene during the day of many a discussion on methods and techniques of printmaking.  There were those who, although having driven past many times, had not stopped and had a look before Sunday.  All were pleased they did, intrigued by the subjects portrayed, the work involved in producing limited edition wood- and lino-cuts, and fascinated with the blocks – works of art in themselves.

Julie Kent at her stall

Julie Kent at her stall

Molly Galpin enjoying a break

Molly Galpin enjoying a break

It was a great day for members, who were out and about, visiting the various venues, and chatting to visitors about their artwork.  Both Julie Kent and Collin Tenney took the opportunity of having stalls of art and bric-a-brac on the front lawn of The Sandford Red Door Gallery.

Collin taking advantage of the fine day and visitors.

Collin taking advantage of the fine day and visitors.

One comment on “Artists Join in Fun at Sandford Village Sunday

  1. Trish from Sandford
    October 13, 2014

    What a wonderful day this was, well done to the organizers. Brought a friend with me to see Beth’s paintings and she wanted to buy one, but sadly, it was sold! Loved the Hatchery too and the little complimentary gifts, always a pleasure chatting to Darryl at the glass gallery. Red door gallery and car boot sale was awesome, cant wait for the next one!

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