This year our Spring Exhibition will be held at the Fencible Lounge in September for four days from Thursday to Sunday with an opening night for members, family, friends and invited guests on Wednesday at 7pm. This is a members only judged exhibition. Exhibitors are required for 2-3 hourly roster duties during this exhibition.
New Classes for Spring Exhibition
Two years ago we moved from medium based categories to genre based categories.
The classes will be as follows:
Class 1. Landscape.
This includes Cityscapes, which covers our urban environment and architecture, it also covers farm buildings and equipment, garden scenes, lakes, and rivers.
Class 2. Seascape and Marine.
This includes the ocean, ships, small boats, sail boats, coastal, beaches, harbours, wharves and boatyards etc.
Class 3. Portraits.
This includes figurative work, and the human form studies.
Class 4. Still life.
This includes objects, floral arrangements, indoors or outdoors, pot plants etc.
Class 5. Abstract.
This covers contemporary, and modern art.
Class 6. Wild Life.
This covers all animal life including pets and bird life.
NB. We have dropped mixed media as this is included in any genre.
Reason for Change
One of the main purposes of the committee is to advance the group. All major exhibitions are moving towards this kind of categorisation, so your committee felt the Howick Art Group should align with the best. It doesn’t matter what medium is used; it is the genre that counts. When judging, you are looking at composition, tonal values, techniques used and what the artist is trying to say. In other words, it is the painting that counts. If we stick to medium, then it is all about how the artist used their particular medium etc. not the painting. We feel it is better and fairer grouping genres together as is the trend overseas.
If you have any questions, or are unsure which class to enter your work, please phone:
President, Elise De Silva 0273288760
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1 merit for each category
Overall Best in Show Award
People’s Choice (to be awarded at the end of the exhibition after the count of votes)
Entry forms come out with the August Newsletter
2023 Howick Art Group Spring Exhibition Registration Form (copies will be attached to your member’s August Newsletter, and will be available from Green Gables Art Gallery or also available at our August Club Night.)