By Jim Fagan
The compassionate care at Katie Rose Cottage Hospice in Doonan is again this year supported by the Tinbeerwah Art Group.
For three days from Friday September 17, the 70 artists of the group will open their hearts and their talents to Katie Rose with a share of the sales of their works at the show, an entry fee in gold and the raffle of two paintings donated by member Avril Hare, plus a gift basket from Smyths Hairdressing, Noosaville.
The group’s annual exhibit is dedicated to the memory of the late Gwen Blair who founded TAG in 1994, making them one of the oldest arts groups on the Sunshine Coast.
Each year, members support a local charity, and in recent years the group has donated over $ 6,000 to causes such as the War Widows Guild, Thursday Girls and Katie Rose Cottage Hospice.
“Our motto this year has been ‘Keep Calm and Paint On’. Despite the restrictions of Covid-19, our artists have been busy preparing the show, ”said Jan Cooke, committee member.
“This year’s art show will be our biggest and best ever. Talented guest professors like Trevor Purvis, Naida Ginnane, Helen Lawson, Fiona Groome, Dale Leach, Pam Taylor, Pam Miller, Clare Riddington-Jones, Tricia Taylor, Anne Yang and Lizzie Conno allowed members to try out new techniques and to develop their skills in different mediums.
“We encourage artists of all levels. Our members range from complete beginners to award-winning artists. We paint in a variety of mediums – acrylic, watercolor, oil, pastel, charcoal and pencil, collage and mixed media.
“Members are encouraged to develop their own unique styles. Our work can be viewed on our Facebook page.
“Due to the restrictions, there will be no gala opening but the exhibition will be just as spectacular as in previous years. There will be paintings for all tastes, all for sale at reasonable prices, ”said Jan.
The Tinbeerwah Art Group annual art exhibition will be held in Tinbeerwah Hall at the corner of Sunrise and Noosa-Cooroy roads, Tinbeerwah, on Friday September 17, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday September 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, September 19, at 9:30 a.m. am – 3 p.m. The Covid-19 guidelines will apply.
For more information contact Jan Cooke at 5473 0235 or 0412 769 351 or by email at [email protected]