Postcards from artists living in New York's Hudson Valley - an online catalogue and invitation to respond
Are you aware of New York's Hudson Valley area? Visiting 'Postcards from the Hudson Valley, New York', a reciprocal postcard exhibition exhibition currently at NEA, evocatively conveys a sense of what it must be like to live, there..
Postcards in a range of media = watercolour, photography, multimedia, digital prints, collages and more - were photographed on the walls of NEA's Exhibition Gallery, where the exhibition has been on display for almost a month.
North East Artisans would like to thank the artists from New York's Hudson Valley who entered this International Postcard Exchange and shared a part of their life with us. Thank you!
Artists and photographers who would like to submit response postcards from North East Victoria please contact Irina 0407491756.
(**Please note - the slide show is still 'under construction")
Carol Mainardi (Hudson Valley, New York) Sea Lullaby woodcut
‘Postcards from New York’s Hudson Valley’, an innovative International Postcard Exhibition curated by NEA studio artist Irina Korotkow and New York based photographer Mary Anne Glass, is on display in NEA’s Exhibition Gallery (Gallery 2) from June 18th to July 14th.
Mary Anne Glass visited North East Artisans early in 2019 while in Victoria conducting workshops. On her return to New York, Mary Anne asked twenty-eight artists from New York’s Hudson Valley (about 60-70 miles north of New York City along the Hudson River) to make postcard-sized (6x8 inches) artwork on paper, cardstock, or unstretched canvas. And they were excited to participate!
The work now on exhibition at North East Artisans encompasses oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings as well as photography, mixed media, collage art and woodcuts.
‘Postcards from New York’s Hudson Valley’ represents the first stage in a reciprocal international exchange of postcard artwork. Irina Korotkow is now encouraging artists from North East Victoria to respond to the exhibition by contributing post card sized artwork to a post card exchange with artists from the Hudson Valley. Submissions need to be 2 dimensional works 6 x 8 inches on cardstock, paper, unstretched canvas.
Postcards created and exchanged by artists from North East Victoria will be exhibited in a month-long response show at RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, New York State, with an opening during Beacon’s Second Saturday, when all galleries are open.
“The postcard exchange and reciprocal show at RiverWinds Gallery in New York’s Hudson Valley provide a wonderful opportunity for artists in North East Victoria to broaden our artistic horizons, make a stimulating connection with artists on the other side of the globe and have our artwork exhibited in New York!” Irina Korotkow.
'Postcards from New York's Hudson Valley' will be on show in NEA's Exhibition Gallery (Gallery 2) from Tuesday June 18 to Sunday July 14th. The beautiful postcard images will be for sale between $40 to $50 each. If you would like to participate in the postcard exchange and reciprocal exhibition at RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, in New York’s Hudson Valley, please contact Irina Korotkow on 0407491756
'Identity' - an exhibition of work by students of the North East Flexible Learning Network - June 3 to 16 - NEA Exhibition Gallery
"Our exhibition ‘Identity’ includes work from across the North East Flexible Learning Network with campuses in Wodonga, Seymour, Shepparton and Benalla. The artwork within this exhibition will explore the concepts of personal and community identity through
a multitude of mediums including paint, mosaics, ceramics and coloured and graphic pencils. Students from year’s seven to twelve have been working around the theme of ‘Identity’ since the beginning of the year. With the exhibition set to include a wide range of perspectives and concepts focused on identity, how the students view themselves, the school, their communities and the people around them." North East Flexible Learning Network
Exhibition Gallery (Gallery 2)
North East Artisans
3rd to 16th June 2019
Monday to Friday 9 to 4 pm Saturday 9 to 2 pm
IN YOUR FACE 2019 - NEA Portrait Prize $1000
People’s Choice $500
The NEA Portrait Prize is open to ALL artists
TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Please read all conditions of entry carefully
'Lessen the Pollution, Better their lives' Photography Exhibition at NEA - Exhibition Gallery April 26 - May 10
'The exhibition "lessen the pollution, better their lives' addresses environmental protection. The aim of this exhibition is to raise public awareness of soil and water safety and in turn inspire viewers to take action to protect our Mother Earth. Photos in this exhibition were taken on a community service trip in rural China. Local customs and water situations are included in the works.' Linzy Zhao and Lynne Zhao.
NEA activities during Wall to Wall Benalla Street Art Festival 2019 include the 'Another Brick in the Wall' exhibition, a Gallery Gig on Saturday night featuring JoJo Smith and Lucie Thorne, demonstrations by NEA artisans in the Workshops Tent at the Hub on the Foreshore on Sunday and extended hours for the Gallery Shop and Red Road Cafe over the weekend.
NEA President Hazel Frankland opened the 'Another Brick in the Wall' exhibition on Thursday evening 4th April. A relaxing time was spent enjoying the art work, catching up with one another and enjoying the 'Absolutely Delicious' fingerfood and a glass or two of bubbly!
NEA artists are invited to create an artwork in any medium to
celebrate the upcoming festival
Application form and Conditions of Entry
Entries close on
Friday 8th of March.
The exhibition will run in the Exhibitions Gallery for approx 3 weeks from 8 - 29 March and more details will be on the application form.
THE SOURCE is an innovative event for 2019 in Benalla's Music & Arts Space created by Darrel de Fazio. The event is being held in the Botanic Gardens on Saturday 23 March.
We ask artists to use the theme 'The Source' to explore the ideas of things that nourish and come from The Source, sustainability & mindfulness and any other creative directions.
Please start creating and help us support this new exciting event in our city.
For more information, contact Janet on 0431 890 158 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note - this exhibition was originally advertised as March 8 - 28; the dates are now March 16 to 30 with entry forms due March 8 as in the updated application form.
We would like to invite any artists or groups from NEA or the community to showcase your work in our large Exhibition Gallery space.
Although the NEA exhibitions for the year have not been finalised there will be quite a few months available and applications will be considered based on availability.
Please refer to the Exhibitions Application below for details.
If anyone has any requests or theme ideas for NEA exhibitions this year, please contact our Exhibition Coordinator Janet Leith.
Tim Bowtell's entry into Swanpool Art Festival's SCRAP exhibition in 2018 is on display in the foyer window gallery space at NEA.
Title: 'Treadmill of Perpetual Happiness' (2018)
Artist's Statement: "Climate Change is my inspiration, it speaks of mass production and the over consumption of 'stuff' we don't need. We live in a system that plugs in to our insecurities, selling us stuff to make us feel better. Using SCRAP to create a positive move towards a healthier planet!"
Materials-Medium: 'Old conveyor belt and frame, buttons, switches, castors, electrical wire, plugs and security camera all salvaged from scrap yard. Human form from scrap metal frame and papier mache.
There are only a few hours left to check out the fascinating pieces created by the students from Benalla Flexible Learning Centre as part of their exhibition, 'Creativity Unlocked' .
As you will notice a lot of the artworks and creations have accompanying artist's statements which give the pieces a story and create a wonderful richness surrounding the artwork.
For example, Tara wrote about her mosaic 'Serene'... "After hearing about this exhibition, I wanted this to be in it, but as the deadline got closer and closer, I started having just a few doubts about getting it done in time. You probably could have made one of those dramatic slow motion yet 'inspirational' montages they put in movies with me slaving over this mosaic while silently complaining about my back hurting and wondering what the meaning of life is about all the while appearing completely nonchalant. But nonetheless I'm pleased with the result of this project!" Thank you Tara!!
Well done and thank you to the students on yet another successful and inspiring exhibition - it's wonderful to see such amazing creations by young local talent! And thank you to everyone who supported the exhibition by visiting and or purchasing the students' work--the look on their faces when they find out they've sold is something is priceless!!!
NEA's President (and resident poet) Seamus Foley, in welcoming people to the the 'Wisdom and Experience' exhibition in Gallery 2 at NEA, drew upon the poem 'When You Are Old' by William Butler Yeats.
When You Are Old
William Butler Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
Source: The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (1989)
Photographs - Beverley Lee (NEA) and Jan Osmotherly,(c/Age Friendly Benalla Project)
NEA members are encouraged to draw upon the special places and spaces in our community they love (or perhaps want others to think about) and enter this inhouse exhibition to be held during the Benalla's 'Our Back Yard' themed Festival in November. There will be a People's Choice award of $250 - this will be awarded on Friday November 16 at a party to celebrate the work of all the members who contribute to North East Artisans in so many different ways. (If you would like to enter and have been thinking of becoming a member, membership forms are available at NEA or in the footer on our webpage.)
Two separate exhibitions are being planned for the later in the year. Now is the time to begin working on your entries!
The first exhibition is to be held in conjunction with the Victorian Seniors Festival and is open to all senior citizens in Benalla and the surrounding areas.
The theme of this exhibition is “Wisdom and Experience”. It will be held from the 19th until the 30th of October in NEA’s Gallery 2.
Following this exhibition, and running from the 3rd until the 11th November, will be an in-house exhibition which is open to all NEA members. It will be held in conjunction with Benalla Festival and supports its 2018 theme: “Our Backyard”.
NEA is seeking early expressions of interest - keep an eye on this space for further details.
The Benalla Flexible Learning Centre's AOK Gallery exhibition of student work in Gallery 2 at NEA in late August was over before many of us realized it!. So, we'd like to document it visually for people to look at who may have missed it., The Benalla Ensign also contained an excellent article about the exhibition.
It was such a pleasure to have the exhibition at NEA and those who visited Gallery 2 were impressed by the diversity of work exhibited - almost certainly the result of individually tailored learning experiences building on the genre preferred by each student.
This video, produced by BFLC students and staff to accompany the exhibition, provides a look at the Learning Centre's exhibition project from many different angles.
2 September 2017
Benalla Street Art Wall to Wall Festival
Benalla Street Art Map
Benalla Youth Action Committee
Juddy Roller Wall to Wall
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Table Top Games at NEA