ART ST NEWS
and a happy and healthy 2019!
As 2018 draws to a close, I would like to thank you for your support and for following our Artists' artistic journeys. It has been another busy year, full of surprises. I am eagerly looking forward to year ahead and all the exciting opportunities it may bring.
2018 Year in Review
Top 6 website pages for the year (after the Home page):
|1||Art Requests - the no-risk way to commission a speical painting|
|2||Oils and Acrylics - Navigation page|
|3||Paintings of Brisbane|
|5||Meet our Artists|
Our Artists have been well represented at the major art shows held around Brisbane including:
|Rotary Art Spectacular||10 Artists! (it was like walking into an ART ST exhibition!)|
|Garden City Art Extravaganza||4 Artists|
Small Scale Art Prize
|Ekka Fine Art Competition||9 Artists|
|Morris Art Prize||2 Artists|
|St Vincent's Hosptial "Outside In"||3 Artists|
We held our own ART ST exhibition, which included all of our Artists, at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in June and hope to exhibit around the same time again next year.
The Treasury Hotel hosted a series of "Art of the Palette" exhibitions and dinners that ran throughout the year. Of these exhibitions, Lance Boucaut, Angela Wilson, Anne Armstrong and Theresa Rule all exhibited as solos; Terri Vidler and Karen Collins jointly. The Artists had worked very hard to create a series of 20 paintings each for their exhibitions and it was lovely to see our artwork complimenting such a beautiful, heratige-listed building.
During 2018, we received 5 Art Requests and our artists delivered lots of successful commissions.
Since 2013, ART ST has facilitated the sale of many paintings to customers in Brisbane, interstate and overseas.
We have seen our Artists grow and blossom through exhibiting on and off-line, attending classes and workshops, experimenting with different techniques and styles and continuing to work on their craft. In the future, we hope to see our artists realise their potential, whether that is to become important and influential Australian Artists or simply continue to be contented and satisfied hobby artists.
The Colour for 2019
Will you be redecorating in the new year? Every year Pantone researches and provides "a global point of view on the movement of color across current and future seasons." Next year's colour is "Living Coral" - a pastel orange hue with a golden undertone to energize and enliven.
We have some lovely paintings with Living Coral accents to perfectly suit your redecorations! Please contact us for further details.
Art Exhibitions Brisbane
Our Artists regularly participate in exhibitions and competitions in and around Brisbane. See below for who is exhibiting where over the next few months:
- Roslyn Howse will be exhibiting a series of artworks at St Vincent's Private Hospital, Kangaroo Point. Commission on sales will be donated to the hospital's arts programme which assists patients in their recovery. 31 July 2018 to 31 Jan 2019.
- Terri Vidler is exhibiting two paintings at Bribie Arts Centre Gallery (as part of the Bribie Arts Centre membership), Sunderland Drive, Bribie Island.
If you are interested in seeing one of our paintings in the flesh, please don't hesitate to contact the Artist directly. He/she would be very happy to arrange a viewing for you.
New ART ST Artists
In December, we welcomed Kathleen Rousseaux to ART ST.
Nature is Kathleen's great inspiration and although she draws inspiration from her experiences abroad and poking around in the world’s great galleries, her subjects are mostly drawn from the diverse and wonderful Australian environment. Her favoured medium is oil paint.
Our current featured Artist is Max Butler.
Max Butler is a wonderful Australian landscape artist who always finds colours that perhaps the untrained eye will not see in landscapes that are not always scenic. He has travelled extensively through our beautiful country and absorbed its essence.
He searches for the right colours to place beside others in order for the painting to come alive – and his paintings are very alive!
For further information about any of our Art or Artists, please contact us on Ph: 0413 852 774 or
Hot off the Easels
All our latest art can be seen on our “Hot off the Easels” page! Here, you can view a great range of all the latest paintings by ART ST Artists. We have lots of new paintings of Brisbane, landscapes, seascapes, animal art, still lifes, flower paintings, abstract art and contemporary art.
Keep an eye on our "View Art Requests" page to see the Art Requests as they are submitted. I just love seeing the artists interpretations of these requests.
Currently in progress we have 5 artists, each creating a painting that incorporates autumn European trees or forest. This is for a lovely lady to remind her of her childhood in Germany. The paintings are due for completion on 15 January. I can't wait to see them!
During the last six months we have also received Art Requests for paintings of a rural backyard, magpies and poinciana and a horse-drawn carriage at night in Victorian England. These all provided wonderful variety and challenges for our artists and some beautiful artworks have been created.
If you would like to learn more or request some art, simply complete the form which can be found on our Art Request page. The details will be distributed to all our Artists and hopefully you will have a few artworks from which to choose!
What have our Artists been up to?
For full details on where, when and who is exhibiting, please see Artists Exhibiting on our website.
ART ST loves to see our Artists exhibiting around Brisbane and they are usually very active! Nothing beats seeing an artwork in the flesh. Internet is good, but you can't see the texture, the brush-strokes or smell the linseed!
Since our July newsletter, there are been lots of exhibitions and competitions!
- EKKA FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
See art by our Theresa Rule, Deb Brown, Lance Boucaut, Angela Wilson, Janice Lamb, Max Butler, Terri Vidler, Joy Connell and Karen Collins, along with Artist from across Queensland.
Fine Arts Pavilion, Exhibition Grounds, Bowen Hills
10-19 August, 2018
- MAX BUTLER @ Mt Coot-tha Auditorium
With the Passionate Painters' group. 3-5 August.
- LETHBRIDGE 10000 SMALL SCALE ART PRIZE
Open to national and international, professional and established artists, this exhibition showcases some wonderfully talented artists including ART ST's Marianne Grigore, Theresa Rule and Karen Collins. Lethbridge Gallery, 12-22 July, 136 Latrobe Tce, Paddington
- LANCE BOUCAUT @ Samford Arts Trail
Lance's studio was open to the public during June.
- "GLIMPSES OF THE GREAT SOUTH-EAST" Art Exhibition
Our ART ST group once again exhibited at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital’s ArtSpace. 25% of sales went to the hospital. June, 2018.
- GARDEN CITY ART EXTRAVAGANZA
ART ST's Deb Brown, Janice Lamb, Theresa Rule and Glenmary Swan displayed their art. 18 June to 1 July.
- TERRI VIDLER & KAREN COLLINS @ TREASURY HOTEL
For the month of August, Terri and Karen exhibited in Ryan's on the Park and Lab Restaurant. "Inner Brisbane meets the Surrounding Mountains" featured Terri's beautiful inner city Queenslander homes which will contrast with Karen's paintings of natural beauty found just outside our city.
- THERESA RULE solo exhibition at Brisbane's Treasury Hotel
During September, Theresa's beautiful spring flowers and colourful abstract ribbons adorned the walls of the LAB Restaurant and Ryan's on the Park.
- BRISBANE GRAMMAR SCHOOL ANNUAL ART SHOW
By invitation only some of Brisbane's best artists, including Max Butler, exhibited during the BGS Open Day. Gregory Tce, 15 September, 2018
- Joy Connell and fellow artist Tamzin Barber - "For the Love of Animals" Art Exhibition, with proceeds going to the very worthy charities: The Orangutan Project, SEQ K9 Rescue Qld, Talking Animals Research, Farm Animal Rescue. 2 to 5 November, Able Art Gallery, 27 Coral St, Loganlea
CommissionsLots of our artists are happy to provide commissioned artwork. Simply contact them directly. Each Artists’ contact details can be found on the website. You can see a list of all of our artists on our Meet our Artists page.
Don't forget we have Gift Certificates available for an amazing and original gift for someone special!
That’s all our news for the time being! If we can help you with any artwork, please visit us at www.artst.com.au or contact me, Karen Collins, on Ph: 0413 852 774.
View ART ST News Archive >> for news pre-July 2018.