WAA News & Coming Events 2022


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Hi Everyone,
We have a lot of exciting events coming up so put these in your diaries to avoid missing out.

Box Hill/Whitehorse combined Art Show
Our combined Art Show with Box Hill Art Group is again at the Box Hill Lower Ground Town Hall on the weekend Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October. See our Events page for hours.
Entries close soon on Sunday 18th September so keep painting. There are prizes and awards to be won and there will be paintings you can buy at this venue.
The official opening and awards presentations will be on Friday 30 September from 8 pm.
Whitehorse Festivals in October
WAA will be taking part in the Seniors Festival and the Spring Festival. See the Events page for details, WAA members see page 5 of your October Newsletter for details on preparing and delivery of your your paintings for sale at these events.
Demonstration by Rob Candy
“WOW” is how I would describe Rob’s watercolour paintings.
Rob is a great teacher and has plenty of information to share. Read Colin Browne’s report with photos from the afternoon on your October Newsletter.
Artist of the Month
Congratulations to our Artist of the Month for September Jacqueline Zimmerman.
Jacqueline Zimmerman (committee member) writes a lovely biography about her life and her art. Well done, Jacquie. See her feature in your October Newsletter.

Lots happening so see you all soon, Cheers, Fiona McVilly Cox, President, Whitehorse Art Association

Artists of the Month

Barbara Nowak takes the honours for August 2022 as our featured Artist of the Month. Barbara tells us of her surprised to find herself taking up art in 2012 and of her journey to pursue a new passion to the present. She is also a valued WAA Committee member and contributor to our social media pages. Read the full article with some of her artwork from the WAA August Newsletter:

Our Artist of the Month for July 2022 is current WAA President Fiona McVilly-Cox who tells us at the age of forty I was accepted into Monash University fine arts. I chose Monash University because I had a dream for years to study in Italy. My dream came true! Across the Faculty of Art twenty four of us were chosen to Study in Italy for two months. Read her full story from the WAA July Newsletter:

Karina Grift is our Artist of the Month for June 2022. She is our very own special Committee member, Social media guru and “Art Discovery” tutor and is also a very gifted writer and Artist. We are so very lucky to have her as part of WAA. Congratulations Karina! Read her story and see her work in your June Newsletter and now on the website here:

Congratulations Natalie Doubrovski on being WAA’s Artist of the Month for May. An enthusiastic member of WAA for years, a regular at our Life Drawing workshops and a very talented art teacher, she will be teaching classes soon at WAA on Thursday nights. You can see some of her work in the May Newsletter and here on the website.

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Our Artist of the Month for April 2022 is Christine Hawkins.
Christine has been a major part of WAA for many years. She’s been a committee member, enthusiastic helper for many years volunteering and enjoying her time at WAA. We are very pleased to have her as Artist of the Month. Well done Christine we think you are amazing. See some of her wonderful paintings here on the web-site.

Joanne Coleman is the March 2022 Artist of the Month.
Joanne attends our Portrait workshops on Wednesday mornings. This talented lady is extremely good at capturing facial expressions. Well done Joanne, we love your work. Check out her wonderful paintings inside the March Newsletter and here on the website:

Artist of the month for 2022 in February is long standing WAA member Colin Browne.
Congratulations Colin on your wonderful watercolours of people and landscapes. And thank you for your valuable contributions to WAA in various Committee and other roles over many years. Very well done! See the feature article in the February Newsletter, and here on the web-site: