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VAS ART SCHOOL & TUTOR EXHIBITION 2022


Last night the Victorian Artists Society's VAS ART SCHOOL & TUTOR EXHIBITION was officially opened by VAS Artist Paul McDonald Smith OAM VAS FVAS FRSA.

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VAS Artist Paul McDonald Smith OAM VAS FVAS FRSA

Paul McDonald Smith joined 'the Vics' in 1975 and he has had a long and distinguished involvement with VAS including 12 years on Council. Paul was Past President of the Victorian Artists Society from 1998 until 2003. He has been an art teacher for 33 years in the VAS Studio.

During the evening Paul presented the VAS ART SCHOOL & TUTOR EXHIBITION Encouragement Awards and Special Mention Awards to a number of VAS Art School students.

Encouragement Awards were presented to the following students: Andy Comisso, Greg Shelley, Anna Connolly, Jenny Pequignot, Wilma Green and Lyn Morgan.

A Special Mention Award was presented to Jill Keen.

The VAS ART SCHOOL & TUTOR EXHIBITION showcases the range of artistic practices and mediums that are taught at the VAS Art School. Encompassing oil, watercolour, drawing and acrylic both students and teachers works on show reveal the diversity and creativity within the VAS Art School.

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VAS Teachers at the VAS Art School

From left: Julian Bruere VAS FVAS FASMA; Yasaman Dehghan; Maxine Wade; Paul McDonald Smith OAM VAS FVAS FRSA; Linda Weil and Nicolas Chen.

VAS ART SCHOOL & TUTOR EXHIBITION ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS
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Andy Comisso with his oil painting titled 'Essay in Earth Tones'.

Andy is a student of Paul McDonald Smith OAM VAS FVAS FRSA

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Greg Shelley with his oil painting titled 'Teapot & Lemons'

Greg is a student of Gregory R Smith VAS FVAS


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'Robert', oil by Roy Gibson, student of Lee Machelak VAS

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Anna Connolly with her charcoal drawing titled 'Copy of Portrait Study.'

Anna is a student of Rob Kelly


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Jenny Pequignot with her graphite pencil drawing of 'Remy'

Jenny is student of Linda Weil

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Wilma Green with her watercolour painting titled 'King Valley'.

Wilma is a student of Julian Bruere VAS FVAS FASMA


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Lyn Morgan with her watercolour painting titled 'Farm Life'.

Lyn is a student of Julian Bruere VAS FVAS FASMA


VAS ART SCHOOL & TUTOR EXHIBITION SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS
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'Scottish Meadow', watercolour by Lynn Banna

Lynn is a student of Julian Bruere VAS FVAS FASMA

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Jill Keen with her watercolour painting titled 'Haze'.

Jill is a student of Julian Bruere VAS FVAS FASMA


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Front Row left: Jill Keen, Student; Andy Comisso, Student; Jenny Pequignot, Student and VAS Teacher Nicolas Chen.

Back Row left: Greg Shelley, Student; Wilma Green, Student, Anna Connolly, Student; Paul McDonald Smith OAM VAS FVAS FRSA, VAS Teacher; Linda Weil, VAS Teacher; and Mark Bagally, VAS Council Member.

Photography by Ron Smith OAM HON FVAS, VAS Councillor, Victorian Artists Society.


The Victorian Artists Society - VAS GALLERY

430 Albert Street, East Melbourne
Tel: (03) 9662 1484

Gallery Viewing Hours

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1pm to 4pm.

All Enquiries:

Victorian Artists Society Office - (03) 9662 1484

Media Enquiries:

Ron Smith OAM Hon FVAS, Victorian Artists Society - Mobile: 0417 329 201

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