Portrait of a Veteran

Comet Bay College has coordinated a community art project to honour our service men and women who have served our country. We have invited local artists to paint the portraits of 20 veterans. The finished artworks will be displayed at our Anzac Service at Comet Bay College on Friday 28th April 2017 

It is proposed that the collection will be on public exhibition later in the year and auctioned with ALL proceeds to go to a NFP organisation supporting our local veterans. Details yet to be finalised.

From Left: Leon Holmes, JJ Wade and Defence Bank representative Vicki Edes

Well known local artist Leon Holmes kicked off the project last Monday, painting 99 year old World War 2 Veteran John James Wade. Leon Holmes will be joining us again, with 12 other artists at the March group sitting.

Comet Bay College would like to thank our Major Sponsor
Defence Bank very generously sponsored the purchase of all the canvases and frames for this community art activity.
Thanks also go to Gillian Pearse from Divine Framing for making the wooden frames.
And of course a special THANK YOU goes out to all the very talented WA artists donating their time and skill to the finished artworks in this project AND veterans for their service.

Portrait Sitting Dates:
Tuesday 7th February 2017 at 4.00pm
Monday 7th March 2017 AT 6.00pm

Comet Bay College
2 Allatoona Avenue, Secret Harbour WA 6173

A3 size canvas or artist paper have been provided, kindly sponsored by Defence Bank.
All artists & veterans will receive a colour copy print of the original artwork, as a keepsake and the original artworks will stay together as a collection.

We have only two places left for adult artist volunteers on the 7th March portrait sitting

Please register online
Click here to register your interest

There are also a few spots left for student artists wishing to participate in this program. A wonderful mentoring opportunity to mix with local artists with a wealth of experience and skill.

Please click on the following link to register your interest
Student Artists Registration Form

If you would like to attend our Anzac Service, please RSVP to reserve your seat.
CBC ANZAC service 2017 Invitation

Photos from the first Portrait Sitting on 7th February 2017
Photo Album Portrait sitting Feb 2017


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