Upcoming Art Events

November 2018
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October 29, 2018 October 30, 2018 October 31, 2018 November 1, 2018

Category: Workshop2:00 pm: Watercolor Painting Demo

2:00 pm: Watercolor Painting Demo
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“A Thread Runs Through It” Fynarts Festival

Fantastic opening for, "A Thread Runs Through It" at this year's FynArts Festival in Hermanus! Painters and fibre artists were paired to create pieces that interrelated and complemented each other through commonalities such as color schemes, themes and form. Artist...

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Chardonnay Deli Exhibition- May 1- 31

Chris's month long exhibition at Chardonnay Deli in Constantia got lots of compliments! We love the relaxed vibe there, and were happy to decorate one of their dining rooms with some of Chris's paintings. "A Bunch Of Grapes" was the unanimous favourite by the staff....

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Vergenoegd Wine Estate Plein Air Outing With Urban Sketchers

Chris met with the Stellenbosch Urban Sketchers today for some plein air painting. One of the highlights of the morning was the duck parade, which consists of vineyard staff parading 1400 ducks through the estate. The ducks are an integral part of keeping the vineyard...

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Noordhoek Plein Air Festival And Auction Huge Success!

There were somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 bidders and artists who participated in the Noordhoek Plein Air Festival Saturday, April 7th! The auction was a huge success with part of the proceeds going to crime prevention initiatives for the Noordhoek area. Special...

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“En Plein Air” Solo Exhibition- The Cape Gallery

Great turnout for opening night at The Cape Gallery on April 5th for my solo exhibition, "En Plein Air". Come take a look if you are in the area- the artwork will be up until April 28th. Special thanks to the whole team at  The Cape Gallery for doing such a wonderful...

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Christopher Reid Takes Over As IWSSA Head

Christopher Reid is now the head of the International Watercolor Society South Africa (IWSSA). Chris joined the IWSSA in 2017 and was asked to be the co-chair with former head, Cheryl Curnick. Chris recently organized the 2018 IWSSA National Watermedia Exhibition in...

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IWSSA National Watermedia Exhibition Draws Crowds

The International Watercolor Society South Africa held its first National Watermedia Exhibition on March 9-22 2018 at Artem Gallery in Sea Point, Cape Town. The juried exhibit featured 115 artworks by 63 top artists from across South Africa. This was the first major...

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Wynberg Plein Air Outing

Chris "getting his Monet on" at Maynardville Park in Wynberg with Inge Semple's plein air group. He found a nice shady spot under a tree from which to paint this lily...

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WCAS End Of Year Party

Chris painted en plein air at the Helderberg Nature Reserve during the WCAS end of year get together with Charme Southey. The views were so majestic! We are going to return another time and I will make sure to have a large panoramic panel primed and ready....

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Freedom In Art

Freedom In Art Exhibition Christopher Reid won a People's Choice Award for his painting, Freedom, at the 2017 Freedom In Art Competition. The Auction & Exhibition Gala Event was held at the Cape Town City Hall on the 18th November from...

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SANLAM Portrait Awards

The 2017 SANLAM Portrait Awards, the largest art competition in South Africa, received just under 1500 entries this year. From that field 100 paintings have been selected by the panel of judges. Christopher Reid's acrylic self-portrait, "Super Selfie", was selected as...

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Art Exposure Interview

Artist Interview: Painter Christopher Reid on Growing, Diversifying and Building a Career as an Artist 6th July 2017 by Jack Morrell in Artist Interviews Art Exposure UK has just published their July 2017 interview with artist Christopher Reid. The...

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2017 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Finalist

Two of Christopher Reid's paintings have been honored as finalists for the 2017 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Tondo Competition. This competition occurs during the Hermanus FynArts festival each year. Approximately 30 entries are selected from entries sent from across...

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Art Portfolio Exhibition of Contemporary Art

Thursday, February 9- Friday, February 17, 2017 Art Portfolio Exhibition of Contemporary Art; Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa, between 10.00am and 5.00pm daily, in the John Winter Hall. The exhibition is free, however,  the Kirstenbosch...

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Constantiaberg Art Society Summer Exhibition

Monday, January 16- Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Constantiaberg Art Society Summer Exhibition; Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa between 9.30am and 5.00pm daily, in the John Winter (formerly Sanlam) Hall. The exhibit opens on Monday, January 16,...

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Night Of 1000 Drawings

Night Of 1000 Drawings The December 9th First Friday ArtWalk in Hermanus featured small artworks (size A5) from various local artists in support of charities. Many artists, including Chris, donated drawings to be sold by local galleries. His work was displayed at...

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Faces & Figures Exhibition

Bright Street Gallery is hosting the Faces & Figures juried exhibition. Among the artists represented is newcomer to the area, Christopher Reid. Reid lives in Hermanus but has recently become involved in the Somerset West art scene. 3 of his drawings and paintings...

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Art In The Park

The November 2016 Art In The Park was held this year at Rondebosch Park in Cape Town. The weather was beautiful and many visitors came by to see all the artwork and artists gathered at the park. Both prints and original artwork were available for sale. Chris drew a...

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SASA Members 110th Annual Exhibit

The SASA Members 110th Annual Exhibit opened to a large crowd. Several hundred paintings were on display and artists mingled with patrons and staff. The exhibition is held at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town in John Winter Hall. The exhibition...

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Kalfiefees 2016 Art Competition Honors Reid

Kalfiefees is the festival held in Hermanus each year to celebrate the whale calving season. Artists from all over South Africa competed to be juried into the Kalfiefees 2016 art exhibition, which is held in Hermanus at the Municipal Auditorium. Judges give the...

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Picture Perfect

Christopher Reid's pastel painting, "Onrusrivier Beach" was selected for the cover of The Village News. Reid, an internationally awarded artist who recently moved to Hermanus in the Western Cape of South Africa, was painting en plein air with the Country Sketchers...

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FynArts 2016 Tondo Competition

2016 Hermanus FynArts Tondo Competition 50 paintings have been juried into the 2016 Hermanus FynArts Tondo Competition and competion for the Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award. The finalists will be on display at the Bouchard Finlayson wine cellar from June 10th...

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SASA Members Exhibit

May 3rd kicked off the opening of the 2016 SASA Members Exhibit at the Sanlam Hall in Kirstenbosch.  The South African Society of Artists holds several exhibitions each year to promote South African artists. Artwork of all styles, genre, and media was hung. Exhibition...

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Christopher Reid Solo Exhibition

International artist Christopher Reid will be having a solo exhibition at Gallery On The Square in Clarens, South Africa. The exhibition will feature paintings Reid has completed since his recent return to South Africa from America. Several media and all genres from...

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Rosebank Art Precinct Celebration Exhibition

Rosebank Art Precinct's Celebration Exhibition will be on display from April 20th-25th at the Crowne Plaza Rosebank Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. Opening night will be Thursday from 6:30pm to 10pm. Internationally acclaimed artist Christopher Reid is among the...

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Northern Cape Artists Exhibition 2016

NORTHERN CAPE ARTISTS EXHIBITION 2016 The William Humphrey’s Art Gallery is delighted to announce that we will be hosting the third Northern Cape Artists Exhibition in April 2016. Once again, we would like to invite artists from the Northern Cape region to submit...

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LandEscape Feature Article

Christopher Reid has been featured in a 20 page article in LandEscape Art Review 2015 Special Anniversary Edition, an international art publication based out of Europe. He was selected as one of 9 artists from out of over 3,000 submissions from around the world. In...

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Inaugural en plein air event a success

Inaugural en plein air event a success Thirty en plein air artists from around the region descended on Wrightsville Beach Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10-11, to capture scenes around the island for the inaugural Wrightsville Beach Museum of History en plein air art show...

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Exhibitions and Publications archive(click on bold links to view art event articles)


ExhibitionCelebration Rosebank Art Precinct, Johannesburg (April 2016)

Juried exhibitionNorthern Cape Artists Exhibition William Humphreys Art Gallery, Kimberley (April 2016)

Juried exhibition GreenHill 2015 Winter Show (December 2015)

Juried exhibition Landfall Foundation’s 16th Annual Art Show & Sale (August 2015)

Juried Exhibition Boone Community Network Plein Air Paint Out (August 2015)

ExhibitionNC Plein Air Open (August 2015)

Featured Article in LandEscape Art Review 15th Anniversary Issue (July 2015)

Juried exhibitionThe American Art Jury Spring/Summer Show (June 2015)

Juried exhibitionLower Cape Fear Historical Society plein air in historic gardens (June 2015)

Selected as Featured Artist on Weebly blog (June 2015)

Juried exhibition Cary Plein Air Paint The Town (May 2015)

Exhibition – Wrightsville Beach Plein Air – Wrightsville Beach Museum Of History (May 2015)

Feature Article – “Reflected Meditations: Christopher Reid Evokes Life In Wilmington In Latest Exhibtion” in Encore Magazine (May 2015)

Solo Show – “Reflection” at Jazzcars Gallery (May 2015)

Selected for a feature articleLandEscape Art Review magazine (May 2015)

Exhibition Southport Plein Air Paint-Out 2015 (April 2015)

Juried exhibitionFuquay-Varina Plein Air Paint-Out (April 2015)

Juried exhibitionSampson Arts Council’s 2015 Juried Show (April 2015)

Juried exhibitionMaria V. Howard Center 58th National Juried Multimedia Art Exhibition (April 2015)

Juried exhibitionCarolina’s Got Art competition with “American Ruins” (April 2015)

Juried exhibitionCarolina’s Got Art June Salon competition with “Masonboro Airshow”(April 2015)

Juried exhibition – Wilmington Art Association 33rd Annual Juried Spring Show (April 2015)

Juried exhibition – Fuquay-Varina’s annual Plein Air Paint Out (April 2015)

Juried exhibitionThe Figure” international competition (March 2015)

Exhibition – Arts Council of Wayne County’s 36th Annual National Juried Fine Arts Exhibtion (March 2015)

Juried Exhibition WinnerLinus Galleries for Portraiture with “Tools Of The Artist”(March 2015)

Featured as an International Contemporary Emerging Artist (March 2015)

Chosen as special feature – “Broken Resolution” – The Gallery Wall FAA (March 2015)

Juried exhibitionArtBar Raleigh Freeze & Thaw juried exhibition (March 2015)

Solo exhibitionTidal Creek – WIlmington,NC (March 2015)

Juried exhibition winner Linus Gallery’s The Blue Show (February 2015)

Chosen as special feature – “Stomping In The Snow” FAA Challenge Group (February 2015)

Juried exhibitionFine Arts League of Cary’s 20th Annual Juried Exhibition (February 2015)

Juried exhibition – The Artist Table “Be Still” still life competition (January 2015)

Exhibition – “Figuration” at Canape – Wilmington, NC (January 2015)

Juried Exhibition – The American Juried Art Salon’s 21st International Exhibition (January 2015)

Juried Exhbition – Colors of Humanity Art Gallery’s Open 2015 Show (January 2015)

Juried Exhibition WinnerLinus Galleries for The Seasons (December 2014)

Juried Exhibition – New York Art Collection’s Still Life Painting 2014-2015 International Online Juried Art Competition (December 2014)

ExhibitionOccasional Art Gallery 3 Artist Show (November 2014)

Exhibition – Wrightsville Beach Plein Air – Wrightsville Beach Museum of History (October 2014)

Juried exhibitionArt In The Arboretum – New Hanover County Arboretum (October 2014)

ExhibitionWilmington’s 275th Anniversary Plein Air (September 21, 2014)

ExhibitionState Of The Art / Art Of The State – Cameron Art Museum (September 20, 2014 – February 12, 2015)

Featured – painting of Bobby Szponder – Viet Nam War Memorial

Juried exhibitionCyber Night at St. John’s Museum of Art (January 2000)