Port Community Arts Centre

  Jillian Crider


Jillian's Artwork:
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Jillian Crider’s love of art has existed since her very earliest memories, even winning an Australia-wide colouring award at age seven.  Entering high school she convinced her parents to sign up for ‘boys’ classes, instead of the ‘girls’ classes, just so she could take art. After gaining an “A” for art in third year her father’s failing health led to her joining the work force – far from her dream of art.

Jillian  grew up in Grange has lived in England, Germany, and U.S.A. and returned mid-2015 to Adelaide, after twelve years in the U.S.A.  Working in occupations far removed from art she still managed to apply herself to art from time to time.  For a time she was self-employed, sketching some 9,000 Adelaide homes for Real Estate Companies. In 1998 she started applying her talents to traditional art and painting and was delighted to win an award at her first attempt. She has continued to pursue art ever since, even having a gallery at West Beach for a while

Mediums, subjects and sizes are no barrier to Jillian.  However, she does have a particular love of  small format art (SFA), particularly the world of miniature art which requires a very special skill-set. Jillian also enjoys photography, loves to teach/demonstrate art, mentor artists and would love to hear from anyone who is interested in connecting with her, particularly anyone interested in classes/workshops or information on SFA, miniature art and art journaling/sketchbooks.

Memberships (current): 
Pastel Society of South Australia (PASA)Port Community Arts Centre (PCAC)
Royal Society of South Australia (RSASA) Association of Miniature Artists (AMA - global)
Cider Painters of America (miniature)Australian Society of Miniature Art (Vic) (past - Qld)
Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF) 
Memberships (past): 
Burnside Painting GroupARPA – The Australian Guild of Realist Artists
Henley & Grange Art SocietySalisbury Art Society
Art Presence - Oregon, USA (juried)Art Du Jour Gallery - Oregon, USA (juried)
Watercolor Society of Oregon - USA (juried)The Rogue Gallery & Art Center, Oregon, USA
Southern Oregon Society of Artists, USASouthern Oregon Plein Air Society, USA
Atlanta Artists Center, USAArts Clayton, Georgia, USA
Georgia Plein Air, USAGeorgia Watercolor Society, USA
Freelance Forum, Georgia, USASociety of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators - Worldwide


Exhibitions (numerous) - Awards, as follows: 
1998 - Honourable Mention RA&HS Art
Purchase Prize (pastel)
2001 - 3rd Prize Blackwood Rotary Art Show
2003 - Eppie Awards Finalist
Best Illustrated Children’s Book (world-wide)
2003-7 Juried entry to many Atlanta
Artists Center exhibitions
2006 - Hon. Mention “Labor of Love” Exhibition
Grady Memorial Hospital, GA, USA
2006-09 - Various Awards, Artists Choice
Awards (on-line)
2010 - Finalist, Watercolor Society of Oregon,
45th Annual Transparent Exhibition, OR, USA
2010 - Judge #5 Choice Award, Cider Painters of America,
International Exhibit Award, PA, USA (miniature)
2011 - Americana Award, Cider Painters of America,
International Exhibit Award, PA, USA (miniature)
2013 - Quarterly Award,
Southern Oregon Society of Artists, USA 

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Phone:           0426 915 001