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Newsletter March/April

WELCOME TO THE MARCH/APRIL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER, I HOPE YOU ENJOY

Hi Everyone,

Well the Shopping Centre Exhibition has now finished and I am so pleased at how successful it was. From checking in, to hanging, to rosters, to checking out and dismantling, everything ran very smoothly. Even using the eftpos machine wasn't as daunting anymore for first time users thanks to Val giving a few lessons. I would like to say a huge Thank you to Armadale Shopping City for allowing us to use the fantastic area to display our artworks. They have been very positive in helping us promote Armadale Society of Artists as well as sell our artwork. We will be working closely with them in the future, so stay tuned for further news. Another big Thank you to Ian Kallas and our wonderful Committee for putting in 110% in making sure the Exhibition was a success. It's a great feeling when you put so much work into something and it comes off as well as it does. Another Thank you to Dot Marshall for doing the labels and organising the list of entrants. To the volunteers who helped with setting up and dismantling at the end of the exhibition, Thankyou.

There were 44 entrants, 298 paintings exhibited and 106 paintings sold, as well as a few new members and many people showing interest in joining the Society or doing lessons or workshops.

I would like to welcome Lynda Everitt to the Committee. Lynda has recently become a member and would like to become more involved in the Society. I am very happy that she has volunteered to be on the Committee and I look forward to working with her. She is currently helping Sandra Spindler with the display at the Armadale Home Help, which so far has sold 5 paintings.

Minnawarra Art Awards are starting on the 22nd April and once again, they have asked us to man the exhibition. This is a great fundraiser for us so if you are able to do a roster, it would be very appreciated. The roster will be left in the shed at the Art House and will also be at the next members meeting.

So, see you all at the next members meeting on the 6th April, (the year is going way too fast!) I'm looking very forward to it.

Happy painting, Anna (president) 0411633015

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 6th April

at 7:00pm at the

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale .

THE DEMONSTRATOR AT THIS MEETING WILL BE

GERALDINE GUSTAVINO

   

Geraldine is a mixed media artist with a diverse array of techniques. She will be starting classes at the Art House soon, every alternate Saturday

between 10 and 12 cost $23 per session.

You can see her work on her facebook page

More information on the notice board at the art house where you can put your name down for her art class

EARS AND EGGS

 

To help celebrate Easter at our next meeting on 6th April, the Loose and Luscious Ladies will provide a special surprise supper.

Subjects for meetings,

bring a painting and you could win a prize

April - Kimberleys May – Animals and birds June – Anatomy July – Cosmic

ART ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Canvases for sale at the art house at very reasonable prices, wide selection of sizes, good quality.

Mattboard and foamcore always available at the art house at a very low price of $12 each

MAUREEN SMITH has a junior tracer  artograph projector, made in U.S.A. It projects from  9cm to 10 times the size. Ideal for larger scale work, wall murals, signs etc. Its 240 volts .and never used. $100.

Please contact Maureen email [email protected]

Phone  0416 257 594 

_______________________________________________

  The Pastel Journal.”2013 , 2014, 2015 ( 6 issues per 12 months) Complete. $12.00  per year.

Koo-i-Noor Watercolours. 4 discs with 6 pan colours in each discs. Great for starting off! Barely used.  $8.50.

Picture frame. Black with Gold insert. Glass and Mount included. 54 – 46 cm $10.00

Large Hard cover book.” Impressionist Women” by E. L. Smith. $6.00

CONTACT CHRISTINA VERBRUGGE <[email protected]>

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

MEETING

6th April  Thursday 7pm

EDDIE’S WORKSHOP

8th and 9th April

DOTS WORKSHOP

21ST & 28TH  May

WORKSHOPS COMING UP

2 DAY WORKSHOP WITH DOT MARSHALL

LANSCAPE, TREES AND ROCKS

How to create texture in a landscape using hand made papers, impasto gel and modelling compound

$120 for 2 days which includes all paints, papers and mediums, and reference photos.

All you need to bring is canvas and lunch

Sunday MAY 21st and 28th

 

 Dot Marshall

Artist

Mob: 0409 921 838

Web: www.dotmarshall.com

Email: [email protected]

ACRYLIC AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP

With EDWARD J BEER

8th and 9th April

YES this is an extra workshop as the first one is full

All you need are your paints and brushes. Reference material, canvas and light lunch provided

COST for 2 days inclusive $100

Space is limited so please make sure you add your name to the list in the

Art House Shed or email Eddie at [email protected]

A SPECIAL THANK YOU

To Trish Davis for quietly beavering away in the office keeping the house books up to date, not an easy task with all the bits and pieces of money coming in all the time. A good job done Trish.

CONGRATULATIONS

to Tony Buti, our sponsor on winning the recent election

An expression of interest

for another Resident Artist for the Art House. There is an opportunity for 1 member to occupy fantastic studio space in the main art house/gallery, with room to display their own artwork. Sales are being made all the time and the resident artist is in a good position to display and sell their work and talk to visitors.

Minnawarra Art Awards

The Minnawrra Art Awards are coming soon starting on 22nd April and we have been asked once again to man this prestigious event, please contact Maureen

[email protected]  0416257594 to put your name on the roster. The roster is also available at the Art House and at the next meeting. Please help with this event.

NEW GROUP AT THE ART HOUSE

Casual group meeting at the Art House every second Saturday starting on 8th April. All welcome, any medium,

Armadale Home Help Sale of Work

 

We have been given space on a wall in the newly renovated Home Help Social Program, at the Armadale Home Help Centre at 4 Talus Drive, Mount Richon to exhibit and sell art work. This project will be under trial for aperio d of 3 months to see if the art work sells.

Sandy Spindler (0414361321) and Lynda Everitt (0401943125) have agreed to be the coordinators. They will liaise between the centre and the society. If you have any queries please contact them.

There have already been many sales so if you are interested there is a box in the Art House for you to drop off work, no large paintings  please, and keep the prices to a minimum

FACEBOOK PAGE

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS INC

Come on, how about sharing some of your latest masterpieces with us on our facebook page for everyone to see. We have a very good following, everyone is interested in how their peers are going, a few pics of different stages of your painting would be good as well.

SHARE AND CARE

Isabel Colenutt is doing a grand job posting things of interest but she would like some input from you as well.

Classes at the Art House

MONDAY  -  NEAMI GROUP           FROM 10AM TO 1PM

MONDAY  -  Pastel artists group. contact Hazel Moore [email protected]  1pm to 4pm

TUESDAYS 10am to 2pm  Portraits in oils classes—Carol Joy  0427749085

WEDNESDAY am informal group, Contact Sandra Reynolds 0414 410 137 from 9.30 to 12

WEDNESDAY pm oil painting classes contact Val 0478 530 659 from 1pm to 4 pm

WEDNESDAY evening informal group, Contact Val  0478 530 659 from 6.30 to 9

THURSDAY 9.30 to 2.30 Watercolours  fortnightly with Deb Weber 0434059316  $30 byo

THURSDAY 9.30am to 12.30 Thursday 2nd February and then every second Thursday 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. $15 per session. Supply own materials. With Megan Obrien 0409 293127

FRIDAY (AM) NEW GROUP, informal group -  from 10 am to 12. contact Val 0478 530 659

FRIDAY AM  DRAWING CLASS 10am to 12 with David Box 0488 392 931

FRIDAY PM DRAWING CLASS  pm Chantelle 0422541738.

SATURDAYS NEW Alt Saturdays  informal group -  from 10 am to 12.

SATURDAYS Alt Saturdays ACRYLIC and MIXED MEDIA CLASSES   Geraldine Gustavino 10am to 12..pm. $23

THE ART HOUSE AND GALLERY OPENING HOURS

Always open on Friday and Saturday 10am to 3pm

And of course when there are groups and classes

Call in and see the resident artists and feature artist of the month. Sit around the table and have a cuppa and a chat.

 

FEATURE ARTIST

For April 2017

Will be

VAL MEZGER and

MAUREEN SMITH

The following months are available for feature artist, please contact Anna on 0411 633 015

August, Oct, Nov, Dec.

The feature artist will be able to display their work in the entrance area of the art house, they will be responsible for hanging and labelling their own work. They can demonstrate in the area designated, we would like the feature artist to be at the arthouse (hopefully painting) as much as possible, especially on Friday and Saturday

 

We are in need of old clean towels for the shed at the art house to use on the tables during classes and workshops so please bring them to us.

Suggestion Box 

At the Art House . You can put your name to suggestion or remain anonymous . Suggestions will be discussed at committee meeting . We are always looking for ways to improve the Art House and Society.

SHOPPING CENTRE EXHIBITION

WOW

What a huge success.

 

As Anna mentioned on the front page, 106 paintings were sold over the 11 days, quite amazing, the standard of work from our wonderful members just gets better and better. We also had a lot of interest from people wanting to join us.

There will be another around August so hopefully you will all be working toward that, small paintings are a bit of a challenge for most of us but a lot of fun. Thanks so much to the shopping centre, staff and traders, who made us very welcome. And, of course, our presidentAnna  who made sure the wheels were well oiled and ran smoothly.

We need to give a big thankyou to Alan Newbey, Ian Kallas Glen Mezger, and Eddie Beer, and I believe Alan and Anna’s son also helped to make the screens, they were very professional and light and easy to move around. Also to those who volunteered to help, set up and take down and the members on roster. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who entered on the whole a credit to the society.

ASA COMMITTEE  2017

PRESIDENT ANNA NEWBEY 0411 633 015 -  [email protected]     

VICE PRESIDENT MAUREEN SMITH [email protected].   0416257594

SECRETARY HELEN GORDON  -  0439 679 000 

[email protected]

TREASURER VAL MEZGER  -  0478 530 659  [email protected]

COMMITTEE

JANET GARDINER  -  0447 778 334  [email protected]

IAN KALLAS  -  0427 727 314 [email protected]

SANDRA SPINDLER   -  0414 361 321

EDDIE BEER  -  0433 367 132

LYNDA EVERITT  -  [email protected]

PASS THE WORD

About our wonderful Art House and Gallery

Do you have a blog

Do you have a facebook account

Do you have a Twitter account

Do you have an Instagram account

Why not give us a mention, we have a permanent display of artwork available for sale with no commission, so prices are very good.

 



February, March 2017 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER          February / March 2017

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (inc)

Email : [email protected]

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

 Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all having fun creating works of art for the upcoming Shopping Centre Art Exhibition which is fast approaching. We are looking forward to having an Exhibition once again at a Shopping Centre, which in the past has been very successful with a lot of impulse buying from shoppers. I'm sure it will all come together nicely with members being involved on rosters as well as their artwork being on display.

Don't forget Dot's workshop in March on pouring, layering and wipeback. Dot's workshops are always very popular so get in quick. Eddie Beer is also doing a workshop in April, so keep an eye out for that one.

I would like to say a special Thankyou to the "Loose and Luscious girls" who have taken on the "supper duties" at the monthly meetings. The last meeting was celebrated with Valentine's Day in mind with lovely chocolates and cupcakes etc being served. We were all very spoilt. Apparently next month there is something "green" going on? I can't wait for that one!

Don't forget to pay your membership fees if you intend to exhibit in the Shopping Centre Exhibition, these are now due, and can be paid at the members meeting or to Val Mezger (treasurer).

I would also like to thank Jane Ettiene, who has decided to retire from Resident Artist at the Art House. Jane has always had a large input in the running of the Art House as well as the Society, and we hope she continues to be involved with events and things happening within the Society. David and Sandy are still at the Art House and are happy to welcome you and the public to the House.

So, see you all at the next members meeting on 2nd March, where entries for the Exhibition can be entered.

Happy painting Anna (president) 0411633015

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 2nd MARCH

at 7:00pm at the

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale .

THE DEMONSTRATOR AT THIS MEETING WILL BE

JUDE SCOTT

She will bring along some of her oil paintings and explain the techniques and processes behind them. Jude is also going to demo different ways of applying oils, talk about how to get the best from your efforts regardless of the medium.  This will be followed by a demonstration painting.

Jude is an award winning artist who was born in Perth. Her art education began with studying ceramics for four years at Technical Colleges in Sydney and Perth and she worked as a potter for several years. Basically a self-taught artist, Jude has studied painting in oils, watercolour and drawing with professional tutors and artists in Western Australia, New South Wales and China.

After many years of painting, she now specializes in Watercolour, drawn to the medium because of the diverse nature of Watercolour. Being an avid traveller Jude finds watercolour the perfect medium to pack into her suitcase. “Watercolour is such a beautiful medium to use, it can be bold or delicate, opaque or transparent, a medium that can also produce exquisite textures that never fail to fascinate me. I always seek to paint with emotion in my work and I find inspiration from a very diverse range of subjects and always love a fresh challenge. Favourite subjects I love to paint are serene landscapes, vibrant florals and to fascinating faces, these always hold enormous appeal for me, “says Jude.

Jude is a popular demonstrator, a teacher of regular classes at Atwell Gallery, Alfred Cove Perth as well as from her own studio and runs workshops on demand throughout the year in city and rural Western Australia .

WEARING OF THE GREEN

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day at our next meeting on 2nd March the Loose and Luscious Ladies will provide a special surprise supper.

Subjects for meetings, bring a painting and you could win a prize

March – Ice and Snow April - Kimberleys May – Animals and birds June – Anatomy July – Cosmic

ART ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT

FOR SALE

Canvases for sale at the art house at very reasonable prices, wide selection of sizes, good quality.

Mattboard and foamcore always available at the art house at a very low price of $12 each

.MAUREEN SMITH has a junior tracer  artograph projector, made in U.S.A. It projects from  9cm to 10 times the size. Ideal for larger scale work, wall murals, signs etc. Its 240 volts .and never used. $100.

Please contact Maureen email [email protected]

Phone  0416 257 594 

The Pastel Journal.”2013 , 2014, 2015 ( 6 issues per 12 months) Complete. $12.00  per year.

Koo-i-Noor Watercolours. 4 discs with 6 pan colours in each discs. Great for starting off! Barely used.  $8.50.

Picture frame. Black with Gold insert. Glass and Mount included. 54 – 46 cm $10.00

Large Hard cover book.” Impressionist Women” by E. L. Smith. $6.00

CONTACT CHRISTINA VERBRUGGE <[email protected]>

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

MEETING

2nd March Thursday 7pm

DOT’S WORKSHOP

12th and 19th  March

EDDIE’S WORKSHOP

1st and 2nd April

SHOPPING CENTRE EXHIBITION

ENTRIES IN, 2nd March

DELIVERY OF PAINTINGS Wed 15th March

EXHIBITION DATES 15th TO 26th

PICK UP UNSOLD PAINTINGS Sun 26th March

 

An Exhibition by

Leesa Padget

'The Absurd Parade of the Strangely Whimsical'

At the Zig Zag Gallery

Kalamunda

Beginning of March and runs for 2 weeks

[email protected]

 

INTRODUCING A NEW CLASS AT THE ART HOUSE

Mixed media with Geraldine Gustavino. She will be starting soon every alternate Saturday between 10 and 12 cost $23 per session.

You can see her work on her facebook page

More information on the notice board at the art house

https://www.facebook.com/GeraldineGustavinoArt/

 

ACRYLIC AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP

With

EDWARD J BEER

1st and 2nd April

All you need are your paints and brushes. Reference material, canvas and light lunch provided

COST for 2 days inclusive $100

Space is limited so please make sure you add your name to the list in the Art House Shed or email Eddie at [email protected]

 

 WORKSHOP  2 DAYS

 POURING, LAYERING & WIPEBACK

 $120  for 2 days which includes all paints and

mediums (not canvases)

Sunday 12th and Sunday 19th March 2017

At The Art House & Gallery, 63 Railway Av., Kelmscott.

If you want to try painting with acrylics but don’t have acrylic paints, this is the workshop for you, come and use my paints and mediums

No need to buy before you try. I’m sure you will enjoy the experience and you will be going home with at least 2 lovely finished paintings. The pictures above  were painted using these techniques

Both days run from 10am to 3pm  or a little later.

You will need to bring the following :-

  • 2 - 16”x20” stretched canvases that have had 1 coat of Gesso
  • 2 -  small canvases, if you wish to just play as well, with a coat of gesso
  • 1” flat acrylic brush,
  • 2” soft hake brush for blending
  • Rigger brush
  • Bring along the brushes you normally use
  • Spray bottle

Dot Marshall Artist

Mob: 0409 921 838 www.dotmarshall.com Email: [email protected]

Armadale Home Help Sale of Work

We have been given space on a wall in the newly renovated day care room of the Armadale Home Help Centre at 4 Talus Drive, Mount Richon to exhibit and sell art work. This project will be under trial for a period of 3 months to see if the art work sells.

Sandy Spindler (0414361321) and Lynda Everitt (0401943125) have agreed to be the coordinators. They will liaise between the centre and the society. If you have any queries please contact them.

  

There have already been sales so if you are interested there is a box in the Art House for you to drop off work, no large paintings  please, and keep the

prices to a minimum

FACEBOOK PAGE

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS INC

Come on, how about sharing some of your latest masterpieces with us on our facebook page for everyone to see. We have a very good following, everyone is interested in how their peers are going, a few pics of different stages of your painting would be good as well.

SHARE AND CARE

Isabel Colenutt is doing a grand job posting things of interest but she would like some input from you as well.

Classes at the Art House

MONDAY  -  NEAMI GROUP           FROM 10AM TO 1PM

MONDAY  -  Pastel artists group. contact Hazel Moore [email protected]  1pm to 4pm

TUESDAYS 10am to 2pm  Portraits in oils classes—Carol Joy  0427749085

WEDNESDAY am informal group, Contact Sandra Reynolds 0414 410 137 from 9.30 to 12

WEDNESDAY pm oil painting classes contact Val 0478 530 659 from 1pm to 4 pm

WEDNESDAY evening informal group, Contact Val  0478 530 659 from 6.30 to 9

THURSDAY 9.30 to 2.30 Watercolours  fortnightly with Deb Weber 0434059316  $30 byo

THURSDAY 9.30am to 12.30 Thursday 2nd February and then every second Thursday 9.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. $15 per session. Supply own materials. With Megan Obrien 0409 293127

FRIDAY (AM) NEW GROUP, informal group -  from 10 am to 12. contact Val 0478 530 659

FRIDAY AM  DRAWING CLASS 10am to 12 with David Box 0488 392 931

FRIDAY PM DRAWING CLASS  pm Chantelle 0422541738.

SATURDAYS Alt Saturdays ACRYLIC and MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CLASSES   Dot Marshall 10am to 12.30.pm. $15 [email protected]  website www.dotmarshall.com  0409 921 838

GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND GROUPS.

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

FEATURE ARTIST

For March2017

Will be

EDDIE BEER

The following months are available for feature artist, please contact Anna on 0411 633 015

July, August, Oct, Nov, Dec.

The feature artist will be able to display their work in the entrance area of the art house, they will be responsible for hanging and labelling their own work. They can demonstrate in the area

designated, we would like the feature artist to be at the arthouse (hopefully painting) as much as

possible, especially on Friday and Saturday

We are in need of old clean towels for the shed at the art house to use on the tables during classes and workshops so please bring them to us.

Suggestion Box 

At the Art House . You can put your name to

suggestion or remain anonymous . Suggestions will be discussed

at committee meeting . We are always looking for ways to

improve the Art House and Society.

----------------------------------------------

Received this lovely letter from Dr Tony Buti MLA Member for Armadale on our nomination for Citizen of the year (group). Tony is very supportive of ASA and is a sponsor of our Annual Exhibition. Many thanks Tony

 

BIG THANKS TO

Janet Gardiner and Val Mezger who have taken on the task of cleaning the art house on Wednesdays, but please, this doesn’t mean that you will not have to clear up after your groups or classes. Make sure everything is left in a clean and tidy state and make sure the dishes are washed and put away...thanks.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL DUE

Just a reminder that your annual membership fees are due. They can be paid at the next meeting or at the Art House. Just remember if your membership is not paid you cannot take part in any of our exhibitions, hang your work in the Gallery, get the monthly newsletter, art discounts at many of the art suppliers.

ASA COMMITTEE  2017

PRESIDENT ANNA NEWBEY 0411 633 015 -  [email protected]     

VICE PRESIDENT MAUREEN SMITH [email protected].   0416257594

SECRETARY HELEN GORDON  -  0439 679 000 

[email protected]

TREASURER VAL MEZGER  -  0478 530 659  [email protected]

COMMITTEE

JANET GARDINER  -  0447 778 334  [email protected]

IAN KALLAS  -  0427 727 314 [email protected]

SANDRA SPINDLER   -  0414 361 321

EDDIE BEER  -  0433 367 132





November, December newsletter

NEWSLETTER          November / December 2016

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (inc)

Email : [email protected]

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

Hi Everyone,

Well it's almost Christmas which means the end of the year is close. This will be the last newsletter for the year. I can't believe how fast the year has gone. I would like to say that I have really enjoyed being the President this year even though it has taken me way out of my comfort zone. I am very thankful to the Committee, Art House Committee, Members and Volunteers who have helped to make it such a successful year. Some of the projects done throughout the year included giving the front of the Art House a facelift as well as re-arranging the rooms in the Art House, making it a more public friendly space. As well as securing 2 Exhibitions at the Armadale Shopping Centre for next year. I would also like to thank those who have kept the Art House running smoothly from doing the gardening and mowing the lawns to cleaning the house and shed. Another  thank you to all of those who have had positions to fulfill throughout the year, making the Society run smoothly and spreading the workload for everyone.

I have also had a very positive feedback about the Annual Exhibition and am happy to say that we are able to book the hall for next year again as the renovations are not starting till later.

Don't forget the AGM is on Thursday 1st December, where a new committee will be elected. If you are interested in any of the positions, please fill in a nomination form or if you want to know anything about it, then ask one of the committee members for the information. Sandy Schroder will also be at the meeting selling goodies from Art Scene. Please bring a plate of finger food to share for supper. There will not be a demonstrator.

Also the next Christmas Art/Craft Market is on Sunday 4th December at the Art House, 9am to 3pm. Our last one was very successful with a wonderful atmosphere enjoyed by all. This time we will be having a sausage sizzle, so please come down and support the Society and the stall holders.

Just a reminder that our next exhibition will be in March next year at the Armadale Shopping Centre in front of Target. So keep this in mind. There is not a huge amount of room there so we are looking at more small to medium paintings rather than large ones.We will keep you posted.

So, hope to see you at the AGM. Once again thanks for all your support have a  Merry Christmas and Safe New Year.

Happy painting Anna (president) 0411633015

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 1ST DECEMBER 

at 7:00pm at the

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale 

THERE WILL BE NO DEMONSTRATOR FOR THIS MEETING AS IT IS THE AGM AND BREAK UP SUPPER, PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FINGER FOOD TO SHARE

HOWEVER  WE WILL HAVE SANDIE SCHRODER FROM

ART SCENE

She will be doing all her regular specials and discounts for all our members on art materials

Their annual sale notice is not yet out, but if anyone would like to place orders so she can bring the stock along on the night please contact her in November

If you look on the website for pricing it is usually 20% OFF our “ Shop price “ and our shop price is usually 15% off recommended retail , so the further 20% IS A GREAT SAVING!!!

www.artscene.com.au

My contact details are below

Thank you and I look forward to seeing you and all your wonderful members in December

Sandie Schroder

Art Basics and Art Scene

Office  08 92933033

Mobile  0410 456 532

Email   [email protected]

Subjects for meetings, bring a painting and you could win a Jackson’s voucher

December  -  Celebration

ART ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT

FOR SALE

Canvases for sale at the art house at very reasonable prices, wide selection of sizes, good quality.

Mattboard and foamcore always available at the art house at a very low price of $12 each

NOTE:  THIS IS A NEW SECTION FOR THE NEWSLETTER, A FREE SERVICE, YOU CAN PUT IN ANYTHING ART RELATED AND ITS FREE, PLEASE EMAIL DOT [email protected]

.MAUREEN SMITH has a junior tracer  artograph projector, made in U.S.A. It projects from  9cm to 10 times the size. Ideal for larger scale work, wall murals, signs etc. Its 240 volts .and never used. $100.

Please contact Maureen email [email protected]

Phone  0416 257 594 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CHANGE OF PAINTINGS AT THE GALLERY

Tues 29th November

MEETING

1st December  Thursday 7pm

CHRISTMAS ART MARKETS

Sunday 4th December 

AGM MEETING

Thursday 1st December

CHRISTMAS LUNCH PARTY

18th December.

ASA COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT ANNA NEWBEY 0411 633 015 - [email protected]     

VICE PRESIDENT GEOFF REEVES 0473 589 178 

SECRETARY HELEN GORDON  -  0439 679 000  [email protected]

TREASURER VAL MEZGER  -  0478 530 659  [email protected]

COMMITTEE

JANET GARDINER  -  0447 778 334  [email protected]

MAUREEN SMITH  -  0416 257 594  [email protected]

IAN KALLAS  -  0427 727 314 [email protected]

CLAUDIA WOELTJES  -  0408537314 [email protected]

CHRISTINE ENGLAND  -  0422954257

A reminder that the December meeting will be the AGM at which the committee and office bearers will be voted in. SHOULD YOU WISH TO NOMINATE SOMEONE, OR YOURSELF, TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE PLEASE MAKE SURE THE NOMINATIONS ARE IN BEFORE THE MEETING STARTS, CAN BE ON THE NIGHT SO LONG AS IT IS BEFORE THE MEETING BEGINS.

A huge thank you must be extended to the hard working committee for 2016,  Anna has done a remarkable job in her first year as President and I am sure she appreciated the help and support not only of her committee but also the members who quietly help behind the scenes, too numerous to mention individually but I’m sure you know who they are. With a strong membership like ours 2017 is sure to be another amazing year, growing in strength and helping more budding artists achieve their goals.

  

What’s happening at the Art House and Gallery

December  2016

CHRISTMAS Art and craft market

SUNDAY December 4th from 9am to 3pm

Please all come along and join in the fun, sausauge sizzle  will be served all day. From 9am

 

Stalls will include candles, decorative plaques/tiles, kiddies clothes, beautiful hand made sewn items, succulents and more. And there will be around 5 of our own members displaying their artworks and  cards, for sale.

If you are interested in taking a stall in one ot the future markets, either yourself or sharing with a friend or friends, contact

Ian Kallas 0427 727 314 [email protected]

A MESSAGE FROM JON COPE

Thank you to everyone that attended the community screening of the short

documentary film ‘Creativity, culture and community in Armadale: convincing others of the value of cultural development for local governments’.

The City of Armadale has created an online link here, you can paste this in to your browser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0QwwmhJuIQ&feature=youtu.be

Please share with your networks as appropriate.

Jon Cope

Community Arts and Cultural Development Officer

CITY OF ARMADALE

[email protected]

We are now making regular sales from the gallery,

the facelift has attracted a lot of new visitors, enormous thanks again to those involved in the work.

FEATURED ARTIST AT THE ART HOUSE

The feature artists for December will be

PETA GALLAGHER

There will be no feature artist in January . Looking for artists April and May 2017

Contact Jane Etienne  0419 371 195

an ideal opportunity to have your very own mini exhibition completely free.

Classes and Workshops at the Art House

MONDAY  -  NEAMI GROUP           from 11am to 2pm

MONDAY  -  Pastel artists group. contact Hazel Moore [email protected]  

TUESDAYS 10am to 2pm  Portraits in oils classes—Carol Joy  0427749085

WEDNESDAY am informal group, Contact Sandra Reynolds 0414 410 137

WEDNESDAY pm oil painting classes contact Val 0478 530 659

WEDNESDAY evening informal group, Contact Val  0478 530 659

THURSDAY 9.30 to 2.30 Watercolours  fortnightly with Deb Weber 0434059316

THURSDAY 9am to 12 noon fortnightly with Megan Obrien, NEW

FRIDAY (AM) NEW GROUP, informal group contact Val 0478 530 659

FRIDAY AM  DRAWING CLASS 10am to 12 with David Box 0488 392 931

FRIDAY PM DRAWING CLASS  pm Chantelle 0422541738.

SATURDAYS Alt Saturdays ACRYLIC and MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CLASSES   Dot Marshall 10am to 12.30.pm. [email protected]  website www.dotmarshall.com  0409 921 838 (note a change of times, there will be no afternoon group)

GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND GROUPS.

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

ANNUAL ART CAMP

AT

BANKSIA SPRINGS

DWELLINGUP

An awesome time had by all that went, Banksia Springs is a wonderfully restful place ideally suited for groups.

Here you see Josephine enjoying a quiet time painting by the lake, until someone crept up on her to snap a photo :-).

 

Most spent a lot of time together in the custom built art studio, ideal for painting with lots of natural light and a beautiful patio area under the trees.

 

The last photo is of the whole group when we gathered for lunch at the Blue Wren Café in Dwellingup. The Blue Wren supplied us with our evening meals which were thoroughly enjoyed by all, something different every night, they certainly went to a lot of trouble to please.

 

We were given a treat on Thursday morning when the owner and founder of the property came and gave us a very informative talk on how he established, and built the place, where he got all the nick knacks and antiques. The top picture is the inside of one of the quaint cottages full of antiques and curios.

 

A big thankyou to Sandra Reynolds for doing a great job organising the whole thing.

Donations for Christmas Raffle

DON’T FORGET WE ARE COLLECTING FOR THE CHRISTMAS RAFFLES AT OUR DECEMBER MEEETING, COLLECTION POINT AT THE ART HOUSE IN THE LIBRARY AREA, PLEASE BE GENEROUS, IT IS A LOT OF FUN AT THE MEETING AND A NICE LITTLE FUND RAISER

Urgent request for donations for the Xmas Raffles. Can be left at art house before 29th November please. We haven’t had a huge response yet.

CHANGE OVER OF PAINTINGS

Helen Cockburn and Christine Norman have advised that, in regard to the change over of paintings at the Art House Gallery, they apologize for the need to defer the date yet again to Tues 29th November so you have time to submit some paintings.

Thanks to the hard work that Helen and Christine put in to hang the gallery, and the facelift at the front of the house, we are getting many more visitors and sales.

ANNUAL EXHIBITION UPDATE

Armadale Society of Artists

List of Award Winners for 2016 Annual Exhibition

Chosen by the sponsors of the Award

Peter Risk Award

Patron and sponsor – award of $250.00 and Perpetual Trophy.

Awarded to: Claudia Woeltjes - Victorian Times

The Manse Restaurant Award

$100 Gift Voucher

Awarded to: Linda Glover – A Walk in Springtime

Catherine Kelley AKP Framers Award

$150.00 Framing Voucher.

Awarded to: Angela Saunderson – All that Jazz

Chosen by the judges

First Prize

$400 – donated by the Armadale Society of Artists

Awarded to: Leesa Padget - Nocturne

Second Prize

$300 - donated by the Armadale Society of Artists

Awarded to: Linda Glover – Snow Gums

Third Prize

$200 - donated by the Armadale Society of Artists

Awarded to: Christina Verbrugge – Day’s End

Tony Buti Award

$100 cash donated by Tony Buti

Awarded to: King Toogarr – Trevally and Bonito

HU Kendall & Co Award

$100 Gift Voucher

Awarded to: Jeanette Dyson – Mystical Kimberley

Art Scene Award

$100 Gift Voucher

Awarded to: Jenny Herbert – Yass Valley

Norvek Framers Award

$80.00 Gift Voucher

Awarded to: Jane Trichet – Vigil Perth Zoo

Best Floral Artwork

Gift Voucher of  $50 - donated by Artistry of Flowers

Awarded to: Gwen Edwards – Old Fashioned Beauty

Highly Commended – Jana Vodesil Award

$100 Gift Voucher for Jana Vodesil’s classes

Awarded to: Hazel Moore – copy from Al Xuan’s ‘Walk in Wolf Forest’

Highly Commended

$50 Gift Voucher donated by The Manse

Awarded to: Geoff Reeves – The River

Highly Commended

$25 Gift Voucher donated by The Manse

Awarded to: Christine Norman – Sunlit Pears

Peoples Choice - Oxlades Award

$100 gift voucher, 1st Prize Leesa Padget

Gift Pack, 2nd Prize Eddie Beer

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

AND WE ARE HOLDING A PARTY

 

Christmas lunch at the art house 18th December.

Partners welcome.

Bring a savoury plate plus $10 secret Santa present from self and partner.

Present to be food, drink or art related. Sweets will be provided.

COME AND HELP US CELEBRATE AN INCREDIBLE YEAR

USEFUL WEBSITES FOR PAINTING TIPS OF ALL KINDS

http://painting.about.com/od/paintingtips/a/100PaintingTips.htm

This collection of 100+ painting tips covers a variety of media - watercolor, oil, acrylic, and pastel - and all sorts of things that come up when you're painting, preparing to paint, cleaning up after a painting session, or thinking about framing and exhibiting.

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October/November Newsletter

NEWSLETTER          October/November 2016

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (inc)

Email : [email protected]

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

Hi Everyone,

Well the Annual Exhibition is here and its very exciting. I am looking forward to the opening night and weekend and I'm sure it will be as spectacular as in previous years. Well done to all those exhibiting as well as to those who made it all happen. Without the continued effort from many people, both members and volunteers we could never make this as successful as it is. Also a huge thankyou to the City of Armadale for their continued support and very generous grant. Henry Zelones will once again be opening the exhibition and is also a great support.

Dont forget the following weekend on the 6th November is the first of our Art/Craft Markets at the Art House, to be held monthly throughout the warmer months. Hopefully the weather will be lovely and we will create a lot of interest from locals and people passing by. If you're not involved, maybe you'd like to pop down and check it out as well as enjoy a Devonshire Tea.

On a personal note, I would like to say a special thankyou to all those who supported me over the past couple of months with the passing of my mum. It has been very difficult for me and my family as she lived with us for almost 20 years. Everyone around me has shown me and given me the love I needed and I will be forever grateful. Thanks again.

So, see you all at the Annual Exhibition. Just between you and me, I am a little nervous, but I'm sure it will be hugely successful. Good luck to everyone and I hope you sell many of your masterpieces.

Best wishes, Anna (president) 0411633015

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 3rd November

at 7:00pm at the

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale .

THE DEMONSTRATOR AT THIS MEETING WILL BE

CATHERINE KELLEY

 

I think most of you know that Catherine is one of our past presidents, being in office for two years. She has been an active member of the society for many years, holding exhibitions at the art house and always entertaining us with her demonstrations at the Annual Exhibitions.

Catherine says,

“For me it is a never-ending, ever-evolving and creative journey. One in which I hope to inspire you to also pick up your art equipment (whatever medium that may be) and delve into the creative world.  You never know where it may lead and I believe there is no better satisfaction and reward than seeing your very own creation displayed on a wall. “

You can see some of Catherine’s work on her website

http://www.catherinekelley.id.au

Subjects for meetings, bring a painting and you could win a Jackson’s voucher 

November  -  Glass reflection/refraction

December  -  Celebration

ART ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT

FOR SALE

Canvases for sale at the art house at very reasonable prices, wide selection of sizes, good quality.

Mattboard and foamcore always available at the art house at a very low price of $12 each

NOTE:  THIS IS A NEW SECTION FOR THE NEWSLETTER, A FREE SERVICE, YOU CAN PUT INANYTHING ART RELATED AND ITS FREE, PLEASE EMAIL DOT [email protected] 

THANK YOU note to Cecelia Homan for donating couple of

easels and some frames, boards etc. Selling at the art house and money raised to go to Art Society.

GREAT NEWS

NEW EXHIBITION SPACE

THANKS TO IAN KALLAS, ANNA NEWBEY AND JON COPE.

Exhibition has been confirmed to be run outside Target at the Armadale shopping centre for a duration of 10 days in March 2017. Provisional date chosen is for a start of the 15th but yet to be confirmed with centre management. There is also the possibility of having another exhibition in August/September. And the good news is we have got it for FREE

Black Swan Prize for Portraiture Winners

blackswanprize.com.au

Established WA artist Rachel Coad, from South Fremantle, has won the prestigious $50,000 Lester Group Prize for her artwork Indian Summer featuring artist Waldemar Kolbusz as part of the 2016 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, WA’s only portrait prize.

In an exciting new initiative – the first of its kind in Australian portrait prizes – the finalists’ also voted for their favourite artwork in the $10,000 Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize. The winner, as chosen by their peers, was Mark Tweedie from Mt Lawley WA with his portrait of a close family friend Ken Bindle, It wasn’t supposed to be like this.

Two artists were Highly Commended and received $500 art gift vouchers from HU Kendall & Co Art Supplies; Daniel Smith with his portrait of Ben Elton titled Thinking of you, Shakespeare and Kate Kurucz for her portrait of her father titled Dad and Clams.

What’s happening at the Art House and Gallery

November 2016

ART AND CRAFT MARKET

This is a new event which we are all very excited about.

Starting on SUNDAY November 6th from 10am

We have it planned to repeat it on the first Sunday of every month for the summer and Autumn season. Please all come along and join in the fun, devonshire teas will be served all day. Stalls will include plants, artisan jewellery, candles, decorative plaques/tiles, outdoor birdcages, beautiful hand made sewn items. And there will be around 5 of our own members displaying their artworks and  cards, for sale. If you are interested in taking a stall in one ot the future markets, either yourself or sharing with a friend or friends, contact Ian Kallas 0427 727 314 [email protected]

SALES

We are now making many regular sales from the gallery, the facelift has attracted a lot of new visitors, enormous thanks again to those involved in the work.

FEATURED ARTIST AT THE ART HOUSE

The feature artists for November will be

CHERYLE SHEWAN

The calendar is filled for this year, but you can put your name down on a list in case of cancellations. Contact Jane Etienne  0419 371 195

This has proved to be a very popular idea, an ideal opportunity to have your very own mini exhibition completely free.

NEW CLASS AT THE ART HOUSE

MEGAN O’BRIEN

"Watercolour - finding the light" with Megan O'Brien: a series of 6 watercolour classes suitable for beginners/intermediates. 

The group will look at

  • elements of design and composition
  • properties and interactions of colour, water and paper
  • painting techniques.

We will explore these fundamental skills and apply what we discover to create unique artworks.

Thursdays : October 6 and 20
                    November 3 and 17
                    December 1 and 15
                    (with possible continuation into 2017)
9 a.m. - 12 noon. $15.00 per session.
Contact email:    [email protected]
mob: 0409 203127

Water Colours Revisited

WITH IAN KALLAS

expressions of interest are being called for a water colour workshop on

Sunday 27th November 9.30 to 4pm

$50 per person, paper and backing boards provided.

Please contact lan 0427 727 314

 PLEASE

Urgent request for donations for the Xmas Raffles. Can bring to next meeting or leave at art house. We haven’t had a huge

response yet.

Classes and Workshops at the Art House

MONDAY  -  NEAMI GROUP           from 11am to 2pm

MONDAY  -  Pastel artists group. contact Hazel Moore [email protected] 

TUESDAYS 10am to 2pm  Portraits in oils classes—Carol Joy  0427749085

WEDNESDAY am informal group, Contact Sandra Reynolds 0414 410 137

WEDNESDAY pm oil painting classes contact Val 0478 530 659

WEDNESDAY evening informal group, Contact Val  0478 530 659

THURSDAY 9.30 to 2.30 Watercolours  fortnightly with Deb Weber 0434059316

THURSDAY 9am to 12 noon fortnightly with Megan Obrien, NEW more information in this newsletter

FRIDAY (AM) NEW GROUP, informal group contact Val 0478 530 659

FRIDAY AM  DRAWING CLASS 10am to 12 with David Box 0488 392 931

FRIDAY PM DRAWING CLASS  pm Chantelle 0422541738.

SATURDAYS Alt Saturdays ACRYLIC and MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CLASSES   Dot Marshall 10am to 12.pm. [email protected]  website www.dotmarshall.com  0409 921 838 (note a change of times, there will be no afternoon group)

H.U. KENDALL & CO.

372 Newcastle Street,

Perth, W.A. 6000

Ph:(08)9328 4833

Fax:(08)9227 8235

Email: [email protected]

Ampersand

Demonstration Day

Come and join us with the Judith & Carol from H.U. Kendall & Co to see the wonderful NEW product Ampersand Boards. We will demonstrate how the products can be used with all mediums eg. Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Pastels, Charcoal, Inks and much more.  Spread the word and bring your friends to see this exciting product.

Date: Sunday 20th November 2016

Venue: Armadale Society Of Artist's

Art House

63 Railway Avenue,

Kelmscott

Time: 10am to 3pm

FREE

Tea & Coffee Supplied

Bring your own lunch for a half hour break

Donations for Christmas Raffle

DON’T FORGET WE ARE COLLECTING FOR THE CHRISTMAS RAFFLES AT OUR DECEMBER MEEETING, COLLECTION POINT AT THE ART HOUSE IN THE LIBRARY AREA, PLEASE BE GENEROUS, IT IS A LOT OF FUN AT THE MEETING AND A NICE LITTLE FUND RAISER

Urgent request for donations for the Xmas Raffles. Can bring to next meeting or leave at art house. We haven’t had a huge

response yet.

ANNUAL ART CAMP

Its coming up that time of year when we go on our Annual Art camp,

it will be at Banksia Springs ,Dwellingup situated in the beautiful grounds ,

We stayed here last year and it was enjoyed by everyone so we booked again,

Sunday 6th Nov -Friday 12 th Nov, 

the cost is $50 per bed per night, dinner cost is $15 per night if you want that, its up to you , we had beautiful dinners last time suppled from the Blue Wren cafe .

total cost for 5 nights with dinner $325, minus dinner $250.

Access on Sunday is 5pm and Friday we can stay as long as we want.

please call me if your going, Thanks  There are still a few places left.

Sandra Reynolds mob 0414410137

QUICK OIL PAINTING TIPS FOR BEGINERS

 Start laying out your painting composition and values with an oil sketch. This is a thin underpainting consisting of a color and turpentine (or odorless turpentine substitute such asTurpenoid).  This will dry quickly so that you can then add subsequent layers of paint and color without having to wait too long for it to dry.  I often use burnt sienna to lay out values and composition.

: Paint thick over thin, and fat over lean. That means using thinner paint and less oil in the first layers, saving thicker paint and higher oil content for later layers. This will help ensure that earlier layers dry first and will help to keep your painting from cracking. Start with an underpainting of paint and turpentine, then move to a painting medium of a combination of turpentine and linseed oil in a ratio of 2:1.  Linseed oil can yellow with age (which is more apparent on light colors), but dries faster than other oils.

A.G.M.

A reminder that the December meeting will be the AGM at which the committee and office bearers will be voted in. you will find enclosed with this newsletter a nomination form which should be filled in and returned to the secretary before the meeting. If you receive your newsletter by email you will be getting a nomination form by email.

NOTE FROM DOT

It has been mentioned to me that some of you that are currently getting your newsletter by email would prefer to revert to getting it by post.

This would not be a problem at all, you just have to let me know, preferably by email to [email protected] and it will be done. I hope you enjoy your newsletter each month, I certainly have a lot of fun creating it.

If you have any interesting snippets of information that you think you fellow friends and members would like to hear please let me know. Either text or email is fine 0409 921 838 [email protected]

ANNUAL EXHIBITION UPDATE

Please make sure your paintings are picked up from hall on Sunday from 4 pm OR arrange with a friend to pick up.

THANK YOU

CHRISTMAS IS COMING

AND WE ARE HOLDING A PARTY

Christmas lunch at the art house 18th December. Partners welcome.

Bring a savoury plate plus $10 secret santa present from self and partner. Present to be food, drink or art related. Sweets will be provided.

COME AND HELP US CELEBRATE AN INCREDIBLE YEAR

Some of our artists had great success at the local Kelmscott Show

 

JANE ETIENNE,

JOSEPHINE TITSHALL,

JANE AXCELL AND SANDRA REYNOLDS

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU

 ASA COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT ANNA NEWBEY 0411 633 015 -  [email protected]   

VICE PRESIDENT GEOFF REEVES 0473 589 178 

SECRETARY HELEN GORDON  -  0439 679 000  [email protected]

TREASURER VAL MEZGER  -  0478 530 659  [email protected]

COMMITTEE

JANET GARDINER  -  0447 778 334  [email protected]

MAUREEN SMITH  -  0416 257 594  [email protected]

IAN KALLAS  -  0427 727 314 [email protected]

CLAUDIA WOELTJES  -  0408537314 [email protected]

CHRISTINE ENGLAND  -  0422954257

   

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

MEETING

3rd November Thursday 7pm

 ANNUAL EXHIB

28th 29th 30th October

ART MARKETS

Sunday 6th November

 ART CAMP

Sunday 6th Nov -Friday 12 th Nov, 

 AMPERSAND DEMONSTRATION

Sunday 20th November 2016

 IAN KALLAS WORKSHOP

27TH November

 AGM MEETING

Thursday 1st December

 CHRISTMAS LUNCH

18th December.




SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

NEWSLETTER          September / October 2016

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (inc)

Email : [email protected]

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

Hi Everyone,

I hope you have all been busy creating wonderful art works for the Annual Exhibition which is just around the corner. Entry forms need to be in by the next meeting on Thursday 6th October or sent to Val. We will have flyers at the meeting for you to distribute, as well as invitations for the opening on Friday night.

As most of you know, the Art Trail has just finished, this year being the second year running. It was unfortunate that the weather was a bit cool, but from the comments from the members participating, everyone enjoyed each others company whilst painting and chit chatting together. A huge thank you to Dot and those who helped organize it. There was very positive feedback from the public about the Art House which is wonderful for the Society.

Please bring in your catalogue covers to the meeting or the Art House over the next few weeks, so we can assemble them for the Exhibition.

We are also collecting donations for our Christmas Raffle, which can also be bought to the meeting or left at the Art House. Our end of year Christmas Raffle is always very popular and is a great fundraiser, so your donations are very much appreciated.

Once again, see you at the next meeting 6th October.

Happy creating.

Anna (president) 0411633015

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 6th October 

at 7:00pm at the

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale

THE DEMONSTRATOR AT THIS MEETING WILL BE

PAMELA EDDY

Pam will be demonstrating in Pastels

Pamela was born in Western Australia, educated at Penros College and gained her art degree in Perth. 

She has supplied works for an interior decorator and has works hanging in restaurants around perth plus galleries, Wineries and many private homes. Her works have gone to many countries around the world. 

Pamela prefers working in watercolour and pastel in which mediums she has won multiple awards. she was sole guest artist for "Garden Week". She has held five solo exhibitions and numerous public exhibitions, 

she joined international artists for four exhibitions at Allendale Square and the Burswood Hotel.

Pamela also does commission work and holds private tuition.

Subjects for meetings, bring a painting and you could win a Jackson’s voucher

October  -  Fire

November  -  Glass reflection/refraction

December  -  Celebration

ART ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT

FOR SALE

Canvases for sale at the art house at very reasonable prices, wide selection of sizes, good quality.

Mattboard and foamcore always available at the art house at a very low price of $10 each

NOTE:  THIS IS A NEW SECTION FOR THE

NEWSLETTER, A FREE SERVICE, YOU CAN PUT IN

ANYTHING ART RELATED AND ITS FREE,

PLEASE EMAIL DOT [email protected]

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

MEETING

6TH October  Thursday 7pm

ENTRIES DUE FOR ANNUAL EXHIBITION

THURSDAY 6TH October (meeting night)

LEESA PADGET’S WORKSHOPS

2nd October 2016 and 23rd October 2016

ANNUAL EXHIB

28th 29th 30th Oct

ART CAMP

GREAT NEWS

NEW EXHIBITION SPACE

THANKS TO IAN KALLAS, ANNA NEWBEY AND JON COPE.

Exhibition has been confirmed to be run outside Target at the Armadale shopping

centre for a duration of 10 days in March 2017. Provisional date chosen is for a start of the 15th but yet to be confirmed with centre management. There is also the possibility of having another exhibition in August/September. And the good news is we have got it for FREE

OPEN GARDEN AND ART SHOW

ROMANCING THE STONE GARDEN

Natures Garden of Harmony

3 Lilian Rd., Maida Vale (Cnr of Lilian and Hawtin)

Friday 30th Sept Saturday 1st Oct and Sunday 2nd Oct

Entry Adults $6 Children Free

3 Award winning artists and members of the society

Pam White, Catherine Kelley and Yvonne Lane

Will be demonstrating and selling their works over the weekend.

Also Devonshire teas, sausage sizzle, soups and lots of other home made goodies for sale.

 

Since finishing the painting and artwork on the front of the art house we have had many visitors just call in to see what we do, and we have even had a few art sales as a result. 

You should call in and see, there are large paint brushes and palette, even the post box has had an imaginative face lift, leaves no doubt as to what we do there !!!!

 

Wow what a great event this was, for those who couldn't get to see our own Art  House set up for the art studio trail you missed a treat. Here are some photos,

SOME RESULTS OF THE TRAIL

Over 220 visitors (despite the dreadful weather)

49 sales (including cards and unframed paintings)

3 new members (and others are interested

Peta and Linda braved the elements to paint and draw outside under the gazebos, that is real dedication to art !!

 

David and Christine enjoyed painting and talking to the many visitors in their studio at the art house. Whilst Deb created a huge amount of interest with her workshop in the shed

 

Eddie surrounded by his beautiful artwork  was very popular with everyone that visited, he even found the time to teach one young man in a wheelchair to paint, he went home with a wonderful painting and a huge smile on his face

And the sales desk was kept nice and busy !!!

NEW CLASS AT THE ART HOUSE

MEGAN O’BRIEN

"Watercolour - finding the light" with Megan O'Brien: a series of 6 watercolour classes suitable for beginners/intermediates.

The group will look at

  • elements of design and composition
  • properties and interactions of colour, water and paper
  • painting techniques.

We will explore these fundamental skills and apply what we discover to create unique artworks.

Thursdays : October 6 and 20
                    November 3 and 17
                    December 1 and 15
                    (with possible continuation into 2017)
9 a.m. - 12 noon. $15.00 per session.
Contact email:    [email protected]
mob: 0409 203127

Expressions of Interest

Some of our members are suggesting a Sunday Market once a month during the nicer weather (October to March) at the Art House. If we go ahead, we will probably include a few different stalls as well like, plants, crafts etc. These would be by invitation or recommendation only. We would have stalls out the front as well as the back. If you are interested in participating, (art or other eg. craft etc.)  please give me a call by Monday 3rd October. Thanks Anna 0411633015

expressions of interest are being called for a water colour workshop on

Sunday 27th November 9.30 to 4pm. WITH IAN KALLAS

Titled, Water Colours Revisited, $50 per person, paper and backing boards provided. Please contact lan 0427 727 314

Classes and Workshops at the Art House

MONDAY  -  NEAMI GROUP           from 11am to 2pm

MONDAY  -  Pastel artists group. contact Hazel Moore [email protected] 

TUESDAYS 10am to 2pm  Portraits in oils classes—Carol Joy  0427749085

WEDNESDAY am informal group, Contact Sandra Reynolds 0414 410 137

WEDNESDAY pm oil painting classes contact Val 0478 530 659

WEDNESDAY evening informal group, Contact Val  0478 530 659

THURSDAY 9.30 to 2.30 Watercolours  fortnightly with Deb Weber 0434059316

THURSDAY 9am to 12 noon fortnightly with Megan Obrien, NEW more information in this newsletter

FRIDAY (AM) NEW GROUP, informal group contact Val 0478 530 659

FRIDAY AM  DRAWING CLASS 10am to 12 with David Box 0488 392 931

FRIDAY PM DRAWING CLASS  pm Chantelle 0422541738.

SATURDAYS Alt Saturdays ACRYLIC and MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CLASSES   Dot Marshall 10am to 12.pm. [email protected]  website www.dotmarshall.com  0409 921 838 (note a change of times, there will be no afternoon group)

SATURDAY Alt Saturdays, am  NEW A Saturday morning where painters can come and bring projects and get each others advice. Critiqueing, technical support and hanging out painting. Any painting medium. From 10 till 12 for $3 bring your own stuff.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND GROUPS.

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

H.U. KENDALL & CO.

372 Newcastle Street,

Perth, W.A. 6000

Ph:(08)9328 4833

Fax:(08)9227 8235

Email: [email protected]

Ampersand

Demonstration Day

Come and join us with the Judith & Carol from H.U. Kendall & Co to see the wonderful NEW product Ampersand Boards. We will demonstrate how the products can be used with all mediums eg. Oils, Acrylics, Watercolours, Pastels, Charcoal, Inks and much more.  Spread the word and bring your friends to see this exciting product.

Date: Sunday 20th November 2016

Venue: Armadale Society Of Artist's

Art House

63 Railway Avenue,

Kelmscott

Time: 10am to 3pm

FREE

Tea & Coffee Supplied

Bring your own lunch for a half hour break

THE ART HOUSE AND GALLERY OPENING HOURS

Always open on Friday and Saturday

10am to 3pm

And of course when there are groups and classes

Call in and see the resident artists and feature artist of the month. Sit around the table and have a cuppa and a chat.

Donations for Christmas Raffle

We are now collecting goodies for the Christmas hampers, raffled off at our December meeting, we usually have at least 10 hampers to

raffle at the meeting and have great fun and raise a little towards funds. The collection point is at the art house in the library area. Please be generous, preferably Christmas fare, and check the use by date we have to dispose of anything that is past the date.

ANNUAL ART CAMP

Its coming up that time of year when we go on our Annual Art camp, it will be at Banksia Springs ,Dwellingup situated in the beautiful grounds, We stayed here last year and it was enjoyed by everyone so we booked again,

Sunday 6th Nov -Friday 12 th Nov, 

the cost is $50 per bed , dinner cost is $15 per night if you want that, its up to you , we had beautiful dinners last time suppled from the Blue Wren cafe. total cost for 5 nights with dinner $325, minus dinner $250.

FEATURED ARTIST AT THE ART HOUSE

The feature artists for November will be

LINDA STOKES

The calendar is filled for this year, but you can put your name down on a list in case of cancellations. Contact

Jane Etienne  0419 371 195

This has proved to be a very popular idea, an ideal opportunity to have your very own mini exhibition completely free.

LEESA PADGET

WOW LEESA IS SO POPULAR THAT SHE HAS DECIDED TO PUT ON A SECOND WORKSHOP

23rd October 2016

BUT WAIT THIS ONE IS FULL AS WELL BUT SHE WILL TAKE NAMES IN CASE SOMEONE CANT MAKE IT.

Compendium of Secrets

See our previous newsletter for all the information or ring Leesa for details.

Contact Leesa on email ……….. [email protected]

Or phone ………. 0413 243 186

http://leesapadget.blogspot.com.au

ANNUAL EXHIBITION UPDATE

Flyers and invitations

These have been professionally designed and printed, you will find some with this newsletter for you to distribute, please make sure you do this please, more will be available at the meeting and from the art house. This is a very successful way of promoting this event, a lot of time and effort has been put into producing these flyers so make the most of them.

  • 3 judges are being organised for different catagories
  • A digital advertising stand has been booked for the weekend
  • Catering is going to be organised from the Manse restaurant so there will be no need for members to supply plates of finger food. The committee is also endeavouring to organise the girl guides to serve
  • Sound system is being organised
  • Demonstrating will be on over the whole of the weekend. And workshops are being organised for after the exhibition
  • Make sure you put your name down for roster duties over the weekend. We will once again be doing Devonshire teas so will need a few people to serve.

Please make sure your paintings are picked up from hall on Sunday from 4 pm OR arrange with a friend to pick up.

Small paintings for the Annual Exhibition Catalogues.

WE HAVE HAD A FEW BEAUTIFUL SMALL MASTERPIECES

HANDED IN BUT WE STILL NEED MORE, Thank you to all of you who have brought yours in.

Watercolour paper is available, cut to the correct size, at the next meeting also at the Art House in the shed.

Just to explain to our newer members, we sell catalogues at our annual exhibition to raise funds to help toward the cost of putting on this event, and as we do not have commission on the sale of your work we ask that you do at least 4 paintings each on watercolour paper or canvas that we then fix to the front of the catalogue, this not only promotes your art work but raises a significant amount toward the expense. The size must be 15cm x 13cm . You can drop them off at the Art House or bring along to any of the meetings. THANKS

 

QUICK PAINTING TIP

FROM PAM WHITE  (Great tip Pam I’m going to  try it)

When painting after a break or if you are feeling a bit unhappy with your work then forget all the challenging subjects and mediums, just pick your most favourite subject, one that you can do with your eyes shut.  Paint what you love and you will love what you have painted and it’s a great feeling to finish a satisfying piece of work.  Don’t make it a large mammoth effort, just do something that you will be pleased  with when finished.

HERE IS A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR MEMBERS

JENNY HERBERT. Good news Jenny

“I got a Highly commended award and $100 for my painting “Mr Mum” at the Cossack art exhibition last month. Talk about surprized! No sale, though.”



Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail

    

The first day of the open studio trail, great fun setting up. We have had a few visitors already and some very possitive comments. Come and visit, watch our artists at work and join us for a cuppa. Here are a few photos. The Art House is looking wonderful with some great artwork on display and for sale.



Art Exhibition

  The exhibit is on at the Kelmscott Stargate Shopping Center, Albany Hwy., Kelmscott until Saturday 3rd September.

Paintings are all from students at Carol Joys' portrait class at the Armadale Society of Artists, Art House.



August/September newsletter

NEWSLETTER          August/ September 2016

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (inc)

Email : [email protected]

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

Hi Everyone,

I dont know where that month went, but we are here again with another newsletter.Soon it will be Christmas!) Please find enclosed the entry forms for our Annual Art Exhibition, due at the October meeting or before. As most of you are aware now, we received a wonderful grant from the City of Armadale so the exhibition will have some lovely additions including music, catering and an MC, as well as involving a few community groups to help and enjoy the Exhibition.

We are now also asking for donations for our Christmas raffle. These can be left at the Art House in the kitchen or bought to the meetings. Also donations of paintings for the raffle at the Exhibition. These can also be left at the Art House.

The Art Trail is also starting on the 8th September and we have 21 of our members involved at the Art House as well as members who have their own studios showing their work and creative working areas. For those who are not involved, please support these members, its a lovely way to enjoy the weekend.

Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to those who volunteered for the Outside The Frame Exhibition, especially to Christine England who did countless rosters. We are paid very well by the City of Armadale to man this event and is an easy fundraiser that everyone can participate in.

Once again, I hope to see you at the next Meeting which is on the 1st of September.

Happy creating, Anna (president) 0411633015

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 1st September at 7:00pm
Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale .

THE DEMONSTRATOR AT THIS MEETING WILL BE

BEBA HALL from Oxlades She’ll be demonstrating in Inks and using Acrylic as Watercolour She will also bring along products for members to try- sounds great. Her work is really interesting and can be seen on her website at www.bebahallartist.com

 

BEBA’S QUOTE FROM HER WEBSITE 

“The essence of my artwork lies in metaphor with imagery depicting stories and memories of my childhood. These stories are layered with mythology and dreams. Stories told to me as a child growing up in a multi-cultural environment of mixed nationalities, religious beliefs and cultural traditions.

I love to work in a range of mixed media including textiles, paint mediums and found objects. My use of pattern, creating rich textures and colour is influenced by the beauty of my  mother's  embroidery. These patterns are often intergrated into my paintings as symbols connecting us in my own art practice. Inspiration for my works comes from nature, my journey as a woman, a mother and the magic of people constantly flowing into my life.

The image of a young girl that I often use in my artwork is based on a doll that I received as a birthday present when I was eight or nine years old. I still have her. She is a symbol of my hope, fears and desire. She holds the memories of my childhood, the stories I share with my children and the words of my paintings.”

Subjects for meetings, bring a painting and you could win a Jackson’s voucher

September  - Storm ………...October  -  Fire
November  -  Glass reflection/refraction
December  -  Celebration

ART ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

Logan model 303, 70 cm long rule Matt cutter, with lots of unopened spare blades ,with value of over $30 . As new cond. $100 the lot ,ono.
Maureen Smith 0416257594

NOTE:  THIS IS A NEW SECTION FOR THE NEWSLETTER, A FREE SERVICE, YOU CAN PUT IN ANYTHING ART RELATED AND ITS FREE, PLEASE EMAIL DOT [email protected]

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

MEETING
1st September Thursday 7pm

TAKE DOWN PAINTINGS AT ART HOUSE
Tuesday 6th September

OPEN STUDIO ART TRAIL
EVENT DATES 8th to 11th Sept and 15th to 18th Sept

REHANG GALLERY
Thursday 22nd September

ENTRIES DUE FOR ANNUAL EXHIBITION
THURSDAY 6TH October (meeting night)

LEESA PADGET’S WORKSHOP
2nd October 2016

ANNUAL EXHIB
28th 29th 30th Oct

ART CAMP
Sunday 6th Nov -Friday 12 th Nov, 

Small paintings for the Annual Exhibition Catalogues.

WE HAVE HAD A FEW BEAUTIFUL SMALL MASTERPIECES HANDED IN BUT WE STILL NEED MORE, Thank you to all of you who have brought yours in.
Watercolour paper is available, cut to the correct size, at the next meeting also at the Art House in the shed.

Just to explain to our newer members, we sell catalogues at our annual exhibition to raise funds to help toward the cost of putting on this event, and as we do not have commission on the sale of your work we ask that you do at least 4 paintings each on watercolour paper or canvas that we then fix to the front of the catalogue, this not only promotes your art work but raises a significant amount toward the expense. The size must be 15cm x 13cm . You can drop them off at the Art House or bring along to any of the meetings. THANK YOU

 

FOR SALE AT THE ART HOUSE

There are a great selection of new canvases for sale at the Art House at very reasonable prices. Stock is being topped up all the time Also Mattboard and Foamcore at only $10 each

outside the frame Art wards .

A big thank you must be extended to Maureen Smith who has worked tirelessly to organise the roster, not an easy task, but as ever she has done a marvellous job, also has done a lot of the duty herself, also big thanks to everyone who helped, some of them did more than their fair share. It was a wonderful display of work from incredibly talented high school students.

   

Welcome to a fascinating world of creative discovery on the Armadale Hills Open Studio Art Trail. 

Our local artists are opening up their private studios to the public for an intimate view of their inspiring creative processes.  On the arts trail you will discover an extraordinary array of beautiful paintings, watercolours, pastels, textiles, couture, ceramics and stoneware, steel sculptures, fine wood turning, Bibbullmum art, photography and brilliant bear making. Our artists look forward to your patronage and we wish you a happy trail through our much-loved Armadale arts community.
10am-4pm, Thursdays to Sundays, 8th-11th and 15th-18th September 2016

OUR VERY OWN ART HOUSE AND GALLERY WILL BE ONE OF THE STUDIOS AND WE WILL HAVE OUR PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
DISPLAYING THEIR WORK AND DEMONSTRATING. THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME HANDS ON ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN.

MEMBERS THAT ARE TAKING PART ARE
Eddie Beer, Sandy Spindler, Geoff Reeves, Linda Glover, Deb Weber (and group),
Peta Gallagher, Helen Cockburn,  Pam White, Ian Kallas, Cheryle Shewan,
Maureen Smith, Dot Marshall,  Megan Obrien,  Chantalle Grummit, Val Mezger,
Anna Newbey, Airene Hutchins,  Jenny Herbert

Also our resident artists, Jane Etienne, David Box, Sandy Robertson, Christine England.

 

Invitation: from Trish Halleran   2nd Thursday 15 September during the Armadale Hills Open Studio, the Perth Plein Air Painters will be having their usual weekly Paint Out at 6 Notting Hill Drive, Roleystone starting 9.30 to 12.30pm.    If any ASA Plein Air Painters would like to join in they would be welcome.    We would need an RSVP as a BBQ lunch will be provided, vegetarians byo.    Ring Trish 0417 042901.  

 CHANTALLE GRUMMIT’S CLASSES

Chantalle will no longer be teaching alternate Saturdays but would like to run an informal painting (or drawing) group for anyone who would like to come along, you can ring Chantalle on 0422541738.  for more information or just turn up, the first group will start on 1st October as the Art Studio Trail will be on for the weekends in middle of September.

Chantalle will still be having a class on Saturday 3rd September but that will be the last one. She is still running her drawing classes on the Fridays as usual.

 

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

There are a number of vacancies for people to run classes and workshops at the Art House, these are always very well attended and an important part of our society, If you would like to have workshops or weekly (or fortnightly) classes please contact Jane Etienne on 0419 371 195

Or you may know an artist who may be interested, perhaps not at present a member of the society, or one of our very talented members who’s work you like and would like to learn their techniques, why not ask them to do a workshop at the Art House.

QUICK TIP FOR ACRYLIC PAINTING

Don’t make the common mistake of using too little paint and too much water. If you are blending this works  a lot better if you are not too mean with the paint, use a medium like a flow medium or clear painting medium and just enough water to damp your brush.

If you forget to clean your brush at the end of your session and the paint dries on the brush, soak it in Windex then rinse thoroughly, it should bring it back to almost new, you can also use Windex on clothes so long as the paint isn’t days old.

 

The Art House and Gallery 63 Railway Ave, Kelmscott
Open:  Friday & Saturday, 10am—3pm and during classes

Classes and Workshops at the Art House

MONDAY  -  NEAMI GROUP  from 11am to 2pm

MONDAY  -  Pastel artists group. contact Hazel Moore [email protected] 

TUESDAYS 10am to 2pm  Portraits in oils classes—Carol Joy  0427749085

WEDNESDAY am informal group, Contact Sandra Reynolds 0414 410 137

WEDNESDAY pm oil painting classes contact Val 0478 530 659

WEDNESDAY evening informal group, Contact Val  0478 530 659

THURSDAY 9.30 to 2.30 Watercolours  fortnightly with Deb Weber 0434059316

FRIDAY (AM) NEW GROUP, informal group contact Val 0478 530 659

FRIDAY AM  DRAWING CLASS 10am to 12 with David Box 0488 392 931

FRIDAY PM DRAWING CLASS  pm Chantelle 0422541738.

SATURDAYS Alt Saturdays ACRYLIC and MIXED MEDIA COLLAGE CLASSES   Dot Marshall 10am to 12.pm. [email protected]  website www.dotmarshall.com  0409 921 838 (note a change of times, there will be no afternoon group)

SATURDAY Alt Saturdays, am  NEW A Saturday morning where painters can come and bring projects and get each others advice. Critiqueing, technical support and hanging out painting. Any painting medium. From 10 till 12 for $3 bring your own stuff.

GO TO OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WORKSHOPS, CLASSES AND GROUPS.

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

ANNUAL ART CAMP

Its coming up that time of year when we go on our Annual Art camp, it will be at Banksia Springs ,Dwellingup situated in the beautiful grounds, We stayed here last year and it was enjoyed by everyone so we booked again, Sunday 6th Nov -Friday 12 th Nov, the cost is $50 per bed , dinner cost is $15 per night if you want that, its up to you, we had beautiful dinners last time suppled from the Blue Wren cafe. Total cost for 5 nights with dinner $325, minus dinner $250. Access on Sunday is 5pm and Friday we can stay as long as we want. Please call me if your going, Thanks Sandra Reynolds mob 0414410137

Donations for Christmas Raffle

We are now collecting goodies for the Christmas hampers, raffled off at our December meeting, we usually have at least 10 hampers to raffle at the meeting and have great fun and raise a little towards funds. The collection point is at the art house in the library area. Please be generous, preferably Christmas fare, and check the use by date we have to dispose of anything that is past the date.

Donations for paintings for Exhibition

We would like at least 6 good paintings to be donated for the Annual Exhibition Raffles, we remind you that you are not charged commission on any sales so we need to raise funds toward the cost of putting on this event for you. Its also a very good way to show your work as people usually ask to see more of the donating artists work.

Re-hanging of Art House Gallery

The Gallery will be taken down on Tuesday 6th September ready for the Art Studio Trail, so please collect any you have displayed there before that date, any that are left will be carefully stored. We will rehang the gallery after the Art Studio Trail has finished, probably on Thursday 22nd September (tbc) so deliver your paintings you would like displayed after Monday 19th Sept and before 22nd Sept please.

THE ART HOUSE AND GALLERY OPENING HOURS

Always open on Friday and Saturday 10am to 3pm
And of course when there are groups and classes Call in and see the resident artists and feature artist of the month. Sit around the table and have a cuppa and a chat.

Call for artists

The Warehouse Gallery is now seeking expressions of interest for its October 2016 exhibition.
 
The Warehouse Gallery is a community art project and is an inclusive gallery space. The Warehouse Gallery seeks to support and provide opportunities for people experiencing social or economic disadvantage to develop their arts practice, learn new skills and facilitate social inclusion.
 
Artists are invited to submit one or several pieces to exhibit. Pieces will be offered for sale with proceeds going back to the artist.
 
The exhibition runs from 21 October to 18 November 2016.
 
Artist proposals are due Friday 30 September 2016. Please complete the Artist Submission Form and return to [email protected]

FEATURED ARTIST AT THE ART HOUSE

The feature artists for September will be RUBY ELLEN

The calendar is filled for this year, but you can put your name down on a list in case of cancellations. Contact Jane Etienne  0419 371 195

This has proved to be a very popular idea, an ideal opportunity to have your very own mini exhibition completely free.

WORKSHOP WITH LEESA PADGET

Yes it’s the long awaited Leesa Padget workshop. Details as follows, it promises to be a wonderful day as usual and a lot of fun and laughs.
2nd October 2016

Compendium of Secrets

Calling all Mixed Media Scientists! How many times have you tried something in an artwork and can't remember how to repeat it?  We've all been there :)
Join me as we make our own little (or large!) 'Compendium of Secrets'. Together we will make a Mixed Media 'recipe book'. We will do a hardcover/hardpage board book with a selection of  recipes and ideas for textures (I will let you in on some of my favs). The book will be made up of experiments in hard surfaces and also on different papers. We'll experiment with colour, stencils and texture... we'll make rusty patinas and creative collages. We will also try some surfaces that you might never have used before. At the end of the workshop we'll bind our books into our own 'Compendium of Secrets' that you will have to refer back to (or just enjoy looking at) for years to come.

The cost is $55 per scientist, most materials supplied (a full list of supplies will be emailed on booking) If Leesa is booked up for this date she may do another so don’t put it off ring her now.

Contact Leesa on email .. [email protected] Or phone …0413 243 186

 http://leesapadget.blogspot.com.au 

ART HOUSE & GALLERY NEWS

 

Wow!!! things are happening at the Art House

It was decided to repaint the outside of the art house as it hadn’t had a facelift for many years, so no sooner was it decided, it was done, here is a picture of Alan and Anna Newbey busy painting. It now looks marvellous painted a very tasteful but trendy colour with a big palette on the wall of the shed which stands out for all to see that we are all about ART !!!

Alan did a bit more work on the front above the car port while Eddie an Sandy finished off the Palette. The seating area outside the shed has also been painted and 4 big murals are in the process of being created to brighten up the seating area. These are being painted by Geoff Reeves, Jane Etienne, Dot Marshall and Eddie Beer.

Also thanks to David, Jane and Dot we now have a coloured pencil gate!! Thanks to everyone involved, our Art House is now even more magnificent. Please come and have a look.

until the next time ...............



Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail

The long awaited Armadale Hills Open Studios Art Trail 2016 is coming very soon, 8th 9th 10th 11th September then the following weekend of 15th 16th 17th 18th with all these studios taking part.

The art House and Gallery, 63 Railway Ave., Kelmscott is currently having a facelift, and with 20 of our very own artists taking part in this trail at the Art House it promises to be one of the biggest art events this district has seen. 

The following information and map will help you plan your weekends to enjoy travelling through the hills of Armadale and talking to the artists.





We are grateful to our generous sponsors



PATRON - Peter Risk

NEAMI - Armadale - Organisation member

Ones 4 Tech, Kelmscott