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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 maureensmith52@gmail.com

Phone  0416 257 594 

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  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 <christijo@westnet.com.au>

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: dot@dotmarshall.com

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 hetsij@yahoo.com.au

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

maureensmith52@gmail.com  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 hazdes@bigpond.net.au  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 -  anewbey@bigpond.com     

VICE PRESIDENT MAUREEN SMITH maureensmith52@gmail.com.   0416257594

SECRETARY HELEN GORDON  -  0439 679 000 

helengordon19@yahoo.com.au

TREASURER VAL MEZGER  -  0478 530 659  valmezger@hotmail.com

COMMITTEE

JANET GARDINER  -  0447 778 334  janet1435@bigpond.com

IAN KALLAS  -  0427 727 314 chrissyian@outlook.com

SANDRA SPINDLER   -  0414 361 321

EDDIE BEER  -  0433 367 132

LYNDA EVERITT  -  lyndaeveritt3@gmail.com

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.

 

PATRON - Peter Risk

NEAMI - Armadale - Organisation member

Ones 4 Tech, Kelmscott