WELCOME TO THE MARCH/APRIL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER, I HOPE YOU ENJOY
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
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 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
6th April Thursday 7pm
8th and 9th April
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
Mob: 0409 921 838
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.
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
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.
For April 2017
VAL MEZGER and
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.
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
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
TREASURER VAL MEZGER - 0478 530 659 [email protected]
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.