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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.



We are grateful to our generous sponsors



PATRON - Peter Risk

NEAMI - Armadale - Organisation member

Ones 4 Tech, Kelmscott