Hi everyone there is new artwork on our website
Our president Trish Halloran has updated her page and has some lovely artwork to show you please click on this link and have a look. TRISH HALLORAN
CHANGE OF INFORMATION IN THE JAN 2018 NEWSLETTER
Geraldine has made a change to the DATE and COST of the following workshop
Wine and Canvas Intuitive Art
FRIDAY 16 MARCH 2018 6:oopm at the Art House
Hosted by Geraldine Gustavino.
Join our Host for a fun evening of Painting - Wine - Nibbles- Music
$60 Cost includes wine, nibbles, canvas & paint – just bring your brushes and pallet knife.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Max 16 people Contact Geraldine on 0437788630 or by email: [email protected] or place your details on the list in the Shed.
Here is the first newsletter for 2018, many more to come I hope you enjoy it
ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (inc)
EMAIL: [email protected]
AGM Raffle Winners - 7th December 2017
Anna Newbey Dot Marshall Val Mezger
Congratulations to all of our raffle winners drawn during the counting of the votes; Ian Kallas, Eddie Beer, Dot Marshall, Karen Bayley, Gary Sayers, Val Mezger, Peta Gallagher, Anna Newbey (twice), Libby Morrah, Peter Risk, Frankie Maher, Jane Trichet, Lucia Dulin, Helen Cockburn (twice).
Photos courtesy of Josephine Titshall.
L to R: Vicki, Alchin, Mary Jarrett, Janet Gardiner, Maureen Smith, Helen Gordon, Trish Halloran, Peter Risk (Patron), Cheryle Shewan, Eddie Beer and Sandie Spindler.
Word from the President…
I am delighted to be writing my first President’s foreword for 2018. I want to personally thank the Members who attended our December AGM and cast your votes for the 2018 Committee. We had our first Committee Meeting on the 16 January and we are well prepared for the year ahead.
Inside this first edition is a new listing of all our Committee and the Portfolios they are Coordinating. Hopefully this will make it easier for you our Members should you have an enquiry and wish to talk to a Committee Member on a specific matter. I plan to be at the Art House on Friday’s between 10 and 12 noon and I am inviting you to pop in should you have an issue you wish to discuss.
Our February Members Meeting is on 01 February at Creyk Park and hopefully we will be welcoming quite a few new Members to the meeting. Members entry is free. You are welcome to bring a visitor along, first time is Complimentary.
Our 2018 Membership’s are now due for renewal, new member forms have been included in this Newsletter, please complete and bring along with your fees to the next Members Meeting, or alternatively post to the Treasurer’s address on the Membership Form.
The ASA web site is looking excellent and it is well worth browsing our site. You will find a members only section which can be accessed by password and Pin Number, which you will receive with your renewal Membership card and other discount cards. The new members only section will give you access to download Forms, Roster information, Minutes of Meetings.
The Pop-Up-Shop at Armadale Shopping Centre leading up to Christmas sold over 100 paintings which was a fantastic thrill for all concerned. I would like to thank the Sub Committee, and the Hanging Team for all their hard work. Having that access to the General Public has given us the unique opportunity to Promote ASA to the Community. Other local artists have popped into the shop for a chat and lots of Membership information has been circulated. Current status on the shop. It looks like we may have the Pop-Up-Shop for a few months longer so please check out inside the Newsletter for the Pop-Up-Shop News.
I am feeling very excited that this is shaping up to be a year full of activities. We have a wonderful Committee and Volunteer infrastructure which hopefully is now more accessible to all our Members. I would also like to congratulate and welcome our Newsletter Editor, Kate Malkiewycz on her first newsletter.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thursday 1st February at 7:00pm at
Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Road, Armadale.
We are excited to be welcoming Pamela Lockwood as the Demonstrator at this meeting to demonstrate flowers in watercolours.
Pamela considers herself a traditional watercolour artist, and also paints abstracts using acrylics. She has also won many awards for her paintings in both watercolour and acrylic, and teaches watercolour techniques at the Atwell Gallery & Karen Frankel Art Studio.
The Loose and Luscious Ladies will also be continuing to delight our tastebuds by providing supper.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday 21st February
Deliver paintings Monday 19th or Tuesday 20th February.
Remember to fill out cards for your paintings.
2018 Minnawarra Arts Awards Entries
Entries open early February, exhibition 12-27 May 2018.
Workshop - Solar Painting - with Dot Marshall
Sunday 18th February 10am to 4pm
Wine and Canvas Intuitive Art -with Geraldine Gustavino
Friday 16th February at 6pm
Watercolour Workshop - with Ian Kallas - Old buildings including sky techniques with pen & ink
Sunday 15th April 9am to 4pm
Art House & Gallery Opening Hours
Always open of Friday and Saturday 10am till 3pm
Call in and see the resident artists Sandy Robertson and David Box, as well as the feature artist of the month. You are always welcome to sit around the table with a cuppa for a chat!
Feature artist to be advised... Contact Cheryle Shewan on 9459 5610 if you have an interest in being the feature artist in future.
Classes and groups at the Art House
The Art House and Gallery, 63 Railway Ave, Kelmscott
Open: Friday & Saturday, 10am—3pm and during classes.
MONDAY - 10am to 1pm NEAMI GROUP
MONDAY - 1pm to 4pm Pastel artists group contact Hazel Moore: [email protected]
TUESDAYS - 10am to 2pm Portraits in oils class Carol Joy 0427 749 085
WEDNESDAY - 9am to 12pm Informal group Everyone welcome, any medium, $3 members $5 non members - Sandra Reynolds 0414 410 137
WEDNESDAY - 1pm to 4 pm Oil painting classes Val 0478 530 659
WEDNESDAY - 6.30pm to 9pm Informal group Everyone welcome, any medium, cost $3 members, $5 non members. Contact Val 0478 530 659
THURSDAY 9:30am to 2:30pm Watercolours Loose and Luscious
Fortnightly $30 byo with Deb Weber 0434 059 316
THURSDAY 9:30am to 12:30pm Watercolour with Megan Obrien
Fortnightly $15 Megan 0409 293 127
FRIDAY 10am to 12p Informal group Contact Val 0478 530 659
FRIDAY 10am to 12pm DRAWING CLASS with David Box 0488 392 931
FRIDAY 12pm to 3pm DRAWING CLASS pm Chantelle 0422 541 738 [email protected]
SATURDAY Alt Sat 10 am to 12pm Informal group Everyone welcome, any medium, $3 members, $5 non members. Trish Davis; [email protected] or 9390 6049 (Alternate Saturdays)
SATURDAY Alt Sat 10am to 12pm Acrylic & Mixed Media Classes $23 (Alternate Saturdays) Geraldine Gustavino 0437 788 630
SOLAR PAINTING WITH DOT MARSHALL
$60 each which includes all paints, inks, papers and equipment
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 18TH
10am to 4pm
At The Art House, 63 Railway Ave, Kelmscott
Mob: 0409 921 838
Solar painting is an interesting technique using inks or fluid watercolour, dropped on paper and put out in the sun for it to do it’s magic! We will use ferns, leaves and flowers to create patterns. As in the above painting (triptych) the painting worked without any additions to it, but you can use it for many things. As a background for a painting, use it as a collage paper. It is limited by your imagination.
GREAT FOR MAKING GREETING CARDS, so you will be making some from your solar paintings, card stock is supplied.
You will need
- Spray bottle
- Rigger brush
For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or mobile phone.
I hope you will have a very exciting time at our workshop, remember that your art should be primarily for your enjoyment, if someone else loves it enough to have it on their wall, that is a bonus.
If you love what you do it will show in your work.
Solar Painting;“Little Sea Creatures”Inks on rice paper
IAN KALLAS WORKSHOP
Subject: Old buildings, including sky techniques and pen & ink.
Supplied: Paper, backing board, and pen supplied.
Bring your own: Paints, spray bottle of water and your lunch.
Contact Ian for more information on 0427 727 314
We have just invited another 5 artists into the Armadale Shopping Centre Pop-up Shop which completes our wait list to date.
If you are interested in being included in the Pop-Up-Shop please apply to:
Sandy Spindler [email protected] or on 0414 361 321
There are conditions of entry:
Each participating artist is require to work 2 full days per monthly roster
There is also a fee of $20 per month to exhibit 5 paintings
This may be reduced as more members join the shop
If any participating artists are considering withdrawing, please let us know asap as rosters need to be worked out.
We do have a sub committee for the shop for any queries, Sandra Spindler, Valerie Mezger and Maureen Smith.
Entries Open Soon for the 2018 Minnawarra Art Awards
Artist entries for the City of Armadale’s Minnawarra Art Awards will open in early February, with the exhibition presented 12-27 May 2018 The Art Awards will once again be presented alongside the Armadale Arts Festival 12-27 May.
Works will be skillfully selected and curated by Ron Nyisztor of Nyisztor Studio, with the exhibition showcasing an enticing group exhibition, featuring a number of works across a range of mediums and an exciting public program featuring workshops, floor talks and indulgent high teas.
Major Events & Arts Coordinator
City of Armadale
Hi everyone, there are new exciting workshops organised at the Art House, please click HERE for more information.
yes our pop up shop is still open
A huge amount of sales have already been made and thanks to the management and staff of ARMADALE SHOPPING CITY, we are continuing for a while yet. Fresh artwork is being hung constantly so please keep coming back to have another look. Its well worth it, a wonderful oportunity to pick up a lovely piece of original, and local, artwork at extremely reasonable prices.
Sincere apologies but I gave you the wrong instruction on how to find our shop, should be as you leave TARGET you turn RIGHT
I hope you will be able to come and visit us
OUR NEW POP UP SHOP IS NOW OPEN
AT ARMADALE SHOPPING CITY
AS YOU LEAVE TARGET, TURN RIGHT AND WALK ABOUT 50 METRES AND THERE WE ARE
COME IN AND MEET OUR FRIENDLY ARTISTS AND WATCH DEMONSTRATIONS
WE ARE OPEN OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD SO CALL IN AND GET SOME UNIQUE CHRISTMAS GIFTS AT VERY GOOD PRICES
I hope you are well and recovered from the Exhibition. Another huge
success with many sales and interest in our Society. It has been such a wonderful way to promote the Arthouse, lessons, workshops and what we do, as well as selling our work. Let's hope we can continue to do it next year. A huge thank you to all those who put so much work into it to make it a success. Without your continued effort, we would not be able to put it together. I'm not sure on the amount of sales but will let you know at next members meeting.
Next of course, is the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail. We have 19 members participating this year and I'm sure it will be great. Let's hope we have some lovely spring weather. The Trail runs for 3 weekends 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 September. Maps and information are available at the
Arthouse and will also be at the members meeting. City of Armadale are doing a huge amount of promoting and it's great to get their continued support.
Thankyou to those members who were able to do rosters at the Outside The Frame Exhibition. Once again, we were able to promote our Society and enjoy the talented artwork produced by our school students.
Hope to see you at the next meeting, Spring is on the way, time to strip off those winter woollies, come out of hibernation and enjoy whatever passion you have.
Anna (president) 0411633015
The next meeting will be Thursday 7TH September
at 7:00pm at the
Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale .
OUR DEMONSTRATOR FOR SEPTEMBER WILL BE
Dot will be showing you how to create lots of texture in your trees using mulberry paper, the results are very tactile, almost like touching the bark of real trees. She is always happy to share the techniques used in her paintings so you can apply them to your own. If you have any questions on the night she will be happy to answer them if she can. You probably know Dot has been teaching at the art house since we took over the property, now she has finished teaching weekly after moving to Fremantle but runs workshops regularly from the art house.
She is a past president and was on the committee for many years in different roles, treasurer, vice president and for a while stand in secretary. Her time with the society has been a life changer, art has always been important but like most people life got in the way for many years until she was able to find time to resume painting again then joined this great society. She is an award winning artist and has run workshops in the country of W.A. and judged exhibitions locally and in the country. Art is good for the sole and you should try and find time every day to pick up and brush, or pencil (or anything else you can find to make marks) and create.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG
The Loose and Luscious Ladies are going to provide supper at the next meeting on
September 7 to welcome spring.
Subjects for meetings, bring a painting and you could win a prize
September – Climate Change October – Glass
November – Fire and water December – Christmas
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
7th September Thursday 7pm
Pick up by 2nd or 3rd Sept. deliver again 25th 26th Sept
Open studio art trail
starts 8th September Fri/Sat/Sun for 3 weekends.
27th 28th 29th October
Art House 10th December
Art house 15th16thand 17th December
ARMADALE SHOPPING CENTRE EXHIBITION
Well we just get better and better don’t we, another extremely successful exhibition with around 90 works being sold and some commissions, we don’t have the final figures yet but Anna will be letting us know at the next meeting. Also a few new members and a lot of interest in the society and our upcoming annual exhibition and the Art Studio Trail. We should give a special thanks to Ian Kallas for getting this venue for us, and the whole committee for their work organising. Also the members, and some partners, who have helped behind the scenes and on the roster. These exhibitions are always great fun to be a part of, and roster duty is a really nice way to get to know your fellow members, also to be able to talk to the public and promote our society, a lot of the members painted whilst on duty much to the joy of the visitors, this of course also helped with the sales. And the new screens worked very well.
ART STUDIO TRAIL is next then the ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Lots to look forward to,
GREETINGS CARDS FOR SALE AT THE ART HOUSE GALLERY
Each member is allowed 40 max. printed cards and original cards, mixed, per person to be put on our card stand. Any one who wants to display cards can do so . Cards should be wrapped in cellophane and well presented - these will be monitored. Any inquiries to Lynda Everitt. 0401 943 125
ANYONE LOOKING FOR A UNIQUE GREETINGS CARD WHY NOT COME TO THE ART HOUSE AND PURCHASE A BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED CARD OR A QUALITY PRINTED CARD (PRINTED FROM ORIGINAL ARTWORK) VERY REASONABLE PRICES.
ART ITEMS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
Canvases always 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
Linda Everitt has done a marvelous job tidying up the Library and we have lots of art magazines spare so we are offering them at a special price of 3 for $1, you will find them to left just as you go through to the library. Don’t forget you can borrow any book or dvd from the library, free of charge, please keep the library tidy and keep in mind that it is up to our members to look after the books and dvd’s so we can all enjoy them,
Our Secretary, Helen Gordon has once again been in the country to organise a fantastic mural, the project was called Mantamaru Community Mural 23 May—10 August 2017
She has sent us information in a pdf but it is just too much to include in this newsletter, we have put a link to it here Download . It makes very interesting reading and has some wonderful photos of the people involved in creating it. Well worth a look,
AHOSAT starts 8th September Fri/Sat/Sun for 3 weekends. Classes will be cancelled on these days.
WE have around 20 members taking part in this event at the Art House, also some members opening their own studios to the public. A great opportunity to see their studios and support Art in the area. We have maps available at the Art House, clearly showing the studios involved. There is also more information including the maps to download from our website. This is a very special event in its 3rd year and growing, thanks to the City of Armadale for their support.
For more information and maps go to the website at https://www.armadale.wa.gov.au/events/armadale-hills-open-studio-art-trail
Also if you have a Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram page please pass the word. Just search Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail for information to share. Please do this and help promote this important event. or visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/armadalehillsartstrail/
BUSY BEE AT THE ART HOUSE GALLERY
Thanks to all the members, and partners who helped tidy up the house and gardens, they worked like Trojans and our Art House now looks spic and span again ready for the art studio trail
“En Plein Air in the Hills”
Artwork by Trish Halloran
Little Studio in the Garden Roleystone
Event Dates Exhibition Thursday’s, Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s
From…... 31 August to 24 September 2017 8.30am - 5pm except for Thursdays opens 10.30am
The Location - Genesis in the Hills
Vegetarian and Vegan Cafe,
124 Croydon Road, Roleystone
Ph: 08 9397 7799
Each Thursday Trish will be painting in the Cafe grounds and is calling on anyone who would like to experience painting in the open air (En Plein Air) to come and join in. Free tips and assistance offered. Bring your own art supplies and join in the fun.
Email [email protected], Mobile 0417 042901
A solo Exhibition by
EXETER ART GALLERY, situated at
Fairbridge Road turn off on South West Hwy just North of Pinjarra.
THE EXHIBITION RUNS FROM 4th SEPTEMBER TO 14th OCTOBER
There will be no feature artist for the month of September because of the Art Studio Trail.
If you are interested in being feature artist please contact Lynda Everitt l[email protected] 0401943125
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
CANVAS AND CABERNET NIGHT
This was a roaring success with 16 artists
taking part great music, good food and a couple of drinks, culminating in a fun evening. We are planning to have another soon so helping to organise of course. 0437 788 630 please contact Geraldine if you are interested in taking part.
THE ART HOUSE AND GALLERY
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.
The Annual exhibition is fast approaching and its time to think about painting some small paintings for the catalogues.
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
WATERCOLOUR PAPER CUT TO SIZE IS AVAILABLE AT THE ART HOUSE
COME AND SEE OUR CURRENT EXHIBITION
At ARMADALE SHOPPING CITY, JULL STREET ARMADALE
being held outside TARGET,
OVER 200 PAINTINGS OFFERED FOR SALE.
RUNS FROM 16th August through to 27th August
during normal shopping hours
AN OPEN INVITATION TO AN OPEN HOUSE
AT THE ART HOUSE AND GALLERY
FREE DEVONSHIRE TEAS ALL DAY
THIS IS AN INVITAION TO COME TO THE ART HOUSE AND GALLERY,
63 RAILWAY AVENUE, KELMSCOTT
SATURDAY 15TH JULY
BETWEEN 10am 3pm,
JOIN DOT FOR A FREE DEVONSHIRE TEA
THE GALLERY HAS BEEN REHUNG TODAY AND THE NEW PAINTINGS ARE JUST AMAZING
THANKS TO HELEN COCKBURN AND CHRISTINE NORMAN
SO COME AND HAVE A CUPPA AND LOOK AROUND THE GALLERY