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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.


FEATURE ARTIST, new area in the Art House Gallery

The Art House and Gallery has had extensive alterations lately and a new area has been created for the Feature Artist of the month. it is now in the entrance to the Gallery and looks great. This month's feature artist is Dot Marshall, here are some photos of her display, call in and have a cuppa and a chat, and look around the gallery. Dot will be there from Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm each week for the month of August. Look forward to seeing you there 63 Railway Ave., Kelmscott. 


New work on our website

there is a new artist on our website http://armadalesocietyofartists.com.au/our-artists/sandra-spindler go and look at her lovely paintings. Most of you will know Sandy of course, she has been doing a fantastic job organising our monthly demonstrators.

Also new work from Val Mezger http://armadalesocietyofartists.com.au/our-artists/valerie-mezger val has been our treasurer for almost 9 years and been an invaluable member of the committee for much longer than that. Val also teaches oil painting at the Art House on Wednesday afternoons.


Newsletter July/August 2016

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NEWSLETTER          July / August 2016

ARMADALE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (inc)

Email : [email protected]

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are busy creating some beautiful works for the Annual Exhibition which is creeping up very quickly. We hope this year will be as successful as last year with many new members joining and a wide variety of mediums used. We are now approaching our wonderful sponsors for their help and support. If there is anyone you can think of that may wish to sponsor this wonderful event, please contact our secretary Helen Gordon for details. Our sponsors are very well advertised and as you know we have many people come through to visit the Exhibition over the weekend.

The Art Trail will also be upon us soon, details from Dot are in the newsletter. This is the second year it has been on, sponsored by the City of Armadale. I understand there is approximately 20 local Armadale studios taking part. If you haven't joined yet, please think about it, its great fun and a good excuse to get your paint brushes out. Closing date is 29th July, so be quick. Contact Dot for details.

We had a great response to people wishing to receive their newsletter by email, I think its a great idea that there is the option of email or post. Many have also opted to collect theirs from Art House, which hopefully will generate more members visiting and seeing the wonderful display by our very creative members.

Hope to see you at the next meeting Thursday 4th August, hopefully it wont be so cold!

Happy creating. Regards Anna (president) 0411633015

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 4th August 

at 7:00pm at the

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale .

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

August – desert

September  - Storm

October  -  Fire

November  -  Glass reflection/refraction

December  -  Celebration

OUR DEMONSTRATOR THIS MONTH

 LEESA PADGET

Our own award winning artist Leesa Padget will be demonstrating her own inimitable style of painting birds. Leesa works with all medias, and this time will be working mixed media. You can see her blog at leesapadget.blogspot.com.au well worth a visit. She runs classes and workshops, and has run a few workshops at the Art House which are always popular, be quick to put your name down for the next one, its always fun. She hasn’t set a date yet so watch out on our latest news page on our website and in the next newsletter.

Leesa has won many awards, too numerous to mention here and her work is  in collections around the world..

FRIDAY MORNING  GROUP AT THE ART HOUSE

Catalogue cover painting at the new casual group on Friday morning at the Art House. Always a bit of a challenge to do small paintings and a lot of fun, its also a very good way to promote your work at the Annual Exhibition, people that pick up a catalogue usually ask to see the artist’s work. So always sign your little masterpieces.

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 WATERCOLOUR TIP

Mainly for beginers out there

Plan your painting carefully

With watercolour you paint from light to dark, leaving the white of the paper as your lightest lights. Therefore you need to have an idea in advance where those areas will be so you can paint around them. You can carefully avoid them, or you can paint a masking fluid over these areas to protect them. The masking fluid dries into a rubbery material that you can easily rub off with your finger. You can also use an artist tape or painter's tape to mask out areas you want to leave white.

SMALL PAINTINGS FOR ANNUAL EXHIBITION CATALOGUE COVERS

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

NOTE ——

The Friday morning casual group at the Art House will be painting

catalogue covers if you would like to join in and have some fun.

THIS IS A MAJOR FUND RAISER FOR OUR ANNUAL

EXHIBITION AND A GREAT WAY TO ADVERTISE YOUR ARTWORK.

ROSTER FOR OUTSIDE THE FRAME ART AWARDS .

The roster will be  at art house and will be at members meeting. Sat 13th to Sun 21st August . Please help by putting your name down

There are still a lot of spots to fill in please think about helping with this contact Maureen on 0416 257 594  [email protected]

WE are well rewarded by the City of Armadale for manning this exhibition, its also a very good way to promote the club and yourself.


The Art Trail is creeping up quickly and I'm sure will be as successful as last year. Dont forget to get your "expressions of interest" form in by the end of July. You still have time to get yours in, if you want to be involved. It will be a great way to mix with other members from the Art Society as well as show off your artwork and skills to the public. The City of Armadale promote it very well so it should be great.

Think about running a small workshop or doing some hands on demonstrations whilst you are there, this is being encouraged as  visitors love to “have a go” . Contact Dot 0409 921 838 or email [email protected]

FEATURED ARTIST AT THE ART HOUSE

The feature artists for August  will be

DOT MARSHALL

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.

 

 100 years old

Happy birthday to a very special lady,

HELEN FOWLES,

founder member and very talented artist. Helen turns 100 on the 10th August. 

Helen has been a very active member of our society since its inception taking part in every exhibition and being involved on the committee. She is mum to Helen Cockburn who most of you will know well. Have a wonderful day Helen, safe to say that you are definitely the oldest member of our society, we will be thinking of you, have a lovely day with your friends and family. Thanks for helping to establish this wonderful art society.

NEW VENUES TO DISPLAY AND SELL YOUR ARTWORKS

Claudia has found out that the Araluen Golf Club would be interested in displaying paintings at their club house. The arrangement would be similar to Kelvale Surgery. This could be within the next month. Also after the Art Trail is over Avocados on Brookton Hwy would be interested in displaying paintings

These are both very busy venues, an exciting opportunity for our members. If anyone is interested in doing this to please contact Geoff on

0473 589 178 or [email protected]

THANK YOU

A huge thank you to Claire Botman from Zetatech for continually updating and managing our website. The website looks wonderful and creates a lot of interest and enquires. Thank you to Dot for working with Claire, especially lately whilst making the site more user friendly for the newsletter.

Please visit the website at http//www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

Take a little time to look around and visit the artists that have work on display. There is a blog on “latest news page” that goes out to people

automatically every time anything is posted. Please think about having a presence, its very easy for you, Dot does all the work you don’t need to be computer literate and it doesn't cost you anything all she needs is a few details from you, contact her on 0409 921 838 or [email protected]

Important ——- you don’t need to have a computer to be part of the website.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

WORKSHOP

Sunday July 31st, Dot Marshall see inside this newsletter

MEETING

4the August  Thursday 7pm

OPEN STUDIO ART TRAIL

Closing date for expression of interest 30th July

EVENT DATES 8th to 11th Sept and 15th to 18th Sept

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

28th 29th 30th Oct

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be Thursday 4th August 

at 7:00pm at the

Creyk Park Pavilion, Waltham Rd, Armadale .

 WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH

 Dot’s workshop, see in this newsletter

 Outside the Frame Awards ROSTER

 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. Big selection of oil paints, oil sticks, some mediums and brushes, all at the Art House for you to see, only for sale as is, not  to be split up, everything for $150  ring Dot Marshall 0409 921 8438 or [email protected]

ALWAYS 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

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.

We are getting lots of visitors now and regularly make good sales from the Gallery. Well worth hanging your work.

   

FREE

We have too many books on the trading table at the Art House so we have decided to give our members first choice, any that are left will be taken to the op shop. The trading table is situated in the far end of the kitchen area……...please note our library books are definitely NOT included in this offer.

SOME MORE IMPORTANT THANK YOU'S

Thank you to Jenny Jacobson for pruning the roses, they are going to look wonderful again, roses are so giving, and we are lucky to have some that have beautiful perfume. Many members have painted them, I saw a gorgeous painting from Val of one one of the red roses.

Thank you to everyone who has been donating plants to the Art House. All money goes to the Art Society. If anyone has any plants they would like to donate,  please bring them down. Everyone loves them and the time is quickly coming up when we are thinking of gardening for the spring. Ahh Spring, what a lovely time of year for the garden, cant wait.

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

 

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

www.armadalesocietyofartists.com.au

 GROUPS AND CLASSES AT 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 2 SESSION TIMES 10am to 12.pm. Also 2pm to 4pm. [email protected]  website www.dotmarshall.com  0409 921 838

SATURDAY Alt Saturdays, am Acrylic and mixed media classes with Chantalle Grummet,  0422 541 738.

ASA COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT ANNA NEWBEY 0411 633 015 -  [email protected]     

VICE PRESIDENT GEOFF REEVES 0473 589 178 [email protected]

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  -  0419519471 [email protected]

CLAUDIA WOELTJES  -  0408537314 [email protected]

CHRISTINE ENGLAND  -  0422954257

 


Workshop at the Art House

HELLO EVERYONE

I  know this was in last month’s newsletter but I’m running the same workshop again as a few  people couldn't make that date and asked me to run another. So if you want to come please contact me, plenty of spaces available at the moment. We had lots of fun last time, a full on day with lots of information.

 


Art Studio Trail

For all members of the Art Society we would like to extend an invitaion to take part in this prestigious event at the Art House to be held in September. Please click Download to download the expression of interest form. Contact Dot at [email protected] if you have any questions. 


PATRON - Peter Risk

NEAMI - Armadale - Organisation member

Ones 4 Tech, Kelmscott