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