MEMBERS GALLERY – APRIL

Let’s share our recent paintings, sketches and prints. If you send them to me I’ll try to change the gallery each month to keep it fresh and current. We can inspire each other. Please send jpgs of paintings MEDIUM size to Doreen – raymondteasdale@aapt.net.au Greg Vale has had a very successful start to 2015, winning many awards at both the Kiama and Berry Shows. He now has an exhibition at the Minnamurra Cafe. Call in and enjoy Greg’s colourful work while you have a coffee.    Errol McLean has sent another delightful pen and wash field sketch of- San- Giorgio- Maggiore Kathy Karas’s acrylic class painted wonderful skies last week.   Ken Tucker‘ s Como Pub  and  Harbour’s Evening Light.  Ken has a group of our members away now at Norfolk Island. Hopefully we’ll be able to place some of their work up in our gallery when they return. I’m sure there will be wonderful results under Ken’s talented leadership.     These two very different, wonderful landscapes are by Mary-Jane...

NEW MEMBERS 2015:

We extend a hearty welcome to the following new members who have joined our art society this year. We look forward to seeing you at our events and exhibitions. JULIE BAGNALL        SANDRA GILL     JUDY HAYES DIANNE JANSEN       NICKI MANOUSAKIS        MARGARET MILES CHERYL MORGAN     WAYNE & DENISE NEWTON       SUSIE ROBERTS JENNIFER THOMPSON     MAROLYN NINNESS         PATRICIA DIANA ANN CLARKE                DIANNE  SHEPHARD         HEIDI...

Membership Renewals

Have you renewed your membership for 2015? This is due by 31st March. Please send the details form back if your details have changed, especially your email address. 

NEWSLETTER : February/March

I hope all members by now have looked at our new website, clicked on all the titles and links and are now familiar with the setup. Now when we are ready to launch the newsletter for the first time by email, I must admit I’m very excited. To be honest though, during the last few months as I gathered information and then went through the process of learning how to place it all on the web, I did have my moments. A big thanks to all who were so co-operative in sending information and pictures. I must also acknowledge Anthony and Emma Colfelt of Handmade Web Design who understood exactly what we wanted our website to look like and the requirement to generate the newsletter. They were always ready to assist and at first, the emails were flying back and forth. The template they have designed is excellent. ( Especially now I’ve managed to get the information on .) I will post news up on the web as soon as I receive it so please check the web regularly. Robyn will do the same on Facebook to keep you all well informed. Please email pictures to me MEDIUM size and as jpgs.  email  – raymondteasdale@aapt.net.au            DOREEN TEASDALE –...

THE FIRST PAGE: Judy White

Welcome to the new year. The big news is our website is up and running……………. A big thank you to Doreen Teasdale and Robyn McMillan who have spent many hours consulting and organising to ensure that the Kiama Art  Society information lines are easily accessible.  The newsletter will now be emailed to all members. This will reduce the workload for the committee. As the committee is small, I am confident that members will continue to offer a helping hand and their time to assist during the activities held throughout the year. Looking forward to sharing, learning and enjoying another year of...

PRIMARY SCHOOLS ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION

The annual children’s art exhibition is to be held at; Kiama Leagues Club Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th May. I am looking for volunteers to help out with hanging the pictures on Monday 25th May. It is not an onerous task and is completed in a couple of hours Monday morning, starting at 9.30am. Please email Elizabeth, jenowlan@gmail.com or phone me on 0400 323 001 Elizabeth...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 10/2/15

PRESIDENT’S REPORT FOR 2014: Another good year for Kiama Art Society with 238 members strong. We have a natural attrition of 40 members leaving each year and approximately the same number of new members coming in. Thank you to all who have been a part of the activities. I would like to acknowledge the sad passing of Della Hodges, a very talented artist who will be sadly missed. There have been changes this year re the timing of the AGM,  renewal dates for membership and creating a new website to enable our newsletter to be electronically sent to members in the near future. Our sincere thanks to Andrea Hope for managing the website for the last few years. The committee has willingly given their time to keep this society ticking. I would like to acknowledge and thank all of them. Robyn McMillan has been secretary, Girl Friday, assistant treasurer and caterer for our afternoon teas and a helping hand whenever needed. Thank you to our money man, Ray Teasdale, who keeps our finances on track and in the black. The Old Fire Station art exhibitions and Art in the Park continue to expose our local artists due to Heather Netherclift’s organisation. Thank you to all who give a helping hand. In recognition of Heather’s role over the last 30 years, she has been awarded Life Membership. Congratulations Heather! So well deserved. Our editor, Doreen Teasdale, keeps our newsletters on the mark with ample information and updates. Thanks to Helen Pain, Marguerite Davies and Truda Keene for the demonstrations and workshops. They have done a stirling job researching and organising....

Demonstration Reviews – February/March

These two demonstrations both were about black line drawing but so very different showing two techniques.      In February Dianne Gee  inspired us all with her knowledge, skill and passion for drawing and sketching, particularly with pen or brush and ink. Dianne encouraged us to keep a sketch diary, to sketch quickly and freely “for the moment”. She explained that this diary could be a travel journal, a reference of interesting people and places and things you have experienced, and a great way to remember the essence of the subject. Dianne demonstrated using a range of pens and brushes, mainly with Chinese ink, which can be diluted to give tone (as a wash) or used undiluted to give strong lines. We watched flowers, various birds, chooks, cows, horses and people evolve before our eyes with just a few simple shapes and some shading. Dianne’s energy and enthusiasm were contagious, so much so that we have asked her to lead us in a 1-day workshop session , where we can try the many techniques and hints that she illustrated so ably in the demonstration session.                                                     Helen Pain PLEASE CHECK THE DETAILS AT ‘ WORKSHOPS’  – ON OUR WEBSITE    The March demonstration by Christine Hill showed the very different techniques needed to accurately paint street scenes and buildings with perspective. Christine used a set square to ensure her lines were straight and details accurate. She took infinite care to get all her lines accurate before...

CLASS NEWS:

All classes are in full swing with wonderful paintings  being produced, new techniques being learnt and friendships being made. DRAWING AND PAINTING THE HUMAN FORM GROUP: This group moved to their new venue at the Kiama Scout Hall in February and things are going swimmingly. (Not literally even though it is by the water!). The Hall has sufficient space for the members to set up easels and their drawing or painting equipment and materials. The light in the hall is good and storage and other facilities are also very good. All in all we are settling in very nicely. We have had a good range of male and female models this term, providing some great and focused drawing and painting by all members. Even though the group is almost full with members, there is some turnover in the group, and we are quite prepared to put potential members on a waiting list. I would encourage anyone interested in joining to give me their details. I can be contacted by phone on – 42639953 or email at – tonyhull@iprimus.com.au.                             TONY HULL   THURSDAY’S WATERCOLOUR and ACRYLIC CLASSES: We are so lucky to have such a vibrant Art Society with so much going on. I love going to the Coach House each Thursday to teach my 2 classes. The afternoon acrylics class is ‘chockers’ at the moment, which is fantastic. I would really like some more students in my watercolour class in the morning.    Kathy with her watercolour class (top) and acrylic class .   Contact me on...

ART in the PARK

January was rained out but both February and March were glorious Sundays in Hindmarsh Park. The crowd was large last week as the Jazz Festival was in full swing. Those who sold during those two days were Joyce Butler, Bill Micallef,  Kathy Karas and Heather Netherclift. Kathy set up her easel on March 8th and attracted many admirers and interested onlookers.   The painting of Kiama Harbour Kathy Karas did in the park. Exhibitors at Art in the Park. Heather Netherclift with her jewellery and a seascape. Joe Maul with a section of his display and his majestic lion. . Bill Micallef with his handmade toys Wolfgang Burger with his landscapes and Joyce Butler in her favourate spot under the majestic fig...

PLANNING FOR OUR 2015 ANNUAL EXHIBITION HAS BEGUN:

Our heartfelt thanks to one of our members, VIVIEN TANNER, for her generous offer to donate one of her gorgeous paintings as 1st Prize in our raffle drawn the last Sunday of the exhibition at 12 n00n.  Vivien is an award-winning contemporary artist. Her evocative impressionistic works are highly sought after. Her works have been purchased by buyers from the US, many European countries and even China. She also has a strong following within Australia. Vivien works in a range of media but her highly distinctive works vibrate with life and energy. Landscapes are her passion but her street scenes, abstracts and wildlife paintings are also highly collectible. Using bold line and colour set against sensitive washes, she creates work that captures the light and atmosphere that so fascinates her. It is the magical effect of light in the scene that inspires her. Whether it be the long shadows of dusk or the misty haze of dawn, these transient moments are captured. Her works retain a feeling of tranquillity, bringing a sense of peace to the viewer. Born and raised in Scotland, she has now settled in Shoalhaven Heads and is a full-time artist.   Here is a selection of Vivien’s wonderful paintings. How lucky the winner of this year’s raffle will be.      ...
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