Newsletter June 8th 2015

This version 2 of our April/May Newsletter does contain some new information for those folk that did receive their newsletter last week. Unfortunately, when the newsletter was sent last Tuesday, our server had a glitch and decided not to send to everybody. We now have connected to a different server and are hopeful that this should solve the problem. PLEASE NOTE – it is essential you let us know when you change your email address as this can cause problems for us Remember, if you are unfinancial, you will be taken off the data base on 15th June.                                                        ...

Class Update for TERM 3: Kathy Karas

Please note changes to Kathy’s Acrylic Class and her new proposed Watercolour Class for this term. The Acrylics Class will have a new price Term 3 of $30 per class with a 10% discount for students paying for the whole 10 weeks. The Watercolour Class for beginners will run for 6 weeks at a cost of $180 for the term. Kathy needs a minimum of 6 students to run this class.            Kathy’s...

REVIEW of DEMONSTRATION

Madeleine Szymanski demonstrated Collagraphs -2nd June,2015 “A collagraph is an artist’s hand-pulled print made from a plate or block which has been built up in slight relief with collage elements such as paper, fabric, thread, natural objects and impasto applications. Sometimes the block may have lines or areas carved into it as well. The whole plate must be sealed to make it impervious to inks and cleaning agents. The oil-based ink used for printing can be rubbed into the lines and depressions (intaglio) like an etching or it can be rolled on to the surfaces (relief inking) like a woodcut, or both processes can be used together. Many collagraph plates are quite fragile and can produce only small editions.   I love making collagraph prints because the many stages of the process allow a great richness of interpretation. I start with drawings, then the building of the plate – choosing the collage materials and adhering them. Then the inking and printing, where various techniques and colour combinations are tested. At each stage there is scope for my subconscious to influence decisions and hopefully lead to an image close to my original inspiration.”                                                               Madeleine Szymanski  Madeleine presented a wonderful demonstration of her artistic process in the creation of her beautiful collagraphs.     Using a variety of materials including silk organza thread, fabric, dried leaves, lace, rice paper and even coffee grounds,  she created a picture by collaging with binder medium onto matt board. This created a plate which,  when sealed front and back,  was ready for inking.     Coloured etching inks were then carefully applied to her plate...

NEWSLETTER: APRIL/MAY 2015

WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK. are aiming to keep members up to date with all KAS activities. We hope you are referring to the web and Facebook on a regular basis to keep fully informed. Remember to click on the articles in the newsletter to open them, so you can read all the information presented. Any news you would like to share, exhibitions your work is in, prizes you have won, please let us know. Facebook: Robyn McMillan    robynmcmillan@yahoo.com Website and Newsletter: Doreen Teasdale    ...

37th ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2015

The planning for this year’s exhibition on Saturday 29th August – Sunday 6th September is well underway. Put Opening Night, Friday 28th, in your diary and come and join us for drinks and supper. Cost $15. Our thanks go to two of our members, Vivian Tanner and Eva Illyes. for their generous donations of paintings for the raffle. Our very generous sponsors are confirming their sponsorship and entry forms, to all those non-member artists who entered last year, have been posted. You can download your entry form and start painting. We encourage all our members to enter. There is a prize for the best KAS entry in every section besides the Illawarra Region section being exclusively for KAS members. Entries must arrive, with fees, by WEDNESDAY, 29TH JULY, 2015....

Art in the Park & Old Fire Station Exhibitions

We now have the dates for the next two Old Fire Station Exhibitions. They are the 18th – 24th August and 8th – 14th December. Ray will be looking after Art in the Park on the 14th June.  Let’s hope the weather is favourable.  Heather Kathy Karas is having  an exhibition of her student’s work at the Old Firestation on the 20th -26th October 2015. Opening night...

CONGRATULATIONS.

Congratulations to HELEN PAIN for her wonderful success at the Shoalhaven Art Society’s 50th Open Art Exhibition at Shoalhaven  Regional Gallery.     Her painting “Earthscape” was awarded the Holiday Haven Award of Excellence for Best Picture in the Exhibition, an acquisitive prize going to the Shoalhaven City Art Collection. Helen’s painting “Spirit of Ormiston” was awarded First Prize in the Contemporary Modern or Abstract Section.   CONGRATULATIONS to JOHN DOWNTON. John has had a gallery at HMAS Albatross Fleet Arm Museum named in his honour. The JOHN DOWNTON ART GALLERY is one of two art spaces in the museum, the other the Admiral Robertson Auditorium. Collections curator, Alison Chittick said in the South Coast Register that ‘ John is the best artist and a great supporter of the museum and the Fleet Air Arm Association. We like to refer to John as our official navy artist.’ What a wonderful, and well-deserved honour John. Congratulations from us all.   CONGRATULATIONS to TONY HULL Tony has been accepted as a finalist in the 2015 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize.  This is the fifth year in a row that he has been accepted as a finalist.  It is quite a prestigious exhibition to be involved with and full details can be found on their website: www.pleinair.com.au The paintings will be exhibited in the ‘Fountain Court’ at NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney from Wednesday 24th June until Friday 31st July 2015 and the opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.  Unfortunately, because it is Parliament House the exhibition is not open on weekends.  Entry to the exhibition is free and there...

Treasurer’s Report

There are 50-odd members who have not renewed their membership which was due at the end of March. Unfinancial members’  names will be removed from the Membership List  at the end of next week. This means that those people will have to pay non-members’ [visitors’] fees for Demonstrations and Workshops and Annual Exhibition entries and will not be eligible to display work at our Art in the Park and Old Fire Station exhibitions. If you are not sure whether you have paid or not, ring me on 0416 275 855 or email  me at raymondteasdale@aapt.net.au. Financial Report for APRIL Income for April                                  $6,003.00 Plus Balance brought forward            5,289. 81 Minus Expenditure for APRIL            4,459. 61 BALANCE AT 30.5.15                        $6,833.20     Ray Teasdale  ...

Demonstration for July: Marc Poisson

  TUESDAY, 7th July, MARC POISSON    In this demonstration,  Marc will be focusing on Dynamic Composition, Simplifying Tonal Values and keeping Colour Vibrant and creating Atmosphere. Creating Light and Shade effectively. Details on www.kiamaartsociety.org.au under Workshops and Demonstrations. Please be seated by 12.45pm and stay for a chat and afternoon tea at the conclusion of the demonstration. MEMBERS   $7    NON-MEMBERS   $10...
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