OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITION – 30th NOVEMBER

LAST FIRE STATION EXHIBITION FOR 2017. What a great date so close to Christmas. Entry is free but you must put your name on the sitting roster. There’s sure to be lots of people around. Please download your entry form and contact Heather. ph 42 322 692   mob 0438 322 692   Old Fire Station Registration...

39th ANNUAL EXHIBITION:

WHAT A WONDERFUL SUCCESS. THE COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE  SUCCESS OF THE EXHIBITION BY ENTERING THEIR PAINTINGS, HELPING ON BUMP-IN DAY AND THROUGHOUT THE EXHIBITION, ATTENDING OPENING NIGHT AND JUST COMING TO ENJOY THE DISPLAY OF TALENT. LIST OF WINNERS: OVERALL WINNERS:  1st Prize Overall Sylvia Hawthorne –  ‘Wollomombi Falls’  2nd Prize Overall       Neville Connor – ‘Horse Paddock’  3rd Prize Overall Sheryl Miller  –   ‘Complex Purity’ Kiama & District Business Chamber Award for Local Artist: Wendy Dobson  –  ‘Rose of the West’ ROBERT EAST MEMORIAL AWARD Jutta Chalk – ‘Iris in Floriade’ Section Awards:    TRADITIONAL   1st Prize John Downton – ‘Six of One or Half a Dozen of the Other’ 2nd Prize  –  Lexie Watt KAS Award  –  Vivien Tanner HC  –  Neville Connor C  –   Ken Taber CONTEMPORARY/ABSTRACT 1st Prize Ken Tucker – ‘Bush Symphony’ 2nd Prize – Colin Harwood KAS AWARD – Leonie Scott-Simmons HC – Salwa Woodroffe C – Ken Taber ILLAWARRA REGION:  1st Prize  Robyn Drake – ‘Major’s Gully’ 2nd Prize –   Vivien Tanner KAS Award – Ken Tucker HC – Sylvia Hawthorne C – Wilma Southan, Helen Bromwich     STILL LIFE:  1st Prize – Wilma Southan – ‘Flowers from my Garden’ 2nd Prize – Grace Paleg  KAS Award – John Downton HC – Patricia Howell       PORTRAIT/FIGURATIVE  1st Prize  –  Marlene Weaver ‘Centenarian’ 2nd Prize  –  Madeleine Szymanski KAS Award  –  Kathy Karas HC  –  Rei Tresler WATERCOLOUR:   1st Prize  –   Lexie Watt ‘Bloodwoods of Bungle Bungle’ 2nd Prize  –  Julia Walsh KAS Award – Helen Bromwich HC – Jutta Chalk MINIATURES:   1st Prize...

HELP WANTED

The response to our request for helpers on Bump-In Day has been wonderful. Thank you all.  BUT….. we still need members to sit at the door for the exhibition. Four people are required each day, two from 10.00am to 2.00pm and the other two from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. You greet the visitors, collect the $2 entry, hand them a program and offer them the chance to buy a raffle ticket. You do not have to sell the paintings There is always a committee member present. PLEASE RING ROBYN on 0407 939 528 TODAY            Be an active member of...

EXHIBITION TIMETABLE 2017:

EXHIBITION TIMETABLE  2017 Every year at this time we put out a call for members to participate, in which ever way they are able, to ensure smooth running of the Annual Exhibition at the Kiama Leagues Club. The response has always been wonderful! So, if you can, we would be pleased to hear from you again.          With thanks from the AnEx Team.   WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST                    BUMP-IN DAY 8.30am to 12noon:                  14   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED [Volunteers entries processed 8.30 to 10 before doors open.] REGISTRATION DESKS:                   14  VOLUNTEERS                      5 –  to sit and mark off artist in register and find painting numbers  5 –  to attach numbers to paintings and place in designated section area along the kitchen wall. 1- to supervise safety of paintings against the wall awaiting hanging. 3 – RUNNERS to take paintings from registration desks to each section.  9.30am    HANGING THE ENTRIES                                                 8  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  to work with Heather Netherclift Thursday 24th  AUGUST:     JUDGING – 9.30am  Friday 25th AUGUST:    OPENING NIGHT –  6pm Please wear your Name Badge. Current Society policy requires that all volunteers pay the $15 entry fee which covers food.  Vouchers will be issued for drinks.  26th August to 3rd SEPTEMBER      SITTERS for DURATION of EXHIBITION: 18  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.    2 shifts of 4 hours … 10am to 2pm & 2pm to 6pm.    Two people per shift. Sunday 3rd Sept. only morning shift.                                                                                                                                                                           Sunday 3rd September.      BUMP  OUT 1.00pm to 5.oopm  VOLUNTEERS : To put your name on the roster PLEASE RING ROBYN McMILLAN  on 0407  939...

WHAT’S ON IN AUGUST:

TUESDAY, 1st AUGUST: HOLLY  EVA  GAY – DEMONSTRATION Come and join Holly at the Coach House for an afternoon of inspiration. Holly is a modern expressionist painter from Wollongong. ” I paint as if I’m seeing things for the first time. I lose myself in my imagination and escape to a place where I feel free. On goes the paint, rich in colour, twisting and turning in all directions, wiping, pressing, stamping, layering, drawing, writing words and smudging them out.”     Demonstration begins at 1.00pm so please be seated before then and stay  for afternoon tea and a chat at the conclusion of the demonstration. MEMBERS : $10        VISITORS :  $15     MONDAY, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th AUGUST WATERCOLOUR CLASS with KATHY KARAS  TUESDAY, 8th AUGUST WATERCOLOUR GROUP with ERROL McLEAN TUESDAY, 22nd AUGUST OPEN HOUSE at the COACH HOUSE  from 9.30am  WEDNESDAY, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th AUGUST LIFE DRAWING with TONY HULL. THURSDAY, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, AUGUST ACRYLIC CLASS with KATHY KARAS SATURDAY, 12th AUGUST 39th Annual Exhibition 25th AUGUST You’ll receive a separate email with exhibition details shortly. RAFFLE PAINTINGS for ANNUAL EXHIBITION. You should have received a book of 6 tickets in the mail by now. We urge you to contribute to the running of your art society  by buying/selling those tickets and returning the ticket butts along with the money to          The Treasurer     Kiama Art Society     PO Box 707    Kiama     2533                                 ...

APRIL – MAY NEWSLETTER:

  DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: APRIL: 26th     * *Life Drawing Group  1.30 pm to 4.30 pm                      Contact Tony Hull   02 4263 9953 27th      * Acrylics Class  10.00 am to 1.00 pm                   Contact Kathy Karas  0419 633 562 29/30th Ros Psakis   Workshop – Jamberoo  Fully booked.                   Contact Helen Pain 0432 232 054 MAY: 1st           * Watercolour Class   10.00 am to 1.00 pm                  Contact Kathy Karas  0419 633 562 1st          * *Children’s Art Class 3.30pm                    Contact Catherine O’Leary 0432 930 334 2nd          Demonstration – Kathy Karas –  The Magic of Metallics                   1.00 pm Coach House 3rd        * *Children’s Art Class 3.30 pm                     Contact Catherine O’Leary 0432 930 334 9th        * * * Watercolour Group  9.30 am to 1.00 pm                     Contact Errol McLean 0411 206 092 20th        Acrylic Workshop – Kathy Karas   10.00 am to 3.00 pm                   Contact Kathy Karas 0419 633 56 2 14th          Art in the Park                    Contact Heather Netherclift...

APRIL DEMONSTRATION:

TUESDAY, 4th April     Kerry Suttonberg Lino block printing Kerry says – ‘Most of us have memories of lino block printing when we were at school. I dare say, in most cases the results were  forgettable. I think block printing is undervalued. I’ll attempt to convince you that the equipment needed is inexpensive, that it will take up little space at home and that it is easy to produce impressive results whilst being lots of fun.’ Come along at 1.00 pm to the Coach House and see the wonderful results you can get. Kerry will show how our press works and I’m sure you’ll go home inspired as Kerry is an enthusiastic teacher. Entry including afternoon tea…Members $10    Visitors $15 OPEN HOUSE at the COACH HOUSE. We are going to have on the 4th TUESDAY of the month, Open House at the Coach House from 9.30 am. You can come and complete all those UFOs I’m sure everyone has, use the printing press, use our new OVERHEAD PROJECTOR to transfer outlines to your canvas and enjoy a relaxed day of creativity. There will be the usual $5 fee to cover tea/coffee and electricity etc. Unfortunately the 4th Tuesday this month falls on Anzac Day so our first day will be          TUESDAY, 23rd MAY HAVE YOU PAID YOUR FEES? THEY ARE OVERDUE NOW. Please send them ASAP Our April Newsletter will be sent out in the next few days. Remember to click on the headings on the website and the “read more”   blue prompt in the newsletter to get the full...

MARCH UPDATE:

 DEMONSTRATION: Tuesday, 7th March WORKSHOP: 29th/30th April           with    ROS PSAKIS                          Ros says…. ‘ The goal of my classes and workshops is to show students how to push THE THREE PRIMARY COLOURS to their limits.   It’s so easy.   I demonstrate how a limited palette leads to harmonious paintings and easy colour mixing. I show the importance of TONE and how to see it. To understand how portraying at least three tones in a painting will give a good feeling of sunshine. We will see how only THREE directional lines can get even the most complicated drawing onto the canvas. The LIGHTING on a subject means the difference between an ordinary painting and an extraordinary one.  See the simple rules of COMPOSITION and how to make use of them.  Learn the way to work through paintings using a simple, easy to understand method that works every time….and with every subject.  UNDERSTANDING WHAT WE SEE in the subject is the tricky part.  Getting it onto the canvas is easy….!!  And last but not least……..                       How to get that sparkle of sunlight into a painting.’       DEMONSTRATION – at the Coach House 1pm…$10 members  $15 visitors WORKSHOP – at Jamberoo Youth Hall…$150 members  $170 visitors Contact HELEN PAIN  0432 232 054    LIMITED NUMBERS   Looking ahead…. CHAN DISSANAYAKE will be holding a 2 day  WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP for KAS at the Coach House 7th & 8th July. More information later.    ...

Tracey Miller’s Workshop Update

More information about Tracey Miller’s Workshop. KIAMA ART SOCIETY WORKSHOP: TRACEY MILLER     25 February Workshop –   Large Scale, Macro Floral Painting Join us for a creative day in the studio and create a beautiful, large scale painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide you through the steps to create your own beautiful, large scale painting.   This workshop is suitable for beginners and painters with experience. When:         9.00 am – 4.00 pm,   25th February                                                                                                                 Cost:             Members $85 – Non members $100 Where:         Jamberoo Youth Hall Bookings:     SMS/Ring  Helen Pain on 0432 232 054                          email helen.pain44@gmail.com  Which materials to bring: A canvas at least 50 x 40 cms and 4 cms deep (or larger if you like!) Acrylic paints, brushes, water container, paint palette, cloth.  Lunch and drink. Please wear old clothes and an apron. Once dry, acrylic paint cannot be washed out of clothing.  Tea and coffee will be provided. Bring an image of a flower that you would like to paint. Print one copy approx. 8cms square.  Make a second copy half an A4 size. You are...

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER:

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY : 7th FEBRUARY – at the COACH HOUSE A.G.M to be held at 10.00am. All positions are declared vacant and new committeee members elected.   ALL WELCOME. Planning is underway for another great year of visiting artist to share their knowledge, skill, techniques and enthusiasm with our members.  7th FEBRUARY – at the COACH HOUSE DEMONSTRATION :  Jeanette Prout ‘Landscape, collage, colour and design.’   Jeanette Prout is a painter of many years and many techniques. This demonstration is to be based upon the local Illawarra landscape. She will  show us her latest collages brought back from art times in France and the UK Jeanette’s art interests can be viewed on page f: Jeanette prout                                       and www.gallery247.com.au Demonstration begins at 1.00 pm.  Please be seated by 12.45 pm.  All are welcome to stay for afternoon tea and a chat to Jeanette after the demonstration.     COST: $10 members    $15 non-members 25th FEBRUARY  – Jamberoo Youth Hall                                         (Behind IGA Store.) WORKSHOP – Tracey Miller  ‘ Macro Floral Painting’ in Acrylics, Join us for a creative day at this workshop and make a beautiful, large-scale floral painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide you through the steps to create your own art work. ‘I live and work in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW  in Australia.The natural beauty of the area inspires me  to create images based on nature, both native and introduced. The South Coast is only an hour’s drive away by car so I feel  I have access to the best of  country and coast. In my own art practice I use acrylic paint and have recently  begun to experiment with oils. I like lino cutting as it can be done by hand, without a press,   and it’s a portable type of  printmaking. I enjoy teaching children and adults in their art making as well as the elderly in a local nursing home. Making art works is a great therapy for all ages. I encourage beginner artists to experiment and I gently guide them in finding and releasing       their creative spirit.’ Tracey...

JANUARY 2017.

 … to all KAS members. We look forward to a wonderful year where the Kiama Art Society is successful in fulfilling its aims of fostering and encouraging the development of fine arts and serving as a meeting place for those interested in art.    OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITION THURSDAY 12th JANUARY.           We have been offered this extra week in the Fire Station so if you would like to place some paintings in this exhibition please contact ASAP – Heather Netherclift ph 4232 2692 or mob 0438 322 692 CLASSES FOR 2017: We are delighted that Tony Hull and Errol McLean are going to continue facilitating their groups this year and more wonderful news is that Kathy Karas is going to run a 6 week class in ACRYLICS. Dates Classes Commence: Drawing and Painting the Human Form: Wednesday 8th February  1.30pm -4.30pm Kiama Scout Hall, Kiama Harbour Contact Tony Hull 4263 9953 Watercolour Group The Coach House … 3A Farmer Street Kiama Tuesday 14th February 9.30am – 1.00pm and then the second Tuesday of the month. Contact Errol McLean … 0411 206 092 Kathy Karas’s Acrylics Class. – ‘Contemporary Flowers, Landscapes and Seascapes’ The Coach House… 3A Farmer Street, Kiama Thursday 9th February 10.00am – 1.00pm. Cost for 6 week term $180. Contact Kathy Karas – mob  0419 633 562 Please check ‘CLASSES’ on our website for details.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7th FEBRUARY,2017 The AGM will be at 10.00am at the Coach House. At this meeting the election will take place of- President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Members, ( a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8). All nominees and nominators must...
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