CHRISTMAS LUNCH- 7TH DECEMBER, 2016:

KIAMA LEAGUES CLUB ARE OUR MAJOR SPONSOR AND WE URGE MEMBERS TO COME AND JOIN US ON 7TH DECEMBER TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR THE CLUB AND CELEBRATE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR. BOOKINGS CLOSE TODAY. RING ROBYN ON 0407 939 528 CHRISTMAS LUNCH. 7th DECEMBER KIAMA LEAGUES CLUB BISTRO 12.00 pm  $30 which includes 2 course lunch, wine and tea/coffee. Please send your money to – The Secretary, Kiama Art Society, PO BOX 707 Kiama, 2533 NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL HAVE DEMONSTRATIONS AND WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & ACTIVITIES FOR 2017. PLANNING IS WELL UNDER WAY.     ...

November 2nd Demonstration – Peter Griffen

WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO CONCLUDE OUR 2016 DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM! Join us for pre-demonstration wine and nibbles on the deck at this evening demonstration by renowned artist Peter Griffen. TIME: 6.30pm for 7.00pm at the Coach House. COST: $15 for wine, nibbles and the demonstration by Peter. Peter Griffen, born in Adelaide in 1948, and now working as a full time artist in Sydney, first exhibited in 1972 and has since had over fifty solo showings throughout Australia, five in London, four in Paris, two in St.Tropez, one in Lyon and one in New Zealand. Peter Griffen is represented by a galleries throughout Australia and in Copenhagen and by agents in UK and France. His work has been exhibited in art fairs in Europe, UK, Canada and Asia. He exhibits widely in group exhibitions, has been commissioned several times and his work has been acquired for private, public and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. Peter Griffen works and lives in his studio and also enjoys working en plein air in various parts of the world, especially in the outback of Australia. The art of Peter Griffen is influenced as much by the classical painting of the Renaissance as by the serendipity of abstract expressionism. Indigenous art from different parts of the world (in particular Australia) and its relationship to the natural landscape influence his work also, producing powerful abstract images that speak from the past.        Peter is conducting a 2 day workshop the 2nd & 3rd November  in the Jamberoo Youth Hall with 16 enthusiastic participants enrolled....

4th OCTOBER DEMONSTRATION – Ken Tucker

 My apologies to Ken and Lea. Lea sent some great recent photos of Ken and his work but, try as I might, I’m suddenly unable to upload new pictures up onto the website. WordPress decided to upgrade itself and it looks as if I need an upgrade as well???? I’ve had to use old pictures that are in the web gallery already.  Doreen   4th OCTOBER DEMONSTRATION:    Ken Tucker  At the next KAS Demonstration, Ken Tucker will create an artwork, expanding on his use of the acrylic mediums, inks, paint pens and other “effect creating” materials. Many of these he is presently experimenting with and utilising in his current artworks. Ken will bring a couple of his large completed “mixed media” artworks for the group to view and discuss. There will be samples of some of the mixed media mediums so that Participants can apply them  to sample sheets of paper to take home as reference.Ken is a great demonstrator and it’s always inspiring to learn new techniques and approaches to our art works. Please be seated by 12.45pm for the demonstration to begin at 1.00pm.  $10 members                     $15 non-members  Afternoon tea will be served at the conclusion of the demonstration. Do come and join us.  ...

PRESIDENT’S REPORT:

  Committee on Opening Night Ray Teasdale, Helen Pain, Robyn McMillan, Doreen Teasdale, Heather Netherclift, Karen Wright, Judy White The Annual Exhibition has been a great success. Congratulations to all award winners. Kiama Art Society members were recipients of 19 of the allocated 38 awards. Opening night was attended by 177 artists and visitors who enjoyed an evening of catching up and discussion. About 900 people visited the exhibition and 25 paintings were sold. Of the 144 artists who entered, 71 were members of the Art Society . We have received many favourable comments, by phone and email, praising the high standard of works entered in the exhibition. The committee would like to thank all members who generously gave their time to assist during set-up and the week of the exhibition. The dates for next year’s exhibition are 26th August to 3rd September, 2017. The Annual Exhibition is an integral event on the Kiama calendar and takes place because of the support given by the Kiama Leagues Club, Kiama Council and 25 other Sponsors who were acknowledged in the previous newsletter. Judy White –...

DEMONSTRATIONS AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER:

Make sure you have set aside TUESDAY 2nd AUGUST to come along to the COACH HOUSE and join us for SALWA WOODROFFE’S demonstration when she shows us how she creates her wonderful seascape paintings.  Salwa was OVERALL WINNER of our 2015 Exhibition and as we are only one week away from this year’s exhibition it is apt that we feature a past winner this month. The demonstration begins at 1.00pm and at the conclusion we would like everyone to mingle, chat with Salwa and enjoy afternoon tea. COST:  $10 members     $15 non-members SEPTEMBER 6th DEMONSTRATION: Keeping in the theme of featuring our past exhibition winners, this month we will have LEXIE WATT as our demonstrator. Lexie was Second Overall last year and Overall Winner in  2015.    Lexie with her winning painting in 2014 and last year’s 2nd      It will be fascinating to see how Lexie goes about creating these beautiful complex works.            ...

COUNTDOWN TO THE EXHIBITION:

The lead-up to the exhibition has been a very busy time for the AnEx Committee as all is put in readiness for another excellent exhibition. Judy has secured all our wonderful sponsors, Ray has completed the catalogue and it’s at the printers. Bump-in Registers and signs are being prepared all in readiness for WEDNESDAY, 10th AUGUST. Thank you to all who entered their paintings and we have a grand total of 387 to be hung. A special  thank you to those who have volunteered to help on Bump-in day. We need your assistance to ensure it runs efficiently and the paintings can be hung ready for judging on Thursday. We would love to have some gentlemen to help with the hanging, lifting the paintings, climbing the ladder etc. REMEMBER:    8.30am – VOLUNTEERS to the Leagues Club Main Entrance. Volunteers’ entries to be processed before 10.00am when doors open for all entries. 10.00 to 12 noon – Bump-in.    Please ensure you have all your information on a label on the back of each painting and they are the correct size.  Thank you to those members who have promptly returned their raffle ticket money. You can hand it in any time over the exhibition as it will be drawn immediately we close on Sunday 21st.  OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 12th AUGUST 6.00pm. Make sure you mark your diary and join us for this wonderful evening of viewing the exhibition, enjoying drinks and supper with the mellow background music of Cody on the cello. Presentation of prizes will be at 7′.00pm. TICKETS $15 (for over 18s)     ...

ACRYLICS CLASS with KATHY KARAS:

            PLEASE NOTE KATHY HAS HAD TO POSTPONE THIS CLASS UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR.                                      KATHY  KARAS’S  ACRYLICS  CLASS                         Kathy is pleased to introduce a new 6 week acrylics term at the                                            KIAMA  ART  SOCIETY                            The Coach House Farmer Street, Kiama                                                   Total cost $180                   To book your place in the class please contact Kathy                                       kathykaras@bigpond.com                                              phone 0419633562...

2016 ANNUAL EXHIBITION:-

ALL ENTRIES FOR THE EXHIBITION NEED TO BE IN BY FRIDAY,15TH JULY. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM AND STATEMENT BY SUPPLIER FORM IF APPLICABLE.   AnEx16 Front Cover AnEx16 Inside Front Cover AnEx16Entrant’s Details AnEx16EntryDetails Statement by a supplier WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVING ALL YOUR ENTRIES TO ENSURE OUR EXHIBITION IS A GREAT...

EXHIBITION SPONSORS:-

Members of the Kiama Art Society would like to express our sincere appreciation to the businesses and groups below for their sponsorship of the exhibition and/or support throughout the year. We urge you to give them your support. Sponsors List 2016...

K.A.S. UPDATE

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE NOW OVERDUE . Thank you to all those members who have renewed their membership. If you do not renew by 30th June you will be taken off the membership list and lose your membership benefits. KAS MEMBERSHIP period is from 1st April -31st March of the next year. This means that MEMBERSHIP FEES WERE DUE ON 31st MARCH this year. Apart from fees being due, this is your chance to notify me of any changes, mainly of contacts, that you have made during the last 12 months eg. phone, mobile and email. Even postal addresses could have changed for some. Please email me (raymondteasdale@aapt.net.au) or mail me (P.O. Box 707, Kiama, 2533) Single Membership:  $35 Family Membership:  $50  (Two adults living at the same address) Children:  Free  (if students from Kinder to Yr 12 – please give their details) Payment Details: Cheque made out to Kiama Art Society and posted to ; The Treasurer KAS P.O. Box 707 Kiama 2533 2. Online Payment to- Westpac (Kiama): BSB: 032-689. A/C No 540-168. Please have your name and the code word FEES included on the Bank Statement if possible. Otherwise email me details of your deposit. Prompt payment  would be greatly appreciated so that memberships are out of the way before we start on Annual Exhibition preparations. Ray Teasdale...
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