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...

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....

2nd-3rd November WORKSHOP – Peter Griffen

This 2 day workshop will be held at Jamberoo Youth Hall, just behind the IGA store in Jamberoo. If you haven’t secured your place yet give Helen a ring on 0432 232 054. COST: $160 members    $180 non-members   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. 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.        Toggle panel:...

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.  ...

KAS ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2016:

What a wonderful exhibition. Congratulations to all! Scroll down and enjoy some of the award winners. OVERALL WINNERS: 1st Place Overall – Robert Robertson ‘There’s Always a Catch’                     2nd Place Overall – Salwa Woodroffe      ‘Bone Yard Beach, Minnamurra’                3rd Prize Overall –     Elspeth McCombe ‘Townscape 5′                 ROBERT EAST MEMORIAL AWARD Helen Bromwich      ‘Snow Gum’                 KIAMA DISTRICT BUSINESS CHAMBER AWARD:    Robyn Drake    ‘The Iconic’    SECTION A:  Traditional Landscape, Seascape or Urbanscape. 1st Prize – Hiren Patel     ‘Winter Morning’ 2nd Place – Colin Harwood     ‘Kiama Coast 2’ KAS  Award – Evelyne Smith    ‘Fitzroy Island’ Highly Commended – Vicky Armstrong    ‘Rocca del Cerruglio – Montecarlo Commended – David Lake    ‘Out from Bylong’       SECTION B:  Contemporary /Abstract   1st – Prize Helga Kelly    ‘Bush’ 2nd Prize – Pam Edwards   ‘Riverbank’ KAS Award – Peter Nolan    ‘Resurrection’ Highly Commended – Doreen Shaw   ‘Sunset on the Ranges’ Commended – Ken Taber    ‘Red Abstract’          SECTION C: Illawarra  Region       1st Prize – Sylvia Hawthorne   ‘Fitzroy Falls’ 2nd Prize – Vivian Tanner       ‘Hidden Depths’ KAS Award – Mary-Jane Burke  ‘Mt Keira from Puckey’s Reserve’ Commended – Jeanette Prout     ‘Jervis Bay’              SECTION D:   Still Life 1stPrize – Joanne Davis    ‘My Collective No 2’...

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...

DEMONSTRATION TUESDAY 5th JULY:

KEVIN GILLIS – PRINTING: Make sure you have left tomorrow afternoon free to come to the Coach House and learn the reduction process in printing. Kevin uses wood blocks but the same process applies to lino cuts etc. The demonstration will encompass setting out and carving the block for the reduction process, also how to work the block ink to achieve the best outcome.  Finally he will demonstrate the last printing stage to bring the image to life.     Please be seated by 12.45pm and stay at the conclusion for afternoon tea. MEMBERS: $10       NON MEMBERS:  $15 WATCH OUT FOR THE JULY NEWS UPDATE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXHIBITION LATER THIS...

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

PLEASE CHECK  ‘WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS’  ON THE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF THE FOLLOWING UPCOMING EVENTS. 25th – 26th JUNE:            COLLAGRAPH WORKSHOP                                                   with Madeleine Szymanski  5th JULY:                            PRINTING DEMONSTRATION                                                  with Kevin Gillis.  2nd  AUGUST:                   DEMONSTRATION – Waves in Oils                                                   with Salwa Woodroffe. 3rd SEPTEMBER:             WORKSHOP – Watercolour on Yupo                                                    with Eva Illyes. 2nd-3rd  NOVEMBER:     WORKSHOP –  Abstract                                                    with Peter Griffen. 2nd NOVEMBER:               EVENING DEMONSTRATION  Abstract                                                    with Peter Griffen. OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITIONS DATES: Please note the Fire Station now...

7th JUNE Demonstration with BECKY GUGGISBERG

COME ALONG TOMORROW TO THE COACH HOUSE AND SEE HOW BECKY CREATES HER WONDERFUL WORKS. ALL WELCOME TO STAY FOR AFTERNOON TEA AND A CHAT. $10 members and $15 for non-members. Becky says: “I want to catch the joy with hues that sing to you. I want to see the figure as close to nude as possible as normal as possible being with one another in a familiar environment. I work in many layers and generally in oil paints – they are deliciously true to their colours and abilities but I am delving into somewhat unfamiliar territory by working with acrylic paints appreciating that they have a special something too. During the demonstration I will be showing my layered approach – working from a canvas that already has a starting point. I will show my style of depicting the figure and how it becomes part of the coastal story. It will be a lively, colourful and joyful demonstration with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and engage with the work.’ Becky Guggisberg is a Kiama based artist, mother of 4 & registered nurse working in the emergency department at Shellharbour Hospital. This year she resigned from her permanent nursing position to paint full...
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