MEMBER’S NEWS:

CONGRATULATIONS to HELEN PAIN on her coming exhibition at the BUNGENDORE FINE ART GALLERY. Opening Saturday 1st April, 2017. Helen has a current exhibition in ‘Speak’N Easy ‘ cafe in Collins Street.   KATHY KARAS’S CLASSES EXHIBITION in the OLD FIRE STATION: Try and visit the wonderful exhibition of Kathy’s students work before it closes on Wednesday afternoon. Kathy has a full class of enthusiastic KAS students at the Coach House each Thursday who appreciate all the thorough preparation Kathy does for each lesson and the encouragement she gives to each of us. TRACEY MILLAR’S Macro Flowers Workshop held Saturday 25/2/07. What a wonderful day was had by all and look at the results! Most still need the final touches added but I think you will agree the results are fantastic. Thank you Tracey for a great...

TREASURER’S REPORT:

TREASURER’S REPORT. MARCH, 2017 Dear Members Just a note to remind you that your membership of KAS ends on 31st March and the new membership begins on 1st April. Payments would be appreciated by 30th April. MEMBERSHIP FEES are $35 for individuals and $50 for a couple living at the same address. Children attending school up to Year 12 are free if you wish to join them up. You can start paying membership now eg at Tuesday’s demonstration, either by CASH, or by CHEQUE made out to KIAMA ART SOCIETY. You may pay ONLINE with BSB: 032689; Account No 540 168. Please have your name and the code word FEES included on the statement if possible, or send me an email notifying me of your payment. If mailing membership please send it to the POSTAL ADDRESS,                The Treasurer, PO Box 707, Kiama, 2533. Please DO NOT address any mail to the Coach House street address, or leave mail in the letter box at the Coach House.  Please advise me, either by mail or email if any of your details have changed recently. (Surname, phone contact numbers, address, email.) Regards RAY TEASDALE TREASURER 0416 275 855       (...

Kathy Karas’s Acrylic Class:

Kathy Karas’s Acrylic Class will begin on Thursday at the Coach House.  The 6 week term will cover texture, colour mixing, composition and lots of tips and idea Subjects covered will be florals, sand and sea and people painted in a contemporary way . For more information contact Kathy  –    mob 0419 633 562...

Old Fire Station Exhibition: 9th February

9th FEBRUARY – OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITION What a busy few months Heather has had with successful exhibitions at the Fire Station for both K.A.S. and J.A.G.  Our thanks to Heather for all her work in promoting members art and facilitating the opportunity for them to sell their work. Go to ‘Exhibitions’ on this site to download the forms required to become an...

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...

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’...
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