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Keep up to date with the latest news from Kiama Art Society, including reviews of exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations, updates from classes and news from our members.

3rd October DEMONSTRATION – Marion Chapman

Marion Chapman: Marion Chapman is a UNSW Art & Design graduate and Sydney-based artist who specialises in watercolour and print-making. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the University of Sydney. These are her two passions: visual arts and linguistics. In 2016, Marion won the Watercolour Prize at St George Art Society and was a finalist in the Fleurieu Food & Wine Prize, Adelaide. Other recent prizes include Winner Printmaking Oyster Bay Art Festival, Best in Show Goulburn Show, 2-time winner Abstract Section Combined Art Societies of Sydney (CASS), Winner Works on Paper CASS, and the Irodori Watercolour Prize. Selected exhibitions include Hunters Hill Art Prize, the Fisher’s Ghost (watercolour), Wollongong Watercolour Prize, Camden Art Prize, St George Art Award (Hurstville Council) and The Australian Print Triennial. During her Master of Art, her tradigital print was selected to exhibit with the University of NSW in ‘Messages from the South: Contemporary Australian Prints’ at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Her work is held in various collections, including Tokyo’s Irodori collection, the Hurstville Heart Centre (a suite of 13 works) and St George Hospital (a suite of nine works in the rheumatology department). Her work is held by private investors across the world from Miami to London. Her work is also the cover art for the Australian poetry book “Between the Leaves”, Ed. K. Holmes, Perth: UWA Publishing. Residencies Marion has been awarded two artist residencies. In 2014, Artist residency, South Hill Yellow House, Goulburn and in 2016, Artist residency, Artestudio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy. This residency was followed by successfully exhibiting at the International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Art...

WORKSHOP 23rd NOVEMBER – Renee Kamaretsos

As a follow-up to her popular demonstration, Renee is conducting a 1 day workshop at the Coach House, using acrylic and impasto to create abstract lilies. All materials, including your canvas, included. Please open Renee’s Flyer below to get all the information for her workshop. Lilies Kiama workshop Cost : $145       Contact Helen Pain  0432 232...

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...

News Update:

Tuesday 22/8/17 – Open House at the Coach House cancelled. Farmer Street is being resurfaced and there will be limited access and no parking allowed for all this week. Wednesday 23/8/17    Bump-In Day Doors open at 10.00am at the Kiama Leagues Club. Please bring your paintings up the lift to the auditorium on the first floor to be registered . Check you have all your details on the back of each painting. The registration desks are in alphabetical order by surnames. Friday 25th August:   Opening Night 6.00pm. $15 for drink and supper. Prizes presented at 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Sunday 3rd September  1.00pm Exhibition closes. Bump-Out commences. All paintings must be checked off the register. Tuesday 5th September Demonstration   Jamie Cole will be demonstrating how he works in bold acrylic and mixed media to create large works. They will be based on tattoo designs. Demonstration begins 1.00pm. $10 for members       $15 for visitors  16th/17th September Workshop Ken Tucker  – Acrylic ‘Changing Landscape Perspectives’                                    Jamberoo Youth Hall                                                                         $170 members       $190  visitors. Only a few places left. Ring Helen Pain 0432 232 054 to secure a spot. 3rd October Demonstration:  Marion Chapman Watercolour flowers.    ...

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...

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39th Annual Exhibition

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. 39th ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION         SPONSORS    LIST:                                                                                                         Blooms the Chemist – Kiama       Kiama Cabs                     Raine & Horne Real Estate    Arthouse Direct – Nowra    Beau’s Property Service Framed by Us – Kiama      East’s Beach Holiday Park               Eva Illyes – Artist                 Greg Rodgers & Associates    Jamberoo Art Group   Ken Tucker – Two Gulls Gallery    Kiama Refrigeration & Air Conditioning                                Killmore & Sons Pty Ltd       Knickerboxers – Kiama                                                  Levers Art Supplies               Little Blowhole Art Bar  McGrath Real Estate        Mitchell’s Removalists & Storage KAS SUPPORTERS:  Bellevue Accommodation         Kiama Lions Club        Kiama Newspower & Officesmart                                ...

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                                 ...
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