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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.

November -December Update

Another year has moved along with members of Kiama Art Society participating and enjoying the varied activities offered by KAS;  Demonstrations, Workshops, Classes and Exhibitions. Congratulations to all our artists who received awards. This is a wonderful reflection of the talent within our society. Thank you to all who have contributed time in many ways; helping at the exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops. With only seven committee members, involvement of any kind is appreciated. A suggestion to hold an evening demonstration is in the pipeline and feedback via an email from those interested would be welcome. I would like to acknowledge the work done by our treasurer Ray Teasdale, Doreen Teasdale with our newsletter/website, Heather Netherclift with the Fire Station exhibitions and Art in the Park,  Helen Pain with organisation of the workshops, Robyn McMillan our Secretary who has worn many hats over the last 12 months and Karen Wright for becoming our camera operator and helping out wherever she is needed. Please support your committee by attending the AGM in February. Sadly ,Ruth Gill,  a respected and a talented, gentle lady and long time member passed away last month. Do not forget to contact Heather  if you wish to exhibit at the Fire Station Exhibition starting Thurs. 30th November. We look forward to catching up at our last event for the year, the Christmas Gathering at the Leagues club on TUESDAY the 12th December 12.00pm. Wishing all a safe and festive season. Judy White (President) CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER Bookings must be made by 1st December…Do it TODAY! Please place the date in your diary and come and...

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER:

TO OPEN THIS NEWSLETTER FULLY PLEASE CLICK ON THE BLUE PROMPT – Read this Online  AT THE END .  WORKSHOP 23rd NOVEMBER – RENEE KAMARETSOS Renee is conducting this 1-day workshop at the Coach House using acrylic and impasto to create abstract lilies. This is more than our usual charge for a one-day workshop but Renee is going to provide everything needed for the workshop.  All brushes, knives, etc A premium stretched canvas ( 30 cm x 60 cm) All paints – Matisse high-pigment colours Chromacryl impasto medium Art Spectrum Gloss varnish for finishing D-rings and cord, so your work will be ready to hang.  PLEASE CONTACT HELEN ASAP TO JOIN THIS WORKSHOP. Cost : $145       Contact Helen Pain  0432 232 054 OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITION – 30th NOVEMBER To become an exhibitor at this exhibition please contact Heather to arrange when you can sit at the exhibition.   ph 42 322 692   mob 0438 322 692 Entry is free but you must download the entry form below. Old Fire Station Registration Form CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – TUESDAY 12th DECEMBER Please place the date in your diary and come and join us for a 2-course luncheon at the Kiama Leagues Club, 12.00pm. COST: $30 You may pay online – BSB: 032689; Account number: 540168 Please use the codeword – XMAS and put your NAME. or MAIL payment to:  The Treasurer Kiama Art Society PO Box 707 Kiama  2533 We welcome these new members to KAS  and look forward to meeting them at our activities. Susan Alexander…Kiama       Linda Quimby…Warilla Rebecca Adlington…Kiama   Gilian Clapham…Berry Anne French…Kiama               Margaret...

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...

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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