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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.

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                                 ...

KAS Update :

  Tuesday 27th June:    OPEN DAY at the COACH HOUSE from 9.30am Come along if you wish to use the printing press or just have a relaxed day painting. Tuesday 4th July:      DEMONSTRATION Please note change of artist doing the demonstration. Unfortunately Holly Eva Gay had to cancel and we are very grateful to FAITH CUNNINGHAM  who has agreed, at short notice, to come and be our demonstrator.  Faith is a well-known Illawarra based artist with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. After completing her Advanced Diploma  Faith began painting landscapes and interior art works. Many of these works were exhibited in galleries around the Illawarra.  After many years using oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel paints, Faith discovered the exciting possibilities of mixed media. She now has a passion for exploring experimental techniques in both composition, layering, texture and imagery to create dynamic and unique works of art. The freedom of fluid acrylics, collage, stenciling and stamping gives her the freedom to play with unlimited possibilities. Faith has exhibited and hung in the Wollongong City Gallery, Project Contemporary Artspace, Juanits Gallery in Austinmer. She has also been selected and hung in the Fishers Ghost Festival, Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival, Waverly Art Prize to name a few. Faith has run many successful art workshops and specializes in teaching adult beginners. ‘I love sharing my experience with my students, motivating and encouraging them to explore and develop their own creativity and watch them begin the exciting journey into the world of art proctice.’ In her demonstration session Faith will demonstrate how to produce quick and easy cloudy skies,...

39th Annual Exhibition /Membership Cards

Preparations are well on the way for our next exhibition at the Kiama Leagues Club. 26th AUGUST to 3rd SEPTEMBER Opening night 6.00pm Friday 25th August. PLEASE DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY FORM BELOW Entry Form 2017 Front Cover Entry Form 2017 inside Front Cover Entry Form 2017 Entrant’s Details Entry Form 2017 Entry Details MEMBERSHIP CARDS: Hello Everyone, During the last few days, you should have received an email allowing you to print your own Kiama Art Society Membership Card IF YOU HAVE PAID YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2017/18 YEAR. If you are having difficulty opening the attachment and/or printing it off, please email me at raymondteasdale@aapt.net.au If you did not receive that email, YOU PROBABLY WEREN’T SENT ONE BECAUSE MY RECORDS SHOW YOU HAVE NOT RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP. If you think I have overlooked your membership payment, please ring me [0416 275 855] or email me as above with your payment details, eg when and how paid. As per KAS’s Constitution, UNFINANCIAL MEMBERS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE MEMBERSHIP LIST AFTER 30TH JUNE. This would mean paying non-member rates at demos, workshops and our Annual Exhibition. Quite a difference. So I hope to hear from you soon. Ray Teasdale Treasurer, Kiama Art Society    ...

Dates for your Diary:

Demonstrations: 6th June – Renee Kamaretsos Having lived in France and Greece for several years and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Renee acquires inspiration from her ever changing surroundings to create beautiful contemporary art. Now back home in Australia, Renee has formalised her studies by completing a four year Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. Renee has a great energy and enthusiasm for painting in a variety of different genres and mediums. The freedom of watercolour, the unlimited expanse in landscape and the curves of the human figure are all fundamental elements in the creation of her desirable artworks. Looking to the natural beauty of her surrounding worlds, Renee captures the mood, harmony and rich palette of colours that effortlessly present themselves. Renee will demonstrate how to paint these texture lillies. This process involves the use of acrylic paint applied as you would a water colour background then texture paste applied with a palette knife to form the flowers, with highlights added to finish. 4th July Holly Eva Gay 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.”     Open House at the Coach House – 27th June: A most productive day was had by all who came to our first open day. Kerry Suttonberg’s printing group were most enthusiastic. Thank you Kerry for coming to this open day. 27th June will...
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