Coming Up

TUTORIALS: The next tutorials are on Tuesday 14 June and Saturday 18 June with Galina Kim. These are at the Gospel Hall and run from 10.00am until 3.00pm. She is doing Acrylics using the palette knife. There are just two places left on each of those days, so if you wish to attend and are holding off, you will need to contact Viv Knowles, phone 310 8335 a.s.a.p. The cost is $30 and there are no refunds. For the workshop you need a 30cm x 30cm (12”x12”) or similar canvas, your own acrylic paints, and a medium palette knife. Galina will supply the medium, which is included in the fee. You are also welcome to take along your own recent work if you would like to discuss it with her.

ART ON THE QUAY: If you haven’t as yet visited the Gallery at the Kaiapoi Library, now is your chance to do so and to view an exhibition by two of our own members – Carole Moffat and Ruby Whitty. The exhibition runs for the month of June and I’m sure will be really worth viewing. Carole’s main medium is water colour and Ruby’s is acrylic.

ART GALLERY DAY TRIP: A number of you have put your name down for our subsidisied bus trip. We have decided to visit the Ashburton Society of Arts annual exhibition on the 7th of July and if time allows the Darfield and Oxford galleries on our way home. The price will be $30 per person but we will need a minimum of 15 people for this to be viable. Quilliam will be organizing this trip so please comfirm your intention. Unless we have 15 people paid up by Tuesday June 28 we will not be able to go ahead. Money will only be refunded in the event of our cancelling the trip. Cheques made out to Rangiora Art Society or cash to Quilliam. Ph 3138465

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    Annual General Meeting

    Our AGM will be at 7pm on Tuesday 10 May at the Gospel Hall. All nominations need to be in writing before the meeting. At the end of this newsletter you will find the nomination form. As you can see the role of Treasurer is vacant. Tracy Parker has agreed to take on this very important position, but it needs to be ratified at our meeting. All our other members are willing to complete another term if that is your wish, but we will need one more committee member to make up our full complement. Your present committee is Ngaire Hunt, Lyn Peckover, Quilliam Collister, Bob Cusdin, Viv Knowles, Pip Dobson, and Sylvia Potter. Our Guest Speaker this year will be our Patron, Mark Lander, who is always a joy to listen to.

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      Outdoor Painting Days

      The group at Ashley Gorge

      The group at Ashley Gorge

      Carolyn Abernethy and Lynette Rate have been pioneering an outdoor painting group on the first Tuesday of the month. Last week several of us joined them for a great day up at Ashley Gorge and came home feeling well pleased with our day’s efforts. It was great just to be out there in nature, breathing in good doses of fresh air and committing to paper the scene before us on an immediate basis.
      The next outdoor painting day is Tuesday 5 April. Why not join them at Amberley Beach? Give Carolyn (03 132 8524) or Lynette (03 424 4665) a phone call to check out meeting place etc, pack your lunch and your Art equipment and you’ll be amazed at what you can produce.

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        First painting day for 2016

        We’re off to another year of painting starting on Tuesday, 2 February in the Gospel Hall. Folk generally arrive around 9.30am and you are free to stay until 3.00pm. We give out the notices at 10.00am so it is best to have arrived by then! Please also remember your weekly $2.00 offering as this pays for the Hall hire. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also on tap. We look forward to catching up with you all again.

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          Christmas party winds up our 2015 year

          An excellent lunch in great company was held at Pukeko Junction again this year. It was great to see so many members attending. here are a couple of pictures of the event.

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            Gordon Harris Demonstration Evening

            Our final demonstration for the year is on Tuesday 10 November, 5.30pm to 7.30 pm at the Gospel Hall. Our sponsor, Gordon Harris Art Supplies, is conducting this. We have also invited members from the Kaiapoi and Waikuku groups to join us for this.

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              Christmas Luncheon and Break-Up

              We are having this at Pukeko Junction on Tuesday 8 December at 12 noon. The cost will be $20 to financial members and $35 to those who are not paid up members. Your committee is subsidising the meal and providing one free drink for each person. There will also be a number of very good lucky prizes as usual.
              The menu is suited to those of you who are gluten free as well as vegetarian, etc. There is a choice of four mains, three desserts and tea/coffee is included.
              If you would like to attend we will need to have your payment no later than Tuesday 1 December. No refunds will be able to be given.

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                2015 Spring Exhibition – “the best yet”

                What a grand Exhibition we have had. The standard of art keeps getting better every year and consequently the numbers we have through, the raffle sales and the art sales all reflect this. It was great to have some expensive sales this year, too. Min Kim’s work was a joy and then Dennis Curran’s life cycle of the butterfly, Paul Smith’s abstracts and Karin Werner’s works also commanded high prices and people bought. About 25% of our paintings went this year – congratulations everyone. It does give you a real boost when you sell, but whether you sold or not all are winners for you have put yourself out there before the public.
                Min Kim was our judge and she thoroughly enjoyed this exercise. She was a meticulous judge and really looked carefully at everybody’s works right across the main section, the small paintings and the workshops. And it was great to see that she was able to give awards across all the sections.
                Peter Smith came out from Gordon Harris and judged the work for the award they now give us, and he, too, really gave thought and time to all the paintings before making his decision.

                Lorraine Rooney with her painting "The Gorge" whick won the Gordon Harris prize

                Lorraine Rooney with her painting “The Gorge” which won the Gordon Harris award

                WINNERS

                Russell Andrew Cup: Sue Ferguson

                Gordon Harris Award: ($250 voucher) Lorraine Rooney

                Peoples Choice: Ann Filshie

                Merit Awards: Victoria Bennett, Dennis Curran, Diana Gillanders, Viv Knowles, Karin Werner

                Highly Commended: Quilliam Collister, Ann Filshie, Jill Johnson, Carol Moffatt, Peter Mallinson, Ann Sherlock

                 

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                  SPRING EXHIBITION

                  outlook final

                  The dates for our exhibition are Friday 4th September to Sunday 6th September.
                  The entry forms for the exhibition are available from the newsletters page and are attached to the July Newsletter. Remember that your committee cannot manage all the tasks involved and your help with raffle selling and on the door at the show will be appreciated. Please help us make this years show the very best we can! This year our Guest Artist is Min Kim. She is looking forward to this opportunity to showcase her work in Rangiora very much. It would be great to have huge numbers come to see and buy our work, so please spread the word everywhere you can over the next couple of months. The day you will need to get your works to us for hanging and judging is Thursday, 3rd September.

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                    RANGIORA CREATIVE ARTS EXHIBITION (Prosser Quirke)

                    This year the exhibition will be held on the weekend of 17 – 19 April with the opening at 7.30pm on the Thursday evening, 16 April. The venue will be the Borough School Hall in King Street, which allows us much more space; therefore, members will be allowed to enter up to five works. A lot of work is put into the organisation of this show and we would really appreciate your support with entries, by word of mouth advertising, your attendance and your help with setup/cleanup and manning the desk.

                    This year we are proud to have Susan Ferguson as guest artist and she will be showing a number of her inspiring works on canvas. Here are a couple of the paintings she will be exhibiting.

                    Susan-Ferguson-landscape-1 Susan-Ferguson-portrait

                    It would be great if as many members as possible could come to the opening at 7.30pm on Thursday April 16.  The committee is trying to make this a gala event and your support would be greatly appreciated.

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