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Spring into Spring show a great success

People’s Choice Award winner  ‘Evening Reflections – Lake Coleridge’ by Karin Werner

What a show that was! Our annual exhibition of members’ works was a celebration of talent, reflecting the joy of spring. Many thanks to all who helped us, it was also a celebration of teamwork and generosity as members gave goods, time and physical effort to help us put the show on. It is the nature of our society that we run thanks to our volunteers, there were many and some braved bitter weather in their effort to help our exhibition run well. We congratulate the winners of the categories. This year we received sponsorship for prizes from both Gordon Harris who selected one work and from The Drawing Room who gave us vouchers to celebrate success in the main categories. A big thank you to both Gordon Harris and the The Drawing Room for their generosity. The RAS decided to provide some prizes as well as the certificates so that all successful artists were rewarded. In addition to their certificates the successful artists receiving a Merit award were also given a voucher and the Highly Commended artists received wine.

Rangiora Art Society winners for 2019:

Russell Andrews’ Memorial Cup  ‘Hesitate’ by Paul Smith – Acrylic

Gordon Harris Award  ‘Jack the Joker’ by Trish Woods – Acrylic

People’s Choice Award   ‘Evening Reflections Lake Coleridge’ by Karin Werner  – Oil

Watercolour & Pen & Wash Merit ‘Notre Dame, Paris’ by Quilliam Collister

Watercolour & Pen & Wash Highly Commended ‘The River Wanders’ by Carol Moffat

Acrylic & Ink Merit ‘Bunch of Flowers’ by Sharon Soderberg

Acrylic & Ink Highly Commended ‘Time Passes’ by Joanne McDougall

Oil Merit ‘Evening Reflections – Lake Coleridge’ by Karin Werner

Oil Highly Commended  ‘The Albatrosses’ by Jenny Baker

Drawing – Pen, Pencil, Pastel Merit ‘Becoming Transluscent’ by Mandy Palmer

Drawing – Pen, Pencil, Pastel Highly Commended ‘Winter Roses’ by Viv Knowles

Mixed Media Merit  ‘Divided Loyalties’ by Russell Campbell

Mixed Media Highly Commended ‘Beautiful Roses’ by Ann Filshie Workshop/Tutorial Merit  ‘Architecture -Over there’ by Robyn Cassidy

Workshop/Tutorial Highly Commended ‘Linelle Stacey workshop – Landscape’ by Jan Campbell

30-Day Challenge Merit          by Antonia Rankin

30-Day Challenge Highly Commended by Chris Heaphy

Important Dates

RAS Calendar of Events: Please keep these dates in mind:
August 6 – 13,20, 27 Tuesday sessions at the Gospel Hall.
August 6 – Entries close for the RAS Spring into Spring Show.
August 6 – 30-Day Folders to be handed over to Jan Campbell our Treasurer with the entry form.
August 20 – Raffle sales table outside Rangiora New World supermarket 9:00 to 3:00pm.
August 21 – Receiving work entered in the show, at the Rangiora Bowling Club 7-8pm.
August 22 – Receiving works entered in the show, 8:30-10 am at the Rangiora Bowling Club.
August 23 – All raffle ticket butts, sales money and unsold tickets to be returned to RAS committee.
August 23, 24, 25, 2019 – ‘Spring into Spring’, RAS annual exhibition at the Rangiora Bowling Club.

Coming up

RAS Calendar of Events: Please keep these dates in mind:

June 4, 11, 18, 25 – Tuesday sessions at the Gospel Hall.
June 11, 2019 – Quilliam Collister: Watercolour tutorial (now fully booked)
July 16, 2019 – Gordon Harris workshop: Peter Smith with Evan Woodruffe
August 23-25, 2019 – ‘Spring into Spring’, RAS annual exhibition at the Rangiora Bowling Club.

Upcoming Events

Please keep these dates in mind:

March 5, 2019 –  Linelle Stacey Acrylic tutorial.

March 5, 2019  – Plein Air group meets at the Mike Kean walkway 9:00am – 12 noon.

March 5, 12, 19, 26  – Tuesday sessions at the Gospel Hall.

March 31,  –  Membership subscriptions due (discount if paid by this date).

Please note that to be eligible for exhibition in the 2019 RAS Spring Show members must have paid their subscription by March 31st, 2019.

April 9 –  Entries due for Lyn Peckover’s Pastels workshop.

April 16, –  Lyn Peckover Pastels tutorial. Please note this is a Tuesday.

May 1-30, –  RAS 30-Day Challenge.

May 7, –  RAS Annual General Meeting.

August 23-25, –  ‘Spring into Spring’, RAS annual exhibition at the Rangiora Bowling Club.

Coming Up

RAS Calendar of Events: Please keep these dates in mind:


January 31, 2019 New members subscription due if they wish to exhibit in the RAS Spring show.

February 19, 2019  Linelle Stacey workshop entries due.

March 5, 2019  Linelle Stacey Acrylic tutorial.

March 31, 2019 2019 Membership subscriptions due (discount if paid by this date). 

Please note that to be eligible for exhibition in the 2019 RAS Spring Show members must have paid their subscription by March 31st, 2019. 

August 23-25, 2019 ‘Spring into Spring’, RAS annual exhibition at the Rangiora Bowling Club. 

January 2019

Happy New Year and welcome back to the Rangiora Art Society’s new year. The RAS Christmas lunch was a resounding success and finished the RAS year very pleasantly. We hope the festive season has been a happy and restful time for you all. With a fresh start and new ideas, we look forward to seeing your art works this year. We restart our Tuesday sessions from 9:00 and to 3:00 pm on Tuesday 15 January and look forward to seeing many of you there.

2019 Calendar

Cameo Fine Arts are stockists of our remaining Calendars

– Awesome Christmas presents idea for that Art lover in your life just $15 each Great Value for Great Art 
Cameo Fine Arts 10 Cone Street Rangiora

Ryman Cash and Carry Exhibition

The exhibition at Charles Upham in Rangiora is confirmed for the weekend of 30 November (opening night), 1-2 December (open for show). This is organized by RAS and includes other local art groups under the umbrella of North Canterbury Arts Collective. Ryman are generous in covering costs. This will be a Cash and Carry exhibition with 10% sales going to the charity chosen by Ryman. We need photos of pictures that will be entered in this show so that Ryman can choose one they want to use for their advertising of the event. Please send your photographs via the website but please note, these must be of pictures you will enter in the Ryman exhibition this year. Works may be new or previously exhibited. The entry form attached can be downloaded by clicking here.

Spring Exhibition follow up

Another successful RAS Spring Show has been achieved with plenty of colour to feast our eyes on. Lisa Jepson’s works helped set the scene with visitors enjoying the full experience, taking time to appreciate the art on display. Our thanks go to the judges, Jackie Watson and Brent Firken who carefully considered the works.
We congratulate the following members who were successful:
Russell Andrews Memorial Cup: Oliver Ryan for his oil painting ‘Paradise’.
Gordon Harris Award: Chris Heaphy for her acrylic painting ‘Oystercatchers’.
Merit awards went to Oliver Ryan for ‘Paradise’ (oil); Paul Smith for ‘Flash point’ (acrylic), Karin Werner for ‘From West to East’ (water colour); Jill Johnson for ‘Poppies’ (mixed media); Mandy Palmer for ‘Delicate Strength’ (pencil); Ngaire Hunt for ‘In the Garden’ (workshop/tutorial); Rosie Pack for her 30-Day Challenge folder.
Highly Commended awards went to Ruth Reid for ‘Braided River’ (oil); Victoria Bennett for ‘Feathers’(acrylic); Rosie Pack for ‘Warsash Pickers’ (mixed media); Jan Clark for ‘Leucadendron’ (pencil); Quilliam Collister for ‘Café scene, Nuremberg, Germany’ (water colour); Jan Campbell for ‘Bright Gems’ (workshop/tutorial); Sheryl Price-Hall for her 30-Day Challenge folder.

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