Promoting and supporting artists in the Rangiora area

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.

RAS Annual General Meeting:

Our AGM is booked for the evening of 7 May, starting at 7:00pm. We have arranged to have a guest speaker, Yasmin Yussof, who is currently residing in the Waimakariri district but has spent time in a variety of other countries. Yasmin will speak about her life as a much travelled, professional artist. Supper will be provided by your committee.

Recent Show at Russley Retirement Village.

A number of us participated in this recent show organised by “Arts Canterbury”. Several members were represented on a group panel and some (who are members of Arts canterbury in their own right) displayed work on their own panels. A pleasing number of sales were made.

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.

Spring Exhibition coming up quickly

Members are reminded that entries for our annual exhibition are due on August 14. the entry form may be down loaded from this link.

It promises to be a great show again with exciting artist Lisa Jepson as our guest.

Coming up

Spring Show: We hope you are all preparing for the Spring Art Exhibition. To help you plan for this exhibition the entry forms and rules are attached to this newsletter. The committee is working away behind the scenes to ensure we have another successful show. The big stands have been repaired. Our wonderful team of Russell Hobbs and John Paul have repainted the stands so that they are ready for our Spring Show. Replacement advertising boards to go out on the streets have been purchased and will also be available in time for the Spring Show.
RAS Raffle: We plan to run a raffle again this year and ask that members be ready to donate items for the raffle prizes. In the past these baskets of goodies have proved popular and proceeds from raffle sales help pay our annual costs. This is a small way in which members can help the committee
Linelle Stacey’s tutorial ‘Painting with Acrylics’: Linelle advises us that artists will need to bring a 300 x 600 canvas painted black, several fine long brushes (Linelle will bring a few for those who don’t have any) and Linelle will supply the rest of the brushes needed and all the paint. Cost for paint will be $5 per person (this is an extra charge). The tutorial will be in the War Memorial Hall. Entry forms can be found in the newsletter.

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