MARCH 30 & APRIL 6 Watercolour -wet in wet JUNE 8 Mixed Media - Printing JULY 13 Watercolour AUGUST 10 & 11 Abstract AUGUST 31 Pastel with Ink SEPTEMBER 14 Drawing NOVEMBER 2 Composition, Tone, Form, Edge
To celebrate our beautifully redecorated gallery we held an afternoon tea on Sunday, July 7. We presented Sally Connell with Life Membership. It was well deserved as Sally has contributed much to the society over many years. She has held the job of Treasurer for 7 years and before that had been president and held other committee positions. Photos show Sally's presentation and photos of some of the people who came along.
Maxine Wade gave artists an excellent watercolour workshop about landscapes. She demonstrated her art then allowed artists to try their own painting using her techniques. All participants agreed that they learnt many new skills and had a most enjoyable day. The photos show Maxine during a demonstration and participants.
We have finally been able to move back into our gallery. The renovations are complete and look amazing. The walls and woodwork have all been painted uniformly and the floor has been stained and varnished. Previously the woodwork and walls were painted in 3 different colours and the floor was carpeted in very old carpet. We hung 55 paintings today and are very impressed with the way our gallery now looks. Some work still needs to be done, but within a couple of weeks all will be set up and ready. Below are images from today. The artist who is the winner of the Hanging Committee Award is Wendy Webster, with 2 of her paintings that scored equal first. Congratulations, Wendy!