Sunday, May, 28th saw 10 attendees at a pastel workshop given by Lynda Robinson. Lynda is a talented local artist and a life member of our society. She is very well know and her works are snapped up at art shows. Some of her beautiful works are able to be viewed on this website.
Everyone really enjoyed the day and learnt much. Some people had worked with pastel before and some were new to the medium.
All had a go at painting the same topic, which Lynda progressively demonstrated. After lunch people then tried their own work.
Pictured are artists and their work on the demonstrated painting, with some finished and others part way through.
Our society undertook painting in the Dementia Wing of Karingal, Seymour's aged care residence. We were asked to paint a scene on a wall to seem as if the viewer was looking through a window. Karingal's team of volunteers sold raffles to raise money to buy paint and supplies. Our president, Valma worked hard organising purchase and mixing of paint, artists to help and she then painted a small depiction of a scene to be reproduced. Many hours were spent working on the mural and the work provided entertainment for the residents and staff. The finished result is very pleasing to the eye. We have been asked to come back and paint another wall and many a staff member passed the remark that there were lots of walls that could be painted with a mural.
Sunday, 4th December we had the presentation of our Annual Awards and combined it with the opening of our new exhibition. We had open house from 2 until 4 pm, which included the awards presented by our president, Valma Crerar, Christmas Carols sung by the Avenel Singers, followed by afternoon tea.
A special presentation was made to Wendy Webster. She was given Life Membership for the wonderful work she has done for the society, She has contributed in many ways for many years and was the founder of our successful Art Beyond the Divide. Congratulations Wendy!
Congratulations to the Award winners for 2016:
ARTIST OF THE YEAR- Pauline Taylor HANGING COMMITTEE AWARD - Alan Brown MONTHLY MEDAL AWARD - Sally Connell PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - Ann Voogt
We enjoyed a lovely afternoon and feel pleased with our latest works that are on display. In the main gallery we have a large exhibition, including a wide variety of styles and topics, presented in different media. This exhibition will be in show for three months. The smaller Charles August Gallery is showing our Small Treasures exhibition. In there you will find works proced under $100, which make great Christmas gifts.