NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 22ND JULY 2020 AT 7.00PM
FENCIBLE LOUNGE, UXBRIDGE RD, HOWICK (NEXT TO THE HOWICK LIBRARY).
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 22nd July in the Fencible Lounge with Peter Hall giving a talk about his techniques and his new book. If you would like to learn more about Peter, please visit his website at www.petejhall.com.
Please continue to observe the guidelines around Alert Level 1 by staying at home if you are sick or unwell. Also wash and dry your hands, cough into your elbow, and don’t touch your face.
The Midwinter Exhibition is mere hours away. Our prize giving and VIP night will be at 7pm this Wednesday, 15th July in the Fencible Lounge. Please bring along a plate of nibbles to share. For all those exhibiting, please drop off your paintings to the Fencible Lounge (not the Cottage) between 9:30am and 10:30am on Wednesday morning. All paintings to be framed or mounted for sale, hanging cords securely attached (using D rings not screw in eyes, or staples), all to an acceptable standard.
Swing tags are to include title, artist’s name, medium, category and price, to be suspended on a cord
300 mm long.
Thank you, once again to the committee and other volunteers who have worked very
hard to bring this event to pass. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been up to!
Elise De Silva
The number of visitors is definitely down since re-opening the Gallery but otherwise, all is well. There is a lovely exhibition for all to view and of course the Solo Room looks great with all of Pat Nielsen’s paintings and Niels’s lovely wooden tables.
Our next changeover day is Sunday, 26th July. The theme for the Solo Room in AUGUST is going to be PAINTINGS DONE UNDER LOCKDOWN and PLEIN AIR PAINTINGS. Please drop off your artworks anytime over that weekend.
Keep the paintings coming.
GALLERY RULES (FOR ALL TOO READ)
ORIGINALITY – (New Zealand copyright law and excerpts taken from Landscape Painting Inside and Out by Kevin Macpherson)
Many artists are not aware that painting from a photograph taken by someone else is copyright infringement. The same goes for painting from another artist’s painting. Photos or paintings by others may inspire you to see a subject a different way, but please do not copy them. To do so is illegal. Copying a painting can help you grow as an artist, but the results should never leave your studio. If working from someone else’s photograph the painting must be so changed that it is unrecognisable as a copy. Copying paintings of the Old Masters is allowed as copyright falls away after they have been dead for 50 years but the original artist must be acknowledged on the artwork.
When putting your signature to a painting, it means that you are the sole artist. No work that has been worked on by a tutor should be entered in a competition or sold. No work that has been done at a workshop from the demonstrator’s photo, or that the demonstrator has worked on, should be put up for sale.
For your own work, find and research your own subjects, including taking your own photos. Make it your view, your idea. Herman Melville said: ‘It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation’.
FRAMED PAINTINGS AND PAINTINGS ON STRETCHED CANVAS – Are to be written up in the Painting Register at a cost of $2. Paintings are hung for one month but can be hung again after a waiting period of at least 4 months.
PRICE – All works including miniatures and unframed items must be for sale and 20% commission added on.
FRAMING – Artwork must be soundly framed with the correct rings and cords attached ready for hanging. The correct picture framers tape must be used. No badly damaged frames will be accepted.
LABELLING – Put your name, title, medium, and price on a card (swing tag) affixed to the back of each painting.
UNFRAMED WORKS – All unframed Watercolours must be mounted and covered in plastic or cellophane. All these works must have stickers on top of the plastic, stating title, name, medium and price. These paintings must be entered into the Miniatures/Unframed register (no cost) and they can stay in the gallery for a period of 6 months.
MINIATURES – These works should be no higher than 7”. A card stating title, name, medium and price must be affixed to the back. These paintings must be entered into the Miniatures/Unframed register and can stay in the gallery for a period of 6 months. There is no cost in hanging miniatures in the gallery.
Janice Skinner – Ph 535 9190 (021 023 68667)
CRAFTS FOR THE GALLERY
We are able to display ceramics, glass, pottery, woodwork and sculptures. Any of our working members who are involved in the above arts please bring your creations to the next changeover. The cost to display for the month is $2 per item and 20% commission must be included in your pricing.