NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST 2021 AT 7.00PM
FENCIBLE LOUNGE, UXBRIDGE RD, HOWICK (NEXT TO THE HOWICK LIBRARY).
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, 25th August in the Fencible Lounge with yours truly demonstrating the art of book making. There’s been a lot of interest by members of how I make my books so thought I’d share the love. Bookmaking artisans are popping up all over the globe and there are some amazingly creative people out there producing truly unique items.
Our next exhibition will be at Bruce McLaren on Chapel Rd. This will begin with an opening cocktail evening on Friday, 1st October and finishing on Sunday afternoon. All exhibiting artists are to bring their own display easel. There are a few spare easels, so if you don’t have an easel, but would like to exhibit, please let me know. Also, there will be a duty roster so if you want to exhibit, you will need to do a duty. There is no registration fee needed. 10% of sales goes to Bruce McLaren for their designated charity.
Bruce McLaren also suggested that someone from the group might like to donate a painting which could be auctioned off and proceeds going to charity. Please let me know if you would like to donate a painting.
Elise De Silva
Our current 2021 committee members are:
President – Elise De Silva
Vice President – Merv Appleton
Secretary – Carina Sim-Smith
Treasurer – Ken Tanner
Amanda Gleason – Membership
Jennie Henry -Art Programme
Janice Skinner – Gallery & Library
Off committee members are:
Wendy Oey – Website & Library
The cottage is in bad need of a really good clean and I will be holding a Working Bee as soon as the
weather is a bit more settled. I will have a flash email sent out to advise you of the date.
The next changeover date is Sunday, 29th August. Please see that all paintings brought in are in a
‘gallery worthy’ condition to sell.
021 023 68667
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.