NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2022
FENCIBLE LOUNGE, UXBRIDGE RD, HOWICK (NEXT TO THE HOWICK LIBRARY).
AGM & Christmas Gathering
Our next club night will be held on Wednesday, 23rd November and will be our last for the year. The first item on the agenda will be our AGM. This will be a short formality followed by our End of Year/Christmas Party. This is always a really fun night so it would be great to have you along, especially for our newer members. This is an informal opportunity to mingle with other members and to make new friends. Please bring a plate of food to share. Wine and juice will be provided. We will also have our traditional Table Setting competition, so put your creative hats on and design a fun/beautiful/silly table arrangement.
Pop-up Exhibition at Howick Information Centre:
Last Saturday we had an exhibition in the Howick Information Centre during the Howick Markets. It was a great success, with loads of the public coming through, and good sales. Thank you so much to those who brought along their work and for those who manned the desk. I was especially happy to see so many new members exhibiting their work for the first time. Good on you! It takes courage to put your work out into the world for criticism and judgment, so well done!
Bruce McLaren Village Exhibition:
Our next exhibition event will be at the Bruce McLaren Village on the first weekend of December.
The Village has put in a lot of effort to promote this, and after so many cancellations over the past two years due to COVID, they are very excited to finally host us. 10% of our sales will be donated to the Village’s nominated charity which, for this year, is the Fred Hallows Foundation. A very worthy cause indeed. So, let’s do our best to support this event and show them the amazing talent of our Howick Art Group members!
The exhibition will continue over Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm. We will need lots of volunteers to help cover the roster during this event, so please step forward.
Please bring your easels and paintings on Friday, 2nd December at 1pm. If you are new and do not have a display easel, still bring some paintings along, as there should be spare ones you can use. If you are going to be away, but would still like to exhibit your work, please email me, and we will make arrangements. Bruce McLaren is going to a lot of effort for this event, so I would love for us to have as many paintings on display as possible. Please ensure your paintings have swing tags and labels with the name of the painting, medium and price. Also ensure your paintings, frames and glass are clean.
If you have any questions about this event, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dates for the Diary:
Wednesday, 23rd November – AGM and End of Year Party
Sunday, 27th November – Changeover at the Cottage
2-4th December – Exhibition for members at Bruce McLaren Village, 795 Chapel Road, Howick Friday, 2nd – Set up at 1pm in the lounge at the Bruce McLaren Village.
– Cocktail evening opening 5pm-6pm (please RSVP).
Saturday and Sunday exhibition open to the public from 10am-3pm.
Sunday, 18th December 12:30pm – Cottage Gallery closes until next year.
Friday, 6th January 2023 – Cottage Gallery reopens
Wednesday, 22nd February 2023 – First Club Night of the new year.
Stay safe, and happy painting.
Elise De Silva
Our 2023 committee members are:
President – Elise De Silva
Vice President – Merv Appleton
Secretary – Carina Sim-Smith
Treasurer – Liz Payne
Membership – Amanda Gleason
Gallery & Library – Janice Skinner
Committee – Jennie Henry
Off committee member is:
Website & Library – Wendy Oey