NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 28 JULY 2021
FENCIBLE LOUNGE, UXBRIDGE RD, HOWICK (NEXT TO THE HOWICK LIBRARY).
At our next club night, Pat Nielsen will be demonstrating. Pat is an amazing abstract artist and long
time member of the club, so we are looking forward to hearing more about her creative process.
I would like to extend a hearty congratulations to everyone for a highly successful Midwinter Exhibition. The quality of work was superb and this was the resounding response from all our visitors, of which there were many! I think hooking into the East Auckland Art Trail certainly helped to bring more foot traffic to the exhibition.
Thank you to all our demonstrating artists – this was a big hit with the public and a great draw card. For some of you it was the first time being ‘on show’ so good on you. I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions and sharing my art experience with the public. Also a big thank you to all the people who helped to set up the stands, hang the paintings and do a duty during the show. It was a wonderful collaboration and a successful show, for sure. Congratulations to all our prize winners and for those who made sales.
Our next opportunity to be on show will be at the Bruce McLaren Retirement Village in early October.
Here are the winners:
People’s Choice Award – we had two gift certificates to give for this award this year.
1st Carina Sim-Smith – Whangarei Boat Sheds
2nd Carina Sim-Smith – Pounawea
1st Judith Moresby – Greenstone
2nd Siew Tan – Landscape
3rd Jan Eibar – Meseta Woods, Spain
Merit John Heywood – Eden Gardens, after rain
Seascape and Marine
1st Judith Moresby – Mangrove Puddles
2nd Merv Appleton – Beach Walkers
3rd Gary Strange – Matapouri
Merit Carina Sim-Smith – Pounawea
Merit Marion Byron – Slow Day
1st Judith Moresby – Lemon, Lime and Bitters
2nd David McArthur – Nude Portrait
3rd Anne Sim – Mama, a flower for you
1st Elise De Silva – An Apple A Day
2nd Judith Moresby – Dancing Light
3rd Jess Kang – Peony Rose
1st Mabel Heatherwick – Painting ‘21
2nd Adam Bilton – Abstract 2
3rd Wendy Oey – Flight Paths
Merit Elise De Silva – Ocean Bliss
1st Niki Hona – You Looking at Me?
2nd Marianne Townsend – Three Going Home
3rd David Salter – NZ Falcon
Merit Jess Kang – Kingfish
Best in Show
Judy Moresby – Mangrove Puddles
The Howick Art Group also had the opportunity to sponsor lunch for the participants of the Generation
Z Art Competition and Exhibition at The Art Lounge in Howick this week. They are hosting students
nominated by eight local schools to compete. You can see the students in action 19-21 July and then
their exhibited works until 24th July at The Art Lounge. Thank you Pieter Meiring for inviting us to be a
part of this unique community event nurturing the creative talent of our youth.
See you at club night!
Elise De Silva
Our current 2021 committee members are:
President – Elise De Silva
Vice President – Merv Appleton
Secretary – Carina Sim-Smith
Treasurer – Ken Tanner
Membership – Amanda Gleason
Art Programme – Jennie Henry
Gallery & Library – Janice Skinner
Committee Member – Liz Payne
Off committee member is:
Website & Library – Wendy Oey