NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2019 AT 7.00PM
FENCIBLE LOUNGE, UXBRIDGE RD, HOWICK (NEXT TO THE HOWICK LIBRARY).
It is my honour to have taken on the responsibility of president for the group. A big thank you to Margaret for doing such a good job as president for these past years. Also thank you to all the committee members who are stepping down from their responsibilities this year. Your contribution has been greatly appreciated. And a big thank you to all those who have stepped up and taken on committee roles or unofficial roles. I’m so impressed with all the people that chip in and make an effort to see our art group thrive.
Our next meeting will be the Christmas Party! This will be held at the Fencible Lounge on Wednesday, 27th November at 7.00pm. Please bring a plate of food to share. Drinks will be supplied. There will be a competition for the best table centrepiece, so get your creative juices flowing and bring something fun and festive. This will also be our last meeting of the year. Our next meeting will be in February 2020.
Thank you to all those members who have paid their art group fees. For those who haven’t, please do so ASAP. This will ensure you are able to participate in all the group’s activities.
See you all at the Christmas party.
Elise De Silva
This is the last report for this year so thanks to all who have supported the Gallery over the past year. Remember that we don’t have a changeover in December so paintings brought at the next changeover (Sunday, 24th November) will stay until the changeover in January (Sunday, 26th January).
The Gallery will close for the holidays on the 22nd December and reopen on Friday 3rd January.
I am hoping to put the tents up again before Christmas and will send a flash email when a date has been set up.
We have had a cancellation for the Solo Room in December. If you are interested, please contact me. Remember it is for two months at this time of the year.
1. Solo Room costs $40.
2. A group of HAG friends can hire the room and divide the cost.
3. Solo Artist/s needs to do the Friday afternoon duties or organise for family or friends to help if Artist/s can’t do it.
4. It is a great way to get your name out there and to showcase your artwork.
The Solo Room board is empty for the most part of next year. If you want a turn, start booking ASAP.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Sun 24th November – Changeover
Sun 22nd December – Gallery Closes
Fri 3rd January – Gallery re-opens
Sun 26th January – Changeover
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year
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.