NEXT MEETING: WEDNESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2020 AT 7.00PM
FENCIBLE LOUNGE, UXBRIDGE RD, HOWICK (NEXT TO THE HOWICK LIBRARY).
Our next club night is scheduled for next Wednesday, with our demonstrating artist to be Merv Appleton,
however this is to be confirmed. If Auckland stays at level 2.5 with restrictions on gatherings up to 10 people,
then we will not be able to meet. If however, we drop down to Alert Level 2 with gatherings of at least 50 or more, then we will go ahead with our club night. I will confirm as soon as the government announces what is going to happen, so please keep an eye out for a Newsflash early next week.
As we have had quite a disruptive year, we have decided to put off the AGM until November. This means we can squeeze in another demonstration in October. The AGM does not take very long at all,so we will combine it with our end of year party. We will get through all the formalities of the AGM nice and quickly, so we can get on with the important stuff, like celebrating us all surviving a very interesting year indeed. More information regarding the AGM will be coming out in the next newsletter.
I was approached by Briana Wooliams from Arts Out East. They would like to offer members of the group the opportunity to contribute to some ‘street art’ for the Howick area. Please see below for details.
“Arts Out East have a paid opportunity for a local painter. The project comprises of painting Howick landmarks on a wooden piano, that will be on display in Rices Mall. Fundraise factory have kindly donated the piano for members of the public to play and to rebuild a sense of community. Photos of Howick will be provided. Project to be completed by the end of October 2020. If anyone would be interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care and enjoy being creative.
Elise De Silva
The Cottage Gallery is now open with our continued exhibitions from last month in both the Solo Room and the Main Gallery.
The next changeover will be Sunday, 27th September.
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.