Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Meeting 10th Dec Christmas Show & Tell + Social Media Talk

Happy Festive season!
 
Next Tuesday 10th December 7.30pm is our MTAS Christmas Meeting with a Show & Tell from all of you - Please bring with you a work or something Arty and interesting you wish to show/talk about with the group. Please bring a plate.
 
We will also be having the presentation for the Children's Art Class Prize that has been donated by Jocelyn Maughan and a talk from Melissa Read Devine and Julie Simmons on 'Using Social Media to Display & Sell your Art' which should be very informative.
 
Lots to look forward to! 
 
 
Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 10th Dec at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Free Entry MTAS members and visitors For Enquiries phone Sharron 02 4572 5580

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for 51 years. New memberships with the society are always welcome. For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652
Look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas"Art & Craft" Market, Yarramundi 30th Nov & 1st Dec

We are looking forward to again, showing off the diverse and excellent talents of our members and promoting our organisation in its 51st year.

Our 3rd Annual MTAS Christmas event at our Yarramundi venue on Sat 30th November and Sunday 1st December.

This event in the past has been very successful considering the location of our venue, and a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet our neighbours within the Nepean Park vicinity and other visitors.  Local advertising has been organised within the estate for this event

Here's the info -

Event Dates:      Sat 30th November and Sunday 1st December.

Take in times:    Take in and Set up  9am till 12noon Friday 29th Nov and also 9am till 10.30am on Saturday 30th Nov

Entry fee:   $4 per entrant (which includes a free raffle ticket in Leah Towler's art work - "Koalas" ) - to be drawn at "Show & Tell" 10th Dec

Exhibition times:        11.00am till 4.00pm   (both Sat. & Sun)

Roster:      There will be no official roster, but if anyone wishes to assist over the
                 weekend please speak to a committee member.  Any help would be
                 greatly appreciated.

WORKS FOR DISPLAY:   Smaller affordable art works are always more suitable for these
                                       type of events, (also unframed works).  Craft is very popular (Jewellery, Pottery, Cards etc.) as visitors will be looking for Christmas gifts this time of year.

Please see flyer attached and distribute to all those you know, friends and family :)

Any questions please phone Sharron 4572 5580.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Friday, November 15, 2013

HCAW Exhibition 23rd to 29th Nov


The Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop Annual Exhibition is on next weekend.

The exibition will be open daily 10am - 5pm from Saturday 23rd to 29th November 2013 at the Purple Noon Gallery 606 Terrace Rd, Freemans Reach 2756.

The official opening is on Saturday 23rd November 6 - 8pm with light refreshments and entertainment.... and a lovely atmosphere!

As we have alot of our MTAS members who are also members of the HCAW it would be great if you can all come along to show your support and enjoy the show.

"The Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop  (H.C.A.W.), was founded by Kevin Oxley in the late 70's. An amazingly talented and hard working young man who had a vision of promoting the Arts in the Hawkesbury, he acquired the use of some old buildings at the old Ag.College (now UWS), the Old Wool classing & Piggery buildings still in use by H.C.A.W. today. Since then there have been many prominent artists who have moved through this organisation and established themselves in the wider arts field.
 
The HCAW is well known for providing tuition for the handicaped, school children, retirees and members of the local community and is run by voluntees as a not-for-profit organisation. Regular workshops are held in Drawing, Painting, Pottery and other art forms. 
 
The HCAW welcomes you to their annual art exhibition."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Spring Exhibition Raffle Winner

Our Spring Exhibition Raffle Winner was Yellow 28 a very happy Graham Mortyn

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Reminder Tue 8th Oct: AGM and Oct Demo Jodi Graham Mixed Media

Reminder! Our next MTAS meeting will be Tues 8th Oct 7pm.

This will be both our AGM and a demonstration by Jodi Graham - Mixed Media
We welcome Jodi with her excellent contemporary style work for a Mixed Media demonstration.

http://www.jodygraham.com.au
 

"The body of work I have been developing over the last few years investigates urbanism and themes including, abandonment, survival, resourcefulness and beauty. Initially I draw to develop an understanding of the subject matter I am interested in. These drawings then become the foundation material that other work is derived from." - Jodi Graham 

AGM
Please strongly consider assisting with a role on our committee or one of the non committee roles that need to be filled this year. We are very much in need of a new President and Publicity officer among others, plus the current committee members need to have assistance to keep the Society going.
These are the list of Roles
(1)   President
(2)   Vice President (1)
(3)   Vice President (2)
(4)   Secretary
(5)   Assistant Secretary
(6)   Treasurer
(7)   Assistant Treasurer
(8)   Newsletter Editor
(9)   Publicity Officer
(10) Functions Officer
(11) Children’s Art Classes Co-ordinator
 
We also have Non Committee Positions that need to be filled:

Field day Organiser
Exhibition Manager
Exhibition Equip Mgr
Catering Supper
Catering Exhibitions
Functions RSA
Public Officer
CASS Representative
Librarian
Open Day Organisers (Yarramundi)
Membership Officer
Historian/Archives Officer
Poster for Jodi Grahams Demo below & attached.
Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7pm Tuesday 8th October at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

$5 Entry - members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Narelle 02 4565 9222

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years. New memberships with the society are always welcome.
For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652
Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday to support our Society.


 

MTAS Art Market Garage Sale 26th Oct. Magnolia Mall

We will be having an art market and SALE on 26th Oct as part of the Garage Sale Trail.

9am - 4pm.
Magnolia Mall, 285 Windsor St Richmond NSW 2753

New and used Art & Craft Materials which our members want to on sell, art books, some furniture items, bric-a-brac, some framed and unframed artworks, pottery and other hand made crafts. 

A market atmosphere in the Magnolia Mall http://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/macquarie-towns-arts-society-sale

Monday, September 9, 2013

Notice: AGM will be postponed to next month due to fires

Notice: AGM will be postponed to next month due to fires

Hello Members and guests,
 
Just to inform you due to the fires today, road blockages and evacuations the MTAS AGM will be postponed to next months meeting.
 
Please contact Narelle 02 4565 9222 or myself 0405 337 652 if you have any questions.
 
Thanks and hope you are all ok,
 
Satya

Reminder: MTAS Sept 10th Monthly Meeting AGM & Using Social Media for your Art!

Hello Members,
Our next Arts Society Meeting is coming up on Tuesday Sept 10th.
We are welcoming our members Mellissa Read Devine & Julie Simmons to talk about “Using Social Media to Display & Sell your art”. These lovely ladies, as successful artists, will have some peices of Gold to relay to us all. They will have a presentation and question time as well. For those of you who are not as commercial with your art it will still be a great learning experience anyway to see how the online world can be a great medium for showing off your artworks :)

This will follow our AGM held at 7.30pm where WE NEED YOU!!
Our society needs volunteers to keep us running. This year Narelle Ward, who has done a brilliant job for the past 3 years, will not be able to continue in the position of President and our current committee members are already stretched in what they are doing right now.. so if any of you or your friends may be able to take on this role or any of the others we have, please consider the position as we all know that many hands make light work!
We want our Arts Society to continue well into the future with many successful artistic endeavours to come.
We will have the following roles to fill:
(1)   President
(2)   Vice President (1)
(3)   Vice President (2)
(4)   Secretary
(5)   Assistant Secretary
(6)   Treasurer
(7)   Assistant Treasurer
(8)   Newsletter Editor
(9)   Publicity Officer
(10) Functions Officer
(11) Children’s Art Classes Co-ordinator
We also have Non Committee Positions that need to be filled:

Field day Organiser
Exhibition Manager
Exhibition Equip Mgr
Catering Supper
Catering Exhibitions
Functions RSA
Public Officer
CASS Representative
Librarian
Open Day Organisers (Yarramundi)
Membership Officer
Historian/Archives Officer
Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 10th September at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is free for this meeting - members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Narelle 02 4565 9222

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years. New memberships with the society are always welcome.
For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Open Weekend 24th & 25th Aug


This Weekend!


MTAS will be holding their Open Weekend as part of HAAT at
Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St Richmond
All works will be for sale and we will have some crafts there also.
10am - 4pm Saturday
10am - 3pm Sunday


Monday, August 12, 2013

Monthly Meeting & Demo Aug 13th - Madeleine Szymanski

Our Monthly Demonstration Meeting 13th August -  Madeleine Szymanski

We are very happy to welcome Madeleine for our August meeting. Primarily working in watercolours and collagraphs Madeleine Szymanski trained in NZ and has been working and exhibiting in NSW since 1982. She has been a member of the teaching staff at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre since 1989 and has conducted various regional and interstate workshops in watercolour, collagraph and miniature techniques. She belongs to several art societies including the Australian Society of Miniature Art (NSW), (President 1995 - 1997), the Miniature Art Society of Florida, and Ku-ring-gai Art Society (Exhibition Manager 1999 - 2000)

Madeleine will show us how a collage of texture items – layered leaves, threads, paper cut-outs, modelling paste, etc can be sealed on a card which is then inked & the image printed on to paper.




Have a look at http://www.madeleineszymanski.com/  for more.
Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 13th Aug at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)
Entry $5 MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Sheila 4572 3039 or Cathy 4754 2113

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for 50 years. New memberships with the society are always welcome. For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

HAAT Open Studio Weekend


MTAS will be holding their Open Weekend at the Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St Richmond
All works will be for sale and we will have some crafts there also.
open 10am - 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Monday, August 5, 2013

Marketplace Exhibition 15th - 18th of August

Our Marketplace Exhibition is on again! 

15th - 18th of August

64 March St  Richmond NSW 2753

 Our popular exhibition is on again at the Marketplace in Richmond. There will be some great art to admire and we usually do well at this location with sales too :)

Look forward to seeing you there.

And if you are an MTAS member don't forget your entry forms are due by Friday 9th August - send in by mail or drop in to Richmond Art Supplies.







Wednesday, July 17, 2013

HAAT Annual Brochure Launch 26th & 27th July

Annual Brochure Launch event for the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail, of which MTAS are a member, will be 26th and 27th of July - Market theme with artworks and crafts available for sale and viewing. 

All MTAS Members are invited to submit works for this event - please contact Sharron 02 4572 5580

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Monthly Meeting & Demo July 9th - Mo Godbeer Encaustics

We are excited to welcome Mo Godbeer to our Monthly Members Meeting for July to demonstrate some Encaustic techniques.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encaustic_painting

As a contemporary artist working in the areas of encaustic, mixed media and photography, her works incorporate many diverse items including papers,photography,found objects and fibres, and reflect our relationship with nature,  and change, incorporating memory and time to understand our movement and growth in life.




To find out more about Mo Godbeer here are some links:
http://www.mogodbeer.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/mogodbeer

http://mogodbeer.blogspot.com.au/*

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

7.30pm Tuesday 9th July at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry $5 MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Sheila 4572 3039 or Cathy 4754 2113

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for 50 years. New memberships with the society are always welcome.
For further details for memberships please contact Satya on 0405 337 652

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April Events - Demo Meeting 9th April, John Wilson workshop etc


On the 6th April we have our Workshop at Yarramundi, with tutor Ros Psarkis - there are a couple of places left so if you are interested please make sure to contact Cathie Garrod on 0466 973 068.

Our next Demonstration Meeting is on 9th April with John Wilson. We also have a workshop with John on the 4th of May that we have some spaces left for. Please contact Cathie for this one 0466 973 068.


Some other important dates coming up:


12th - 13th - Take in for Hawkesbury Show
10th - 20th - School Holiday Workshops (at the Art Shop, Magnolia Mall Richmond)
13th - Field Day
17th - Paint Along, Open day at Yarramundi
19th-21st - Hawkesbury Show


Look forward to seeing you all at one or all of the above!

Annual Autumn Exhibition of Arts & Crafts 24th to 26th May

Macquarie Towns Arts Society will be holding their Annual Autumn Exhibition of Arts & Crafts by members of the society.

The exhibition will be held at the School of Arts, Richmond on 24th to 26th May.

Opening night 7pm Friday 24th May $5. Free entry Sat & Sun open 10am - 4pm.

Thursday, January 24, 2013