Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Meeting 9th December 2014, 7:30pm



Christmas Meeting 9th December 2014, 7:30pm 
Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor
(Please arrange to park outside due to carpark early closure)

We look forward to seeing you all with some show and tell of your artworks you have been doing throughout the year and celebrating the festive season with you all.

 This meeting is Free Entry and there will be a lucky door prize. Please also bring a plate of something tasty to add to our Christmas spread and don't forget your Christmas cheer :)

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580

Both Members and Non Members are welcome.







Sunday, November 30, 2014

January School Holiday Workshops, 2015

We have our School Holiday kids Workshops on again for January.


10 am – 12 noon 1pm – 3pm
Mon 12th Paint Pet Rocks Creative Painting
Tues 13th Watercolours Pottery
Wed 14th Paint a Landscape Papier Mache Sculpture
Thu 15th Make Tin Can Robots Draw Dinosaurs
Fri 16th Jewellery ---------------
Mon 19th Draw Fairies & Mermaids Make Treasure Boxes
Tues 20th Pottery Make Dragons
Wed 21st Make Clay Animals Draw With Pastels
Thu 22nd Draw Bugs & Butterflies Make Mini Monsters
Fri 23rd Cartooning ---------------


Cost: $14 per 2hr workshop; all equipment supplied. 

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
Shop 10 Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St, Richmond

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979731

MTAS After School Art Classes for Term 1, 2015, also Now Enrolling.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Annual Christmas Sale 29th & 30th November

Annual Christmas Sale 29th & 30th November

The Macquarie Towns Arts Society is having their Annual Christmas Sale on
Sat 29th & Sun 30th November.



There will be a lot of lovely artworks from our members such as Malcolm Robertson, who has painted this wonderful oil painting portrait attached in our flyer of a fellow MTAS member dressed as Santa. (Peter Kay is a regular Santa that works in the QVB every year :D  and is also a member of our Society!)

There will also be lots of craft as well and will be great just in time for Christmas Present shopping!

A hand crafted gift is always a heartfelt gift.



Yarramundi Community Center
54 Thornbill Way,
Nepean Park Estate, Yarramundi.
10am - 4pm 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CASS Art Direct Open Studio Weekend - 15th and 16th November 2014

CASS Art Direct Open Studio Weekend 
15th and 16th November 2014 
9.00am to 3.00pm

This weekend we have the Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc Art Direct Open Weekend!   www.cassartdirect.com.au  

From the mountains to the coast the CASS Art Direct Open Studio Weekend offers a unique tour of local artists studios.

CASS Art Direct offers an opportunity to explore the culture and character of Sydney’s many diverse communities from the Central Coast to the leafy North Shore, from the Nepean to the harbour’s shores.

Artists will display of their work in the homes and studios for visitors to view their work. A wide range of works on paper, painting, printing, sculpture, jewellery, pottery or glass.
We have 3 of our own Hawkesbury Venues open this weekend for the event!





Julie Simmons






Piggery Lane Studios and Gallery 
Shelley Whittington, Sharron Whittington, Marian Wilcox,
Malcolm Robertson, Jenny Lloyd, Dorothea Finger,Kym Morris

Click here for the Piggery's listing









Open Studio Weekend
15th and 16th November 2014 
9.00am to 3.00pm





Monday, November 3, 2014

MTAS Monthly Meeting Tuesday 11th November & Acrylics Demonstration


Demonstration of New Acrylic Products 
11th of November



On November 11th, there will be a hands on demonstration of exciting new acrylic paints and mediums. 
Showing how they can be used alone or in mixed media works.

Those attending the night will be invited to try them out and experiment. The newly developed acrylic paints have qualities that artists have been wishing for such as thick buttery texture and no colour shift! Used with texture mediums, collage and other mixed media, exotic rich surfaces can be created. Subtle delicate results can also be achieved. 

This is a chance to try out these new materials and discover the possibilities of these modern developments in artists quality paints.

Acrylic paints have opened the door to many new ways artists can express their creative vision.
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 11th November at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to car park early closure)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or www.mtas.com.au

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and New memberships with the society are always welcome. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Garage Sale Trail 25th Oct, Magnolia Mall

Hi Members,

Don't forget the Garage Sale Trail is on again this year on Saturday 25th of October.

MTAS will be participating in the Magnolia Mall, 285 Windsor St, Richmond.

https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/macquarie-towns-art-society-sale

All members welcome to come along with artworks, unframed works, craft, bric a brac, second hand art materials etc!

Speak to Sharron for more informationa 02 45 725 580.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MTAS Monthly Meeting Tuesday October 14th - David Newman-White 
"Mixed Media Approach to Portraiture"

This month we are pleased to welcome David Newman-White to our Monthly Meeting for October Tuesday the 14th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

David Newman-White is acclaimed as a master visual artist and has been a teacher for the past 34 years.  He is quite high profile with TAFE colleges of NSW.

David studied in Australia, the UK and Italy and has taught at East Sydney,  Liverpool, Penrith and Seaforth TAFE, The Gallery School, Meadowbank Northern Institute TAFE, Nepean Art and Design Centre, Western Sydney Institute and the Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (National Trust). 

These days lives with his wife of 43 years in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

In addition to exhibitions  in galleries extending from Queensland to South Australia, he has exhibited in New York’s Soho district at the Agora Gallery in an Exhibition titled “Genesis” in 2004; also at the “Clatsop Community College “ in Portland Oregon in an exhibition titled “Nude or Naked”. He exhibited in Lausanne Switzerland in an exhibition titled ‘Drawing 2012’ in September, 2012

David's work features in the Saatchi Gallery Online, London.
Here are some links for David

http://david-newman-white.com.au/

www.youtube.com/user/davidnewmanwhite?feature=mhee
www.artlessonswithdavidnewmanwhite.blogspot.com
www.saatchionline.com/dwhite54

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 14th 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)

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries
phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or www.mtas.com.au

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






Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Spring Affair Exhibition 17th-19th October

Macquarie Towns Arts Society Annual Spring Affair

At Richmond School of Arts - cnr West Market St and March St, Richmond

Opening night is on Friday 17th Oct – 7pm

Exhibition open from 10am – 4pm Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October

We will have a wonderful display of Artworks and Craft for sale.

Artists will include some of our local well known artists John Shields, Gloria Galvin, Carolyn Clarke, Julie Simmons, Malcolm Robertson, Deidre Morrison and many others.

We hope you can make it!


Friday, September 12, 2014

MASTER and APPRENTICES Opening Sat 20th Sept



MASTER and APPRENTICES

Everyone is enthusiastically invited to attend 
an Exhibition of New Works 
by the Students of MARCIA REA, Professional Artist and Teacher;
 Mary Vassallo, Shanthi Kugenthiran, Denise Sancbergs,
Ken Callaghan, Ed Sancbergs.

OFFICIAL OPENING


2.00pm Sat 20th Sept 2014 (wine & canap├ęs)
Then each day between 10.00am & 4pm until Sun 28th Sept.
at

MARCIA REA FINE ART  STUDIO

522 Terrace Road, Freemans Reach. NSW..
ph 4579 6338

Painting by Marcia to be raffled in support of


Hawkesbury Rural Fire Service




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Richmond Jubilee 20th September

On the 20th September Richmond will be alive with activity for our inaugural event "Richmond Jubilee"

MTAS members are invited to show their works at the Magnolia Mall  - 285 Windsor St Richmond.

Please speak to Deidre Morrison on 02 45783 555 for more information

www.richmondjubilee.com.au

For the best weekend within an hour of Sydney CBD...

Head on out to the end of the line for the inaugural
 Richmond Jubilee 
on
Saturday 20th September 2014. 


RIDE ON THE LACHLAN VALLEY RAILWAY STEAM TRAIN!

from Richmond to Mulgrave RETURN every hour on Saturday 20th starting at 9.30am to 11.30am then 1.30pm to 3.30pm
(Tickets: $15 adult, $10 child or $45 family)
The train will also be running on Sunday 21st between Richmond and Mulgrave at the same times and for the same prices. 

Tickets can be pre-purchased online HERE or in person at The Bank Bazaar  (Old NAB - 290 Windsor Street Richmond).


There's also loads of free fun for all the family, great food at the local cafes, pubs & restuarants, fabulous unique stores, old fashioned games and storytelling for the kids, heritage walking tours of our historic Macquarie town, hot rods, horse & cart rides, showcase of Hawkesbury accommodation & leisure activities, shoppers raffle, stalls, displays and the Richmond Good Food Market in Richmond Park.


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Mixed Media Workshop - Jody Graham - Saturday 20th Sept

Mixed Media Workshop - Jody Graham - Saturday 20th Sept

9:30am to 4pm
Yarramundi Community Centre, 54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate, Yarramundi.

An inspiring artist whose demonstration using charcoal and watercolour last year proved very popular.

$45 for members
$50 for non members
Morning tea provided, please bring your own lunch.
Anyone wishing to participate should contact Narelle (02 4565 9222) asap.

www.mtas.com.au

Some further info:

JODY GRAHAM

Jody Graham is a Sydney-based artist whose work encompasses drawing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Jody is best known for her bold, expressive urban landscapes, particularly of industrial and construction sites and older buildings, exploring themes of impermanence, loss and erasure. She favours the directness of plein air sketching as the basis for work in the studio. Jody has been selected twice for the Kedumba Drawing Collection and as a finalist in several drawing awards including the Dobell and Adelaide Perry. Solo exhibitions in 2011 and 2013 focused on urban and industrial landscapes but there is recurring interest in portraiture and animal studies.

www.jodygraham.com.au






Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monthly Meeting AGM & Picture Mirror Framing Tuesday Sept 9th 7.30pm

Our next Arts Society Meeting coming up is Tuesday Sept 9th 7.30pm. We are welcoming Picture Mirror Framing to give us some advice on Framing and techniques to make your work look great.

Also this meeting is for our Annual General Meeting.

As a society this year we have had a very dedicated committee who have worked very hard to 'keep the show on the road'!
This year it would be fantastic if we have some new faces on our committee!
Our society needs volunteers to keep us running.
This year Sheila Sharp, as our current Treasurer, has done an excellent job, but will not be able fill the position again due to other committments.
If you or your family/friends may be able to take on this role or any of the other roles, 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 have the following roles to fill:

(1)   President
(2)   Vice President
(3)   Secretary
(4)   Treasurer
(5)   Assistant Secretary
(6)   Assistant Treasurer
(7)   Publicity Officer
(8)   Membership Officer
(9)   Functions Officer
(10)  Children's Art Classes Co-ordinator

We also have Non Committee Positions that need to be filled. This means you have a role to help the society but are not expected to attend committee meetings, even though most welcome to if you wouold like to:

Newsletter & Graphic Editor
Field day Organiser
Exhibition Manager
Exhibition Equip Mgr
Catering Supper
Catering Exhibitions
Functions RSA
Public Officer
CASS Representative
Librarian
Assistant Librarian
Open Day Organisers (Yarramundi)
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 9th 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 Sharron 02 4572 5580

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!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September/October School Holiday Workshops, 2014

We have our School Holiday kids Workshops on again for September/October.
10am - 12nn1pm - 3pm
Mon 22nd SeptMake MasksDraw Dinosaurs
Tue 23rd SeptDraw Fairies & MermaidsTreasure Boxes 
Wed 24th SeptWatercoloursPottery
Thu 25th SeptMake Tin Can RobotsDraw with Pastels
Fri 26th SeptJewellery
Mon 29th SeptMake Little Clay AnimalsDraw Bugs and Butterflies
Tue 30th SeptPaint a LandscapeDraw Dragons            
Wed 1st OctPaint Pet RocksPapier Mache Sculpture
Thu 2nd Oct
Cartooning
Make Mini Monsters 
Fri 3rd Oct
Pottery 


Cost: $14 per 2hr workshop; all equipment supplied. 

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
Shop 10 Magnolia Mall,
285 Windsor St, Richmond

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979731

MTAS After School Art Classes for Term 4, 2014, also Now Enrolling.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Marketplace Exhibition 14th - 17th August

Our Marketplace Exhibition is coming up next week 14th - 17th August.

This is a very successful exhibition we have every year at the Richmond Marketplace out the front of Big W.

Also we have our Raffle painting lovely oil “Autumn Morning – Hill End” by John Rice tickets will be available (Proceeds to Animal Welfare).

Members entry forms are due by this Friday 8th! Look forward to seeing you all there!



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Angelika Erbsland Demo Monthly Meeting 12th Aug


HAAT Open Studio Weekend 23rd & 24th Aug

MTAS will be exhibiting at Magnolia Mall, 285 Windsor St, Richmond for the Open Studio Weekend!

 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail 'Pop Up Market' 19th July

Hello Members,

Some info for you regarding the Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail 'Pop Up Market' 19th July.

This month the HAAT goes into its 8th year (www.haat.com.au).  Even though the MTAS have not been a member since inception,  the Trail has proved to be a very helpful and successful tool in promoting the Arts & Craft for local Art groups & Individual artists in the Hawkesbury.

The idea of this particular event is to help promote and act as a lead up to the yearly HAAT Open Studio weekend 23rd & 24th August.

As a member of MTAS you are entitled to exhibit at both events. 

First Event Sat 19th July:  The 'Pop Up Market' this year will only be for 1 day in the Magnolia Mall, Richmond. It is hoped that all Trail members will be participating, so space could be an issue. In view of this MTAS will only be allowed 2 screens. Members will be permitted to exhibit 1 work at no charge. (2 small works will be permitted also) There will be no commission charged on sales at this event. Craft people are also welcome and there will be tables available, or you can bring your own. We have been requested to keep table covers in black or white only. Also demonstrating artists welcome.
Please notify us that you are exhibiting ahead of the day so we can co-ordinate.
Email your notification of your entry and works to
info@mtas.com.au or phone Jenny Lawrence 0245 732 541
Times:  (Sat Jul 19th.) Work can come in and be set up as early as 8.15am.  (Event 9.00 till 4.00pm). 


Second Event 23rd & 24th Aug: The MTAS plan to use the Magnolia Mall as their 'Open Studio' venue once again. Apart from tenants in the Mall who may also like to display their wares on tables outside their shops, this space will be for MTAS exclusively for the weekend. We will be able to have all our screens filled with MTAS members works and also a larger display of craft. MTAS members are welcome to do demonstrations.  John Shields demonstrated last year at this event and sold his art work.

Final details to be advised later.

Enquiries:  Jenny Lawrence 45 732 541 

Look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Workshop 8th July with Steve Underwood

MTAS Monthly Meeting Tuesday July 8th - Steve Underwood "Landscapes in Acrylic"

This month we are pleased to welcome Steve Underwood to our Monthly Meeting for July Tuesday the 8th at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor 7.30pm

Steve's website is http://www.steveunderwoodartist.com
also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcclAeKdry0

A career in engineering and part-time musician was no obstacle for Steve when he made the transition to painting. Born in the UK, he migrated to Australia at age 14. He always thought he was a painter.

Steve describes himself as a realist painter who paints in an impressionistic style. He paints landscape, portraiture/figurative paintings and still life. While he does not have a favourite subject, if he has been painting landscapes for a few days he can’t wait to paint a face or a figure and more recently, still life.

Steve paints in oils and acrylics. He loves to draw, mainly figurative/anatomy subjects. He is attuned to the Australian landscape, valuing time spent painting outdoors.

Steve is a well-respected art teacher. Meeting people who share his love of painting is gratifying. He conducts regular workshops and demonstrations and is the recipient of several art prizes and commendations. Steve has featured in The Australian Artist magazine and The Artist’s Palette.

There are many renowned painters whose work Steve admires. His extensive library of art materials is a constant source of reference and inspiration. Admiring the work of other artists ensures Steve strives to continue to achieve his personal best.

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 8th 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 is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper) For Enquiries phone Sharron on 02 4572 5580 or www.mtas.com.au

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for over 50 years and new memberships with the society are always welcome.