NEWSLETTER January 2010 - Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society

NEWSLETTER January 2010 - Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society

Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society

Our Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 2 February 2010 @7.30pm

Masonic Hall Turramurra Paci�c

Hwy & Turramurra Ave

Malcolm Carver


Next Committee Meeting

Monday 18 January 2010


Ku-ring-gai Performing Arts

Resource Centre, Pymble


Malcolm Carver 0412 329 987


Drini Quin 0424 800300

Membership Secretary

Wendy Verco 0410 504 104

Treasurer Eric

Kahn 9144 6179


Lou Klepac & Meg


A Word from our President

This past year has been an extremely

active one for our Art Society,

with a number of new initiatives

implemented, great speakers, workshops

and 3 successful exhibitions.

As President I would especially like to thank our Executive

Committee, most of whom like me, were new to their posts,

and found new challeges all with focus and a valuable

commitment to the Society. Their work has been very much

appreciated and there has been a strong cohesive group

headed up by Suzanne Lane and Judy Daniels as our Vice

Presidents. I would like to particularly thank Eric Kahn for

his continued long serving financial skills to the Society,

Sally Coffey and Jeanne Walker for their invaluable advice

and kind


help during this past year.

PO Box 229 TURRAMURRA 2074 Mobile 0419 983 917

NEWSLETTER January 2010

Above ‘Invitation to our 2010 March Exhibition

Sadly however. a number of committee members and

support persons, in various areas, have advised they are

no longer available to keep doing much of the effort that

keeps our Society running smoothly. Some have long been

responsible for their roles and it is time for new members

and those who are able, to provide new enthusiasm to the

Society. (Many members of course,have helped in the past

but we need new energy and enthusiasm in 2010.

We are unable to proceed in 2010 without a number of new

volunteers to ‘step up to the plate’ to assist the Society.

Therefore WE NEED YOU and request that when sending

in your annual fee that you also nominate a role, even a

minor role, on the list included in this newsletter.

On behalf of your 2009 Committee I would like to wish our

members & friends, a very Happy New Year in 2010.



Vale to Bob Norrington, a social

member who has recently passed

away in December, Bob joined the

Society in 2004, and was Asst. Property

Manager in 2006. We extend our

sympathy to family and Bob’s friends.

Annual Subscription Fees:

The President reported that the Committee

had agreed at its last meeting

that 2010 annual fees should be increased

by $5 and the motion to increase

fees was carried at the December

General Meeting.

Membership renewal forms are attached

to this newsletter and fees are

now due by 31 January 2010

Wendy Verco our long serving dedicated

Membership Secretary will be at

the February Meeting to receive payments

by cash or cheque.

Gordon Exhibition

Suzanne Lane reported that the exhibition

had been successful, with 50

sales totalling $14,375, commission of

$3,500 for the Society.It was proposed

and carried that the upper price limit

for paintings at the next Small Works

Exhibition in November 2010 exhibition

be raised to $1000 due to increased

costs of security and setup

costs. Special thanks to Primrose Sully

for making sandbags to place around

the base of the screens at the Gordon

Exhibition in November.



Yvonne Langshaw donated and drew

the raffle for her wonderful painting at

the December Meeting. The painting

was won by Frank Osborne. Thanks

Yvonne for your generous donation.

New Social Members We extend a

warm welcome to new Social Members

Richard J Payne and Dr Adrian


We look forward to their participation

in the Society’s activities.

KAS Wednesday Sketch Group This

is the Art Society’s Life Drawing

Group. If you are interested in Life

drawing and becoming part of a dynamic,

like-minded group of your fellow

members, please ring the Coordinator,

Rowena Monty on 9958


Hornsby Art Society are inviting artists

to submit works for their First

Decade Exhibition in February. Details

are available from Hornsby Art

Gallery Telephone 9476 8869

Submission of entry forms – by


Delivery of works – 31.01.2010 (3pm-




Calling all Artists Volunteer work opportunity

to help run Workshops for “Bear Cottage


Can you spend just one day for a couple of

hours in a year to run an art workshop for the

children and their siblings at “Bear Cottage”

in Manly next year? Details available

Bear cottage


If you are interested in running a workshop,

send your email to Midori.

Helpers are also welcome, so send an email

to register your name on the helper's list.

They have a lot of paints, paper and

other materials in the cupboard.

The organisers want some fresh ideas for the

workshop and many hands for helping at the




First Decade


Brian Stratton OAM Our Guest Artist February 2010

President Australian Watercolour Institute 1964 - 1972 & 2006 -


Born Sydney, 1936. Commenced part-time studies at North

Sydney Technical College, 1952. Continued studies at East

Sydney Technical College 1953–57 where the influential teachers

were Alfred Cook and Douglas Dundas. Joined NSW Department

of Technical Education as a full-time teacher of art,

1962. Took early retirement as senior head teacher from TAFE

1989 in order to take up painting full-time. Member of the AWI

since 1961. Elected Life Member of the Institute, 1989. Has

exhibited in the annual exhibition continuously since 1955. A

Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW, 1964. A foundation

member of the City of Ryde Art Society, 1959. President, 1962–

69. Honorary Life Member, 1968. Awarded over 200 art prizes

plus numerous commendations including the Mercedes Benz

prize for watercolours, 1981 and 1988. Four Rothmans Foundation

Awards from 1987 to 1991. The Grenfell Henry Lawson

statuette for art in 1990 and 1994 and also the open awards at Currabubula in 1993 & 1994. Open Award Kiama 2008, Open Award

Central Coast Festival of the Arts 2008, Watercolour Prize Central Coast Festival 2009, The Thora Ungar Memorial Award 2009. Participated

in the Institute’s exhibitions in America, 1975, New Zealand 1977–78, Mexico 1990 and Canada 1992. Busan South Korea

2004, 2006 & 2008. Judged over 100 art competitions. Published a limited edition of ‘Douglas Dundas Remembers’, a volume of

the reminiscences of this distinguished Australian artist, 1974.Awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2006 (Australia Day) -

Brian was also one of our judges at our Annual Exhibition on 4 December 1965 so he has had a long KAS relationship 2


Committee 2010

All 10 Committee positions become vacant at

the AGM in February 2010, and a minimum of

6 is required for a quorum at Committee Meetings

held monthly on the last Tuesday of the

month.Only 6 present members marked * have

indicated a willingness to continue in 2010

President *


Vice President


Minute Secretary *


Exhibition Manager *

Selection Manager *

Property Manager

Publicity Officer

Nomination forms are being sent out with this

Newsletter. In the meantime, please think seriously

of whom you would like to nominate for

any of these positions and also consider contributing

some time yourself by taking on a

Committee position or Support role to keep the

Society running smoothly into the future. The

Society can only operate with a full Committee


COMMITTEE ROLES Present 2009 2010

President Malcolm Carver * Malcolm Carver

Vice President Suzanne Lane Bruce Harkness

Vice President Judy Daniels * Judy Daniels

Secretary Drini Quinn ....................

Minute Secretary Susan Smart * Susan Smart

Treasurer Eric Kahn * Eric Kahn

Exhibition Manager Suzanne Lane * Suzanne Lane &

Robyn Berling

Selection Manager Tina Spira * Lyn Matthews

Property Manager Giannina Nicita Doug Meares

Publicity Officer Vacant Tina Spira

Nominations have been received in bold as at 15th January 2010


Assistant Treasurer 1 Louise Surmon Louise Surmon

Assistant Treasurer 2 Sarah Mc Connell Sarah Mc Connell

Assistant Treasurer 2 Gwen Macfarlane Gwen Macfarlane

Bookkeeper Dennis Fisher

Membership Secretary Wendy Verco Janette Agnew

Newsletter Editor Linda Joyce Linda Joyce

Printing Production Malcolm Carver Malcolm Carver

Graphic Designer Malcolm Carver ....................

Mail Out Cordinator Val Evans ....................

CASS Representative Mike Harris Robert Simpson

Librarian 1 Judith Robinson Richard Opie

Librarian 2 Nancy Bull Marcel Opie

Supper Roster Heidi Woodhead Rosemary Draper

Workshop Coordinator 1 Jean Saliba Jean Saliba

Workshop Coordinator 2 Louise Surmon Louise Surmon

Guest Speaker CoordinatorMalcolm Carver Mirijana de Vries Robbe

Selection Panel 1 Niven Richards Niven Richards

Selection Panel 2 Val Evans ....................

Selection Panel 3 Mavis Caldersmith Mavis Caldersmith

Selection Panel 4 Brian Caldersmith Brian Caldersmith

Selection Panel 4 Rhoma Stevens Rhoma Stevens

Exhibition Hanger 1 Henry Harrison Henry Harrison

Exhibition Hanger 2 Margo Gough Margo Gough

Exhibition Hanger 3 Brian Freer

Archive 1 Louise Surmon Louise Surmon

Archive 2 Jann Brasil Jann Brasil

Archive 3 Rowena Monty Rowena Monty

Wednesday Sketch Club Rowena Monty Rowena Monty

Meeting Facilitator Doug Meares Doug Meares

Website Rebecca Gray Rebecca Gray

Website Gallery Coordinator ....................


Plein Air Painters of Australia Venues for February 2010

429-Jan-10 ! Collaroy Plateau, Edgecliffe Bvd & Aubreen St ! 228 K9 158 E9

5-Feb-10 !! Collaroy Plateau, Edgecliffe Bvd & Essilia St ! 228 J9 158 D9

12-Feb-10 ! Elkington Park, Fitzroy Ave, Balmain ! ! 7 C6 9 N6

19-Feb-10 ! Little Sirius Cove ! ! ! ! 316 K12 8 Q8

26-Feb-10 ! Little Sirius Cove ! ! ! ! 316 K12 8 Q8

More information please ring Jim Attril 9918 8625 or Ed Sturz 9971 5513

TREASURER’S REPORT Presented by Eric Kahn

Opening balance at 31/12/08 $16,620.75 Statement balance at17/11/09 37,892.58

Add deposits to date 161,962.55


Less outgoings to date 143,268.66 Less outstanding cheques 2,576.94

Balance 25/10/09 35,315.64 35,315.64

KAS Workshops 2010

27 TH February Andy Sussman Photoshop Jean

1 st May Peter Griffin Abstract Acrylic Louise

26 th June Mignon Parker Acrylic with a Difference Jean

21 st August Yvonne Langshaw Collage Louise

11 th September Rob Candy Watercolour Jean

23 rd October Michael Herron Drawing Louise

Workshops have been reduced to $46 to be paid one month before.

Please ring Jean to make a booking as listed above T 9983 0778

Please ring Louise to make a booking as listed above T 9402 5702 Evenings

All workshops to be held in the Community Centre, 40 Moore Ave, West Lindfield.

All workshops are now, "All Member" Workshops. Our excellent tutors can now be paid for their

time and effort as KAS members, who so generously gave their time, were not paid in past

years. Special thanks to Vice President Judy Daniels who will co-ordinate workshops all of

which will continue to run under the guidance of both Louise and Jean who will continue to run

them so successfully. Thanks to you both for all of your efforts in 2009.

Our next workshop seeks to raise members awareness to the creative opportunities with computers

and whilst many would say there is more fun with a free brush and pencil we can all be

encouraged to learn a few new skills and begin to see the new exceptional advantages..


Photoshop for Artists

Andy Sussman

Vacancies still


An introduction to using a computer

programme known as “Photoshop’

suitable for beginners to advanced users

of computers, all in plain english.

From simple import or scanning photographs

to manipulating images for

creative endeavours. It is today an invaluable

tool to assist an artist on both

a PC or Apple.

All Members and partners are welcome

to see Andy demonstrate this incredible


When Saturday 27 February 2010

Where: New Venue @ West Lindfield

Community Hall, 40 Moore Ave,

West Lindfield

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm.Cost: $46pp

Please send Cheques to

Eric Kahn

PO Box 700 St Ives NSW 2075

Bookings Jean Salba 9983 0778

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Annual Exhibition

To be held at 'The Arthouse Hotel'

275 Pitt Street Sydney NSW

Ph: 9284 1200 Fax: 9262 7527

March 1st - 27th, 2010

'Artist of the Year'

will be announced and presentation of


will take place on opening night, Monday

1st March from 7.00pm.

Judge: Martin Campbell

Opening Night Tickets $25. All paintings

are for sale. Exhibition runs until

27th March 2010

Enquiries 02 9642 1553

KAC Diary for


W e e k e n d A r t Classes at

Ku-ring-gai Art Centre


Botanical Art - Drawing the


Tutor Diana Bildebeck-Frost

Sat 27 February One Day Workshop

10am to 4.30pm

Jewellery - Polymer Clay

Pendant or Brooch

Tutor Kathy Geurts

Sunday 28 February One Day Workshop

10am to 4.30pm

Watercolour from A-Z

Tutor Malcolm Carver

Sunday 7 March & Sunday14 March

Two Day Workshop

10am to 4.30pm


T 9424 0310



Please send news to:

Linda Joyce, 24 Ballyshannon Road, Killarney

Heights, NSW 2087


Deadline for information to go in next

Newsletter: Fri: 5 nd February 2010


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