Presidents Message and July 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the July Newsletter!

A very special welcome to all our new members who have joined us in the last months. It has been a very active first half of the year for our society with demonstrations from Brian Aylward, who showed us how effective black paper can be, and from Val Brooks who inspired us all to construct our own travel diaries. Monday nights have been well-attended with up to 30 members adding to the weekly vibe. Our Unframed Sale at Floreat, masterfully organised by Rayma, was an outstanding success. Thank you to all who contributed paintings and who assisted on the day. The society was successful in winning not one, but two community grants this year. The City of Stirling has provided $1227.00 towards the rental of the Sorrento Exhibition venue, and the City of Wanneroo has given us $500.00 towards improving the electrical supports on our exhibition stands.

The clock is ticking down to our Annual Exhibition which will be held on October 10 – 12 at Sorrento Lifesaving Club. I encourage all of you to start thinking and painting as this is the event that showcases our society and all the wonderful skill and talent in it. This year we will have quite a bit of competition with at least two other major metropolitan art shows on the same weekend – all the more incentive to produce our best and spread the word everywhere we can.

Finally remember that if you have any items you want to sell that may be of use to other members, you can advertise them through the society and at the same time, contribute a little of the sale price to help the coffers.

Happy Painting!
Adrianne Kinnear, President

Pastel Society of Western Australia Newsletter July 2014