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Pastel Society of Western Australia Newsletter September 2012

The 2012 Exhibition and Sale took place in the foyer of the Performing Arts Centre at the Sacred Heart College on West Coast Drive. Avis and her team of workers are to be warmly congratulated for the setting up on Thursday night and Friday morning. Sue Sheppard’s flower arrangements with proteas were admired by everyone.

The opening night on Friday 6th July was very successful. The wine, soft drinks and canapés were very good and the kitchen and servery worked very smoothly. Liz Caiacob officially opened the exhibition with a delightful speech. She is the founder of the Effie Crump Theatre and is also director of the Northern Districts Save the Children Foundation. She and her husband were off to Europe a few days later so we are grateful that she spared the time to come.

Our pictures were very well displayed and well lit with our new lights although during part of next two days there was a slight problem with the light coming in from the windows.

The People’s Choice was popular with 245 people voting for 61 paintings which showed a wide spread of preferences. However, the outstanding winner was Rayma Reany’s ‘Memorable Margaret’.

The discussion at the next meeting was very productive. We all liked the venue but hoped that if we can get it next year, we would prefer to have it much later on October or November. However, we have to wait until the manager has organised all the school events for the year first.

Meanwhile we all want the rest of the year to be interesting and worthwhile so we’re hoping the new programme will have something for everyone.

Happy painting to all members.
Anne Rice

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Pastel Society of Western Australia Newsletter August 2012

Welcome back everyone and I hope you had a productive Christmas painting all those paintings for the upcoming exhibitions. Remember members that it is now time to renew those memberships and they can be done by online banking or sending a cheque to Caroline.

We have started the year well with a lot of members turning up on Monday nights eager to get their masterpieces going again. We have also had a committee meeting whereupon we have begun preparation for the upcoming exhibition and seeking guest demonstrators. With so much talent within our ranks we should have some very good demonstrations this year. Also I would like all members to check out our new website as it looks really fantastic and the showcase of artwork is a credit to the west.

This year we are planning to get more low voltage lights to add to our cache which will enhance our exhibition. If anyone has any other suggestions they would always be welcome. Daniel Gregory will be at Pastels prior to the A.G.M. from 7.30pm. A member of our club has been ill lately and we all wish Doreen a speedy recovery and our thoughts go with her.

We I hope you all enjoy this newsletter and look forward to catching up on a Monday soon.

Celestine Dyson

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Pastel Society of Western Australia Newsletter March 2012

Hi all,

We are coming to the end of another busy year and a very successful one at that. We have had a change of venue for our exhibition and the societies first year at Scarborough proved a financial success. The committee took a vote and decided that we will have that venue again for next year’s exhibition. The exhibition stands have also had a facelift with new black covers and thanks to Julie Silvester’s kind donation of the proceeds from the silent auction at our exhibition we will be able to spend the money shortly on some very much needed lights.

This year many of our members have also had solo or joint exhibitions and it was a pleasure to go along and to see such talent. Some of our members are running painting classes in pastels and other mediums and are listed in this newsletter for those that would like to participate. It’s a great way to meet other members and to go over the basics.

One of our members suggested I go onto the Pastel Journal and I have found a wealth of information. If anyone has any websites that they can recommend please let Karyn know so we can place it in the newsletter.

Caroline will be streamlining some changes with making payments so see the Treasurer’s report.

As this is a newsletter for all members, if you have anything to say please let Karyn know so that it can be included in future issues.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas function and to those that can’t make it best wishes for the festive season and see you all on the first Monday in February

Celestine Dyso

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Pastel Society of Western Australia Newsletter November 2011