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Meeting Notes

General Meeting of Mallee Artists Swan Hill Inc.

Held 10.30am  Wednesday 10th February 2021 at Woorinen South Community Centre Hall

(12 members in attendance, 7 apologies received. full names not publicly available)

Correspondence

SHRCC Hall invoice and COVID safe rules for hall.

Business Arising

  • Venues (COVID SAFE)
    • We can have up to 20 here at the hall.  Please BYO mug, entry by donation.  Although we have to pay $30 per week it was agreed to keep the weekly fee as a gold coin donation with MASH paying for the shortfall if necessary.  Lorri to approach Council to see if we can have the fee waived or lowered.
    • There are 4 regulars attending the motel and the limit is currently 6 people.  If you wish to attend please contact Sue.  No fees for the motel at this stage.  BYO food and mug.
  • Thank You to Justin & Jean. 
    Judy and Sue presented them with a thank you gift.  Judy to be reimbursed.
  • Art Supplies.  Dandy Lion studio has some good quality supplies, although Limited.  The Gift of Craft has some Monte Marte supplies, suitable for beginners.  Discussion to approach both Dandy Lion and Bakker and Glen regarding supply of watercolour paper and odourless turps as being the most difficult supplies to get. Most people order online.
  • Raising our profile:  The suggestions presented last year will be followed up on.  Lorri to check if Information Centre & gallery still have flyers.
  • Swan Hill Show:  If the show runs in 2021 MASH will continue to support with a donation and assistance in hanging works.  T was suggested we also have flyers available to be handed out.
  • Exhibition
    • Discussion was held regarding a suitable venue and if we want to do the Mothers Day exhibition in 2021.  Lorri suggested that more important was that it was MASH’s 20th year of operation and that perhaps a “Retrospective Exhibition” and celebration be held instead.  It was agreed to put our energy into that instead of the Mothers Day exhibition. 
    • Lorri to contact Ian Tully to discuss.  If the Regional Gallery is not available other possible venue have been suggested including:  Anglican or Uniting church halls, Grain Shed.

A sub was formed committee to organise the exhibition and celebration consisting of:

Joy, Judy, Lorri and Helen Mc.

  • Social Activities
    Norma suggested that a sub committee be formed to arrange some social outings to connect the members especially as we now have two groups.  It was agreed that some social outings such as coffee mornings and some trips to neighbouring galleries would be great.  Norma and Sue agreed to take on this role and will meet to discuss ideas to bring to members.
  • Workshop ideas
    Members were asked to suggest ideas for major workshops as well as “First Wednesday” in house workshops.  Workshop sub Committee is currently: Judy, Helen Mc, Lorri, Nancy, Maxine and Sue.
  • Major Workshops
    • Paul Oswin (watercolour)
    • Jon Lam (oils or acrylics)
    • Kathy Gibson Glass art (requires travel to Moulamein)
    • Shirley Pinchen (drawing)
    • Di Giddings (clay heads)
    • Mosaics (requires travel to Moulamein)
    • Ross Paterson (oils)
  • First Wednesdays the Hall
    • March 3rd: Merrilyn offered to run “Funky Trees” acrylics workshop over 2 days.  Lorri to liaise with Merrilyn and send out information.
    • April 7th & 14th: Paverpol (sculpture) price to be advised  
    • May 5th: Collage and paper mosaics.  (free) bring your ideas and materials to share!

Meeting closed 11.30am

Next Meeting May 12th 12 noon

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Funky Trees Workshop

May be art

Wednesday 3rd & 10th #2 days $20 per person These fun and funky trees are painted using acrylics. Materials required:

~Large canvas, minimum size recommended 300 x 600

~Acrylic paints & brushes including a wide flat brush and a few old round brushes

~ smock

~ Field easel if you have one

~ water container for dirty brushes

~ a small palette eg ice cream container lid.

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COVID Safe Painting Days

Mallee Artists will resume regular painting days from the first week in February.

Tuesdays @ the Murray River Motel, Swan Hill from 9.30am
Entry by donation.
please note that numbers are limited to 6 due to COVID social distancing restrictions.
Register your interest with Sue M: 0409376839

Wednesdays @ Woorinen South, Community Centre Hall from 9.30am
$5 fee to cover hire costs and insurance.

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Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held at the Woorinen South Community Centre all on Wednesday 10th February, 2021 at 10am.

All members past and present are welcome to attend ad to stay and paint or draw for the day.


BYO snacks and drinks to make this a COVID safe meeting.

Painting days resume the first week of February. restrictions apply @ the motel on Tuesdays.

Wednesdays at the Woorinen South Community Centre Hall 9.30am to 1.30pm. Gold Coin Donation.

Please contact Lorri to find out more about our painting days. 0467 879 261.

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River Days

Members met in a social distancing friendly get together by the Murray River in Swan Hill. Tuesdays by the river will continue, weather permitting until the group gets back together indoors.

Members rugged up in the wintry weather

Meanwhile here in USA where I am still waiting for flights and money from Qantas…. It is summer, hot and humid!

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February NEWS

Hi all 
Just a reminder that Lorri will be away from 28th Feb until 15th April.  Norma is currently looking after Petty Cash & morning tea supplies.Please make sure you book in for these two great workshops!  Call Judy if you have any other questions!!

March 4: Clay heads and objects with Di Giddings. 

$20 per person (members)  Non members $25

10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)

Please contact Helen McKerrow if you are coming.  M: 0422 636 597.  Email: ggmck4@bigpond.com

You will need a base for your sculpted head.  A nice fat piece of dowell screwed into a rectangular or square base works well.  The one in the images is approx 16cm high and on a base of approx 15cm x 20cm.  You can make it smaller.  Once the head is dry you can remove it & reuse your stand.

Alternately you could bring a piece of board and make a mask or something similar.

image of stand for cclay heads

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April 1st (nothing arranged for first Wednesday – any volunteers to run a foolish workshop?  

Something really fun or a bit crazy would be great considering its April Fool’s Day!

April fools day image

Paul Oswin : Expressive Watercolour human and animal portraits

Sat 25th & Sun 26th  April 10am—4pm 

Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)

Please book with Judy Brawn.  M: 0448 918 771 E: brawnjudy@gmail.com

$90 for members $120 for non members (remember membership is just $25 per year!)

Art by Paul Oswin,.  Photo of child in front of large painting.

Paul’s workshops are fun and instructive.  Alternative uses for watercolours are explored in an explosion of colour!With Paul’s workshop you can break from the traditions of painting and develop an expressive skill set that will help develop more visual movement in your wet medium painting.  Paul’s aim in painting is to marry strong compositional methods with expressive qualities. He also develops rich textural elements by re-working finished painting with markers, pens and pencils.

Paul demonstrates his painting methods in a series of simple steps that participants can easily follow along. Participants can also take home an information sheet that outlines these steps for future reference as well.  Gain some new tips and tricks that will help your own artistic journey in a relaxed and creative environment. This workshop is suitable for both the beginner and experienced painter alike.  https://www.pauloswinart.com/

 Materials:

  • Watercolour paints and/or inks
  • Black drawing ink or ink pens
  • Masking fluid
  • Watercolour paper
  • Masking tape
  • Water containers
  • Pics of Person Bird or Animal for Reference

Optional materials:

  • IPad/ phone
  • White gel pens
  • Paper towel
  • Waterproof fineliners
  • Pipettes
  • Salt
  • Dip pens (often used for calligraphy)
  • Paint markers (these are markers that have paint in them. Ie. Posca)

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Lorri Lambert, Secretary MASH

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Mothers Day Fundraiser

This will be a “pop up shop” exhibition with sales. It will be held at the Community Tree, Campbell Street Swan Hill on Friday 8th May 10-4 & Sat 9th May 9-1.  If you are submitting works then you must also agree to go on the roster to man the stall for at least 2 hours.  It is suggested that paintings are framed or on canvas with fixtures for hanging.  Smaller unframed works are acceptable if they have a mount and are wrapped in cellophane.  Other quality crafted items are also acceptable for this exhibition.  eg: handpainted cards, ceramics etc. 
10% of all works sold will be paid to the local Cancer support group. Payment for works sold, is made at the conclusion of the exhibition, when all works have been paid for. We will also be having a raffle with all proceeds going to the local cancer support group.  Donations of mother friendly items accepted. 
For more information call Lorri Lambert 0467 879 261 or email lorog42@hotmail.com

If you cannot afford custom framing, check out ready made frames for works on paper from the Reject Shop, Target and Cheap as Chips in Swan Hill.

Pre cut mounts can sometimes be found at these shops or online:
https://www.cavalierart.com.au/product/pre-cut-cardboard-mounts/

For unframed works

HOW TO HANG A CANVAS PAINTING

(this Wiki How shows you how to prepare an unframed canvas for hanging.

https://www.wikihow.com/Hang-a-Canvas-Painting

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2020 Workshops (Feb—June)

Harmony Day Project:  Gratefulness Tree.  Members will decorate leaves with messages to add to the community tree. Tuesday 4 Feb @ Murray River Motel.

First Wednesdays @ Woorinen South Community Hall:

Feb 5: Tantalising textures with Lorri Lambert.  Impasto with acrylics, impasto medium and or modelling paste and gesso.  Members Free, visitors $20

March 4: Clay heads and objects with Di Giddings. $20 per person

April 1st: TBC

May (no workshop due to Mothers’ day pop up shop)

June 3: Glass Art with Cathy Gibson.  #This will be held in Moulamein.  $70 per person (maximum of 8 ppl)

Guest Artists

Paul Oswin : Expressive Watercolour human and animal portraits

https://www.pauloswinart.com/
Sat 25th & Sun 26th  April 10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall

Jon Lam: Portraits and landscapes in Acrylics and oils
https://jonfonglam.wixsite.com/mysite

Sat 27th & Sunday 28th June—10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall

Please sign up and pay early to secure your place.  Payment must be received at least 2 weeks prior to workshop to enable MASH to confirm the artist and venue.

Payment by cheque to Mallee Artists Swan Hill or Direct Deposit  Bendigo Bank

Mallee Artists BSB:  633-000 Account:  1554 10509

Please use the first 3 letters of the artist surname plus your surname as reference.

PLUS: Have you paid your Annual membership?   Due Now!

Phone Lorri 0467 879 261 or Judy 0448918771

Email: lorog42@hotmail.com

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Paul Oswin Workshop

Material essentials-

· Watercolour and/or coloured inks

· Watercolour/ multimedia paper 

· Brushes suitable for watercolour 

· Grey-lead pencil and eraser 

· Waterproof fineliner pen

· Water containers

Non-essential material list-

· Masking fluid 

· Masking tape

· Coloured pencils

· Watercolour pencils

· Chinagraph pencils

· Paint pens

· black drawing ink

· Acrylic paints

· Drawing references

· Drawing/painting boards

· Easel or table easel

· Dip pens

· Calligraphy pens

· White gel pen

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November Activities

First Tuesday 5th November:

Melbourne Cup morning tea @ Murray River Motel from 9.30am
Don your finest hat bring something special to share and paint if you feel like it.

Helen McKerrow has also invited MASH members to come back to her home to watch the Cup in the arvo!

First Wednesday 6th November:

Catch up day @ Woorinen South Hall from 9.30am

What workshop did you miss (or re-do) that you would have like to have a go?  Below is a list and materials lists.  Lorri will bring along some copies of the notes for those who need them.  Don’t forget to bring a picture with you for each project.

 

collage10
Collage by Sue

Collage
Bring a canvas or board, PVA glue, brushes, magazines, scrap coloured paper, scissors optional. (Some mags will be available)

 

 

 

 

Miss JJ
Jaina Jean by Lorri

Portraits
Heavy paper or canvas to draw or paint on plus your choice of pencils, watercolour or acrylics, brushes.

 

mono4

Monochrome by Norma

Monochrome/Monotone

Heavy paper or canvas to draw or paint on plus your choice of pencils, watercolour or acrylics, brushes

 

Paint like Paul Klee
Heavy paper or MDF or canvas board is best for this.  (oil pastels and acrylic paint supplied)

Maxine scratch_s
Paint like Paul Klee by Maxine

Pallette Knife
Bring a canvas or board, palette knives, brushes, acrylic paints and either modelling paste or Impasto (can use oil paints)

maggie
Pallette Knife by Joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plein Air & Light
Heavy paper or canvas to draw or paint on plus your choice of pencils, watercolour or acrylics, brushes

wheatstacks-Monet
Monet – wheatstacks (one of several studies)

 

 

 

 

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September News

2019 Workshops Summary

This year we have a wonderful variety of workshops including Water effects with Jon Lam, Paverpol sculptures with Helen & Judy, Watercolour with Ross Paterson and Clay sculpted heads with Di.  Combined with our First Tuesdays it has been a very eventful year!

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AGM

Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM this week.  Judy Brawn and Lorri Lambert have been re-elected to President & Secretary.  The position of Treasurer is still open.

Biddy Pierce will be assisting Lorri with media and Maxine Harrop will be coordinating morning tea.

Exciting news!

Due to growth in numbers we will have 2 days of art available!

Tuesdays 9.30am -1.30pm at the Murray River Motel, Campbell St Swan Hill.
(Gold coin donation) AND Wednesdays 9.00am – 1.00pm at Woorinen South Community Hall, starting 2nd October. ($5 per week)

Come to one or come to both!  Art materials can be provided for beginners to come & try!
Cuppa and bikkies included.
Melbourne Cup

Tuesday November 5th @ the Motel
Bring something to share for Cup Day morning Tea & don’t forget your hat!

Christmas Celebration

Lunch will be on Tuesday … December at Java Spice.  Bookings to Norma or Lorri.

Swan Hill Show

Schedule is now out!  We support the show committee each year with a donation towards prizes in the art section.  We also help hang artworks and we will be asking for helpers in show week – please help if you can, dates to be advised.

MONTHLY MEMBER WORKSHOPS

FIRST TUESDAY WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FIRST WEDNESDAYS @ WOORINEN SOUTH COMMUNITY HALL!

Wednesday October 2nd – Plein Air (painting outside) Hints and tips for making the most of catching light, making quick sketches and more!

Wednesday November 6th @ Woorinen South Community Hall from 9am.  Workshop starts @ 10am

Upcoming Projects

Business cards: these will be given to members on request to hand out as needed.

Promotional Brochure: Lorri has completed.  This will be placed at Information Centre, The Regional Art Gallery and Library.  Please ask for a bundle to distribute to other suitable locations such as Post Offices/stores in outlying towns.

Red Cross Fundraiser October: MASH will have a stall for this event.  Small artworks would be the most suitable plus any crafty items you make.   Please contact Lorri or Jenny to find out more.

Food & Wine Show March 2020: We will be having a stall in conjunction with the Artisan market.  Details to come.

Mothers Day Fundraiser April 2020: We will be holding an exhibition with art for sale and a % of proceeds to local cancer support group.  More details early next year.

PRESIDENT:  Judy Brawn  M: 0448 918 771   Email: brawnjudy@gmail.com

SECRETARY: Lorri Lambert  M: 0467 879 261  Email:  lorog42@hotmail.com

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