February Social Meeting

It was great to see so many people attend our first meeting of the year.  25 members enjoyed the informative talks by Rob Kenyon and Bonney Bombach in the first of our Professional Development meetings.  We have a lot of talented people and we really appreciate them sharing their knowledge and experience.


The general meeting saw information shared about the Social meetings, the Gallery, the Annual Exhibition, future workshops and our new look website.


There will be a date change for the April meeting which is due to fall on the Easter weekend.  Therefore we have decided to bring to social meeting for that month forward a week to the 29th of March.  Our next meeting will be the 1st March at the Gallery.


The Gallery is working really well, we have had record sales and this seems to be a continuing trend.  Bonney and the hanging team are giving the Gallery a complete makeover this month.  It was decided that this would happen every second month with no artwork changeover on the alternative months.  So therefore the next change over of artworks will be the 29th March meeting.  This will mean that the artworks currently in the Gallery will be there for two months.


The judge for the 28th Annual exhibition will be Christ Saines, Director of the Queensland Art Gallery/GOMA in Brisbane and we are delighted that he will be travelling to the Whitsundays to judge and critique works from local artists.  This is a great opportunity so get those art works started.


The theme for the exhibition is ‘Climate Change?’ The remainder of the categories will appear on the website over the next couple of weeks along with entry forms and conditions once they are completely finalised.


It is hoped that a number of workshops leading up to the ANZAC Exhibition (which is being coordinated by Suzi from SmartArts) and our own Annual Exhibition will help to inspire and hone the skills of members.  Keep an eye on the website for the details.


If you haven’t already visited the new look website, go to http://artwhitsunday.asn.au and check it out. Ross has been working very hard over the past 3 months and we are very pleased with the result.  There may still be a few changes in days to come and we appreciate any positive or negative feedback you may have to help us continue the improvements.   Michelle Andrews has volunteered to help out any members who are not yet represented in the online Gallery. She is preparing a self help video as well as making herself available at set times to help you get started. We will send out more information regarding this soon.


Looking forward to a productive and eventful year ahead.




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