Wellington Art Club


October - November 2016


will be held at Rita Angus Retirement Village
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th
November at 10am to 5pm

Sarah Free, Councillor will open the function
On Friday 11th November at 6pm

Olympia’s Chat

Another catch-up as time is moving too fast and it’s that time of the year to prepare for our “Spring
Exhibition” to be held in the atrium at Rita Angus Retirement Village.

Are your artworks all ready to submit? – yes? It’s our ‘ART SHOW’
and an opportunity for us artists to exhibit what we have enjoyed creating over time.
There may be new visitors to the exhibition so art from a previous time may be new to them.
Our art is impressive, colourful, and full of variety we are told over and over.

Must admit, I’m still attempting two more artworks myself! Thank goodness for ALKYD paints!
Appreciation this year to Shirley Sutton for the art piece she has donated for the annual raffle. Proceeds
of the raffle and hanging fees of artworks go towards our expenses – EFTPOS, advertising, printing of
flyers and, of course, the donation we make to Ryman’s annual charity, which this year is the
Neurological Foundation.

Linda Smith and I have met with Catherine Cordwell, sales advisor of Rita Angus, and she is excited
about us showing our art. I have sent photos of floral art from the club walls for use on the posters and
their marketing have chosen Annette Straugheir’s “Poppies”.

When I phoned the Mayor’s office earlier in the year, Celia Wade-Brown’s secretary was not taking
any bookings, so Sarah Free, Councillor, has accepted the invitation to open the exhibition.
We extend an invitation to Celia and I know she will come and catch up with us. We wish her all the
best and for what her future holds for her, and we thank her sincerely for all the past support she has
shown us, both before and after becoming Mayor of Wellington.

There will be invitations to hand out or send and we encourage all members to help to distribute them
please. Let’s get inviting.

Nik Straugheir: Rex Street Jazz will be jazzing up the evening at our opening and that is something not
to be missed so please come and enjoy.

See you all 6pm Friday 11th November and over the weekend 12th– 13th November.

A brief reminder to all who enter exhibitions
Please ensure your typed profile is ready to go into the folder we display on a table at all exhibitions. It could include a photo of yourself and an example of your art as long as it fits onto one A4 page. If Malvina Major offer to do a printed catalogue for their exhibition next year it can be used for that too.

Notes regarding the Spring Exhibition

Entry forms and swing tabs

Please write clearly on entry forms and swing tabs so spelling is correct as well as price for catalogue.
Entry forms are required a week earlier to enable Jeff to write labels. He sometimes has over 200 labels to write and as he does not drive we need to deliver forms as soon as possible.

Swing tabs should not show below painting when hung but long enough to swing to front when hanging. Please thread swing tag to hanging string so it won’t fall off.

At the Atrium Please be aware that though we have space to hang over 200 artworks, we cannot display everyone’s paintings in the ‘perfect place’, so we need to use both sides of a screen.

Helen Wilson sold an Italian scene from a back screen to a visitor walking along the balcony overlooking the Atrium because it reminded her of the year spent in that particular city of Italy.

Lighting is natural in the Atrium and moves around over the day. Where it seems a dark corner in the morning suddenly becomes sunny later in the day. Sometimes moving a piece a viewer admires could enhance it and may help a buyer to picture it on their own wall.

Minders and Helpers

Minders are very welcome to give their time, to get involved, sell raffle tickets, man the stalls or for wrapping and handing out brochures. The club appreciates their help and it’s a pleasant way to meet people
who are interested in what we do.

We need help with transporting screens to and from the clubrooms to Rita Angus:
  • Loading screens into Graeme’s van 7pm Wednesday night at the clubrooms.
  • Unloading at Rita Angus approx. 9am Thursday morning 10th November
  • Transport screens back to clubrooms after 5pm Sunday 13th November.

Please do not dismantle exhibition until last of viewers leave.


During the hours of public viewing, minding the exhibition will be for periods as follows:
10am –12 noon, 12 noon –2 pm, 2pm – 4pm

Please add your name to the roster list at the clubrooms or phone Olympia Osborne, 388 3825 to volunteer your minding times.

Please note that we are encouraging two members to volunteer to mind each session. It makes for easier sharing of responsibilities, especially if there are SALES!


Maximum of l5 participants
Cost $45.00 - deposit of $10 non-refundable
Bring 1 sheet of watercolour paper

9.30 - 12.30 a.m.
(bring brushes and colours; paper either magnami, hahn, saunders, not rough)

1pm - 4pm
Washes, spray, pointillism, glazing, lifting out for subjects such as skies, rocks, tree

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