Well, we had another successful exhibition at the Malvina Major Retirement Village last month, possibly thanks to the good advertising and publicity that Malvina Major and Helen Wilson organised. Of the 122 paintings exhibited 26 sold, plus extra greeting cards and bookmarks, for a grand total of ‘35 sold!’
A highlight of the exhibition was the Friday Opening Night. Malvina Major were generous hosts and the food, drinks, speeches and live music by Nic Straugheir and Alfred Memelink were fantastic. Many guests not only commented on what a good time they were having but on how professional the exhibition looked!
Sales and entry fees for the exhibition totalled $6,232.50. Once commission and expenses were deducted (Eftpos machine) the Club’s profit was $1,120.75. The committee agreed to contribute 15% of the profit (which related to the commission deducted from each sale) to Alzheimers' New Zealand, The Ryman Group’s charity.
Shortly before the exhibition the committee purchased 6 more display screens and straps, which proved to be much lighter and easier to handle. They also helped make the exhibition look so good. (These expenses are not included in the above figures).
We thank all those who helped put the exhibition together, committee or otherwise, and pulled it down again afterwards. We also thank those who sold paintings subsequent to the exhibition and sent us the 15% commission, we thank you.
Please see photos some of the new (and not so new) faces at the Friday Night Opening. While Prue did her best to photograph all of you there was so much coming and going - we had to see paintings after all - that it was impossible to photograph everyone. We apologise to those who were left out and can only say: we'll try harder next time!
We are fortunate to have Prue Miller, a professional photographer in the club. Prue is responsible for all of these photos. Thank you Prue.
Prue has just been promoted to full committee, now that she has served her apprenticeship on the social committee. She will replace Helen Wilson, helping Roger Buchanan with promotion and publicity.
Thanks and Welcome on board, Prue!
Photos by Prue Miller & Brian Sheppard
Thank you, Helen
It is with sadness that we farewell Helen Wilson from the committee. She stayed on longer than expected and excelled herself with organising a half page photo and article in the Dom Post about our 125th Birthday party last year.
This year she organised an interview with artist Roger Buchanan, a committee member and Khandallah resident, in the local Herald. This of course resulted in valuable publicity for our Malvina major exhibition.
Well done Helen and many thanks for all your support.
Artist Opportunity to Exhibit at Pataka in October
Little Sprouts, a local charity helping new mums and babies is organising a charity exhibition at Pataka in October and is looking for donated works.
Pataka is not taking any commission and receipts will be provided for tax purposes.
It is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen, as Little Sprouts are planning lots of publicity and an end of show auction with celebrity auctioneer.
• Dates are 12 October to 28 October 2018.
• All mediums considered including sculpture, wood work, pottery etc
If you are interested and for more information please contact Miranda Munro who is helping organise the exhibition.