Somerset Art Society Newsletter – May 2018

Somerset Art Society Newsletter – May 2018

Category : General News

May Edition 2018
Somerset Art Society

Hello everybody,

Fernvale Artists exhibition celebrating Banjo
Paterson was a huge success. Each artist did a
painting themed on a line or title of a Banjo poem.
The official opening was on Saturday 6th may at
2pm in the Old Fernvale Uniting Church. There was
a good turn out at the opening and lots of delicious
food and drinks. There was even poetry reading!

• ESK SHOW: Thank-you to all of you who participated
by putting an artwork, or sculpture in the Esk Show. There
were a lot of fantastic entries of really high quality.
Several SASI members took out prizes in a variety of
categories, including Ethan Taylor (Linda Taylor’s son)
who took out the championship prize for his age group.

reminder that this is on in Pipeliner Park, Esk on 16th
June from 8am-3pm. SASI has a stall and needs artworks
of any medium or style that has a garden, plant, flower,
fruit or vegetable theme. Bring your work along to the SASI stall with your name
and price attached. You also need to have a list of your artworks and their prices so
we can track all of your sales. There is no commission, but it would be appreciated
if you could spend a little time helping at the stall. If you would like to demonstrate
doing a painting or helping on the day please contact Kim Thomson at

SASI is a vibrant group of diverse artists who support the arts in the Somerset Region of South
East Queensland. We encourage artists to promote and showcase their work and come together
to share knowledge and ideas. We have workshops, art focused trips and other events throughout
the year.

13 people with two paintings each contact us wanting to exhibit in SASI’s group
exhibition at Glen Rock Gallery in Esk Visitor Information centre. Thank-you to
those of you who have applied. We have room for a couple more members but you
need to contact us ASAP . The exhibition will be like a smorgasbord of artworks
being produced in the Somerset Region. The artworks will be hung on the 28th
June and need to be delivered to Glen Rock Gallery by 9:15am-9:30am. If you are
interested please email Kim Thomson at ASAP so
planning can be finalised. This is important!

The next exhibition at Glen Rock Gallery is created
by Lynette Hughes and will be ready for viewing on
the afternoon of 31st May 2018.
Lynette is a visual artist living in Mount Beppo,
QLD. This body of work is a reflection of Lynette’s
life with paintings ranging from self portraits to
abstract images capturing her emotions and
experiences. The images evolve in a dynamic and
challenging way.

• NEXT GENERAL MEETING: We apologise to those who turned up at Glen
Rock Gallery for the advertised meeting in May. We are sorry for not
communicating the change in date. This was an oversight. The next general
meeting is the 22nd June 2018 at 5:30pm Glen Rock Gallery. Hope to see you
there – please come along!

I wish to inform the committee members and fellow SASI members that I have been
replaced as Club President by Nelle Smith. I have full confidence that Nelle will have
time to devote to the club. I am not able to give any time to SASI due to a family
crisis – for me my family will always come first. My 10 year old son has gone through
a traumatic experience at school, which means I am with him everyday at his new
school. This is a very important part of his rehabilitation. I am glad that someone has
stepped forward to take over the reins and wish Nelle all the best in the running of
SASI. I will still remain an active member and hopefully might be able to make it to
some of the social days. Now that my replacement has been found I submit my
resignation. SASI will still remain an important part of my life, but just as a member. I
would like to say thank you to Kim for all the help she has given to me.
Linda Taylor
(Published by request)

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