Newsletter May/June

Hello Everybody,
 
I hope this newsletter finds you all well and enjoying your creative pursuits.
 
Firstly, congratulations to all members exhibiting work on the “Autumn Exhibition”, the gallery space looks great with all your wonderful contributions.
 
A big thank you is extended to Toni Subritzky for her generous donation of a gift voucher for the exhibition. This was won by Lesley la Grove who was pleased with this unexpected surprise.
 
Congratulations to Marilyn Hamilton for winning an award for her artwork, “Frog in a Log” at the City of Wannaroo Art Awards.
 
NB ARTISTS STATEMENTS / PHOTOGRAPHS
We are hoping to compile a file of information about our members. We are inviting you all to submit an artists statement relating to your practice, concepts, preferred subject matter, what medium you use etc. Photographs of work would also be very helpful and a CV (optional). This will be beneficial when trying to organize collaborative exhibitions, or should guests/ buyers require further information on any of our artists.
 
UP AND COMING EVENTS AT THE BLENDER
 
May 14th – June 6th The JCAA members “Autumn Exhibition”

 
June 8th – 16th “Double Selection Exhibition” This is a collaborative exhibition by two JCAA members, Barbara Rose and Shirley Mashman.
 
June 19th – 22nd “Volunteers Exhibition” – acknowledges the hours of hard work some of our volunteers have invested in the gallery in the past 6 months. These people include Ros Blackburn, Eva Boogaard, Hettie Rowley, Sheila Ayling, Bill Dennis, Val Cave and Brian Sanger and they have the opportunity to take part in this initiative.
 
July  3rd – 29th “NAIDOC Exhibition”  This exhibition is curated by the City of Joondalup and celebrates the indigenous art of Australia
 
TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS
 
Wednesday 13th June 7 – 8 pm  Artist development talk by Benjamin Vorster
Wednesday 20th June 7 – 8 pm  Artists development talk by Gemma Weston
Friday 22nd June 10am – 12  Artists development talk and morning tea (artist TBA)
Friday 29th June 10 am – 12  Friday morning tea and talk by Gary Tate (photographer)
 
The artists talks are well worth attending. Each artist gives an insight into their art practice, their personal experiences and is available to answer questions from the floor.
 
To those of you putting works on the Joondalup Community Art Awards , Good Luck.
 
Thank you all for your continued support and involvement with the JCAA. Please keep us informed about your concerns and needs and remember to visit our website for more information.
 
Have a wonderful day
 
Warm Regards
 
Val Shaw
Coordinator

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