Newsletter June/July

Hello Everybody

Hope you are all well and enjoying your creative pursuits, whatever they may be.

This [newsletter] serves to remind you about current events at the blend(er), and to remind you that the end of June constitutes the beginning of another JCAA membership year.

We value all our members of the JCAA and would not be able to operate without your ongoing support. I am sure that you are aware that several galleries have been forced to close due to economic constraints. However, we are relatively strong at present due to your valued ongoing support, and we are working really hard to keep the gallery interesting and available to all of our members.
Ongoing workshops and talks are being provided as well as exhibitions and the hiring of the gallery space. In fact we are almost booked up until the end of 2012 which is great.

1) We would appreciate it if you would renew your membership of the JCAA as soon as possible so that we can continue to keep you updated with activities at the blend(er). This may be done online (see www.blender.org.au/membership/) or by coming into the gallery Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 2 pm.

2) The end of month Friday tea (this Friday) is enhanced with a talk and presentation by Gary Tate – photographer/ video artist, not to be missed, as relates to NAIDOC’s exhibition.

3) The NAIDOC Exhibition ” The Lake the Glistens” opens next Tuesday. However we are busy installing at present and I believe that this will be one of the most exciting exhibitions we have had relating to indigenous art for some time. Peter Farmer is the main artist exhibiting.

4) Our next members show will be held from Tuesday 25 th September – Friday 19th of October.

5) Be reminded that the Christmas Extravaganza is “on” so please get working on paintings, cards, jewellery, pottery and any other creative items if you wish to participate. Artworks/ craft works must have a ceiling of $250 as we wish to promote the exhibition as being affordable for Christmas gifts etc. This will run concurrently with the night markets and will be better promoted this year as we have more time to get things up and running.

6) Congratulations to both Judy Rogers and Marilyn Hamilton who were both awarded prizes at the Joondalup Community Art Exhibition at Lakeside this past month.

Have a good day everybody and hope to see a good turn out this Friday

Kind Regards

Val Shaw
Gallery Co-ordinator

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