Reminder: MTAS September Challenge: The Hawkesbury

Update: Art Challenge: September 2021

This is a reminder and update for the September Art Challenge!

You can make any kind of art you like that encapsulates the Hawkesbury theme or something relating to the Hawkesbury and are welcome to use physical or digital mediums for the art you create.
This is a challenge for your own work and artistic sensibilities not a replication inspired by another artist’s work as in August’s challenge. 

The purple noon's transparent might

Arthur Streeton – ‘the purple noon’s transparent might’

Margaret Olley - 'Hawkesbury Flowers and Pears'

Margaret Olley – ‘Hawkesbury Flowers and Pears’

Please post your submission to the pinned Facebook Challenge Post for September and you can also e-mail to info@mtas.com.au with any important accompanying details needed; such as size. medium, title or if it is for sale you can add the price.

We will post any that are emailed for everyone to enjoy and see as well 🙂

Submissions for the challenge will close September 30th 2021.

Let’s get creative and have fun.

MTAS Committee

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MTAS Kids School Holiday Workshops 20th – 30th September 2021

MTAS School Holiday Art & Crafts Program Via Zoom
From 20th – 30th September 2021

The MTAS Kids School Holiday Workshops are on again!
Due to Covid Restrictions these classes will be held via Zoom.
For 5-15yr olds. Limit of 10 students per workshop.

Cost: $10 per workshop per child; all equipment supplied.
Bookings Essential: phone Marcella on 0400 185 807 for Zoom link & bank details.

Date 10am-11.30am 2pm-3.30pm
Mon, 20th Sept Draw Paint Dinosaurs Draw Insects & Spiders
Tues, 21st Sept Draw Fantasy Creatures ~
Wed, 22nd Sept Draw Dragons Draw Sea Creatures
Thurs, 23rd Sept ~ ~
Fri, 24th Sept Draw Mermaids & Fairies ~
Mon, 27th Sept Make Dragons Make Fairy Garden Decorations
Tues, 28th Sept Make Halloween Creatures ~
Wed, 29th Sept Decorate Hope Stones ~
Thurs, 30th Sept Make Crazy Critters ~

 

MTAS Committee.

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MTAS Art Challenge — September’s Theme: The Hawkesbury

Art Challenge: September 2021 “The Hawkesbury”

Joesph Lycett - View of the Wilberforce

Joesph Lycett – ‘View of the Wilberforce’

Hawkesbury—NSW art gallery

Elioth Gruner – ‘Spring Frost’

MTAS is pleased to announce the online Art Challenge theme for September is “The Hawkesbury.”

You can make any kind of art you like that encapsulates this theme or something relating to the Hawkesbury and are welcome to use physical or digital mediums for the art you create. Please be aware, this is a challenge for your own work and artistic sensibilities not a replication inspired by another artist’s work.

Please post your submission to the Facebook challenge post that will be pinned for you to find and you can also e-mail to info@mtas.com.au with any important accompanying details needed; such as size. medium, title or if it is for sale you can add the price.

Midday Sydney Long 1896

Sydney Long – ‘Midday’

We will post any that are emailed for everyone to enjoy and see as well 🙂

Submissions for the challenge will close September 30th 2021.

Let’s get creative and have fun.

MTAS Committee

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The purple noon's transparent might

Arthur Streeton – ‘The purple noon’s transparent might’

Margaret Olley - 'Hawkesbury Flowers and Pears'

Margaret Olley – ‘Hawkesbury Flowers and Pears’

Craft Alive Great International Craft Show on 16th-19th Sept 2021

The Great International Craft Show
Series 11 ‘Christmas Shopping & Projects’
 16th – 19th September 2021

 

The Great International Craft Show is an interactive online experience. Just like a physical event, vendors ‘man their stands’ running demonstrations, event offers and with welcoming chatter. There are hourly live updates, vendors online to chat, demos and event news.

Doors open 9.30am AEST (Sydney time) from Thursday,  16th until Sunday, 19th September 2021.

Event features and locations:
Shopping hall: gics.craftalive.com.au
Live feed: www.facebook.com/CraftAlive
Classrooms: gics.craftalive.com.au/classroom
Video Library – gics.craftalive.com.au/classroom

You don’t need to book classes. Just subscribe to the classroom to access all new classes and the entire online video library.
No time limits. Class are available 24/7 and remain in the library ongoing.

For the first time, the GICS-Classroom is FREE. Get hands on with free access to classes during the event thanks to Making It Australia.

Click here, hit subscribe and select free access: gics.craftalive.com.au/classroom

Download the schedule now: GICS Schedule PDF.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder Tonight: Monthly Meeting AGM & Digital Art Talk

Reminder for Tonight:
Monthly Meeting 14th September 7.30pm
AGM & Digital Art Talk by Satya Morrison

Tonight 14th September at 7.30pm via Zoom we have our AGM and then a Presentation given by Satya Morrison on Digital Art & Image Optimisation for Websites.

Here is the Zoom link for tonight: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81892810299

Please register your attendance by emailing info@mtas.com.au.

We need members to come along and form a quorum and vote even if you have not nominated for a role.

Please support your Art Society and join us to learn more about Digital Art as well.

Look forward to seeing you tonight.

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Reminder: Monthly Meeting 14th Sept – AGM & Digital Art Talk

Reminder: Monthly Meeting 14th September 7.30pm

AGM & Digital Art Talk by Satya Morrison

Next week on 14th September at 7.30pm we have our AGM and then a Presentation via Zoom given by Satya Morrison on Digital Art & Image Optimisation for Websites.

Satya will be covering a range of Software that can be used to create digital art both on desktop and mobile devices.

You do not need to have a lot of technical skills to get started with making and managing your Digital Art & Images online.

It can be a lot of fun!

Satya has over 25 years experience in this field as a Graphic Designer and Web Designer. She also currently helps to manage our MTAS website and online presence.

Join us to learn more about this great medium for creating a wide range of digital art and learn skills to manage your photos of your non digital artworks to put online.

Please remember to register your attendance for zoom at info@mtas.com.au

Here is the Zoom link for the night: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81892810299

Our Annual General Meeting

Our Art Society is run by volunteers and our dedicated committee has worked very hard through the year to keep things going during these challenging times.

We are always in need of new people to help run the Society and would love to see some more members helping out with the roles listed below.

If you, your friends or family can assist please let us know. You do not need to be an artist yourself to fill these roles, but some interest in arts and crafts is welcome.

To nominate yourself or another person please email to info@mtas.com.au

All positions will be declared vacant on the night and anyone interested in taking on a position to help out the Society can email info@mtas.com.au or call Pat Bakarich on 0415 200 446 for more information.

The Committee positions are listed below:

(1) President

(2) Vice President

(3) Secretary

(4) Treasurer

(5) Assistant Secretary

(6) Assistant Treasurer

(7) Publicity Officer

(8) Membership Officer

(9) Functions Officer

(10) Children’s Art Classes Co-ordinator

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Hawkesbury Art Prize Entry Date Extended 15th Oct 2021

Hawkesbury Art Prize New Entry Date 15th Oct 2021

Hi MTAS members,

After careful consideration of evolving Covid policy changes The Hawkesbury Art Prize Committee have changed the dates for entry and the Exhibition.

The new dates have been carefully evaluated to balance the needs of organisers, members and all those involved, whilst meeting the requirements of current social restrictions and in the spirit of keeping the event alive.

www.hawkesburyartprize.com.au

These are the NEW key dates:

Entries NOW Close: 5:00pm Wednesday 15th October 2021

27th October – Finalists notified

27th November – Opening night, awarding of prizes by Susan Templeman MP

27th November – 12th December 2021 – Exhibition of finalists

Now you have more time to enter or re-enter if you already have.

We look forward to seeing it then!

MTAS Committee

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MTAS Newsletter September 2021

MTAS September Newsletter 2021

Hi MTAS Members,

Here is your September 2021 Newsletter.

Please use this link to view your Newsletter: September Newsletter

You can also check our channels for more on MTAS:
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You can find past newsletters on this page of our website:
www.mtas.com.au/mtas-newsletters

Stay safe and creative everyone.

Many regards,
The MTAS Committee.

Hawkesbury Art Prize – Entries close September 8th 2021

Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Reminder The Hawkesbury Art Prize is closing 5:00pm Wednesday 8th September 2021

Opening Event and Awarding of Prizes: Saturday 9th October 2021 and will be opened by Federal Member for Macquarie, Susan Templeman.

www.hawkesburyartprize.com.au

The Hawkesbury Art Prize Inc. is a non-acquisitive art award originally established in 2011 operating as a not for profit event run by an incorporated committee of dedicated volunteers.

1st Prize, The Hawkesbury Art Prize: $10,000 plus 2 week art residency at Glenhuntly Estate, Kurrajong

Highly Commended: $1,000 plus 2 week art residency at Glenhuntly Estate, Kurrajong.

Highly Commended (Hawkesbury Resident): $1,000

4 x Commended: Minor prize attached to this award

‘Packers Prize’ (selected by committee): $500

The art prize is for a painting or collage that is inspired by contemporary Australian identity. Artists are invited to respond to the concept of contemporary identity in Australian life. Accordingly, the theme often helps artists explain the rapidly changing environment in which they live, or, conversely, promotes diverse portrayals of history, landscape, and ways of seeing.

The aim of the Hawkesbury Art Prize is to promote art in the Hawkesbury/Western Sydney region and increase awareness of art and cultural activity, to the mutual benefit of community, artists and students. Profits have led to the establishment of financial scholarship for talented and aspirational young artists in the region.

The Prize attracts a national audience and high profile participants to the Hawkesbury region, embracing the cultural and economic environment of the community. Around 40 – 50 finalists are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the Opening Exhibition, which follows the announcement of winners.

We look forward to seeing the exhibition in October.

2015 Winner Hiren Patel “Winter Light Sydney”

2019 Winner Ben Tankard “Aussie As 2”

2011 Winner: Naomi Grant “Beachscape”

Reminder: MTAS August Art Challenge ‘Fabulous Fakes’

Reminder: MTAS Online Art Challenge August 2021
“Fabulous Fakes”

Don’t forget we have our August Art Challenge on at the moment! You can take part from the comfort of your own home and posting through the MTAS Facebook page.

The Challenge theme will differ month to month. The theme for August is “Fabulous Fakes.”

For our August’s theme you can paint, draw, create an artwork that is inspired by, in the style of, or a re-creation of an artwork by any great or renowned historical artist. The artwork needs to be out of copyright, being more than 70 years old.

Please remember any artwork made in this fashion must be signed with the word: “After” followed by the original artist’s name. So for example: “By John Doe – After Mondrian” or “Jane Doe After Van Gogh.”

For this Challenge small to medium sized artworks are accepted. You must include: the size, medium it is created in and price can be included also. (This way if anyone likes your work they can contact you directly and make a purchase!). If it is not for sale please note NFS.

Members and non members are welcome to join this challenge!

To enter you can submit a photo of your artwork as a reply to the Challenge post on the MTAS facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/MacquarieTownsArtsSociety

Entries need to be replied to the post by the 10th of September and we will be discussing the entries at the September MTAS Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 14th via Zoom!

Let’s get creative everyone!

— MTAS Committee.
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