MTAS June 2020 Newsletter

Hi MTAS Members,

Here is your June newsletter.

We hope you are staying healthy and arty.

Please also check out our website , Facebook page and our Instagram often for more information.

Stay safe and creative!

Please use this link to view your June Newsletter PDF directly:

MTAS June Newsletter

You can find past newsletters on this page of our website:

The MTAS Committee
Some images from our Musson Lane Gallery:

“Frosty Friends” by Kathleen Bale, Mixed Media

“Attitude” by Beth Gibbeson, Pastel

“House by the Lake” by Pat Bakarich, Oil

Yellow Gum Blossoms by Yvonne West, Watercolour

Vale Dr Mary Bergin

It is with great sadness we acknowledge the passing on Monday afternoon of our dear patron Dr Mary Bergin from leukemia. Mary has been a wonderful support for our Society for many years and a well respected member of our local community. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Alan, family and friends.

MTAS Committee

Musson Lane will return on 3rd June with COVID safe measures

Musson Lane will re open on Wednesday
3rd June – 10am to 3pm with COVID safe practices in place

Good news. Since restrictions are easing we have decided to start to Open Musson Lane again under COVID Safe measures.

Our Paint Along Open Day will recommence this coming Wednesday 3rd June from 10am to 3pm.

We are planning that the next one will be on 17th June, and then hoping to be on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month after that, always considering Government directives.

Anyone in good health is welcome. We will have hand sanitiser and wipes, optional to BYO mask. We can set up drop sheets and A-frame easels or the seating around our set up tables to allow for safe distancing at least 1.5m between each person. We have enough space and rooms for people to decently spread out and have a place to work. All surfaces will be regularly wiped down.

Please bring your own food. We have tea, coffee, etc and an oven and a microwave in our kitchen that will be cleaned after use.

Our DVD collection can be viewed. Bring a project, art, craft, or any hobby and come along to enjoy the company of fellow artists in your area.

The address is Unit 2, 1 Musson Lane, Richmond, NSW 2753

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For any questions or to register your interest please email or call Sheila on 0408 161 284.

Musson Lane Gallery

We are also considering reopening the Gallery on Saturdays to the public with distancing measures and COVID safe practices in place. Suggested dates are mid-June or July.

We do not know yet if it would be every Saturday, but we will ask for Roster volunteers when the Committee makes the decision.

Meanwhile, we have taken photos of the artworks and have been posting them on our site and social media channels. To view them see links below:

MTAS blog

For more info contact Sheila on 0408 161 284

Showcasing Musson Lane Gallery

We are showcasing another set of beautiful artworks from our Musson Lane Gallery which is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Check back for more soon 🎨🖌️🖼️

For more news about MTAS, visit our site’s blog

Follow us to get involved!
#MTAS #ArtGallery #MuseumfromHome #GalleryAtHome

“Road to Glen Davis” by Tony White, Oil Painting, $180

“Rainbow Lorikeets” by James Paciullo, Oil Painting, $500


“Percy” by Jeff Hunter, Watercolour, $85


“Pugh’s Lagoon” by Satya Morrison, Oil painting, $350


“Ullapool Sketchbook VI” by Kym Morris, Mixed Media, $360


“Cedar Tree Gully Late Autumn” by Narelle Ward, Watercolour, $150


“Ormiston Gorge” by Guenter Barth, Oil Painting, $540


“Sentient in Safflower”, Maryanne Jones, Oil Painting, $425


“The Bushland’s Crimson Glory”, Virginia Wheatley, Pastel, $180


“The Fabric Shop”, Rosemary Temple-Smith, Acrylic, $495

Nepean Art Society Plein Air Resuming this Thursday, 21st May

Nepean Art Society Plein Air Day Resumes
Yarramundi Reserve
this Thursday – 21st May

Great news! Nepean Art Society has scheduled a plein air day with the changed restrictions.

Re-commencing this Thursday, 21st May at the Yarramundi Reserve.
Social distancing still needs to be observed.
If there are more than 10 people, the group have to split between the north and south locations.

To get there: Take Castlereagh Road from Penrith to Agnes Banks. Coming into Agnes Banks, turn left into Springwood /Hawkesbury Road and continue towards Springwood and the Blue Mountains crossing the Nepean River. About 200m further after crossing the river bridge there is an entrance on the right into the North Reserve where there is adequate parking, toilet facilities and BBQ areas.

Meet down by the Grose River within the Reserve.

Any questions please ring Tony on 0410 624 918
For more info visit

Look forward to seeing you there! 

Musson Lane Gallery

We are showcasing beautiful works from our Musson Lane Gallery that is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Now we have another 10 works from our artists! Check back for more soon 🎨🖌️🖼️

For more news about MTAS, visit our site’s blog

Follow us to get involved!
#MTAS #ArtGallery #MuseumfromHome #GalleryAtHome


“Sunny Farm”, Pat Bakarich, Oil, $200


Bona Vista Park II, Maryanne Jones, Oil, $450


“The Girls”, Deidre Morrison, Acrylic/Mixed Media, $495


“A Terrier”, Patricia Latta, Pastel, $300


“The Woodworkers”, Rosie Temple Smith, Acrylic, $495


“Sorry”, Beth Gibbeson, Pastel, $195


“Yarramundi Produce Store”, Yvonne West, Oil, $325


“Patonga Cottages”, Rosalie Neef, Watercolour, $200


“Strathmore”, Sharron Whittington, Oil Painting, $400


“Blue & Orange”, Stephen Hoysted, Oil Painting, $150


“Autumn Gold”, Lea Hilder, Watercolour, $280

MTAS May 2020 Newsletter

Hi MTAS Members,

Here is our May newsletter.

As we continue on with  COVID 19 restrictions we hope you are doing ok and continuing on with your art and crafts.

We have put together our newsletter with some information and there is always more online on our website , Facebook page and our Instagram

Please follow along with us. We are posting works from our Musson Lane Gallery and our members, among other things.

Stay safe and stay creative!

Please use this link to view your May Newsletter PDF directly:

MTAS May Newsletter

You can find past newsletters on this page of our website:

The MTAS Committee

Fred Blakers
“Rocky Rivulet”
Oil, $400

James Paciullo
“Brave Firemen”
Oil, $450

Virginia Wheatley
“Fragile Beauty”
Mixed Media, $220

Guenter Barth
“Morning Haze”
Oil, $520

Musson Lane Gallery

We thought we would showcase some works from our Musson Lane Gallery that is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. If you would like to see further works we will be posting more on our website, Facebook and Instagram with more works to be shown in our next monthly newsletter also. 🎨🖌️🖼️

Here on our site’s blog

Please follow us to get involved

Here are the first 10 works. There are more to come.
#MTAS #ArtGallery #MuseumfromHome #GalleryAtHome

Meri Andric, “Her Universe”, Mixed Media on Canvas, $2,600

Sheila Sharp, “A Trio of Views”, Print, $150

James Paciullo, “Brave Firemen”, Oil, $450

Margaret Mackisack “Bush Woodchop” Acrylic, $200

Fiona George “Rock Pool” Acrylic, $105

Virginia Wheatley, “Fragile Beauty”, Mixed Media, $220

Guenter Barth, “Morning Haze”, Oil, $520

Fred Blakers, “Rocky Rivulet”, Oil, $400

Josephine Blue, “Unrelenting (Tamarama Beach), Mixed Media, $390

Kym Morris, “Hideaway”, Mixed Media, $375

NOTICE: MTAS Gallery at Musson Lane Update

MTAS Gallery at Musson Lane Update

As you know, our MTAS Gallery at Musson Lane, which was open every Saturday, is currently closed until further notice due to the COVID 19 restrictions. The planned April 18th changeover will not happen.

Art and craft currently on display can remain until Saturday July 4th .

The fees that you have paid will cover you until then. (Hopefully the world will have returned to normal by then.)

If anyone would prefer to collect their art or craft prior to that, please contact a key holder – Sheila ph 0408161284 or Patty Bakarich 0415200446 (or other Committee member) to arrange a time when we can meet you to open up the building and mark the works off on the list.

Meanwhile your work will be safe, secure (and dusted) until we can open to the public again, when we will again ask for people to help on the Roster.

We are also looking at taking photographs of the works and posting them onto our site, Facebook and Instragram accounts to keep MTAS active as best we can during this time. We are looking at watermarking the artists work so that will cover any copyright issues. Stay tuned!

Keep safe and well everyone and stay creative.

Thank you,
MTAS Committee

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