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PostSubject: April E-News   April E-News I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 05, 2011 8:42 pm

******** April 2011 - Keep Informed - Be Involved ********
Tuesday 5th April at the Cooktown Library @ 4:45pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Discussing the details of upcoming exhibitions and gallery.

Keeping the Gallery Open!
Gallery Roster
We need more more 'bums on seats' at the gallery. So far have workers to open on Wednesday AM Rosie, PM nil
Thursday AM Tracey, PM Betty, Friday AM Faye, PM Wendy and some Saturday's in AM Diana. Nobody for Monday or Tuesday's. Jean may be back and possibly do a morning soon. Also a few new membership applications last week - one is Gay McDonald who is getting an orientation to gallery. Anyone else out there?

Next Big Art Event!
Characteristics of The Cape Photographic Exhibition!
Wish to be involved? Contact Tracey!
A celebration of the beauty & unique character of Cape York.
Two categories:
2011 Theme ; a study of granite.
This photographic challenge is a study of the rock on which our landscape is shaped.
It determines the colour and quality of much of our environment
Character of the Cape: Colour or Black and White
A portrait that expresses the unique characters of one or more of the Cooktown regions residents (people/animals/plants, etc).
No limit to the number of entries per person. No size limit for any of the categories. Entries must have a photographic image integral to the design of the entry although not limited to kodachrome material only. There is no limit to other materials as long as the photo is integral to the creative design of the entry.
Opening night Friday 13 May at a ‘drinks’ evening in the gallery.
Exhibition 14 – 27 MAY, 2011 @ Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery
Proceeds will help pay for the materials and other costs. Open to all.
Full details will be available soon!

Successful Recycled Art Exhibition!
Check out the photos of Recycled Art Exhibition:
Cooktown Art Flickr Albums, Cooktown Art Blog, Cooktown Art Facebook album or Cooktown Art You-Tube

Cooktown Recycled Art Exhibition was organised by Diana Burns and with the help of volunteer workers opened 26th March 2011 with an afternoon tea at 2:30pm at our gallery. Entries were of a high standard and showed a lot of imagination in turning waste and old throw away's into useful and or beautiful art! The four categories of - Functional - furniture, craft work, wearable objects; Garden Art - 3D free standing; Artistic with imagination being the key; and Environmental from materials and waste going to landfill, being functional and energy efficient and illustrating the pertinence of environmental issues. The competition was open to all Cook Shire community members, groups and organisations and had adult and junior sections in each category. Well done Cooktown!

One in One Thousand Chance Raffle
We will need volunteers to assist in selling the raffle tickets.
As the winner will be drawn at Cooktown and District Country Show on Friday 26th August we have only got 5 months to sell 1000 tickets at $5.00 per ticket!
We must sell at least 220 to cover costs (prize money and printing of tickets) so lets get selling ASAP. The ticket books are available in desk draw below printer - if you take a book put your name in ticket register next to the book of ticket numbers taken - THANKS!


33rd Annual Art Exhibition open Saturday 4th June
Want to help!
As usual we have heaps to do to be ready. We need to organise refreshments, have the gallery ready the week prior, assist receiving art entries and a hanging committee to supervise the artworks are attractively displayed.

Once we have all the entries the Exhibition Catalogue will need to be typed out and printed. We'll need a judges assistant and lists for the judges. Anyone who would like to assist contact either Tracey, Rosie, Nicole, Diana or Faye and you'll be warmly welcomed!

We'll also need members to be available to help host opening night - greeting people, selling raffle tickets, plating up finger foods and drinks. Also a photographer to get the opening on record!

Members Market Stall
The front verandah of the gallery will be made available at no charge and no commission fees to members to set up a table to sell sell sell! If you wish you can donate some of the money you make to the gallery!
This will help attract people to the gallery and is a pleasant area with a view of the street activities and parade!

Elizabeth Johns Solo Art Exhibition!
Friday 1 July to Friday 15 July
Stay tuned for more as gets closer.

Art Auction for Friday 12th August
Want to help!
As usual we have heaps to do if we wish to organise this art auction. The idea is to 'sell off' all the art works that you wish to 'get rid of' at a reasonable reserve price - maybe no reserve? - and clear the decks of all your unframed art or unsold art. We welcome suggestions on how we may do this auction.

Pastel Portrait Art Week-end Workshop with Maxine Thompson
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August
Funding - raffle proceeds will go toward meeting any costs of this workshop not met by fees.
Booking taken now. Phone Faye on 0434356362
Fees: Members $50 and non-members $60 for the week-end. A $20 deposit will confirm your booking.
Where: Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery
When: 13, 14th August 2011 8.30am to set up for 9am start until 4pm
2 half sheets or full sheets of pastel paper - Canson Mi Tientes* pastel paper or Art Spectrum Colorfix* - mid-tone grey for exercises and any Colour that suits your subject
Pastels - all the hard and soft pastels you own, but NOT oil pastels
Pastel pencils - black and dark brown plus any others you have
Notebook or sketch book if you are a note-taker, plus ruler and calculator
Any old brush to remove excess pastel dust and an old hand towel
Kneadable eraser or putty rubber
Backing board (600mm x 400 for half sheet or 800 x 600 for full sheet)
Tape or clips, Mahl stick, Name tag, first name only - capitals, large and clear (gallery will provide)
Maxine has for sale:
Pastel paper, pastels, pastel pencils, putty rubbers, clips, rulers, mahl sticks and for hire 12 sets of Portrait pastels including pastel pencils @ $15 per workshop per person
Also bring close-up photographs of your favourite subjects to draw or paint if you want to although Maxine has a big selection. Flash photographs are NOT suitable because you will miss the point of the lesson about light and shade making realistic shapes.

'Gordon' Art Exhibition (May be Re-named)
Friday 19th to Monday 29th August 2011
Booking taken to hold an art exhibition with work by Helen Gordon and Conrad J Michael.

Art Supplies
Sales of Art Supplies from Gallery
An order will be sent within the week to stock up on art supplies form Oxlades in Brisbane. We have the 'School' Catalogue and will be ordering up to $300.00 worth or art supplies and stationary supplies for the gallery. Any members who wish to view the catalogue contact Faye and we can put in an order for you as well. The prices are excellent!

Recycling Old Floor Tiles as Art
We are looking into ideas on how to seal and paint the tiles as items to sell in June. Anyone with ideas or an interest get onto us.

'Av A Cuppa Tea and Chat on Verandah Idea!
Maybe in Saturday mornings?
As a way to attract visitors to gallery? What do you think? Would anyone be interested in providing yummy home made foods - Faye will bake muffins - to have with a cuppa. Should the gallery buy some more 'tea and coffee' making gear? Plunger, nice cups - what about cups that can be painted with peoples names for regulars or sponsors. Any input welcomed. As weather improves having a 'cuppa' on the verandah could become a regular drop in place.
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PostSubject: A Lot Going On! Well Done!   April E-News I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 05, 2011 8:44 pm

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We should give ourselves a pat on the back - we are doing a lot for a small art group!

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PostSubject: Yes Well Done Us!   April E-News I_icon_minitimeTue Apr 05, 2011 8:46 pm

Artist Painting
I'd have to agree!
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