We’re here for you!

Road to Rainbow Valley, digital ‘watercolour’by Ardys Zoellner

Recently I have been reminded that our relatively ‘new’ blog can still be a confusing minefield for people.  At the risk of boring you all silly, I thought I would explain again how the blog works and how you can use it.  First, and foremost, it is designed with our members in mind and it is for that reason we migrated from our previous website format which included a blog, to primarily a blog format which includes website ‘pages’.  The blog was previously the most talked about, and popular, part of the website, but there was no provision for interaction.  The new blog format has the capacity for you to subscribe, but even if you are not a subscriber, you can leave a comment on a particular posting.  We felt the opportunity for members to interact was worth making the changes.

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You’re Invited!

Things at the Art Shed are progressing weekly, thanks to perseverance and hard work.  This week Steve Anderson and Ron Talbot hung the ‘trays’ that will hold the gallery lights for the exhibition area of the Shed.  Getting gallery lights will be a big achievement as it means CAAS can finally have its own exhibitions again.  We are planning a social evening next Friday 2 March to watch an art DVD on our lovely flat screen TV, so bring a plate or grab something at the supermarket after work and come along at 5.30 for a casual evening and to admire our shiny new shed!  We will be in touch with a reminder about this before next Friday.

Ron and 'v tall ladder'

Steve and 'scissor lift'

Letter from the President…

Ron Talbot, CAAS President

Welcome back to all members, I do hope that you had a good Christmas /New year break and are now ready to face 2012.

It looks like another busy year ahead for CAAS.  We will again be turning our attention to the Shed in an effort to get it completed and fully functioning.  To do this we have to work on some details that will enable us to gain a Certificate of Occupancy.  Issues such as developing an acceptable car park and making sure that all of the required disabled persons features are in place must be addressed. The gallery lighting and hanging systems are currently being tackled and I hope to report more about this by our next meeting.  In the meantime the committee is discussing holding a Shed Open Day, which we hope will attract a large number of people. Indeed, we expect the Shed to increasingly become a hub of art activity as the year progresses.  Already we have member Carol Adams providing a Beginners Watercolour Workshop <http://paintinalice.wordpress.com/workshops/> which we hope, will be followed by other workshops, exhibitions etc. throughout the year.

The Advocate Art Award will again feature heavily on our calendar and we expect it to be as popular as ever.  So start thinking about what you might enter – it is never too early to get organised.

As usual we will hold our regular Life Drawing sessions on most Sunday mornings at the Shed (go to our website https://caasinc.wordpress.com/ or contact MarkWilson:

lifedrawingCAAS@iinet.net.au ). En Plein Air sessions will take place once the weather cools down.

Look forward to seeing you around the art scene and till next time, happy art activities.

Ron Talbot

CAAS President