I have booked Glenbrook Hall for my 70th Birthday Painting Exhibition on Sat. 29th and Sun. 30thNovember, to which I invite you all. Thinking back over 55 years of painting, I realize that the old saying that “we have our feet in the mud and our head in the clouds” is very true. As a painter I deal with coloured mud almost daily and push towards those scudding clouds that are often so elusive. But what of the experiences on the ladder of intuition joining the two, where we unfold the flag of freedom and meet our crosses and joys? On this ladder we experience our oneness, as we are common in species, and it is made up of rungs of good advice from masters of Art and practical common sense as it pushes to complete our personalities in the sphere we call beauty, that will last , if we honour it and be genuine.
So come and see and judge whether I join the mud and the clouds - and enjoy a glass of wine with
Life Drawing Facilitator’s Report:
Our Annual Exhibition was a very successful event. The opening night speeches were very heartfelt and original - everyone’s attention was captured. After the speeches our model Sean played his guitar beautifully. We sold 5 works which is really good for life drawing works as they don’t sell well: proving the point that we certainly don’t do it for the money.
There were many comments about the standard of everyone’s work being so very MCAC Newsletter – October 2014 Page 2 much improved. We are all growing and learning to express our unique talent in a more mature and individual way. Congratulations and thank you all those who participated. It was a wonderful show and all who saw it gave encouraging feedback.Please feel you can join us one Friday just to try your hand at “Life Drawing”. It is 3 hours
now and still only $15. Give me a phone call if you want any more information 0247392413.
Potters Facilitator’s Report:
Blue Mountains Potters membership has now increased to seventeen, a big increase on last year’s number. Our recent workshop on “Funky Figures” was well attended by our
members and resulted in $210 being passed on to the BMCAC. We hope that these sculptures will all be ready for the annual “Clay Creations” exhibition on the 3rdweekend in November, coinciding with the Rotary Markets.
All BCAC members are invited to join the Blue Mountain Potters for the opening on Saturday 15thNovember at 10 am at the Glenbrook Community Hall.
The Blue Mountains Artist Network
The Blue Mountains Artist Network is an organisation that promotes artists that live in the mountains. Membership includes artists, potters, photographers, sculptors, and jewellery makers. An Arts Trail is held quarterly. The individual artists open their studios to visitors for the weekend. Exhibitions are also held at The Edge and the Grand View. See more details on: artstrail.org.au or facebook.com/BlueMountainsArtistNetwork
What does this mean for a BMCAC member?
Our Centre has paid a group membership to become the first group to join BMAN. However, if you wish to participate in the quarterly group exhibitions that are held in our main room at the centre
you must pay a further membership fee to BMAN of $60.00. If you wish to participate in the The Edge and Grand View exhibitions it is a further $30.00 for each exhibition. Work is submitted for selection and must be for sale. There is extensive advertising in the media and over the internet for these events. Our Centre collects 25% from our sales on the day.
The Centre has already participated in two trails to see how things would go. Although sales have not been huge, it is hoped this will build and it is wonderful advertising for our centre. We have
gained several new members as a result.
The next Trail will be held on 29th -30th November. With Christmas looming this should be very
successful. We would love you participate.
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Find out the latest news and keep in contact with other members. Search for:‘Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre Inc.’And, look up our website on bmcac.com
Come to our next Committee Meeting
The next committee meeting will be on Thursday 6 November at 7:30 pm. All members are encouraged to attend with all contributions always being welcome.