Hello everyone

What a great attendance we had at the July meeting – and an AGM at that! Seriously, it was very good to see so many people there and thank you to our new Committee for stepping up and for the members agreeing to this 2 year trial with a larger Committee. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to Gerri Box who has agreed to continue as Secretary just until Christmas – so we are still open to offers!

Our second Portrait Prize was a great success with almost double the number of entries from last year. Many congratulations to Bolang Chen for her beautifully painted winning portrait.

Also many thanks to Carl Altmann who judged the competition and gave a fascinating critique of several of the paintings. Carl will be at our next meeting on Tuesday 16 August to give a talk on “What Judges Look For” – a fascinating insight into what catches his eye and appeals to him. Carl has been a judge in WA for many years and his services are very much sought after. Judith Eleuteri from Art & Craft World will also be at the August meeting with various new products.

The ”Exploring Watercolour” Exhibition at the WA Shipwrecks Museum opens on Saturday 13 August and will run until Sunday 30th October so please make sure you go along to see it! We’ll send out the e-flyer before the weekend so please distribute it to your friends and colleagues and also share any photos you take at the exhibition on social media. The more coverage we get the better because this will roll onto our Annual Awards Exhibition. There are opportunities for demonstrations and short workshops – in particular if anyone would like to run a beginners class at the Museum – please contact Jan Pittman 0408 024 854. I also have to say a massive thank you to Penny Maddison who has been the real brains and driving force behind this exhibition which is looking so good and which we hope will create more interest and understanding about watercolour.

Feature Image: Bolang Chen, the winner of the Portait Prize.

Also, the Minutes from the last meeting are on the Members Only Page

Don’t forget, the Annual Awards Exhibition details are in the Members Only Section