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					                 Hornsby Art Society Inc. hs
                                   Newsletter December 2007
        Hornsby Art Gallery 208 Pacific Highway, Hornsby 2077
                Phone 9476 8869 (Wed-Sun 10am-4pm)
                            P.O. Box642 Hornsby 2077
  Patrons: Margaret Woodward, Kevin Best OAM, Peter Laverty, & The Mayor of Hornsby
   To encourage and foster the development, appreciation and recognition of Art and Thought
Thought for the day.....” Watch out! It's quite possible that some of my best mistakes haven't yet been
made yet.....Ashleigh Brilliant.

               presidents report 2007-2008
      his has again been a very interesting         fortunate that Keili agreed to take up the
      and good year for the Hornsby Art             Gallery Directorship when Katherine was
      Society.                                      unable to continue that role a few months
       We were successful in getting a              ago. Every member of our Society is
Volunteers Small Equipment Grant for a PA           beholden to both our Gallery Directors for
System, 2 trolleys and a ladder. It is also         2007 for the wonderful job they did in
the second year that Council has paid the           promoting both the Society and the Arts in
Body Corporate fees for us, a saving of             the Shire.
$3200 for the year. More importantly, there                   I would like to thank our Treasurer,
is a continual increase in Council’s                Eva Chant, who rescued us from financial
awareness of the Society’s activities and the       purgatory and Jennie Crombie, who went
necessity for Art in the Community. Our             through 3 months of Hell to give Eva
participation in the Market Day at Fagan            something to rescue.
Park contributed to this awareness.                 A special thank-you also to our Secretary,
          The Society’s success is primarily        Lindsey Bergin, who, quietly efficient, kept
due to the success of the Hornsby Gallery           the committee on track. We will miss you!
and Community Art Centre. There was a                         As I said before, this has again
record number of visitors to the Gallery this       been a very good year for the Hornsby Art
year, boosted by the opening night                  Society as a whole and thus for each of its
           celebrations to the amazing              individual members. Yet this benefit to all
             programme of exhibitions                       members is attributable to just a few,
             Katherine and Keili have                       - only about ¼ of the total
             staged these last 12 months.                  membership actively contributes to
                   We     were      very                   the Society’s success. I would
                                                           therefore like to take this opportunity
                                                          to thank each and every member of
                                                          the Committee of 2007, the quiet,
                                                         behind the scene workers, and all the
                                                      Gallery volunteers, for their contribution to
                                                    each and every member of the Society.

Next General Meeting held on Mon. 10th December 20076 at 7.30pm at Hornsby Art
Gallery Christmas Partyand Mebers Exhibition opening by Kasey Seally
Next Committee Meeting is Monday 4th Febuary 2008 at 7.30pm (Happy New
Year) at Hornsby Art Gallery - Members are welcome to attend and follow proceedings
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                                         Fine Art and Craft Materials
    North                                              at competitive prices

    Shore                                  Matboards Mats              cut to order
    Art e                                       Discounts to Art Society Members

                                                    10 George Street, Hornsby
                                                           9476 0202

 You have, once again, steered the Society      better alternative. It is therefore imperative
through another successful year.                that the work of all the volunteers be
Congratulations to you all!                     continued into the future.
          The best way to guarantee our                   I welcome the new Committee for
future is to become highly visible and every    2008 and hope all of our members will fully
year since we have had the Gallery we have      support and                            assist
become more prominent. The lapse of the                                                them. I
Gallery lease                  has focussed                                            h o p e
Council’s                                                                              we will
attention                                                                             all work
on our                                                                     together to promote
Society                                                       a professional image of the
and its                                            Hornsby Art Society Inc, to stimulate its
place in                              t h e     financial growth and to foster a love of Art
Community.                   A high profile     in the Community!
will ensure the renewal of our lease, or a                   Thea

                             gallery news
 V  isitor count for October 282, 13 per day.
    Here we are, the final newsletter of the
 year! There is a lot going on in December
                                                The highlight was the artist profiles hung next
                                                to each group of works, which gave a true
                                                insight into each artist and the love they have
 so we’d better get a giddyup! Encore was       for their craft. It was a fantastic way to
 an exceptional show, with five sales made      acknowledge and identify the talented
 as we go to press. Opening night was a         people who combine to make such a great
 champagne fuelled extravaganza, with           Society.
 contemporary harpist Alex Cronin providing               Coming up is the Member ’s
 entertainment, and Andrew Isaac local          Exhibition, An Artistic Touch, delivery Sunday
 councilor giving a heartfelt speech focusing   Dec 2nd between 10- 4, $5.00 per work, no
 on this community’s commitment to the          more than three works each please. I am
 cultural arts. Special thanks to Tony and      requesting that if you have submitted the
 Trish Prince who hung the show with such       same work for the Hornsby Art Awards, and
 panache in alternative salon style, which      the Volunteer Show, please do not submit
 served to pull together the 130 paintings      them again. This show needs to be fresh
 so well.
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and new with a variety of media in order to        Kasey and Jan for making this possible. The
keep the Gallery alive and brimming with           HAS Christmas Party is being combined
artistic energy. Please, can you make sure         with this night, so please bring a long a plate,
that all work is strung correctly (with venation   and maybe a bottle, as it will be our last
cord, fixed one third of the way down the          chance to have a really lovely get together
back of the painting) Also, if the work is         before years’ end.
unframed, please paint the edges to keep it                  I look forward to seeing you all at
consistent. Apologies, works can not be hung       the opening, and of course, if any member
if these hanging conditions are                    wishes to volunteer to help with hanging,
not met. Also, please indicate                        cataloging for the Member’s Exhibition
on your form the price of the                          on 3 and 4 December, please give me
work, or put POA as the                                a call, your help will make it extra
allocated price.                                         special. Anyone wishing to volunteer for
          Our opening night                              a gallery sitting please contact the
for An Artistic Touch will be                            mystical Christina Zey, who will also be
Monday 10th December                                   happy to predict your future for you as
from 7.00pm. Thanks to                                well – I think I know what she’s going to
Jan Martin, Kasey Sealey has                         say!
agreed to open the show on the night – which         Many thanks
will make it extra special! Thank you to both      Keili Shillington

         a letter from the community development officer
Joanna Joyce                                  Facilities Task Force. The full details on this
Community Development Officer – Arts/ can be viewed on Council's website in
Cultural Planning                             Report CC93/07 and is on the Agenda for
Community Services Branch                     the November 2007 Ordinary Meeting. This
Corporate and Community Division              Task Force, which I am assuming that
Hornsby Shire Council                         Council will formally endorse at the
                                              November Ordinary Meeting, will then
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:56 further consider the draft Cultural Plan and
PM "Mike & Elizabeth Fish"                    it is anticipated that they will do this by the
Subject: Re: Cultural Plan development        end of November, 2007. After the first
                                              meeting of the Community, Cultural and
Dear Mike - I am more than happy to provide Recreation Facilities Task Force the draft
you with additional information.              Cultural Plan can then be forwarded to the
                                                         stakeholders who attended the
At the community consultation meeting on                   community consultation on the 2/
the 2/8/07 it was expected that Council would               8/07 for further comment. It is
review the draft Cultural Plan by September.                 my hope that following the
However, the Councillors requested that the                  stakeholders meeting the draft
draft plan be presented to them in a                         Plan can then be forwarded to
workshop format so that they could better                    Council for a resolution to place
consider and inform the development of                       the document on public
the Plan. The first time the Councillors                     exhibition for a period of 28
were all available to attend a such a                        days as per the Local
workshop was October 2007.                                   Government Act 1993 and then
                                                     adopted for implementation.
As a result of this workshop the Councillors
determined that they would form a I hope that this clarifies the current situation.
Community, Cultural and Recreation Kind regards,
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                    Tuesday Drawing
                    Tuesday Drawing
   New model every week             A mix of experienced models
   Not repeated in the same term      2 minute walk from the public
transport (Epping Interchange - Trains & Buses)
    Free All day parking also available (entance is via driveway
alongside the community centre)
Term Fees: Full Day non members $200.00 HAS Members
$180.00 non members 1/2 Day $120.00             (Casual rate)     $20.00
     TERM FEES PAYABLE IN ADVANCE (day 1) cash / cheque or credit card

With the                             Venue: Epping Community Centre
Hornsby Art Society                        9 Oxford Street Epping
Life Drawing Group                     (Lower Hall) Entrance down
                                            adjoining driveway
                                     Times: 9.30am sharp to 3.30pm
                                             Lunch 12 - 1pm

  General Enquiries: Chris Shoji 9807 3559 email cshoji
  Models: Lea Kannar 0417 130 560          email lkannar

  Many thanks to Keili for her donation of a vacuum cleaner. The other
 one was definitely on its last legs! This one is a joy to use - you should try it!

                        DEMONSTRATIONS IN HORNSBY ART
                          held the 2nd Monday of the         month at 7.30pm.
                  December 10th                    -         Christmas get together
                  COMBINED Christmas                                     Party
                 and OPENING OF                                          MEMBERS
         Christmas Raffle –contributions                         gratefully accepted –
        drop into gallery. Last meeting 2007
  Monday, 11 February, 2008 demonstration by Yvonne Langshaw of Acrylic/
  Mixed Media

North Promontory Hawksbury Plein Air Painters
Australians landscape Painting in nature Wednesdays from 9-10am to 2-3pm.
Come whenever you like, use your prefered medium. Lunch 12.15 to 12.30pm
To find your next painting site contact
Doug Cameron 9489 4641 Terry Clare 9945 1445 Annette Taylor 9416 4717.
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  John Schulz Art Classes                         iin Hornsby Art Gallery
  $100 for ten week term, $110 non-members.
  Australian Landscape, seascape, still life,                   acrylic,
                           w a t e r c o l o u r,                    pastel
                           and charcoal                              drawing.
                            John invites                            those
                            interested to                          sit in free,
                            in one of his classes.
                            If you are interested please phone John
                           Schulz 9456 4514

                                 Gallery Roster December 2007
     Wednesday          Thursday                  Friday                Saturday             Sunday
  November28            29                     30                       1Judy Foster          2
  Christina Zey         Georgia Giannos       Keili Shillington                                   vacancy
                                                                        Ruth Jones

                                                  Christina Zey             Janet Martin &
     Michelle Holmes         Lorna Deby                                                            vacancy
                                                                            Bea Roche

 5    Lorraine Gould
                         6 Vivien Christian   7                         8                     9
                                                   Keili Shillington          Janet Routh           vacancy

  Juliette Galstaun &        Win Richards          Lindsey Bergin                                  vacancy
   Margaret Sarkies                                                           vacancy

 12                     13                    14                       15                    16 Kay &
       vacancy               Terry Steady      Keili Shillington             Ruth Jones

       vacancy                  vacancy        Lindsey Bergin               Val Weakley       Vandra Mellers

 19                     20     vacancy
                                              21                       22                    23
        vacancy                                    Keili Shillington         Janet Routh           vacancy

     B Kenchington            vacancy                                         vacancy
     Carolyn Stack                             Lindsey Bergin                                       vacancy

 26 Boxing Day 27             vacant          28    vacancy            29    vacancy         30    vacancy

         vacant               vacant                vacancy             Ruth Jones                 vacancy

Have you acquired your invitation to a free exhibition. To get a free exhibition entrance just email
Christina on mob:0410 511 211 or ph: 97745531 or email her at Web: and register a time to go on the roster so
you can qualify. Just look for a vacancy and become one of our few elite Gallery Attendants .
Note: Morning shifts are 10-1and afternoon shifts 1-4 marked vacant are available at the moment.
These may be taken by ringing          Christina or Keili 9943 0237 hm. / 9476 8869 gallery
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      Portrait Workshop January
in any medium at the Gallery
Saturday 19th January 10-4
$40 send your payment to Ruth Jones
Care of The Hornsby Art Gallery
BYO Material, Pastels, Oils, Pencil Charcol
      Vivien has exhibited in the Archibald Prize
Please come a little earlier to the December meeting or        .Ring ...Vivien
94761312 ... Ruth 9484 4304            Please accept our apologis for any
inconvenience that may have been caused by our mix up with the dates

Senior Citizens Club Hall Warne Street (park end) Pennant Hills
Starts at 7.30pm $10 Information:        Thea 9449 3282      Graeme 9629 2532

         was held on 12th to 18th November
 This was a very good location for an exhibition and 9 paintings were sold that week.
 We have been invited by the Marketing people to exhibit
 whenever we want – so that is what will be happening in
 the New Year.
 Thank you to the people who helped Thea get both these
 exhibitions set up and manned at very short notice. It really
 was a very big effort on her part, as she was determined to
 give the members a chance to exhibit in both, even though
 they came out of the blue at very short notice.
 Thank you Thea.

                                        New Members
                            A hearty welcome to our new artist members,
                            Carole-Anne Lunn, Cindy Catts, Sonja Biziuk
                    Margaret Wright OAM, Margaritte Colefax, Janice Calder
                          Sunny Ra, Kaye McKern, Annie Clifford-Smith
                                 Diana Ekman, Darren Woodrow.
               We look forward to seeing all our new members at our general
meeeting. You may feel free to stand for a committee position, or attend a shift
in the Gallery and do enjoy showing your paintings at our many exhibitions with
all the other members
“Apology to Marion Bryan, who was given to me as Marion Boyan – sorry, Ruth”
              Welcome Aboard        from The President

                 from the      PROGRAM DIRECTOR
                  I have again been elected Program Director for 2008. Our
                   next meeting on Monday, 10 December will be the Christmas
                   get together combined with the official opening, by well known
                    artist Kasey Sealey, of the Members Exhibition. Hope you
                    can all come. Please bring a plate of food. We meet again
                    on Monday, 11 February, 2008 when I have arranged a
demonstration by Yvonne Langshaw of Acrylic/Mixed Media.
Jan Martin
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                      E-mail: Fax:02 4655 1159
                                                                                     20 Engesta Ave Camden South. 2570 Tel: 02 4655 7473
                                                                                                                                           PO Box 232 CAMDEN NSW 2570
                                                                                                                                                         Bob Gurney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SUSAN SEYMOUR-SMITH sold a painting at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   held there over the weekend of 2, 3, & 4th November.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   PHILLIP ROCHAIX
                                                               Mobile: 0412 400837

                                                                                                                                                                        Care for Artists - by an Artist ABN 63 003 086 995

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    won the Award for BEST PAINTING in the Pymble Hotel Exhibition which was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   An Artistic Touch

                                                                                                                                                                           A Division of Dosono Pty Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ArtCare Courier Service

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (Entry Fee $5.00 per work)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             As a member of the Hornsby Art

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PYMBLE HOTEL EXHIBITION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Society you may submit two works.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Delivery 2 December, 10–4, and pick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           up Sunday 24 February 2008, 10-4.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Opening night, Monday 10 December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           from 7pm – Xmas party combined -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           bring a plate and a bottle for a bit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Xmas cheer! Please submit this form
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      with your work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Inquiries Keili 9943 0237
We are extremely grateful to our               HAS OFFICERS 2006
sponsors for their generosity      President        Thea Bourne             9449 3282
                                   Vice President   Gordon Wright.         9477 7356
                                   Secretary           Vandra Mellers     9476 4485
                                   Minute Secretary       Gunnel Watkins.    9456 3429
                                   Treasurer     Annie Clifford-Smith.    9456 4858
                                   Gallery Director vacant
                                   Roster           Christina Zey         0410.511.211
                                     9774 5531
     North                         Art Awards Exhibition Co-ordinators:
     Shore                         Gunnel Watkins & Annie Clifford-Smith.
     Art                           Advertising Officer Trish Prince          9456 6357
     Supplies                    fax: 9456 6357
                                   Youth Art Prize Co-odinator     vacant
                                   Web Master            Feisal Ramadan        9945 0261
                                   Sponsors Funding & Publicity: Mike Harris 9476 2796
                                   Program Director Janet Martin             9456 7774
                                   Membership          Ruth Jones         9484.4304
                                   Newsletter          Terry Clare        9945 1445
                                   Committee members Eva Chant, Bea Roche,
                                                         Anthony Hyde-Cates.
                                                          John Fredrickson 9489 4974
                                   mble:04133 12 260     Phillip Rochaix   9457 0950
                                         Hornsby Art Gallery Wed-Sun 10am4pm
                                                     9476 8869
                                                     Membership Fees
                                                                         Individual    $40
                                   Payble to: Hornsby Art Society Inc.
                                   Send to:    The Treasurer             Family        $55
                                   P.O. Box 642 Hornsby NSW 2077         Student       $25
                                                                         Pensioner     $25
                                   Pension or Student No and particulars must be provided.
                                           Subscriptions due 30th September

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