Sunday, 1 December 2019

Meeting Tuesday 26 November 2019 - Founders Trophy and Year End Celebration


The November meeting was a celebration of the 2019 year of member's art, participation prizes for the monthly art challenges as well as the Founder's Trophy awards.

Members brought platters of 'art of a plate', voted for the best artworks and enjoyed a social evening together. It was difficult to chose photos so this is just a small selection to give a feel of the evening.

Artland kindly sponsored prizes for participation in the monthly challenges and ET&H sponsored some prizes for the Founders' Trophy.

Big decisions to decide on the top artworks

A selection of some entries

A selection of some entries

A selection of some entries

A selection of some entries

Members awaiting the results of the judging process

This happy face won a prize for "art on a plate"

Members enjoying yummy snacks

 Chicken wraps with plum sauce and micro sprouts held together with individually crafted toothpick 'paintbrushes'

Choices, choices - nearly as difficult as choosing the best painting

First prize for participation in the monthly art challenges was awarded to Christine Finniss

Second prize for participation in the monthly art challenges was awarded to Trevor Vaughan-Jones

Third prize for participation in the monthly art challenges was awarded to Jennifer Mitchley

Linda Austin of Artland drew a further 2 names of people who participated in the monthly challenges for a lucky draw prize

Chairman Ian Jay led the proceedings and explained that coinciding with his retirement from work, he will be handing over the Chairmanship reins to Sue Paulsen as from January
Incoming Chairperson, Sue Paulsen, leads an art quiz before the winners of the Founder's Trophy are announced

Members eagerly awaiting results of the Founder's Trophy awards

Judged (by members present) as the top three paintings of the year. 
A small selection of other prize-winning artworks follow





 

All in all, a happy ending to a successful year in the life of the Constantiaberg Art Society!



Friday, 20 September 2019

Meeting Tuesday 17 September 2019 - Urban Sketchers Cape Town Interactive Workshop

Di Metcalf and a group from the Urban Sketchers led an interactive evening in which they shared what their group is about and how it fits into the International movement of Urban Sketchers. Several members of this group had their work on display and we were encouraged to chat to the artists to find out more about their work whch was on display. We even engaged in a quick Urban Sketching experience in the hall and displayed the results on the wall. It was an interesting, inspiring and fun evening!

Di Metcalf standing on her soapbox (oops ... no ... her sketching stool ;-) ) telling us about the adventures of joining Urban Sketching in Porto, Portugal

Urban Sketcher Eleanor Faulkner (right), CAS members and guests

More members learning about the Urban Sketching Group and their approach

Admiring sketches by Di and Eleanor

Janie Siebrits chatting about one of her sketchbooks
An example of the sketching done on outings



Some of the sketches completed by CAS members in a quick sketching slot
Ian thanks Di for leading a fabulous evening



Friday, 6 September 2019

Meeting Tuesday 27 August 2019 - AGM and Art Competition




Karin and Linda registering members with competition entries

Excitement mounts as registration takes place

Members enjoyed socialising before the AGM started

Welcome to our new members on the left!

Members chat as they collect books from the CAS library

Ian delivering the Chairman's address and thanking the many people who have made this a successful year for CAS

Voting for the artwork that best interpret the theme 'Space/ Spaced'

Artland generously sponsored the prizes

First place to Karin Davel for her clever interpretation inspired when washing her husband's coffee cups! Amidst evenly SPACED cups "One Hollow SPACE Has Been Satisfied"

Second place to Jennifer Mitchley for 'No SPACE'

Third place for Kim Watermeyer's very creative interactive artwork "Watch This SPACE"

Fourth place to Judy Hilton-Green for "Looking into SPACE"

Fifth place to Lyn Northam for "My SPACE"

The TOP 10 Prize Winners

One of the lucky draw prizes - open to everyone who entered the competition

Just some of the creative works entered for the competition