Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happenings

These last months have been hectic at the Society.  

Wallace Hulley
Mel Eliott
After the excitement of the Annual Exhibition, at the end of September Wallace Hulley, renowned acrylic painter and watercolourist, gave us a demonstration.  He painted 3 pictures in the evening! including one of his famous donkeys.  Thank you Wallace.  And then in October we hosted Mel Elliott at our monthly meeting.  Mel is an artist and son of well known artist Dale Elliott.  They hail from Villiersdorp, so a special thank you to Mel for making the trip and giving us the benefit of your marketing expertise.

Also in October we had our very first Children's Exhibition at the Cape Town City Library.  This exhibition was part of our Outreach programme and children from 3 venues took part.  We were very fortunate to have Cape Town City Councillor, Beverley Cortje-Alcock, Mayoral Committee Member for Social and Early Childhood Development, open the exhibition.  The new library in Cape Town is a treat, so do pay it a visit.  And of course, accolades must go to all the children who took part.

Councillor Beverley Cortje-Alcock with prize winner, Nikita America
whose painting she purchased.

1st Prize for his painting in the "My Cape Town" category
Bertin Kolombo (top painting)
And our final meeting in November was our end of year function, combined with the Eleanor Palmer competition.  Eleanor Palmer was a long-standing member of th society and while President, presented a cup to be awarded in an open painting category.  The Italian Artshop very generously donated the prizes, and although he didn't get his own prize back, Gus Kennedy was elected the Winner for 2011.
Viewing the Seine - 2011 Eleanor Palmer Winner
Gus Kennedy
Eleanor Palmer evening