MTAS February 2020 Newsletter

MTAS Members,

Welcome to 2020! Here is your first newsletter for the year. (February 2020)

We send our Newsletters as an email with PDF monthly and add to our website.  (Those who do not have an email address or wish to receive a posted copy need to opt in on their membership form).

Please use this link to view your February Newsletter PDF directly:

MTAS February Newsletter

You can find past newsletters on this page of MTAS website:

We also have our new 2020 Calendar out now! please click here to view PDF
MTAS Committee


First Musson Lane Open Day of the Year – Wednesday 5th February

Our First Musson Lane Open Day this Year
is on Wednesday, 5th February – 10am to 4pm!

We have our Paint Along Open Day for MTAS members and guests at our new venue, Musson Lane, on Wednesday 5th February from 10am – 4pm.

Come mingle, share & create beautiful works and join in some painting, sketching, watching art DVDs and crafting with some of our fellow local art enthusiasts.

Bring your own materials. 

Morning & afternoon tea is provided. Bring your own lunch. 

Our  new address is Unit 2, 1 Musson Lane, Richmond, NSW 2753


Upcoming Dates: Open Days are twice a month on a Wednesday –

Future Open Days: 19th February, 4th & 18th March 

For more info contact Narelle on 02 4565 9222 or Sharron on 02 4572 5580

Look forward to seeing you there!

Musson Lane New Venue Map:

MTAS Gallery Open at Musson Lane – Saturday, 1st February

MTAS Gallery Open at Musson Lane
Saturday – 1st February

MTAS Gallery is open in our new premises this February
at 1 Musson Lane, Richmond.

Come and visit us on Saturday 1st February from 10am-4pm to see our brilliant local art & craft works.
There are paintings, pottery, jewellery and more for your viewing enjoyment.

You can also find beautiful creative gifts for
family & friends or even treat yourself.

Park in Orange Grove car park behind St Andrews Church and walk up the lane towards March Street to steps/ramp entrance.

Look forward to seeing you there!

For inquiries email or ph Sheila 0408 161 284

Musson Lane New Venue Map: Unit 2, 1 Musson Lane, Richmond, NSW 2753

MTAS Gallery at Musson Lane Update and Hanging Fees

Hello Members,

Our Gallery at Musson Lane will now be open most Saturdays from 10am – 4pm.

We are Open this Saturday 1st of Feb and works can be brought in on this day as we need more to fill the space.

We are open for sales with receipt books etc and a Square Reader for card payments.
There are instructions and we plan to always have a committee member on duty to handle the money side of things.

We would like to have a changeover for paintings on Sat 8th Feb (although work can come in on our Open Day Wed 5th also) and will go until the week after Easter – Open Day Wed 15th & Sat 18th April.

Please note! The 1st of February is still on our free trial basis for hanging and the Fees for hanging will start from 8th of Feb as the following:

$5 for 2 works (At the moment max of 4 works depending on size – but this is to be reviewed, please bring your works and we will assess when there. Works can be of any age and exhibited at any previous MTAS exhibition).

Crafts are $5 for the equivalent of half a table – 1 meter squared.

Also note Artist greeting cards are free if you are exhibiting or considered Craft if only submitting cards.

We will supply the labels for each of your works so it looks uniform, but please bring a sheet with a list of your works, the medium and price for the folder to record sales.

Usual commission rate of 25% will go to MTAS for sales.

If you currently have works on show they can remain but will need payment and roster to be arranged from the 8th of Feb.

It is a requirement that if you bring works to hang you need to put in for duty times please.

The Duty times are currently 10-1pm and 1-4pm. Speak to Sheila for the roster at the moment 0408 161 284. We need to fill spaces so to view the current Roster please click here

If you are exhibiting we would like you to volunteer 1 or 2 times per display period.

We do need you to please be reliable, and if you cannot come to your duty please phone the Committee person on duty, and find a swap.

If you have not hung any works or craft but wish to help with duty that is most welcomed also. It is a fun, catch up time to see other members and enjoy our new venue in the heart of Richmond!

You could chat, do some work, watch a DVD, read a book from our library, as well as showing round visitors as we become better known with our new Gallery.

It is exciting to have this new location so lets share it!

To view the Roster click here
For inquiries ph Sheila Sharp at 0408 161 284.

Hawkesbury Show 2020 – Entry Forms Schedule

Hawkesbury Show is on 1st to 3rd May 2020
Entry Forms Schedule!

The Hawkesbury Show is on again for 2020. The Schedules have just been released.

Art entries Close: By post MONDAY 6th APRIL 2020 by 4.00pm. Entry forms can also be hand delivered at the Show Office, or posted to P.O. Box 382, Richmond NSW 2753.

Art entries online: MONDAY 6th APRIL 2020 by 4.00pm

Craft Entries Close: TUESDAY 14th APRIL by 4.00pm by POST or at Showground office

Craft entries online: MONDAY 20th APRIL 2020 by Midday

Download Hawkesbury Show Entry Form here
View Hawkesbury Show – Open Art Schedule & Info
View Hawkesbury Show – Craft Schedule & Info

Click here to register online

For questions and to volunteer
please contact Sheila Sharp 0408 161 284,


Reminder: CASS 30th Annual Art of Sydney Exhibition 25th – 28th January 2020

CASS Annual Art of Sydney Exhibition
is on this long weekend!
25th – 28th January 2020

Come and join The Combined Arts Societies of Sydney “Art of Sydney Exhibition” Awards in their 30th year!

The annual celebration showcases the wonderful diversity of Sydney’s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney and the Wider Sydney Basin.

Admission is FREE

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum,
The Terrace Room, Darling Harbour

Special Buyers Preview: Friday, 24th January 2020, 4pm to 6pm

Presentation of Awards is on 25th January, 2020 – 2pm to 4pm
at the Terrace Room, Australian National Maritime Museum.

Please note: There is a Guest list for the opening event 2-4pm only, so please ensure your name is on the list to attend.

Otherwise Open to all 10am – 6pm each day.

For inquiries please phone Kym Morris 0413 809 685

FOHacaRG Canberra Coach Trip – 8th March 2020

The Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Community & Regional Gallery
National Gallery of Australia Canberra Coach Trip
8th March 2020 


Pablo Picasso Woman by the sea
[Femme assise au bord de la mer] 1922 oil on canvas, Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillan
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Henri Matisse Seated odalisque [Odalisque assis] 1926 oil on canvas, Gift of Adele R Levy Fund Inc, 1962 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York © Succession H. Matisse/Copyright Agency

The rivalry between Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso is one of the most significant stories of modern art, and it is this story that the National Gallery is telling this summer in its major exhibition Matisse Picasso.

Drawn from some forty important international collections, Matisse Picasso shows how these two pioneers of modern art mined each other’s work to enhance their own and shared the need to confront the challenges set by the paintings of Paul Cézanne.

Download Booking Form Here
Bookings close 1st March

Cost: $85 FOHacaRG members, $90 non-members

Ph (02) 45 774 440 for inquiries/reservations

Departure: 7.15am Richmond Park Bus Stop (at the train station, East Market St)

Tickets/Receipts distributed on coach

Includes travel, morning tea & exhibition entry fee
For more info ph Ellen Jordan 4577 6568

Henrie Matisse
Still Life with Oranges
(Nature mort aux oranges) 1912 oil on canvas.
Musée Picasso, Paris

Pablo Picasso Still life [Nature morte] 1924 oil on canvas,
Bequest of Saidie A May. Baltimore Museum of Art

Monthly Demonstration Meeting 11th February – Julianne Allcorn – Pencil & Watercolour on Wood Panels

Monthly Demonstration Meeting 11th February
Julianne Allcorn  – Pencil & Watercolour on Wood Panels

For our first meeting of 2020 we are excited to welcome Julianne Allcorn demonstrating pencil and watercolour on birch wood panels. Tuesday, 11th February, 7:30pm at the Stan Stevens Studio in Windsor.

Come along to see this very beautiful and interesting medium being demonstrated.

Julianne Ross Allcorn has been a practicing artist and art teacher for over 20 years. Her works are mostly inspired by the flora and fauna around the Burralong Valley & Lower Hunter.

Julianne also spends time drawing from real life at her Garden Studio in Roseville and draws a lot of inspiration from her Australian bush land surroundings.

Julianne works on birch wood panels painting very detailed  insects, birds, flora and fauna usually using pencil & watercolour. A highly accomplished practising artist with works in many collections and has displayed in many group and solo exhibitions.

She has been a finalist in the Gosford Art Prize & Ravenswood Art Prize, and won the People’s Choice Award at the Hunters Hill Art Prize in 2018.

You can see more of Julianne’s work on Instagram and Facebook:

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

Please remember to park outside the car park due to early closure.

For inquiries phone Annmaree 0429 234 873

Look forward to seeing you there.

The CASS ‘Art of Sydney’ Award Winners!

Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted
at the Take-in weekend for the 30th Art of Sydney Awards!
All went reasonably smoothly and 350 works are wrapped ready for transport to the exhibition.

The exhibition will be 25th – 28th January 2020, 10am-6pm
at the Australian National Maritime Museum, The Terrace Room, Darling Harbour

Congratulations to this year’s winners for MTAS:  

Highly Commended- Section 4
“Botanicals” by Kym Morris

Highly Commended- Section 2
“Stradbroke Island” by Marcia Rea

Commended- Section 5
“The Silo” by Gloria Galvin

Commended- Section 3
“Big Cat” by Patricia Latta

Finalist- Section 3
“Family Outing” by Sue Gasser

Finalist- Section 3
“Bathtime” by Patricia Latta

Finalist- Section 3
“Ullapool Sketchbook IV” by Kym Morris

Finalist- Section 4
“Aqua Adventure” by Deidre Morrison

Finalist- Section 3
“Stirring the Waters” by Joy Myers Creed

Please circulate to your friends and family and we look forward
to seeing you there!


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