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DATE: 1 August 2018
Thursday, 2nd August 10 am in the MIAC workshop.
Unfortunately the life drawing session that was scheduled for this Friday, 6th August has been cancelled.  Looking forward to next months session. 
Lyn Garner, one of MIAC’s founding members has sadly passed away.  There will be a morning tea to celebrate her life at the Bowls Club on 16th August at 10.30am.  Anyone who would like to go is welcome.
Late Fees.  Before the end of the month we hope to be sending out reminders to everyone who hasn’t yet paid their membership fees.  Any payments made after 30 August will incur a $5 late fee.  It may not seem like much effort to send out just one reminder, and indeed, it isn’t, probably only 5 minutes …. but if 50 people need reminders, that’s a lot of extra work for Doreen and Laura.  Please help us save time and stamps by ensuring your membership renewal has been paid.  Many thanks.
Our new President, Craig may not have been with us for long, or around every week, but he has surely made his mark … in some very positive ways.  The office looks, and works so much better now with a clear out and the new blinds provide privacy and add a touch of class.  If you haven’t been into the main workshop for a while, come in and have a look at the lovely new chaise lounge, life drawing corner.  Thanks Craig for your help with all of that.
Thank you also to Bronwyn Hellings and Lions for our fabulous new office desk.  It’s perfect …. just what we needed. 
Welcome to the admin team the lovely Kathleen Kemp.  Thank you for your generous offer to volunteer with us.
The front gardens are looking amazing thanks to the Running Wild Team, and another thank you to Sandra and Craig for the mulch that just finishes the job.
The 4 week course Introduction to Printmaking with Bronwyn Hellings began last week.  Looking forward to feedback on completion of the workshops and hopefully an ongoing group can follow.  If the interest is there we hope Bronwyn will run further workshops and classes to build on the basic skills learnt in this introduction, and/or another introductory series.
2018 Photographic Exhibition – Through The Lens
Opens Saturday, 25th August at 5 pm
and runs until 26th September.
Entry is open to non-members and members.
Submit entry forms by 3 pm Wednesday 15th August.
Delivery of works:
3 pm to 4 pm Sunday, 19th August
or 9 am to 12 Monday, 20th August
Entry is free to MIAC members
Non-Members fees:  Adults $5 per print, Youth $2.50 per print.
Section 1:  Adults (19 yrs & over)
Section 2:  Youth (13 yrs to 18 yrs)
See entry forms for further conditions of entry.
Entry forms available from MIAC.
Next firing:  See notice boards in pottery shed and on outside board.
Another David Wells workshop
After the fantastic success of the last two watercolour workshops with David, we have decided to run another while we have the interest and David is available.  This time it will be a two day pastel/portrait Level 1 workshop on Wednesday, 5th and Thursday 6th September from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. 
Cost $125 to MIAC members and $135 for non-members.  David has a basic materials list which we will supply when we take registrations. Posters and promotions coming out soon.
Photos and caption from our last watercolour workshop below from David’s facebook page.
Couple of days late, but quick post to say thank you to everyone who came to my watercolour skyscape class at Macleay Island Arts Complex. Great work, see you all again soon :) Special thanks to the organizers, not possible without you guys putting in so much work behind the scenes.

Noeleen Webb painting sessions:
Noeleen has generously offered to continue ongoing sessions for beginners and the more experienced artists at MIAC.
The MIAC group has students who have never painted before, producing lovely works after only 4 or 5 lessons.  Noeleen runs a friendly, supportive group and with her encouraging style of teaching she not only enables the complete novice to produce something wonderful, but also helps the more experienced artist to further develop their skills. 
Materials can be supplied on the first day if unsure which medium you prefer.
Ongoing group :   Tuesdays - 2pm to 4pm.
$10 for MIAC members, $15 for non-members.
Smarty Grant Acquittal:
For Artists At Work 2018 we wrote a successful grant application for $3,000 from which we hired a bus, purchased stationery and gave our artists and artworkers a small gratitude payment.  We finally have a successful acquittal on that grant and below is some of the feedback from that process:
It is rewarding to see the strong outcomes achieved by this project, including the high attendance numbers, sales and positive feedback.  The impact of this project for local artists must also be commended:  I wish to congratulate you on the success of Artists At Work and hope this experience lends value to your future events.
Running Wild Award:
On Saturday, 21st July the Running Wild Program won the State Community Training Award for South East Queensland.  Congratulations to Chook, Nick, Jacob and the team – a well deserved win.
Note from Ruth Venner:
Ruth received this email recently and asked us to pass it on:
Hello MIAC
I met an ex resident of many years on Macleay Island at the weekend, Steve Bose, and he asked me if I or anyone else from the Arts Complex would be interested in painting a Mural for him.
I am unable to take on the commission so perhaps you could send out information about this project in to see if one of our  members would like to take it on.  Details are as below:-
Location:  Broadwater Terrace Redland Bay
Size of Mural:  1.2 metres wide, 1.8 metres high.  (Steve has the blank surface installed already)
Position of Mural: The bottom of the Mural is almost on the ground, so no need to work on a ladder, but you may have to squat of sit on the ground for the bottom part.
Subject for the Mural: Elephant or West highland White Dog
For further information if interested please ring Steve direct on 0419 667 358

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