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Newsletter: June 2018

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JUNE 2018 VOL. 5
MACG NEWS
Winter Edition Newsletter
President's Report:
By Anita
The 2018 Maleny Agricultural Show is over. As part of the Agricultural Show celebrations Maleny has a Window Dressing Competition. Congratulations to Priscilla and Heather who, for the third year running won this competition. It takes many months of planning and making items to achieve this outcome. Again, Congratulations.
As to be expected a number of our talented members received prizes for work they had entered in to the various sections. It is not uncommon to hear a member saying, “I did not think my work was good enough to enter.” Sometimes, “But I am just a beginner.” Often another member had persuaded them to enter, and they, to their surprise had won a prize.
The setup of the front room of the workshop looked attractive and it is to Jenny and Robyn, along with their helpers who achieved this along with those who manned the “Cash and Wrap” table. Thanks must go to these members because without …

Artist of the Month: June 2018

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Artist of the Month - May 2018
Jean McRuvie
This last year has seen the beginning of my more serious journey in art which I hope will see me improve and decide who I am as an artist. I have been working full time plus since we arried in Australia in 1980 and whilst I always had an interest in art that interest like may others, cam second to children, spouse and career. 
I did go to a botanical art class for 6 evenings in 2008 at Buderim but never picked up a pencil once the 6 weeks was over although I have a sketch book of half finished drawings. Again I treated myself to a five day beginners watercolour course with Jame Fernley the watercolourist a few years later which was marvellous - but yet again I never picked up a paintbrush once that week was over and for this reason could not go to his intermediate classes because I had not practiced!
My next foray into the art world was a 6 week (one day a week) course with Marcel Desbien at Brisbane Painting Class in Level One oil painting with…

Newsletter: May 2018

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MAY 2018 VOL. 4
MACG NEWS
Autumn Edition Newsletter
President's Report:

By Anita
The first MACG Fair for the year is over, along with the Wood Expo. Although we do not know all the details yet, as we are still to receive some invoices for all the expenses incurred in holding the Fair and the Woodcrafters participation in the Wood Expo, we will be making a profit. The first two days of the fair seemed to be very slow and it was not until the third day that sales appeared to pick up. However, it turns out that the second day was the best day for sales. Unfortunately the weather was too warm for the sale of many winter items but it may be that, with the arrival of the colder days and nights, these and other items may be sold in the Gallery.
Thanks to Colleen’s grant we were able to purchase some folding tables and with the addition of the tables from the Community Centre we had sufficient and did not have to borrow some from at least two other community groups in town. We will have to…

Artist of the Month - May 2018

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Artist of the Month - May 2018
Peter Atkin
Flinders Ranges (Pastel)

Tasmanian Memories (Pastel)
Sicilian Odessey (Pastel)

Newsletter: April 2018

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APRIL 2018 VOL. 3
MACG NEWS
Autumn Edition Newsletter
President's Report:
By Anita
It has barely been a month since the new MACG Management Committee was elected. As usual, all new committee members have been busy learning about their roles and responsibilities. We are fortunate that so many of our committee members choose to stay on in their position as this makes it easier for all to work together to the benefit of MACG.
The Autumn Fair is rapidly approaching and the next Fair Committee meeting will be next Monday afternoon. The Wood Expo is held at the same time, and our Woodcrafters, as usual, will be in the Workshop for its duration. We all look forward to seeing the new and exciting items that will be offered for sale. Please assist where possible as it lightens the load for those who are heavily involved with the administration and rosters.
The Gallery will be open as usual.
Changes have taken place in two of the storerooms at the workshop, in that we have installed some cu…

Artist of the Month - April 2018

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Artist of the Month - April 2018
Megan Bice
I love birds - drawing and painting them is always fascinating - to represent the and to try to capture their essence. This small body of work represents some of my drawing and mixed media studies This year I hope to expand my work in this area.

Watercolour mixed media


Watercolour mixed media



Watercolour mixed media
Graphite drawing of a peacock
Practicing and teaching art in Maleny for over 20 years, Megan has appreciated and loves Maleny's idyllic environment and vibrant arts community. 
Art leaving school Megan started her commercial arts degree at Townsville TAFE College and has continued to extend her experience by attending many workshops and art courses over the years. 
'Working in all art media gives me buzz. Art at the moment seems to be developing in all areas. I love the idea that all traditional media is being reinvented and re-imagined. All this experimentation makes art so exciting at the moment!' ~ Megan