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AWS News, November 2013, Page 1

Next meeting

The next meeting on 9 December 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield, will be a lunch and an outdoor painting session outside the hall.

The Auckland Watercolour Society Merit Awards

The 2013 Auckland Watercolour Society award winners demonstrated the fantastic properties of the medium. Amanda's premier prize winning "tools of trade" painted in haste just before the acceptance deadline, shows what a master she is. She submitted two paintings, both in the same style but totally different from last year when she won a second prize. Masterful tones and colours. We have watched second prize winner, Claudia Slaney, grow in confidence and choice of subject over the past three years. She so rightly deserved this prize. Third place winner Jean Sullivan is a regular attender at our monthly meetings and we have watched her improvement with great interest.
The Society's congratulations to all award winners keep up the good work.

Gavin Fletcher

Chairman's Column

The Awards Exhibition at Lake House is Auckland’s largest exhibition soley devoted to watercolourists. The winners of this year’s awards were worthy recipients because their standard was very good. But we can do better. Comparing our web site with that of The New Zealand Watercolour Society shows that we can still do better. Next year, Tim Felton is bringing the crème de la crème of Australian artists as well as our own Jackie Pearson to conduct week long workshops. See his web site for details.

Planning is already well underway for 2014 and please revisit this web site for more details in early December.

At the AGM we elected a very vibrant group of members so look forward to a great 2014.

Gavin (

Upcoming and current Exhibitions


Art Sale

Kathie Shaw and students present watercolors, collages and drawings.
130 Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven
For more information call 483 9942


AWS Merit Awards

The Auckland Watercolour Society Merit Awards exhibition closes on the 24th November 2013.
If you want to pick up your paintings on Sunday 24 November, the best time seems to be between the exhibition closing event 2.30 and the enf of business hours of the Gallery venue at 3pm.
Also, at this day, the people's choice award will be presented.

The winners of the 6 merit awards are: Roy Boston (2), Kathie Shaw, Chris Ashton, Penny Adams and Ken Garrett