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Hanging of 2022 SASA Merit Exhibition

We will be hanging our Merit exhibition at the Richard Crowie Hall at Kirstenbosch on Fri 28 Jan. Even if you are not exhibiting this time, please come and help us hang – the more help we have, the better, to get the job done efficiently. The exhibition will run until 7 Feb. See latest SASA newsletter for details.

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Art In The Park November 2021

What a wonderful day! On Saturday 20 November Rondebosch Park was once more filled with beautiful art and artists, along with plenty of people browsing and buying, or just passing through with their families and dogs in tow.








There was a wonderfully festive feeling, as people enjoyed the music (and dad jokes!) provided by Brian “Ox on the Box” Oxley and his team, and the food and drinks supplied by various vendors – all adding to the lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to all the artists who donated prizes for the draw – people were so happy with their winnings – and thanks Brian, for handing them out.








The children were kept thoroughly entertained, making their own works of art with the Peter Clarke Art Centre, who took a stall, so everyone enjoyed themselves.










The wind didn’t bother us much until packing up time, so even the weather couldn’t put a damper on the day. Sales were good for both artists and the stalls in the “food court”, so everyone was happy. We had so much positive feedback from customers and vendors alike, so a successful day all round I think.

Thanks to the council, for all your hard work – you did yourselves proud. And thanks to all the artists who took part in this, our final exhibition for the year. The more artists showing their work, the better – it gives a great variety of artworks for our customers to choose from, as well as filling up the park with happy faces.

In the meantime, we still have the last SASA Members’ meeting, end of year celebration and Eleanor Palmer Competition on Thursday 25 November at the Athenaeum, which will, weather permitting, be held in the garden, as it was last year. See you there!

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114th SASA Annual Exhibition

It was a beautiful Spring day on Tuesday 19 October, which was perfect for hanging our annual exhibition in the Richard Crowie Hall at Kirstenbosch.

We had a lovely bunch of members who volunteered their help on the day – the smiling faces behind the masks making the challenging task an enjoyable and happy one.

There are many very beautiful works on show, with the display in the front room being the most beautiful of all, containing as it does all the prize-winning pieces. We had a lot of visitors and even a couple of early-bird shoppers, who got in fast and bought their favourites before we’d even finished putting it all together. It’s so good to see those lovely little red dots appearing on the labels!








There was no official opening of the exhibition, due to ongoing covid restrictions, but the winning works are all clearly marked and the awarding of certificates will take place at our monthly members’ meeting on Thursday 28 October at the Athenaeum.






Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and help – it would take so much longer without your willing hands. Thanks as well to our hard-working council members, who put in a lot of effort behind the scenes to get things organised…..especially to Avril who keeps us fed 🙂 … are all much appreciated.







Now lets keep our collective fingers crossed for a bumper crop of sold stickers!

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SASA Members’ 2 Exhibition 2021

On Friday morning, 13 August, we hung and opened our Members’ 2 exhibition at Kirstenbosch in the Richard Crowie Hall. It still feels strange not having the official opening in the evening, but at least we’re there.

We were given very little notice of the dates, so seem to have caught many of our artists on the hop! Even though the number of artworks submitted was less than usual, the quality was not and we have an exhibition we can be proud of to show for it.







Our group of helpers arrived nice and early on a bright and sunny, if a little chilly, morning and we soon got ourselves set up to receive everyone’s work. With all covid protocols in place, the process went very well and smoothly, as did the hanging. We had some of our new members helping us, which is a great way for them to get to know how things work and to meet other members of the society.








Thanks to all who came to lend a hand – it makes the task so much easier when we have a good team – and thanks to Avril, for keeping us fed and “watered” throughout the day.









To cap it all, we even managed to sell a few paintings while we were busy setting up, which certainly bodes well for the remainder of the exhibition. Well done to those who have already sold a piece or two and, fingers crossed, the sales carry on going so well.







The exhibition will run till Tuesday 31 August, so be sure to let your friends and fans know. Entrance to the gardens is free on Tuesdays for pensioners with SA citizenship.

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SASA Members’ 1 2021

On Wednesday 7 April we arrived at Kirstenbosch on a lovely warm and sunny morning, for the hanging of our first Members’ exhibition for 2021.

The whole process went very well and without mishaps, from the receiving and processing of the artworks, to the actual hanging of the paintings. It felt as if everyone had come out of “hibernation” and we had a bumper crop of fresh work to put on display.





We had some new members helping us as well, which was wonderful to see, and older members who hadn’t hung an exhibition with us before. Each one had many different tasks to perform and “changed hats” often to compensate for the small number of helpers at hand. Great team-work guys.






Everyone mucked in to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible and by mid-afternoon we had a beautiful show to present to our fans.

It still feels strange to have an exhibition without the festivities of an opening event, but at least we’re out  there, in the flesh and ready for browsers and buyers to come and pay us a visit. The exhibition will run till Sunday the 18th of April. Here’s hoping for great sales.





Thank you to all those who came along to help, it is much appreciated, and to those who couldn’t make it, see you at the next one!


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SASA Merit Exhibition 2021

On Thursday 28 January was hanging day of the SASA Merit Exhibition in the Richard Crowie Hall at Kirstenbosch. We had an alphabetically staggered, socially distanced drop-off system for our artists, which worked very well, and a small, but very efficient team of helpers, facilitating smooth processing.








The number of artists who presented work for this exhibition was a lot lower than we have become accustomed to, meaning a lot fewer paintings to hang.








Because of the fewer pieces to place, we were, for the most part, able to hang each artist’s body of work together and leave “breathing space” between them, creating a very beautiful exhibition. A couple of pieces were even sold while we were busy hanging them, which was a wonderful start!






Many thanks to our hard-working council and everyone who helped on the day, or volunteered their services for “sitting duty” – we couldn’t do this without you – and thanks also to Avril, for keeping us fed throughout the day.