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We’re Live at Kirstenbosch!

Our end of year SASA Members’ exhibition was hung in the Richard Crowie Hall on Monday 30 November. After all the hustle and bustle of getting all the work in – in a socially distanced queuing system – getting all the paperwork done and admin sorted, we could start putting the exhibition together. Luckily for us it was a beautiful day, so we didn’t have weather to contend with along with everything else!

We had a small, but willing band of helpers, to whom we are very grateful, and created a beautiful show – such a lovely, positive note to round off this strange year. Also strange not to have our usual festive opening party in the evening, but we just have to get used to doing things differently and finding new ways until we can get back to some semblance of “normal”.

Thank you to all involved, for making this exhibition happen and special thanks to Avril for the most delicious muffins, which kept us all going till the lunch break.

We had 255 pictures to hang and 161 portfolio pieces, which will be on display until Wednesday 9 December, so go and have a look and tell your friends – good timing for Christmas gifts.

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Art in the Park!

SASA’s final fixture for 2019 was the ever-popular, pre-Christmas Art in the Park, held on the 30th of November in Rondebosch Park.

It was a perfect day for it, sunny and warm, with the gentlest of breezes, to avert over-heating. A host of happy artists set up their stalls and got ready to welcome their customers.

There was a steady stream of people through the park all day, drinking in the plethora of paintings presented for their enjoyment. The array of varying styles, subject matter and media ensured that there was something special to suit everyone’s taste and the varying prices suited differing depths of pocket as well.

Between the shady avenues is a great place for meeting new friends and catching up with some old ones, the leafy shadows giving a very peaceful ambience to the scene.

Art in the Park is always the most vibrant event on the SASA calendar and enjoyed by all who take part. A lot of socialising happens throughout the day, the time passes quickly and our artists go home, tired perhaps, but content.

Enjoy your break everyone, have a good holiday and happy whatever you celebrate at this time of year. See you in 2020!!

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SASA’s 113th Annual Exhibition

Monday 30 September was the start of the prestigious SASA Annual Exhibition, where only works chosen by the judges on selection day are exhibited.

 

 

 

 

After a hard day’s hanging, we had a very beautiful exhibition to present to our viewers and the high standard of the work was noted at the opening event.

 

 

 

 

 

The evening kicked off with an opening address by Marc Alexander, one of our selection day judges, who is both an artist in his own right, as well as a gallery owner. Marc honoured our society and it’s members, both past and present. We are in distinguished company!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He praised the work on show and encouraged our members to keep at it and persevere in their chosen direction, no matter the reaction of others to their work, be it positive or negative. Every artist has his or her own voice, to which we must be true. Then he addressed the buyers……here’s to many sales!

 

 

 

 

 

After his speech, Marc handed out all the awards won at the selection weekend and presented the winners of each category with their trophies.

A celebratory evening indeed, made even more enjoyable by the wonderful snacks provided by our catering team and of course the choice of wines at the bar – something to suit every taste.

Thanks to all those whose hard work helped make this evening such a success.

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The Second SASA Members’ Exhibition for 2019

On Friday morning 16 August, Council members and helpers gathered early at the Richard Cowie hall in Kirstenbosch to prepare for the second SASA Members exhibition for 2019.


 

 

 

 

 

The process ran smoothly, as usual, as members dropped off their paintings, and hanging of the works could begin. By lunchtime, the the exhibition was almost hung and already attracting a few visitors from the gardens.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exhibition opening in the evening was well attended, and early birds had the pleasure of viewing many beautiful paintings and sculptures, and several works were swiftly snapped up by lucky art lovers.

The exhibition was opened by Jeremy Day, a senior fellow of SASA. He spoke warmly about the work of fellow artists in SASA, including those who had recently been included in the top 100 finalists of the Sanlam portrait competition.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bar and the kitchen provided drinks and delicious eats to keep everyone happy, and the exhibition will run until 4pm Friday 6th September.


Thank you to all the helpers for their hard work.