On Monday 25 January, it was a wonderfully wet Kirstenbosch that welcomed the artists and helpers for the hanging of the SASA 2016 Merit exhibition. The atmosphere was surprisingly relaxed, as artists, stuck in traffic, arrived late and soaked, yet still smiling, with precious paintings wrapped in plastic bags. There wasn’t one moan about the rain – everyone was just grateful for the respite from the heat-wave we’ve been having.
The exhibition was opened later that evening by art critic and curator, Andrew Lamprecht, who is also a lecturer at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. Andrew gave a wonderfully encouraging and thought-provoking speech, full of praise for our society and its members. We were complimented on the high standard of work on exhibition, as well as for the hanging of it. So thanks to all who participated – a job well done.
Glass of wine in hand, guests mingled and chatted with artists and wandered through the halls, admiring the work on display. The snacks were great, as usual – thanks Mary and team – adding to the party atmosphere.
Sales were good on opening night and will hopefully get even better as more visitors come in the week ahead. Well done, for work already sold and good luck for sales to come!