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.
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 🙂 …..you are all much appreciated.
Now lets keep our collective fingers crossed for a bumper crop of sold stickers!
On Tuesday 19 October we’ll be hanging the 114th Annual SASA exhibition in the Richard Crowie Hall, Kirstenbosch. Work chosen at the selection weekend will be exhibited in this, our final exhibition for the year. For more details please see the latest SASA newsletter.
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.
We will be hanging the SASA Members’ 2 exhibition on Friday 13 August. If you haven’t already let us know that you’ll be submitting work, please email Audrey – firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
We will be hanging our first Members exhibition in the Richard Crowie Hall at Kirstenbosch on Wed 7 April. The exhibition will run till Sun 18 April. Please see the latest SASA newsletter for details.
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.
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.
Wonderful news! – We’ll be having our final exhibition for the year at the Richard Crowie Hall, Kirstenbosch from Monday 30 November to Wednesday 9 December. For more details, see your November SASA newsletter.