Newsletter August 2010

A warm hello to all or shall I say “Bonjour” 

Myself and Yvonne are back from a most amazing time in Paris and we would love to share some of our experiences with you  at a later stage.

Baie Geluk aan Maria Pienaar, een van haar werke is gekies vir die “Sasol New Signature Exhibition.!! Dit is inderdaad ‘n groot eer!

Thanks to Sarah Koster who hosted the selection at Mica! 

Nasima Bhayat is currently exhibiting at White River Gallery : We wish her all the best You can contact her at:

Geluk aan  Erica Schoeman met haar pas afgelope solo uitstalling  by die Kunsvereniging van Pretoria

Congratulations to  Lica Sebastião with a  very successful photohraphic exhibition in Maputo!

Nadine Breytenbach  wrote :could you please send out a notice that I am sourcing art for my gallery in Lydenburg? I want only original, no copies please. Any medium. preferably not huge pieces, please. ( 0.9x1,5 is the biggest i will take). the pieces do not have to be framed but watercolours must at least have mounting around.

Please ask all interested artists to contact me at this email address or call me on 0791614063.

Marisa du Toit het ons laat weet van haar webblad :


The 84th  WSSA Open Exhibition

Colleen Dreyer Chairman of the Lowveld Watercolour Soceity wrote:

“Below are the dates  when your paintings - digital & if selected, paintings - should be submitted.

 Digital entries to be in Johannesburg on the 14th September - if you are mailing your cd, please ensure that you do so with plenty of time to spare. Our postal system is somewhat erratic!

Selection on the 21st September

If selected, framed paintings to be in Johannesburg on the 5th October.

Exhibition will open on the 7th October.”



Peter Binsbergen  the Festival artist will be doing demos and talks during Innibos at the Civic Centre

Thursday 23rd September 15:00

Friday 24th September 14:00

Saturday 25th September 10:00

Artists are invited  to  take part in a group exhibition at the Civic Centre  during Innibos 2010  For more info contact Ilona 082 893 6718


The Loop Art Foundry and Gallery

Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition. Small fee involved. For more info contact Ilona

Butch Smuts het ingewillig om n “draaibank” demonstrasie te gee en as mens na sy eindprodukte kyk, kan hierdie net n wonderlike geleentheid wees. Die datum sal later deurgegee word. Intussen kan julle my kontak as jul belangstel om dit by te woon


Algemene Jaarvergadering/AGM

The Lowveld Association of Arts will be celebrating its 2nd anniversary !! The AGM will be after Innibos. Dates will be sent out later, meanwhile please send me notes for discussion on the agenda and nominations of committee members.  (Our constitution states that a chairman can only run for two consecutive years, so I will be standing down and we need to elect a new chairman)

Creativity workshops to be held at Stellenbosh University from 6- 10 September

Visit for more info




28 August 2010, 14h00

Myself and Annemarie Cornelissen will be attending on behalf of Lowveld Association of Arts

Inviting all new artists to join the Association!!!

Best Regards

Ilona Petzer

This week's featured art...