Dear valued members,
At the recent AGM of Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance (GANEAA) they confirmed their decision to amalgamate with North East Artisans (NEA) of which you are currently a member.
NEA voted for this amalgamation at a recent Special General Meeting.
What this currently means for you is that you are now a member of GANEAA. The membership fee ($25) has been waived until the 2022 AGM.
In the short term you may receive correspondence from both organisations as we bring our operations together. If you do not wish to receive Arts information from either organisation, please let us know as soon as possible as our mailing lists will be merged.
This merger will provide greater opportunities for artists and artisans of the North East through access to a wider range of services.
Operations at the NEA premises will proceed with a wider range of artists exhibiting and more diverse activities.
Don’t forget that the Christmas Party is on 18th December, the $50 exhibition is up and running and open to all members and our brilliant fund-raising exhibition raffle is open until the 17th December and is a lot of fun!
(on behalf of NEA)
NE. Artisans Inc A0090960Y
28 B&C Carrier Street, Benalla, Victoria 3672
As you know the holiday season is upon us once again. It’s been a huge year at NEA with lots of ideas and developments and changes happening!
To celebrate both the holidays and the achievements of our wonderful organisation we’d love for you to join us at 28c Carrier Street on Saturday December 18th.
From 10am deSales & her assistants will be drawing the prizes for the huge 'Up Your Arts' exhibition that has been running since mid-November. We’'ll also begin notifying winners then!
Don’t forget that you can still get tickets right up until December 17th. Tickets are $5 for 20 and you can then choose which of the 90+ prizes you want to go in the draw to win!
As the day goes on we’ll be moving to the back garden, which has had a bit of a make over recently, where we will spend the rest of the day celebrating! Please BYO drinks for yourselves and a plate to share. The BBQ will be available for use if you feel so inclined. We have several members with various dietary requirements so rest assured that there will be plenty of options for everyone.
Our new members from GANEAA are very welcome.
Double vaccination is essential.
Please RSVP by 12th December .
We aim to wrap up celebrations by about 5pm so feel free to come all day or just drop in for a short while if you prefer. We’d love to see you all there at some point during the day though!
Exhibitions & Events Coordinator
North East Artisans Inc.”
The 'Up Your Arts' exhibition/event features works of art made by Local Artisans, and is additionally supported through generous donations of goods from local Benalla merchants. The items on display are not for sale. However, they will be won by some very lucky people who purchased a page (or more) pf 20 tickets for $5, which the purchaser then distributes into the numbered ticket box(es) that match the number of the prize they want to win. It's that simple. Prizes will be drawn on December 17th and the winner notified using details provided when purchasing a page of tickets.
We look forward to sharing your company.
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Broken River Writers
Wots4Me Benalla Youth
Art Gallery on Ovens
Bush Gatherings -Violet Town
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)