Spring and art in South Africa. On Saturday the 5th April 2014, The South African Society of Artists (SASA) will be holding their first 2014 ART IN THE PARK at Rondebosch Park, near Cape Town, South Africa.
Members of the society will have individual stands, showcasing their original works.
They will be open from 9 am to 5 pm.
The main area of the activity will be in the Campground Road side, there is plenty of parking next to the Church and in the streets around to the park.
Refreshments, tea, and coffee will be on sale.
And interesting event to enjoy nature and art. Don’t miss it. It’s worth!
**The South African Society of Artists was first founded on Saturday, the 8th of May 1897, but ceased to function after the outbreak of the South African war in 1899 (formerly known as the first Anglo-Boer war). The society was reincarnated in September 1902, and this date is now recognized as the society’s official establishment.
SASA played a vital role in the inception of the South African National Gallery, staged important public art events and promoted art education and art appreciation with the public. Many well-known artists, such as Ivan Mitford Barberton, Gregoire Boonzaier, Nerine Desmond, Robert Gwelo Goodman, Tinus de Jongh, Moses Kottler, Maggie Laubser, Hugo Naude, Frans Oerder, Jacob Pierneef, Ethel Ruth Prowse, Edward Roworth, Nita Spilhaus, Irma Stern, Desiree Picton Seymor, Moses Tladi, Anton van Wouw, Jan Volschenck, and Pieter Wenning , to name but a few, were members of the society. Ivanonia Roworth Keet is our longest standing member of over 70 years!
Today, the society remains committed to its founders’ aims of encouraging art and artists in South Africa, and enjoys a membership of approximately 450 individuals, comprising a number of professional artists, although amateurs are also made welcome. The society values the patronage of Alice Goldin, Conrad Theys and Sam Nhlengethwa.
The South African Society of Artists is an affiliated member of the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) and has also been a member of The Athenaeum Trust since 1949.
Visit their website: http://www.sasa-artists.co.za/