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BIG SALE of donated works from Members 30 May to 30 June

In place of an exhibition this month, we are asking all our members to donate any of their craft items as a fundraising activity for the Society.  Every cent from these sales goes towards the Society’s Building Fund.  We aren’t getting any younger, and neither is the building.  We have some remedial work that needs to be done and as a not for profit organisation, most of our funding for these things comes from fundraising activities.  We appreciate the support of our members who participate and donate each time they are asked.  Come on all you members – let’s all get involved!

All members will have received communication regarding this either by email or post.  Please look through your unsold works and bring anything suitable in to the Gallery over the first 2 weeks of June so that they can be displayed and sold.  The Gallery Committee will determine the price when displaying.  Any unsold work at the end of the month will NOT be returned to you.  It will remain with the Society for sale and again all proceeds will become a donation to the Society.

Any question you may have can be directed to Jacquie 022 323-1465 or Kay Jenkins (07) 862-8394.



 Recently we needed some big shelving units picked up from Auckland and brought back to the Society rooms.  These have been used in our art classroom and for pottery storage in the old bathroom.  Neville King from Direct Line Freight and his team did the whole job without asking for remuneration.  Come-on all of our members – support these companies who support us.

If you have been into the art classroom recently you will have noticed the carpet has been replaced and lino renewed between the sink and the outer wall.  What a marvellous change this has made.  Rob Irwin from Furnsave in the main street of Paeroa did the job for very little remuneration, and only charged for glue and products required to complete the job.  His time was offered for free and went the extra mile by getting his team to lift and carry the carpet to our Society.  It is only by our members supporting our community and especially those who have donated their time and efforts on our behalf, that we can help to give a little back.  Furnsave, you rock!



Always looking for ways to both promote our Society and raise money for the upkeep of our building, we are now opening up the classroom for hire.  Centrally located in Paeroa, this is the perfect venue to hire.

So if you are a:

  • Business organisation that requires occasional or regular rooms to gather;
  • A club without club rooms that needs a meeting room;
  • A craft group requiring space for their craft group;
  • An artisian who is keen to run workshops but needs space;

… then call us as we have a large room with tables and chairs set out for you to use.  You may rearrange tables & chairs to suit your group, but we ask that they be returned to the way they were found before you leave.   We have kitchen facilities (please bring your own refreshments), toilet facilities, heating and lighting.  The environment is pleasant and plenty of parking is right outside the door.


Day and evening meetings are availble.  We currently have an art group who have booked the room on a regular basis each Tuesday 10am to 12noon, but are flexible for other times. Very reasonable rates.

A brochure called HIREAGE OF THE GALLERY ROOMS is becoming available shortly and can be sent to you either by post or email.  Please call either the Gallery during open times (Wed – Sat 11am to 3pm) or Jacquie on (07) 862-7691.   We will put a link on here as soon as it is available for download.



The schools of Paeroa were asked to make a poster or collage with the words Pride of Paeroa in it and to show what you are proud of the most in Paeroa.  This competition is created and run by the Ohinemuri Community of Learning.  We had 3 age groups for judging, with a Chromebook being given to each winning student’s school.

Our President – Jacquie Ellis met with Janet Jones from the Ohinemuri Community of Learning at the Paeroa Society of Arts classroom to judge the winning entries.  We had a very hard decision deciding on the winning entries and had to add additional commendations for excellent work for more students.

The winning entries will be given out at a prizegiving ceremony at the Paeroa Library – date to be confirmed.  Congratulations to all who won, and a high five to all those who participated.  Well done.