Celebrating friendship, creativity and the love of art, Mangawhai Artists are thrilled to welcome many new Friends to boost the fabulous support we receive from of our current Friends.
We are grateful to a generous sponsor who has provided numerous gift Friend subscriptions to initiate a Friends’ membership drive and our growth initiative was launched last Saturday with over a hundred new and ‘old’ Friends coming together to find out more.
It was fabulous to meet and welcome so many Friends. We look forward to meeting those of you who were not able to attend on Saturday at future events.
As a Friend of Mangawhai Artists you will receive invitations to exhibition openings, special events, coffee mornings, and opportunities to support Mangawhai Artists and Mangawhai Artists Gallery.
Why have functions for Friends of Mangawhai Artists?
So people can meet others in an enjoyable social context and see more of Mangawhai Artists in the Gallery, at openings, Easter Art Trail and other Friends events!
To encourage people who have become collectors of local art and followers of local artists and to foster innovation triggered by people from difference perspectives coming together.
Mangawhai Artists make new 'Friends'.
Article in Mangawhai Focus, December 17, 2018
Celebrating friendship, creativity and the love of art, Mangawhai Artists recently hosted an event to grow their ‘friends’ support base and form a group: Friends of Mangawhai Artists (FOMA).
More than 80 friends came together at the Cheviot St home of Wendy Leach for an afternoon of wine and nibbles and to to connect with artists and find out more about the thriving Mangawhai Artists community.
Distinguished by fortnightly high quality exhibitions held at the Mangawhai Artists Gallery in the Village, Mangawhai Artists Inc. embraces more than 150 artists based in and around Mangawhai.
Artists Inc. chairperson Mary-Anne Boyd welcomed visitors and gave a summary of the recent progress and the goodwill that has fuelled the growth of the group. “The purpose of the ‘friends’ is to be just that: a friend, an advocate, a supporter and a promoter of the vibrant, energetic artistic community that flourishes in Mangawhai,” said FOMA coordinator Belinda Vernon. Friends and sponsors receive invitations to exhibition openings, special events, coffee mornings and opportunities to support Mangawhai Artists and Mangawhai Artists Gallery.
To become a Friend of Mangawhai Artists join online here.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact FOMA coordinators Belinda Vernon 027 557 0845 and Mary Egan 021 846 855.