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MSA’s Member’s Annual Art Exhibition 2015

Members of the Malta Society of Arts (MSA) are being invited to submit their works to be shown at the Members’ Annual Art Exhibition 2015, to be held from 1 to 24 October at Palazzo de La Salle, Republic Street, Valletta.

The Members’ Annual Art Exhibition 2015 could be compared to a ‘family incontro’. This is an opportunity for our faithful and committed artist members to display recent, innovative works that have not been shown anywhere before.

Art works can be executed in any medium, in 2D or 3D, and may be in any hanging or free standing genres, such as drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography or other. There are no restrictions on the choice of subject and/or expression.

All 2D works must be labelled in block letters with: a) the full name; b) the title, c) the medium and d) the selling price; and be ready mounted and/or framed for hanging with D-rings and cord/wire. Clip frames are not accepted. Hanging works may not be larger than 100 cm x 75 cm.

All 3D works must be labelled on their base in block letters with: a) the full name; b) the title, c) the medium and d) the selling price. 3D entrants are to provide their own stand and/or plinth.

Entrants have until 31 July to submit their application form, along with a €15 submission fee (reimbursed if the work is not chosen for the exhibition). Digital images of the works they wish to enter will be needed for the catalogue. These must be not less than 500Kb in JPEG or PDF format, with views from at least three different angles for 3D entries, and sent by e-mail to the address below. Alternative arrangements may be discussed for those entrants unable to send image/s via email.

Interested MSA members are kindly asked to read the Members’ Annual Art Exhibition 2015 Terms and Conditions.

Official correspondence related to the Members’ Annual Art Exhibition 2015 must be addressed to the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta, tel: 21244339, e-mail: msaexhibitions@gmail.com.

Submission Form and Terms and Conditions may be downloaded from the download section of the website.

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Summer office opening hours at the MSA

From the 16th June till the 30th September 2015 the office opening hours at the Malta Society of Arts are the following:
Monday: 07:30hrs to 12:30hrs
Monday: 07:30hrs to 19:00hrs (from 6th July)
Tuesday to Friday: 07.30hrs to 12.30hrs

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New President of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Adrian MamoAdrian Mamo is the new President of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Adrian is an architect in private practice. He graduated in architecture and civil engineering from the University of Malta in 1989 and worked as architect at the Antiquities Section of the Works Department before setting up ARCHITECTS STUDIO in 1995 with three architect colleagues. Adrian has designed theatre sets for over 50 productions for a number of local theatre companies and is a co-founder and producer of VOICES, one of Malta’s largest local music events held every two years since 1991. He was chairman of the MALTA COUNCIL FOR CULTURE AND THE ARTS between 2006 and 2013.

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Board of Directors of the MSA

The Board of Directors for the year 2015 / 2016 is composed as follows:

President – Adrian Mamo
Vice-President – Joseph Spiteri Staines
Hon. Secretary – Stephen Sant’Angelo
Hon. Treasurer – Dorothy Meli

Members
Marika Azzopardi, Antoine Bonello, Roderick Camilleri, Margaret Farrugia, Francis Galea and Elysa-Anne Tonna

Government  Representative -  Norman Cristina

Manager - Joe Scerri

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LCM Spring 2015 Practical Examinations.

 Ates OrgaRecipient of a Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in 1993 and winner of the 2007 Liszt International Grand Prix, Ates Orga is a Cambridge-based examiner, writer and record producer who for many years lectured at Surrey and Istanbul Technical Universities and was formerly with the BBC Music Division. A contributor to New Grove, his books include biographies of Beethoven and Chopin, and he has published extensively on the work of Charles Camilleri. A Fellow of Trinity College of Music, he read music at Durham University, graduating in composition. Recent LCM tours have taken him to Ireland, India, Malaysia and Turkey.

Mr Ates Orga will be conducting the exams held at the Malta Society of Arts between the 14th and the 23rd May 2015.

www.atesorga.com

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Summer Courses at the MSA

Summer courses poster

Courses in visual, applied and performing arts organised by the MSA during the coming summer are now published.  Time-Table, Booking Forms and Courses Description can be viewed on this website through the Download and Courses sections.

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The Crisis of Meaning and the Arts

On Saturday, the 28th March 2015, the MSA is holding an open discussion on the following theme: crisis

“The Crisis of Meaning and the Arts”. The event shall be hosted by Joe Philippe Abela with guest speakers Pamela Baldacchino, Joseph Cassar and Niki Young. Everyone is welcome to attend. Entrance free.

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Annual General Meeting of the MSA

The Annual General Meeting of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce will be held at the Society’s premises, Palazzo de La Salle, Valletta on Monday 23rd March 2015 at 18:00 hours.

The Agenda:
1. Reading of the last AGM minutes
2. Administrative Report for the year 2014
3. Financial Report for the year 2014
4. Election of 3 Board Directors.

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Annual Fund Raising Dinner for 2015

Villa Arrigo

 

The Malta Society of Arts is organising it’s Annual Fund Raising Dinner for 2015 on the 30th April at the Grand Marquee, Villa Arrigo, Naxxar.

 

The Menu

Welcome Aperitiv & Canapes

Starter 
Spiced Butternut Squash Puree
(broccoli florets and pumpkin seed, goat cheese, emmental and roasted pepper croissant)

Entree
Ricotta and Spinach Rotelle
(zenguli tomato sauce and grana padano)

Main Course
Corn Fed Chicken Supreme
or
Pan Seared Salmon
or
Beef Stroganoff
(all served with sweet potato, turnip parisienne, mangetout, parsnip and jerusalem artichoke gratin)

Dessert
Cassettella Siciliana
or
Milk Chocolate Cremaux

Coffee & Petit Fours
Free flowing Wine and Mineral Water
Price 29 Euro per person

Bookings can be made at the Malta Society of Arts, Palazzo de La Salle, 219 Republic Street, Valletta.

Tel: 21244339 / 21244400
Email: info@artsmalta.org

 

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Historical day for the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce

Historical day 1Yesterday was a historical day for the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. A contract was signed with the Government for the lease of Palazzo de La Salle.

Since 1923 Palazzo de La Salle has been the premises of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. The Society was granted the use of the Palazzo, rent free, but the Government reserved the right to withdraw this concession subject to six months notice. This right was never exercised by the Government.

Historical day 3Yesterday’s signed lease was granted to the MSA after a resolution was passed during a sitting of the House of Representatives dated November 12th , 2014.

Historical day 2The Contract was signed at the Government Property Division, Auberge de Baviere, by Architect Fleur Ebejer, Vice President and Mr Stephen Sant’Angelo, Acting Honorary Secretary, on behalf of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. Notary Dr Tania Spiteri represented the Commissioner of Lands.

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