MAY, 2017
Hello Victoria Sketch Club Members!This is our first Newsletter!  

First of all, since this is Mother’s Day, I want to wish all the mothers in our Club a Happy Mother’s Day.  I
hope you are celebrated by your children today…if for some reason that cannot happen, treat yourselves to
some flowers, a nice meal, a good walk.  

The Club has had a good year.  The Show was successful.  The Pizza Party at Bonny’s was sooo nice.  Here
is a picture of Victor, Nicki, myself and Ann enjoying a chat during the show.  
I thought that our luncheon this year was particularly good.  The food was wonderful. Look at the great
desserts in the photo above. Thanks to everyone for bringing such yummy food..

I would like to remind people of our new members:  Mary Brackenbury, Joya Manna, Peter Marcetta, Myra
Baynton, and Ruth Beninger.  If you don’t recognize someone, please introduce yourself to them, and
welcome them to our Club.  Look to our Website,   www. for pictures and background

Our summer program kicked off with painting at Abkhazi Garden.  It was a nice spring day, with a good
turnout.  Some stayed for lunch…a lovely setting for lunch, overlooking the gardens.  Here is Christine, and
Pam Orman and Victor Lotto on the right.
This past Tuesday, we met at Cattle Point.  Here is Ann painting at Cattle Point, and Christine painting, at
Upland’s Park, .  Below are Niramon, and Christine, and Agnes.
Barry Walkiewicz will be back from Europe this month, after a lengthy absence.  He has just completed an
artist residency in Europe…we will be interested in his adventures in France and elsewhere? when he joins
us in our Spring program. Welcome back Barry.
Virginia Hutzuliak, although not with us these days as she continues to be in treatment, is with us in mind
and spirit!  Our hearts are with her, and wish her well as always.
Nirmala Greenwell will be giving a demo at Opus in June.  There is no charge.  Nirmala will demomstrate
figure drawing from the “inside out, step by step”.  It will be held on June 11th.. 1:00- 1:30, and  2:30- 4:
00pm.  Maximum capacity is 15 each time; early registration is recommended.  Opus telephone # is:  250
386 8133.  For more information, visit, or email her at nirmala@nirmalagreenwell.

Victor Lotto has a book, called “Vic Lott’s Dip Doodles”..a book of cartoons, based on his experiences abroad,
when he worked for Canada’s foreign service.  A review of his book will be in the next issue of Bout de
Papier, a magazine on Canadian foreign affairs.  If you are interested in purchasing the book, as I know you
will be, contact Victor.  It can be bought for $12. …all proceeds to the Victoria Hospice.  You can send a
cheque to Victor Lotto, 2605 Cotswold Rd., Victoria BC…V8R 3S3.  

Brigadier General (Ret’d) Larry Gollner, who is the president of the Greater Victoria Afghan Memorial Project
Society, has been working for a long time on the memorial for the Canadian soldiers that have served in
Afghanistan. The memorial stone will be unveiled at the new playground on Quadra St. behind the Court
House on Sept. 30th.  Congratulations, Larry.
Don’t forget to visit Vancouver Island Art workshops at  for
upcoming workshops.  They include Kelly Allanson, silversmith classes, Claire Desjardins, Shelia Davis.

So membership, I wish you all well.  Please email me at with any news or photos  
you might have about yourselves that you might want to share.

Cheers, Joy Jondahl, Communications Director.