Events September - December 2018 and Members' News

Members' News:
We welcome Bernie Bye, a new member, to our group, as we say bon voyage to Fiona Rudder and wish her good luck in her new home in bonny Scotland.

This year's worthy winner of the Colin Gilbert Watercolour Challenge is Stephen Slater with his lovely scenic painting of a tranquil lake in woodland surroundings. Second place was taken by Bernie Bye with her still life painting of a glass and fruit on a chequered cloth. Well done to you both, and thanks to all who took part.

Our annual Coach House exhibition this year will be held from Oct 27th to Nov 25th. As always, if you could offer help with hanging the exhibition, we would be extremely grateful. Further details of entry rules and hanging fees will be sent out separately to you.

You will see below that Karen has arranged a busy few months ahead with our events, but as always, our diary may need to change occasionally, so please look out for emails updating you with additional information.
Finally, if anyone wants to order art materials from the SAA Catalogue, please let me know. - Veronica

View Newsletter 104 here

Here are some planned event highlights:

Sept 4th - Free Painting. These nights offer a chance to work on your own art projects.
Sept 11th - SHOW & TELL. Show your art work and tell us your motivation, or show a piece of art that went wrong and say why, or share an art story with the group.
Sept 25th - IN-HOUSE WORKSHOP. Paint with Karen on pebbles or slate (provided). Bring watercolours.

Oct 9th * - LIFE DRAWING with artist Maurice Caghill and a life model. *This date may be subject to change.
Oct 23rd - SELECTION NIGHT Bring in up to 3 pictures for our annual art exhibition at the Coach House, Littleborough. Hanging fees apply. Further info will be sent out prior to this night.
Oct 30th - PASTEL DEMO WORKSHOP with talented artist OLGA LOMAX who will draw an animal or bird. Bring your own pastels and paper to join in. (NB: Appraisal in 3 weeks time.)

Nov 6th - INSPIRED ART - Show a piece of work - Inspired by your favourite song, poem, or music - and to make it fun and challenging, we will all try to guess at the subject's title.
Nov 20th - APPRAISAL of pastel animal artwork motivated by the Olga Lomax demo.
Nov 27th - XMAS CARD NIGHT. A chance to paint some cards for xmas. Cards/envelopes provided.
This is also COLLECTION NIGHT of unsold art from our Exhibition so PLEASE turn up and pick up your artwork or arrange for its collection. We have no safe storage facilities.

Dec 4th - THEME APPRAISAL Show your work interpreted by the theme - "Sail Away."
Dec 11th - FOUNDERS' PLATE NIGHT and XMAS PARTY. A chance to bring in one piece of your artwork created this year for judging by an independent artist to win the Founders' Plate. This will then be followed by our xmas party celebrations.
Dec 18th - Fun Quiz Night, Mince Pie Night & Free Painting Night. Our last chance to meet this year.

Dec 25th and Jan 1st No meetings - Centre Closed. Our first meeting of 2019 will be on Jan 8th.


Events September 2018

While the final touches are being added to the next newsletter, the following events have been organised for beginning of September:

4th September - Free Painting
11th September - Show & Tell. Bring along a piece of your artwork, or a new idea/technique you have tried, or a favourite painting or a new artist you have discovered, and share it with the group.

The next newsletter will be added to the site in the coming weeks.


Events May - August 2018 and Members' News

We are delighted to welcome Shahida Dolan as our new Exhibitions Secretary, and hope everyone will give their support and assistance to Shahida as she undertakes the task of managing our future exhibitions.

In June we are holding our annual Colin Gilbert Watercolour Challenge event. As usual, artwork put into this competition must be mainly watercolours, undertaken within the last 2 years. All members will be given one vote to help choose the most popular artwork, and the winner will receive the CG China Plate and a Gift Voucher from the SAA.

Our latest newsletter is now online for current events and news - Newsletter 103




Annual General Meeting - 6th March - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to issues with the heating at the centre,
our AGM will be postponed on 6th March.

It is expected that the group will run as usual next week.
The AGM has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 27th March.


Events January - April 2018 and Members' News

To celebrate our 30th anniversary year as a painting group, we held a very successful buffet in October at the Littleborough Coach House. We were delighted that the Mayor attended and officially opened our Art Exhibition there. Our thanks go to Cllr Janet Emsley for her words of encouragement, and to Seamus Kelly for writing a special poem for us. Our extended art exhibition has had four successful sales so far. Please watch for our email advising when the exhibition is ending, and when you must come in to collect your work.

The Founders Plate Night on Dec 12th was very well attended. It was judged by Geoff Butterworth, and won by Peter Barlass with his detailed pencil drawing. Bill Bradley and Lorraine Dewhirst were worthy runners up. Thank you to Mike Davis for, once again, photographing the winners.

Members' News:
We offer a warm welcome to Peter Barlass, a new member, who specialises in pencil drawings and we say a sad goodbye to our dear friend Carl Stockdale who died recently. We have had two paintings, painted by our late President, Colin Gilbert, donated to our group in his memory. These will remain exhibited on the notice board, with our thanks to Mrs Sharran Grey for this kind donation.

AGM 2018:
Our AGM is on 6th March, and once again we will be renewing memberships that night. Annual membership will remain at 10. We are looking for a new Exhibitions Secretary, as our incumbent secretary, Barbara Fallas, is retiring from this role and from the committee. We ask anyone interested in taking over from Barbara to let David or Veronica know prior to the AGM. We offer our very warm and sincere thanks to Barbara for all her hard work during her successful years as our Exhibitions Secretary, and for her commitment in undertaking extra duties on the committee to help other events run smoothly for us all.

Our chosen theme this quarter is: Portrait Drawing/Painting (any medium) of a Star of Stage or Screen.

For our next Corridor Exhibition we will showcase the lovely artwork produced for our last theme 3 colours (Black/White/Red). Please, therefore, bring back in this themed artwork on Jan 23 for the hanging night.


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