During it’s 135th year, Dunfermline Art Club Annual Exhibition gets underway at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre in Dunfermline on Monday (25th June). This years exhibition will feature almost 200 paintings (almost all for sale) together with a selection of cards, prints and craft items and will remain open through Sunday 1st July. We hope you’ll enjoy the artwork on offer.
A previous notification posted here on 14th March gave details about our “Dunfermline and West Fife” themed Exhibition which will run through until October in the Dunfermline Carnegie Library Community Gallery. The Club is delighted to announce that Gillian Parsons from Fife Cultural Trust will formally open the Exhibition at a Preview Event in the Gallery on Saturday 7th July from 1.30 until 3.00 pm.
The Club Gallery in Unit 22 Kingsgate Shopping Centre, will soon be accepting members submissions for the next Gallery hanging period which will run from 12th July through 25th August. New exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 10th July in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 12th. A maximum five pictures may be submitted and it has been agreed that although the hanging fee will remain at £2 per picture, where four pictures are paid for, the fifth will be hung for free.
Members please note that the same paintings may not be exhibited in the Gallery on consecutive hanging periods. Unsold items from the previous hanging period should be collected from the Gallery at the earliest convenient opportunity.
Further to the post on 19th May, once all the Calendar entries have been received on 13th June, voting to select the paintings which will feature in the Club Calendar for 2019 will take place over 3rd and 4th July at Townhill where photographs (and/or originals) of of all the entries will be displayed. Voting arrangements are as follows:
The theme for the Clubs 2019 Calendar is “Fife”, which is the same as last year. If you would like to create a painting in any medium on this theme for possible inclusion in the calendar, please submit your work or a good quality digital photo of it by 13th June latest to Irma Brown or Roy McGowan at the club. Note also that if you prefer not to do so yourself, you can have your work photographed at the club (on Wednesdays) in the lead up to the submission date.
The painting should be A4 in size (or equivalent proportions ), unframed (to avoid photographic glare/reflection from glass), and in landscape format. A selection process, which will be by members votes will decide which pictures will feature in the 2019 calendar. Please see Irma or Roy if you need further information.
If you intend exhibiting at our Carnegie Library Exhibition (from 30 June) and your painting meets the above criteria you could if you wish use that painting as your Calendar entry !
Up to 5 framed paintings not previously exhibited at an annual exhibition will be accepted. Unframed stretched canvas paintings are acceptable if neatly finished at the edges. Up to 5 unframed paintings/prints per member will be accepted for the browser, (if also exhibiting original paintings).
Will be accepted only until 3.00p.m. on Wednesday 20th June at the Club. Point of contact is George Aitken. Separate forms are required for framed paintings and items for the browser. Forms and details of craft items must also be handed in by 20th June. Browser items and craft are only acceptable from members submitting original paintings and are free to enter. “Not for Sale” paintings can be accepted but must be matched with “For sale” paintings on a one for one basis. The hanging fee for paintings is £1 per item.
All members entering work in the exhibition must do a minimum of two duties and these must be detailed on the entry forms when presenting them with payment of hanging fees.
Framing standards within the club apply to all work submitted for exhibition at any venue.
1. Adequate and secure rings are to be placed no more than one third down from the top of the frame and tightly wired or corded. 2. To prevent damage to other works, screws and rings must be covered by a small amount of padding (foam or bubble wrap) and secured with masking or other tape to hold the padding in place. 3. The backs of paintings must be sealed with brown gummed tape or framing tape (as sold by the SAA and available from the club sales drawer). Masking tape or or parcel tape is unacceptable. 4. A brown luggage label, written in capitals in black ink is to be attached to the hanging cord with string. It should show details of the painting and be identical to the information on the entry form. (Name, Painting Title, Medium and Price) The string should be long enough to hang over the top of the frame. This is to assist the Hanging Committee when hanging members’ work. 5. A sample of the standard required for framing paintings is available at the Club. Although the example has an adhesive label attached in addition to the luggage label, this adhesive label is not a specific requirement and need not be applied. Work that does not comply with these framing standards will not be accepted for hanging.
SPECIAL HANDING IN ARRANGEMENTS Members who are unable to hand in work on 25th June may make a specific arrangement with the Unit 22 Gallery Management to deposit their work in the Club Gallery in Unit 22 during normal opening hours of the preceding week. Also, members unable to collect paintings for unavoidable reasons at the exhibition close, may make arrangements with the Unit 22 Gallery Management to have then returned to Unit 22 for uplift at a more convenient time. It is essential that Gallery staff are aware and agree well in advance if you intend taking advantage of these special arrangements.
COPYRIGHT & INSURANCE Members should be aware of copyright law and any works copied from other artists’ paintings or photographs, including those taken from books, should acknowledge the original artist or photographer on the entry form. Exhibits will not be insured and are hung at the owner’s risk. Members may wish to insure their own work.
COMMISSION 20% taken on paintings and 10% on browser items and crafts.
SETTING UP Details of setting up and dismantling dates/times will be published when known.
Brusho is a unique painting medium consisting of transparent, highly-pigmented water-colour inks that comes packed in small drums which contain a dry, crystalline powder. They mix instantly with cold water to produce a painting medium renowned for its versatility.
Helen Rowbotham will be hosting a workshop on the use of this medium at the Club Studio in Townhill on Friday 18th May from 1000 until 1400 hours. To cover the cost of materials there will be a £1 fee payable on the day. The workshop will be restricted to ten members only.