Artist Leo du Feu will give a demonstration of sketching and painting landscape and nature with watercolour, pencil and pen on Tuesday 8th May 2018. The demo will run from 7 0’clock through 9 0’clock in the Club Studio at Townhill. Members wishing to attend should add their name and telephone number to the notice in the Club Studio. The fee for this event will be £3, payable in advance to Annette Burgess by 2nd May. If you would like to learn more about Leo and his work, visit his website via this link.
An article in the Dunfermline Press from Saturday 23 March 1883 reported “A meeting of gentlemen called together by circular for the purpose of forming a Fine Art Association for the town and district was held in the committee rooms of St. Margaret’s Hall, Dunfermline on 22nd March 1883. As a result of this meeting, The Dunfermline Fine Art Society (now known as Dunfermline Art Club) was formed.
Following the success of the 2018 Calendar, the club intends to go ahead with production of a 2019 Dunfermline Art Club Calendar. It is intended that this will again be produced in-house and printed commercially. The outlay on printing expenses will be reimbursed to the Club from the proceeds of Calendar sales. The theme for the 2019 Calendar is “Fife” (same as last year). So, 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.
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 !
Members wishing to exhibit should put their name in the book on the table adjacent to the exhibition notice board in the Club Studio. Space is limited, but it is expected that up to about 50 paintings can be accommodated at the venue. Initially, submissions will be limited to one picture per member and the first names on the list will be given priority up to the maximum that can be accommodated. Surplus paintings will be held in reserve to replace any sold pictures. The venue has placed a commission rate of 25% plus VAT on sales (total 30%). You should take this into consideration when setting your prices.
The Gallery have made clear that the theme of the exhibition must be specific, hence the Dunfermline and West Fife title. For the purposes of this, West Fife is defined as the area to the west of a line drawn from Newburgh in the North to Dysart in the South, including Glenrothes and Falkland.
An exhibition Preview Day is currently being considered. Further details will be provided in due course.
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 8th March through 28th April. New exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 6th March in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 8th. 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.