Sadly there is no Dunfermline Art Club Annual Exhibition this year. However we do have an online exhibition on our club Facebook Page which will run from 1st until 30th June. You can go there directly via Dunfermline Art Club on Facebook or via our Tab “2020 Online Exhibition” on the website. Lots of new paintings there, and you may find something of interest. Note however that the albums in this exhibition can only be viewed on the Facebook platform.
Although the Club’s Gallery in the Kingsgate Centre remains closed because of the Coronavirus measures, we are able to make appropriate arrangements should anyone wish to make a painting purchase (in particular, those currently visible in the window displays). You can contact the club initially via the “Contact Us” tab on the website giving us a description of the painting and the artists name.
We also look forward to reopening the Gallery on a regular basis when conditions and circumstances allow.
The ongoing corona virus crisis has resulted in the cancellation of the Clubs Annual Exhibition in June.
The Winter Exhibition in November is still scheduled to go ahead.
Our members are not idle during the lock down and will be producing representations of ‘FIFE’ for inclusion in our 2021 calendar.
Our Kingsgate gallery will open as usual once the government deems it safe and prudent.
Bearing in mind current concerns over Coronavirus, it is with regret that our Kingsgate Shopping Centre Gallery will close for a spell after after today’s opening (14th March).
We take this action to reduce avoidable risk for both our members, who to a large extent fall into the section of the community identified as susceptible, and our art loving public.
On Tuesday 31st March, the club will host a watercolour and pen demonstration by Josephine Gillespie. The subject for the demo is not known at this time although Josephine is well known to the club having given a demonstration and a workshop here three years ago. The event will run from 7.00pm through 9.00pm for which there will be a fee of £3 payable (in advance, if possible) to Annette Burgess. Members wishing to attend should place their name on the list on the club noticeboard at Townhill. To see more of Josephine’s work have a look at her Facebook Page here
This problem is likely to get worse before it gets better. We have to accept that the membership of our Art Club, because we tend to be older, is one of the groups that could be at risk from the virus. We believe that Club members have the responsibility to look after themselves and give due consideration to other members of the Club. Some of you may have underlying health problems that may make you extra vulnerable and we expect that you will make your own decisions about your own risks in attending the Club.
In order to help protect ourselves from infection, which may or may not happen, we should now be much more vigilant with our hygiene procedures. We are aware that health advice may change as the situation develops.
By following the advice given, i.e. regular hand washing, the use of tissues etc., we can help to protect ourselves.
If you have any cold or flu like symptoms please wait until you feel better before you come to the Club
Wash your hands on entering the Studio and on leaving and keep washing your hands with either soap and water or an alcohol based cleanser
Other things that we can do which should help:
Bring your own reusable cup or mug and other utensils when you come to the Club and take it/them home to wash
Avoid coughing or sneezing around people, us a hanky or tissue
Give your table a wipe down before you start, as well as when you finish!
At the Club we will have reminder signs up, paper towels and a good supply of soap and anything else we can think of to keep ourselves safe. (Ideas from members welcome!)
We ask anyone who is concerned that they may have encountered the virus to follow the Government advice, and self-isolate in the first instance.
The club intends to go ahead with production of a 2021 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 2021 Calendar is “Fife”. 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 17th June latest to Tony Felton 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 2021 calendar. Please see Tony if you need further information.