Although the submission of paintings for this event was timed to coincide with the start of the Winter Exhibition on 10th November, the Gallery at Unit 22 will also accept members entries for display during the Gallery’s regular hanging period (from 16th October). Paintings may be transferred to the Winter Exhibition later at members request. In summary, paintings may be exhibited at either a. The Winter Exhibition, b. In the Gallery at Unit 22, or c. At both venues. The club will donate the hanging fees paid by members plus any commission earned on sales to Poppy Scotland. Additionally, members are encouraged to donate, at their discretion, either a proportion of or all the proceeds from sales to Poppy Scotland. Further information is available from Syd Reeve at firstname.lastname@example.org
The weekly website feature on members painting sales has now been discontinued. Details will continue to be posted on the noticeboard in the club studio as usual.
One of the UK’s leading wildlife artists, Colin Woolf, will be coming to the club on Tuesday 25th November to give a demonstration on wildlife art. The session will begin at 1830hrs. Colin works in pure watercolour, with a talent which sets him apart from other wildlife painters of today. Delicate plumage, atmospheric landscapes and dramatic skies are all distinguishing features of Colin’s work which can be viewed on his own website at www.wildart.co.uk
Members who are interested in attending the demonstration should enter their name and telephone number on the notice posted in the club studio.
The Club will make a charge of £1 per member for this event.
Club Members will recall the August issue of the Gallery newsletter, Complementary Colours, which offered us a painting challenge. The idea was that we should each produce a painting on the theme of remembrance, which would be displayed at our upcoming Winter Exhibition (10th-19th November). Since 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, this sounds like a great idea, one that would really strike a chord with the public. While it’s not compulsory, we hope most members will take up the suggestion. Syd Reeve, who originated the challenge, is hoping to arrange a tie-in with one of the military charities and we’ll tell you more about this later. Anyone with any questions about the remembrance theme paintings can contact Syd at email@example.com
As mentioned in the Complementary Colours Newsletter (Issue 2), the management team at the club Gallery are continuing with plans to develop an area within the Gallery for a “Featured Artist of the Month”.
For a fixed fee of £20, the featured artist will have full use of the reserved area to display as many of their paintings as they wish for a period of one calendar month. The featured artist may change the display during the month and can replace any paintings which may be sold. It is suggested that a brief biography and recent photograph be supplied to complement the display. The usual Gallery commission fees will apply.
Any members who are interested in taking advantage of this facility can add their name to the lists either in the club studio or at the Gallery. Both Jim Mclure and Syd Reeve will be happy to provide further details.
The club has acquired some metal mesh screens as possible replacements for the pegboard style exhibition stands used in our Annual and Winter Exhibitions. This type of screen is typically used in retail shop display but can be adapted to accommodate paintings. Some of the screens have been erected in the club Gallery at Unit 22 on a trial basis. Please call in to the Gallery and have a look. The committee will be pleased to have your feedback / comments. It is intended that trialling of the stands will be extended to the Winter Exhibition in November.
The Watercolour Painting Group, hosted by Colin Joyce, will resume at the club on Wednesday 24th September (7-9pm). The sessions cater for all levels of expertise, from absolute beginners to more experienced watercolourists. Colin includes one to one tuition, practical demonstrations and themed sessions focusing on different techniques. The watercolour sessions are free of charge and all club members will be made very welcome.
MONDAY PASTEL CLASS/PAINTING GROUP
HOSTED BY JIM McLURE
The Monday Pastel Class / Painting Group will be starting up again after the summer break on Monday 22 September next. The Monday group started life more than two years ago as a six week course in pastel landscape painting and has developed from there into a painting group catering for all levels of expertise. Other media in addition to pastel are covered, especially mixed media and line and wash. The weekly sessions have an element of instruction covering theory and technique with demonstrations where appropriate but the emphasis is on painting for pleasure in the convivial company of like minded people. Tuition is available for beginners and improvers and more experienced painters may well benefit from the group approach. New members will be made very welcome so if you haven’t tried the extremely versatile medium of pastel and would like to give it a go or if you already paint in pastel but would like to take it a step further or if you paint in another medium and simply like the idea of the group do come along on Mondays. Sessions are every Monday from 10am till 12 noon in the Townhill Clubroom and are completely free of charge to Dunfermline Art Club members. If you have any queries or would like more information then please contact Jim McLure on 01383 306840 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The editorial team from the Painters Online website have chosen club member Jen Manson’s painting “High Street, Dunfermline” as one of the featured Gallery images for September 2014. The website is featured on our Links Page and the full article is published in the Painters Online subscribers newsletter. Congratulations Jen.
The minutes of last weeks AGM have now been produced. A copy of these has been circulated to members via email. A hard copy will be available to view at the club as from Wednesday (27 August).