Congratulations to Tony Felton who was elected Dunfermline Art Club President at the clubs Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th August. Tony succeeds Alan Booth who has stood down as President after three years in the position. Our sincere thanks go to Alan for his excellent contribution and service to the club during this period. Please also see the “Committee” tab on the website for other committee changes which saw the retrials also of George Aitken, Austen Clark and David Jones. Sincere thanks to all for their work over the years. The changes become effective immediately.
September has almost arrived when the new season’s membership fees fall due. The annual subscription for 2019-20 will be £40 (an increase of £5 from previous years). This becomes payable as from Sunday 1st September 2019.
We feel sure you will agree that the membership fee provides extremely good value. As well as 50 weeks’ of Club meetings in a very sociable environment, members also have the opportunity to exhibit work in the Clubs Gallery in Unit 22 of the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, and have their work featured in two major exhibitions and other events throughout year.
Payment of fees may be by cash or personal cheque made payable to Dunfermline Art Club. Committee Members will be on hand at the club to receive and record payment and issue your new membership card. A facility to make payment directly to the clubs account via bank transfer is also available if preferred. Details available from the Treasurer.
Dunfermline Art Club Gallery in Unit 22 Kingsgate Shopping Centre, will soon be accepting members submissions for the next Gallery hanging period which will run from 29th August through 19th October 2019. New exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th August). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 27th in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 29th. 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.
Original artworks only can be accepted for hanging, not prints. However, prints, as well as original unframed pictures, may be submitted for display in the browsers.
Members also should 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
ITEM 1. WELCOME AND APOLOGIES
ITEM 2. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS AGM
ITEM 3. MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES
ITEM 4. PRESIDENT’S REPORT
ITEM 5. SECRETARY’S REPORT
ITEM 6. TREASURER’S REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET
ITEM 7. GALLERY CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 8. WEBSITE ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 9. EXHIBITION CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 10. PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT
ITEM 11. ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS
ITEM 12. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
ITEM 13. ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION The Committee is recommending an increase of the annual subscription from the current £35 per annum to £40
ITEM 14. CHANGE TO CLUB CONSTITUTION Proposed: Para 56: change from ‘The signatures of two out of four signatories appointed to the management committee…’ to ‘The signatures of two out of five signatories…..’ Paragraph 60: change from ‘The Club has delegated authority to the Treasurer to spend up to £100 without referral to the management committee for approval’ to ‘………. £200 ……’
ITEM 15. WINTER EXHIBITION MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER TO SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019
ITEM 16. ANY OTHER PERTINENT BUSINESS
ITEM 17. DATE OF NEXT AGM …… PROPOSED TUESDAY 25th AUGUST 2020
The Jess Burns Memorial Prize is awarded each year to the Dunfermline Art Club artist whose work had been voted favourite painting by the general public during the clubs Annual Exhibition.
The award comes with vouchers for the purchase of art materials and we are pleased to announce that the winner for 2019 is Chris Amos for his excellent pastel work “Maine Coone”. Congratulations Chris ! The runner up this year was Annette Burgess.
The voting for the prize this year was again well spread, with 66% of the entrants getting at least one vote.
Many thanks to all the club members who contributed with setting up, dismantling, and providing the excellent artwork for our 136th Annual Exhibition. Thanks also to the management at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre and of course the general public from Dunfermline and surrounding area for their continued support.
The club will be hosting a demonstration by botanical artist Victoria Scrivener Anderson at the Townhill Studio on Tuesday 25th June commencing 7.00 (until 9.00).
Victoria paints almost exclusively in acrylics on fine canvas. Sizes range from 20cm to well over 1m. She has exhibited throughout Scotland and has work in collections both private and public.You can view Victoria’s website via this highlighted link.
Members wishing to attend should add their name to the notice in the club studio. There will be a £3 fee for this event payable in advance to Annette Burgess.