Here are a couple of photographs provided by our Events Programme Co-ordinator Annette Burgess from last Tuesdays Botanical Portraiture Painting Demonstration by Victoria Scrivener Anderson. The demo was held at the clubs Townhill Studio.
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.
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 12th 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 12th 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 17th 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 Commences at 12 o’clock.
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 11th July through 24th August 2019. New exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 9th in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 11th. 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 opportunity
Dunfermline Art Clubs 136th Annual Exhibition will be held in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Dunfermline, from Monday 17th June through Sunday 23rd June 2019. Almost 200 works will be exhibited, featuring original paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and other media. In addition to the paintings, which include landscapes, seascapes, figurative and still life subjects, other items of craftwork will also feature.
Artist Alan Stephens will be making a welcome return to the club on Friday 24th May for a one day workshop. This will feature painting water in seascapes or rivers in oil with a limited palette (10.00-15.00). There is a form on the Notice Board in the club where you should append your name if you would like to attend. Attendance is limited to 12 members. The fee for the workshop is £20, payable in advance to the event co-ordinator Annette Burgess. Further information (materials to take etc) will be made available nearer the time.
The Club hosted a “Painting from Memory” demonstration last Tuesday 23rd April by George Birrell. Here is an excerpt from Tony Felton’s Facebbook review together with photographs from Annette Burgess. – “It was lovely to welcome artist George Birrell to the club on Tuesday to give us his demo of ‘Painting from Memory’.
Working in acrylics with a vast array of knives, scrapers, credit cards and even brushes, we were treated to a lively impression of (perhaps) a coastal village. The members were attentive and appreciative.”