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.
Further to the post dated 3rd September, this is a reminder about the demonstration by still life and landscape artist Jonathan Koetsier which will be held at the Townhill Studio on Tuesday 29th October commencing 7.00 (until 9.00)
Originally from South Africa, Jonathan is currently based in St Andrews and his demo at the club will focus on still life in oil. He has exhibited work at the Fraser Gallery St. Andrews, Frames Gallery Perth, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Grilli Gallery Edinburgh, Mall Galleries London, Beside the Wave Gallery in Falmouth and more.
Members who have not pre-booked may attend on the night at the club studio in Townhill. There is a a £3 fee for this event.
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.
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.”
Here is a sequence of some of the stages of Alfred Allen’s seascape demonstration on acrylic painting held last Tuesday at the club. This entertaining and informative event was enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience of club members. We anticipate that Alfred will return to the club for an acrylic painting workshop sometime in 2019.