Our 2019 calendar has now been published and is on sale (priced £8) from the club studio in Townhill and in the Club Gallery in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre (open every Thursday through Saturday 12 until 4).
Members voted last week to select the paintings from the assembled entries to feature in the clubs 2019 Calendar. As far as was practicable the identity of each artist was concealed. The theme for the Calendar was “Fife” and as a result of the vote the following entries were chosen (in no particular order).
Annette Burgess Dunfermline Abbey
Alan Booth Queensferry Sunset
Doreen Dewar Mercat Cross, Culross
George Aitken Pitfirrane Club House
Helen Rowbotham Spring Cleaned Yacht (Charlestown)
Irma Brown Inchcolm Abbey
Jen Manson Dysart
Joan Paterson Impressions of the Maygate, Dunfermline
Robert Clement Dunfermline Abbey in Autumn
Roy McGowan West Shore, Pittenweem
Ian Blance Limekilns Harbour
Ian Roberts Kinghorn Sands
Anne Hill Drying Nets at Pittenweem
The entry with the most votes was Queensferry Sunset by Alan Booth and this painting will therefore become the Calendar Cover Page. Images of the other 12 entries will feature in later “News” Posts.
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. We are pleased to announce that the winner for 2018 is Hazel Evans for her popular coloured pencil work “Waiting for Mum”. Congratulations Hazel ! The runners up this year were George Aitken and Chris Amos.
Further to the post on 19th May, once all the Calendar entries have been received on 13th June, voting to select the paintings which will feature in the Club Calendar for 2019 will take place over 3rd and 4th July at Townhill where photographs (and/or originals) of of all the entries will be displayed. Voting arrangements are as follows:
ROY MAKES A SPLASH WITH A DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Our hearty congratulations to Roy McGowan whose painting “A Degree of Difficulty” was judged to be one of the top six in the Fife Art Exhibition, sponsored by Shell and held in the Lochgelly Centre.
Roy was presented with his prize on Friday evening at the preview event by David Caldwell, Chairperson of the Board of Fife Cultural Trust.
The exhibition continues at the Lochgelly Centre until 15th November 2017.
Roy’s painting, along with the other winners will go on display in Kirkcaldy Galleries and following this will be presented to a Fife hospital or health care facility.
WELL DONE ROY!
Previous “News” Posts on the website featured photographs of the 13 paintings selected for the Club’s 2018 Calendar. We are pleased to announce that the Calendar has now been produced and is available to buy, priced £8. Copies can be purchased at the Club Gallery in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre and at the Club premises in Townhill. The Calendar will also be on sale at the Club Open Day this Saturday (9th Sept) in Townhill Community Centre.
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. We are pleased to announce that the (triple) joint winners for 2017 are George Aitken, Ronald Beaton and Ann Clark. Congratulations to all. At this stage we only have a photograph of Ann Clark’s winning painting.
2015 Ken Young “Tram Stop”
2014 Ian Roberts “Over the Top”
2013 Ken Young “Lothian Road”
2012 Peter Atherton and Jane Ferguson (Joint) “This’ll be the Day” & Untitled
2011 George Aitken “Crail”
2010 Vi Morris and Robert Walker (Joint) “Distant Harbour” & “Winter Sunset – Welcome Home”
2009 Nancy Taylor “Dunfermline Abbey at Night”
2008 Anne Hill “Dunfermline Abbey”
Thank you to the many members who have given up their time this week to help with the decoration of the studio. Your hard work and considerable skills are very much appreciated. I could not have anticipated at the start of the week that we would achieve so much so quickly.
THANK YOU ALL
The studio will re-open on Monday 30th January when things can get back to normal.
May I extend a warm welcome to all our members to join us when you will have the opportunity to inspect the decoration and add to the fantastic atmosphere our members create at all our sessions. New members are always welcome. I look forward to seeing you all next week.
Best regards, Alan