As part of the Communities Link initiative, Principal Teacher Greg McLean and Teaching Assistant Caroline Nicholson from Townhill and McLean Primary Schools visited the club last Thursday 16th November. Altogether, 16 children in two groups were able to enjoy the facilities at the club first hand and meet various club members who staged painting demonstrations using a variety of mediums. The children showed great enthusiasm in completing their own paintings during the day. We will have all the paintings from the day mounted and returned to the schools shortly. Many thanks to everyone involved.
All twelve paintings selected for the clubs 2018 Calendar are now available to view on our Facebook page. We hope the calendar will be published around September when it will be available to buy.
Message from Club Secretary
A date for your diaries. The Club will be holding an open day at the Townhill Community Centre on Saturday 9th September. It is planned that there will be an exhibition in the hall upstairs with pictures on display being available for sale. In the Studio downstairs we hope to provide demonstrations, workshops and refreshments. We shall be asking for volunteers to help with the various activities at a later date – please feel free to discuss any ideas you may have to make the day a success with members of the Committee. Please watch out for further details on the Exhibitions noticeboard in the Studio.
Selection of the thirteen paintings which will feature in the clubs 2018 Calendar has been completed. The painting with the most members votes and which will therefore become the facing page on the calendar is by George Aitken titled “Culross, Fife”. The other twelve excellent paintings will be shown on the website shortly. A total of 40 entries were received. Thanks to those who took part.
Further to the “News” post of 6th March, more details are now available re the Mining Heritage Event which will run from Wednesday 17th May to Sunday 21st May.
Using a DAC Unit 22 hanging form and, marking it “Mining Event”, paintings should be left in the gallery between Thursday 11th May and Saturday 13th May. NO HANGING FEE WILL BE CHARGED.
A small party of volunteers (about 6 people should be enough) will be required to erect the screens on Tuesday 16th, another first thing Wednesday morning to hang the paintings and again on Sunday afternoon to dismantle.
Volunteers will also be needed to man the event to interact with the public.
After the event paintings will be displayed on the Featured Artist wall in the gallery until the end of June.
Good quality digital images of your paintings can be forwarded to the president’s email address “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
A sheet for volunteers will be placed on the exhibition notice board in the studio.
In the run up to our Fire Station Creative Exhibition (5th-14th May) the club’s Facebook page will be featuring a selection of members paintings that will be on show at the event. We have several paintings on there already. Have a look via this link facebook.com/dunfermlineartclub or the Facebook Button above.
An article in the Dunfermline Press from Saturday 23 March 1883 reported “A meeting of gentlemen called together by circular for the purpose of forming a Fine Art Association for the town and district was held in the committee rooms of St. Margaret’s Hall, Dunfermline on 22nd March 1883. As a result of this meeting The Dunfermline Fine Art Society (now known as Dunfermline Art Club) was formed.
A group of members have been given the go ahead to implement a proposal to produce a 2018 Dunfermline Art Club Calendar. It is intended that this will be produced in-house and printed commercially. The outlay on printing expenses will be reimbursed to the Club from the proceeds of Calendar sales. The theme for the calendar is “Fife”. So, if you would like to create a painting in any medium on this theme for possible inclusion in the calendar, please submit your work (by 14th June) to Irma Brown or Anne Hill at the club. The painting should be A4 in size (or equivalent proportions ), unframed, and in landscape format. A selection process (members votes) will decide which pictures will feature in the calendar. Please see Irma or Anne if you need further information.
The Kingsgate shopping centre are to hold an event in May to celebrate the mining heritage of the area. It will be a comprehensive event with story telling, stalls, miners rescue service, an interactive area and choirs all being part of the event.
We have been asked to take part by having an exhibition of some 30 to 40 paintings of scenes depicting mining and associated activities. We will be allocated space in the “egg” on the same side as the Shopmobility unit.
The event runs from the 15th May 2017 when we would be required to set up.
Following on from this event, Dunfermline Delivers are to create a heritage walkway in the town centre and a selection of our pictures will be enlarged, weatherproofed and put on permanent display with acknowledgement to the club and the artists. A good quality digital image is required for this purpose.
So get painting and you could be one of those artists.
Please add your name to the list on the notice board with the number of paintings you will be submitting.
Congratulations to Club Member and watercolour tutor Colin Joyce who has just had an article featured in the latest (March) edition of Leisure Painter magazine titled “Paint 60-minute studies with Colin Joyce”. I understand a further article will follow in the April edition. Here is a small excerpt – “Don’t go outdoors to paint thinking that you want to produce finished work,’ says Colin, ‘consider it a study that you can work up into a larger piece back home. In that way, you take the pressure off yourself and you can enjoy the time spent outdoors. Of course, sometimes you come away with a real beauty, which is ready to go straight into a frame.”……….
The March edition of Leisure Painter is currently on sale.