This week, (22nd March), marked 133 years since the creation of Dunfermline Art Club. Initially formed as Dunfermline Fine Art Association, the club has been in continuous existence since 22nd March 1883. There is a little bit more about this under the website “History” tab.
Club members are invited to participate in this exhibition being held in Saline Community Centre on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May (10am – 4.30pm). Works do not have to be new, but not ones that have been exhibited at Saline in the past.
Four entries per member will be allowed, the fourth picture on the entry form will be treated as a reserve, should space be limited, although in the past all pictures submitted have been displayed.
Either a normal club or Saline entry form is acceptable. Please identify your picture on the back and also fill in one label per picture detailing artist, medium, price and title of picture. The labels will be for display purposes and are available in the club premises at Townhill.
Pictures for the exhibition will be collected from the club premises on Tuesday 17th May and Wednesday 18th May.
At the end of the exhibition, on Sunday 22nd May, it would be appreciated if members could collect or arrange collection of their pictures at 4.30pm. Pictures that are not collected from Saline on Sunday 22nd May will be returned to the club on Tuesday 24th May.
There are no hanging fees or commission on sales. Further information is available from Austen Clark either at the club or on 01383 852582.
A one day painting workshop will be held at the club on Tuesday 19th April beginning at 10am. Sue Tait and Kate Hajducka are two artists who have a studio at Coburg House in Leith and focus on the use of natural pigments and binders including glue, gesso, beeswax glazes and oil. Egg tempera and inks are also used. All materials for the workshop, which is limited to twelve places, will be provided. The fee for this all day workshop is £12.50 per person. This is non-refundable and payable in advance to the Programme co-ordinator Jen Manson.
Any members who are interested in attending, should enter their name and telephone number on the notice currently displayed in the Club. Further information about Sue and Kate’s work can be viewed via the highlighted web links at the beginning of this notice.
A demonstration by Falkirk artist Marjory Sime, who paints mainly in oils, will take place at the club premises on Tuesday 5th April at 6.30 for 7.00pm. There will be a £3 fee for this demonstration, payable in advance to Jen Manson no later than march 30th.
Any members who are interested in attending, should enter their name and telephone number on the notice currently displayed in the Club. Further information about Marjory and her work can be viewed via the following link www.marjorysime.com/
Popular artist Aine Divine made a very welcome return visit to the club last evening giving a portrait demonstration in watercolour. A large number of club members (and visitors from Dalgety Bay Art Club) were in attendance to watch Aine give a very interesting end entertaining demonstration. Model/subject for the session was Roy McGowan. Tony Felton from the club has put together an interesting photo sequence illustrating the various stages of the progress of the painting on his flickr page which you can view via the following link https://flic.kr/s/aHskv3nzXg
The Club Gallery in Unit 22, Kingsgate Shopping Centre will soon be accepting members submissions for the next Gallery hanging period which begins on 10th March. Exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 8th in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 10th. A maximum five pictures may be submitted and the Committee has 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.
Members please 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 a convenient opportunity.