Landscape Artist Philip Raskin will give an acrylic painting demonstration at the club on Tuesday 13th February from 7pm until 9pm. Working with acrylic paint he has established a distinctive style in which he exploits the medium’s robust impasto qualities together with its most sensitive and delicate, usually associated with watercolour. The effect is to capture magically the mood and light of Scotland.
Philip is rapidly aquiring a growing and loyal following of collectors throughout the UK and you can view many examples his of work on various websites and online galleries. Any members who would like to attend this demonstration should put their name on the list displayed in the club. There will be a £3 (non-refundable) fee for the event payable to Jen Manson by 7th February.
An acrylic pallet knife painting demonstration by club member and tutor Colin Joyce, will take place at the club premises on Tuesday 21st November at 6.30 for 7.00pm. There will be a £3 fee for this demonstration, payable in advance to Jen Manson no later than November 15th.
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 Colin and his work can be viewed via the website Links Page.
Volunteers will be required to assist with the set up of the Winter Exhibition on Monday 20th November at 11.30 a.m. Also, volunteers to help with the dismantling of the exhibition will be needed at its close on 26th November at 3.00 p.m.
If you can help, please add your name to the Volunteer List posted in the club.
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!
Set up Exhibition Screens: Monday 20th November from 12 noon – 2.30 pm
Hand-in paintings: Monday 20th November 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm
(no paintings will be accepted before 1.30 pm)
Exhibition closes: Sunday 26th November 2017 at 3 pm
Unsold paintings to be collected by members between 3 pm and 4.30 pm on Sunday 26th November 2017
Up to 5 framed paintings 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 15th November 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 15th November. 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 20th November 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.
20% taken on paintings and 10% on browser items and crafts.
The Club Gallery in Unit 22 Kingsgate Shopping Centre, will soon be accepting members submissions for the next Gallery hanging period which will run from 26th October through 23rd December. New exhibits will be accepted during normal Gallery opening hours (12-4 pm on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October). Paintings will be hung on Tuesday 24th October in advance of the Gallery re-opening on 26th. 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.
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 the earliest convenient opportunity.
As the clubs Winter Exhibition will be taking place during 23/24/25 November, the Gallery will be closed during that period.
“We welcomed Alan Stephens to the club studio to demonstrate a seascape in oils.
Working with an even more limited palette than he was accustomed to he complete a beautiful seascape of a wave crashing onto rocks, lit from behind.
Alan’s palette, comprising white, lemon yellow, raw sienna, bright red and Winsor blue, was missing his usual burnt umber, by omission.
Working on a blue under painting, Alan roughed in a turning wave in a vibrant green and within a short time conveyed a great feeling of depth and light. The
After a break for tea and biscuits the painting resumed.
Alan completed the painting with the inclusion of some rocks and an horizon.
The demonstration was enjoyed by the members attending and tentative suggestions made for a return visit with the focus on portraits.”