During it’s 134th year, Dunfermline Art Club Annual Exhibition gets underway at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre in Dunfermline on Monday (26th June). This years exhibition will feature almost 200 paintings together with sculpture and a selection of craft items (almost all for sale) and will remain open through Wednesday 5th July. We hope you’ll enjoy the artwork on offer.
Exhibition opens on 26 June at 3 p.m. Volunteers for setting up to be at venue by 12 noon
Exhibition closes on 5th July at 3 p.m. Volunteers for dismantling to be available from 3p.m. onwards.
The roster for Members Exhibition Duties is displayed on Club Studio Noticeboard
Further figure drawing sessions will be held at the club on alternate Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on the following dates:
A clothed model will be drawn by / from the attendees. Additional dates will be published subject to demand. See Tony Felton for further details.
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 21st 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 21st 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 26th 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.
20% taken on paintings and 10% on browser items and crafts.
SETTING UP Details of setting up and dismantling dates/times will be published when known.
Once again we are looking for donations of items suitable for raffle prizes as well as asking members to sell raffle tickets in advance of the annual exhibition (26 June – 5 July) at a cost of £1 per book of five tickets.
There will be two hampers as the main prizes and we would welcome wines and spirits, chocolates, tins of biscuits, new items of toiletries, jewellery and other attractive items. Donations of framed original paintings would also be very welcome.
Your cooperation is requested to make this a successful raffle which in the past has helped cover the cost of transporting the display screens, tables and other items to and from the Kingsgate. Annette Burgess is the main points of contact at the Club with regard to the raffle.
4th 13 votes – Miner’s Cottages by Alan Booth
5th 12 votes – Just one Day by Ian Roberts
6th 11 votes – Aitken Pit 1935 by Les Wood
7th 10 votes – Bowhill Colliery 1 by George Aitken 7th 10 votes – Back Breaking Work by Ian Roberts
9th 9 votes – One for All, All for One by Ian Blance
10th 8 votes – Bowhill Colliery 2 by George Aitken
10th 8 votes – I Had to Pick This Job by Ian Roberts
10th 8 votes – Winding Down by Carmel Smith
13th 7 votes – Face Worker by Syd Reeve
13th 7 votes – It’s the Pits by Ian Roberts
15th 6 votes – Bowhill Colliery (c1905) by Joan Patterson
15th 6 votes – Valleyfield Remembered by Jack Pender
17th 5 votes – Surveying the Seam by Annette Burgess
17th 5 votes – Mining Memories by Andy Harrower
19th 4 votes – Donkey Work by Alan Booth
19th 4 votes – Pony’s Trapped by Alan Booth
19th 4 votes – The Pithead, Pennyvenie by Robert Clement 19th 4 votes – Comrie Pithead by Andy Harrower
23rd 3 votes – The Mary Pit, Lochore Meadows by Nancy Aitken 23rd 3 votes – Kirkford Pit With Women Workers by Irma Brown 23rd 3 votes – Tub Pusher by Syd Reeve
26th 2 votes – The Lindsay Pit Overlooking Benarty 1912 by Ian Blance
26th 2 votes – Underground by Irma Brown
26th 2 votes – Coalman by Aileen Duncan 26th 2 votes – The Planners by Syd Reeve
30th 1 vote – Gas Test by Syd Reeve
There were 3 pictures which did not register a vote.
The results have passed on to Dunfermline Delivers who will include an image of at least one of the winners as part of the Heritage Wall which is to be erected in the town centre.
We are now in the final stages of the Mining Heritage Exhibition, part of a series of events being held in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Dunfermline. The exhibition closes at 4 0’clock today (21st May).
After the event, the paintings will go on display (and be available to purchase) on the Featured Artist wall in the club gallery until the end of June.
This post is a reminder that we will be producing a Dunfermline Art Club Calendar for 2018. This will be printed commercially and 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.
Here is a reminder of the Clubs Framing Standards which 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 parcel tape is not acceptable.
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 (example pictured below). Paintings that do not meet this standard will not be accepted for hanging.
6. Although the example shown has an adhesive label attached in addition to the luggage label, the adhesive label is not a specific requirement.