Events May - August 2018 and Members' News

We are delighted to welcome Shahida Dolan as our new Exhibitions Secretary, and hope everyone will give their support and assistance to Shahida as she undertakes the task of managing our future exhibitions.

In June we are holding our annual Colin Gilbert Watercolour Challenge event. As usual, artwork put into this competition must be mainly watercolours, undertaken within the last 2 years. All members will be given one vote to help choose the most popular artwork, and the winner will receive the CG China Plate and a Gift Voucher from the SAA.

Our latest newsletter is now online for current events and news - Newsletter 103

Annual General Meeting - 6th March - POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to issues with the heating at the centre,
our AGM will be postponed on 6th March.

It is expected that the group will run as usual next week.
The AGM has now been rescheduled for Tuesday 27th March.

Events January - April 2018 and Members' News

To celebrate our 30th anniversary year as a painting group, we held a very successful buffet in October at the Littleborough Coach House. We were delighted that the Mayor attended and officially opened our Art Exhibition there. Our thanks go to Cllr Janet Emsley for her words of encouragement, and to Seamus Kelly for writing a special poem for us. Our extended art exhibition has had four successful sales so far. Please watch for our email advising when the exhibition is ending, and when you must come in to collect your work.

The Founders Plate Night on Dec 12th was very well attended. It was judged by Geoff Butterworth, and won by Peter Barlass with his detailed pencil drawing. Bill Bradley and Lorraine Dewhirst were worthy runners up. Thank you to Mike Davis for, once again, photographing the winners.

Members' News:
We offer a warm welcome to Peter Barlass, a new member, who specialises in pencil drawings and we say a sad goodbye to our dear friend Carl Stockdale who died recently. We have had two paintings, painted by our late President, Colin Gilbert, donated to our group in his memory. These will remain exhibited on the notice board, with our thanks to Mrs Sharran Grey for this kind donation.

AGM 2018:
Our AGM is on 6th March, and once again we will be renewing memberships that night. Annual membership will remain at 10. We are looking for a new Exhibitions Secretary, as our incumbent secretary, Barbara Fallas, is retiring from this role and from the committee. We ask anyone interested in taking over from Barbara to let David or Veronica know prior to the AGM. We offer our very warm and sincere thanks to Barbara for all her hard work during her successful years as our Exhibitions Secretary, and for her commitment in undertaking extra duties on the committee to help other events run smoothly for us all.

Our chosen theme this quarter is: Portrait Drawing/Painting (any medium) of a Star of Stage or Screen.

For our next Corridor Exhibition we will showcase the lovely artwork produced for our last theme 3 colours (Black/White/Red). Please, therefore, bring back in this themed artwork on Jan 23 for the hanging night.

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