MALCOLM LAURIE MEMORIAL EVENING ON TUESDAY 13h MARCH 2018.
This is not just a Challenge but a pleasant social evening with snacks and drinks supplied and magnificent drawings on display. You are cordially invited to come along, even if you have not entered a drawing and you can also vote for your favourite in each category.
The three subjects this year are Animal, Vegetable and Mineral which must be drawings in Monochrome and may be carried out in pencil, ink or charcoal. Members may enter one drawing for each subject and should not indicate the identity of the Artist on the front.(write name on back) The drawings must be mounted but not framed and due to showing space limited in size to 20 inches by 16 inches including mount.
A separate subject is the Catalogue Front Cover. This may be drawn or painted in colour but not Computer generated or produced using Letraset, Transfers or Painting by Numbers Format.
The cover picture must be A4 size and the winning Picture will be reduced to A5 size by the Printer. No writing will be applied by the artist this will be done by the printer however the artist will advise the Printer on Colour and the placing of the Words.
Please bring your entries in good time (before 19.30).
The drawings must not have been shown previously at local Exhibitions or the Gallery and must not infringe copyright. The winners receive a prize in each category and the winner of the Catalogue Cover Competition will have a trophy to keep for the year and a prize.
LINO PRINTING WORKSHOP WITH TOWER STREET PRINT PROJECT
SATURDAY 7th APRIL 2018 at The Conservative Club (upstairs) 10.00am until 1.00 pm. The FEE of £16 includes free tea/coffee and all materials.
No experience necessary
Booking – telephone Yvonne 01394 276975 to book and receive details of where to send cheque (payable to Felixstowe Art Group) Limited spaces available
BENT HILL GALLERY
The next changeover date is Monday February 26th NOT as in the Programme. The changeover date after that has also had to be changed to 9th April . Please bring your works as usual along with the entry form and do not enter pictures late.
NEW YEARS PARTY AT THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB TUESDAY 9th JANUARY 2018
We had a surprise this year as we found the Car Park closed, however everybody found somewhere to park and a good time was had by all. To start we had a Pictionary quiz organised by Carole with prizes awarded to the winning team. The display of food brought by those present was again magnificent and the wine was organised by Chris Robinson and the soft drinks by Vanessa. The food and drink went down very well. The singing with backing tracks, by Steve Littlejohn followed and the majority of people took to the floor to dance and had a really enjoyable evening.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TUESDAY 24th APRIL 2018
Please let me know if you wish to be nominated for the Committee or have a resolution to be discussed, at least 21 days before the meeting. Please contact Geoff, the Group, Secretary Tel 01394 448816. or by email as at the bottom of the page, in good time.
- On 13th February Michelle Parsons will return and we will have fun with clay (give it a try)
- On 27th February Chris Parfitt will give an illustrated talk. In Search Of The Northern Lights
Getting To Know The Committee(No.2):
Morag Skipper Design and Gallery Assistance
Born and educated in Orpington but 42 years a Suffolk girl who’s never lost touch with her Celtic roots.
I’ve worked as a graphic designer in London Ad agencies in the 60’s,with major accounts including Asprey,Grants of St James, Caterpillar & St Ivel.
After moving to Suffolk in 1976 I’ve been a Pig Farmer, Wine bar partner, (where I designed the Award Winning 1983 Gilbey Vintners wine list of the year.) landlady, maker of game pies & pates for a deli in Diss, Tea Room manager, And throughout all Graphic design was an occupation and mainstay.
I’m mum to two daughters, one of whom lives in Ipswich and the older lives in Istanbul with her family including my three grandchildren.
I moved to Felixstowe in 2013 and joined the art group a year later. My role on the committee to assist Colin at the gallery & Seafarers,but I also offered my graphic design experience to support the gallery refurbishment and the new window & A-board designs.
I spend any spare time happily gazing out to sea from my lounge window,sunning myself on my balcony(when possible) and trying to decide what exactly my Artistic Style is.
OPPORTUNITY TO EXHIBIT AT FELIXSTOWE FERRY SAILING CLUB
The sailing Club are holding a one day sale of paintings on Saturday 31st of March. It is £15 to book a table and no commission is taken by the sailng club. Contact Sheila Denny on 07714458779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
THURSDAY PAINTING AT THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB
If you wish to paint or paint and socialise and sometimes have magnificent cakes to go with the tea and biscuits, please come along you will be very welcome. We meet upstairs at the Conservative Club every Thursday at 1 pm and usually finish between 3 and 3.30 pm. To help cover hall hire etc. we charge £2 per session or £16 for 10 sessions.
We welcome all abilities and if you wish you can obtain friendly advice on your painting or drawing.
This is planned for Tuesday 17th April at Felixstowe Golf Club. Details of menu and price will be out shortly.
Following successful Trips to Norwich, Cambridge, London, Greenwich and Bury St. Edmunds we are now planning a return trip to Cambridge during April where an extended Kettles Yard is well worth a visit. This will be on Wednesday 16th May and will be on a luxury Coach with facilities at the very low price of £12. It will leave at 9 am and return at 5.30pm.Book with Vanessa on 01394 272595 or Geoff as below.
Sadly Michael Akehurst one of our members died suddenly on January 5th.. Those who went on our Bury trip might remember him as our knowledgeable guide to the town or have seen him doing his duty periods in the Gallery. He was a real gentleman and our thoughts are with his wife Tricia and family.
ART ON THE PROM
Volunteer required to organise stand for FAG Call Yvonne on 01394 276975 by 9th February for details
JOINING OUR GROUP
If you know of someone who wants to join our Group please get them to contact our Membership Secretary, Tel 01394 285034.
If members wish to contribute to the Newsletter please contact me by phone on 01394 448816 or email at: email@example.com
Geoff Christian, Group Secretary