Monday, 1 August 2011

AAG Newsletter Aug/Sept 2011

NEXT AAG Committee MEETING: - Monday 8th August, 7.30pm at Pickhams.
All welcome.
1st Prize Winner

Thursday Art Evenings
7 - 9pm in Arlington Village Hall - £2.50 regular session (for demonstrations and other events, please check.)
All welcome - no need to come every week. Bring your own materials / equipment. You can carry on with your own projects or take up the ‘suggested challenge’ each week as you wish!
4th August - “Time”
11th August - “The Eyes Have It”. Artist of the month.
18th August - “Gardens” in the marquee and garden of Pickhams (hall booked)
25th August -“Sunshine”
1st September -“Seasons”
8th September - “The Workshop” - Competition
15th September - (Hailsham Arts Festival) “Seascapes”.
22nd September - “Tropical”. Artist of the month.
29th September - “Birds”
Group pictures - all pieces of this are now finished and handed in - we will have these assembled and ready to display at our next event.

By Ivy Dunk
“Artists of the Month” 
We get to see what members work on at the Thursday Art Evenings and at exhibitions, but it is great to see all the other work they do and have done in the past.

Ivy Dunk

June - Ivy Dunk
Ivy brought in a large selection of her works including watercolour and pastel landscapes & buildings and of course her chalk pastel animals pictures. It was great to see so many of the pictures that Ivy works on at the Thursday Evening sessions, finished and framed.

July - Brenda Carr
Brenda Carr
By Brenda Carr
Brenda studied Art at college as a student and has mainly used watercolours for years but has recently started using acrylics to great effect. Her work was on show at The Old Oak as part of the Arlington Arts Festival and in both the Arlington and Wilmngton Art Shows. Brenda frequently sells her work, allotments and local scenes being the most popular subjects

What’s Next?
Berwick Produce Show - We will have a small marquee to show off our work at the Berwick Produce Show (Saturday 27th, 2-5pm) - if you are local to the Berwick or Arlington area and are around for the day to help set up and / or steward please get in touch if you would like to show some of your work.
Hailsham Arts Festival - Hailsham Town Council are trying to arrange empty shop space for artists to show work, particularly during the Art Trail week, 9-19th September This would not be like our pop-up gallery last year but would be window space inside empty and locked shops. Artists would be responsibe for displaying their own work (and arranging how to display it) and would need to arrange key collection via the Town Council. There is the distinct possibility that this would extend beyond the festival week. Again, please get in touch if you are interested.

October or November
We would like to have another art show which would include our Secret Art Sale in aid of Chestnut Tree House. If you would like to show work and / or complete a small canvas to donate to the Secreat Art Sale, let me know.
We will have our usual Christmas Open Evening with music and nibbles.

Claire Carr

Thursday Art Competition
Every now and then we will choose one of our weekly ‘suggested themes’ to be a competition. In July the theme was ‘Kitchen Sink’ and many rose to the challenge with 15 entries! Everyone had to vote for just ONE picture which was of course very difficult, but the winner was Claire Carr with her composition called ‘Women know your place’!

Paint me a Spring Woodland.
We had over 1000 votes for the entries in the competition while they were on show at this year’s Bluebell Walk. The winners were: Adult, Michael Gower who won a £25 voucher for art materials from Jacksons Art Supplies; Children: 1st prize, Farah Karimi ; 2nd prize, Charlotte Carig ; 3rd prize, Tyler Hammat- all won a selection of art materials thanks to Great Art and the SAA.

3rd Prize Winner

Michael Gower - winner, Adult

Secret Art Sale - get your canvas!
This will be in aid of Chestnut Tree House, children’s hospice. We are selling small box canvases for £3 and inviting artists to return them to us for a Secret Art Sale before Christmas (date and venue TBC). Please ask for a canvas.
You can choose to have the cost of your canvas refunded on handing back the completed canvas or you can count this as an extra donation to Chestnut Tree House.

Summer Art Workshop & Open Studios in Wilmington. 
You are invited to attend any of Josie’s Art Workshops in the marquee at Pickhams on Monday or Thursday mornings in August (10 - 1) for just £6 per session (£5 AAG Members / £1 Thursday Art Evening regulars).
8th August - Pencils - getting to grip with tones, shades and colours
11th August - Chalk Pastels - ‘painting’ with pastels
15th August - Watercolours - ‘drawing’ with the paintbrush
18th August - Acrylics - on canvas or canvas board
22nd August - Mixed media - anything goes!
25th August - Acrylics with Texture / mediums.
Please do get in touch to book a place if you are interested 01323 485153.
Josie will also be having Open Studios in the house on Saturday and Sunday afternoons in August from the 13th with collections in aid of Chestnut Tree House

2nd Prize Winner

Arlington ARTS Group - Membership
Annual membership is renewable in February. In addition to discounts at Pictures and Frames of Horam all group members are entitled to discounted rates at AAG exhibitions and events and are able to purchase from the SAA Catalogue at the membership reduced prices when ordering through the group.
We are STILL waiting to hear if we get the same 10% discount on Art materials in W H Smith as we do in Sussex Stationers.
Get in Touch if you’d like to join the group and are interested in taking part in or attending any of the Arts Group events. Take part in local group events and promote your own events and groups.

Deadline for submissions for the October/November newsletter is 20th September.

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