Monday, 15 February 2016

Art Group news, membership , art shows and AGM

Art Shows

Please could you have a look at the questions below and email me your answers or tell me at the next meeting.
We are committed to 2 art shows, one in Heathfield alongside the very popular Heffle Cuckoo Fair  in April, one in Arlington  in July alongside the Arlington weekend (live music, picnic). Both events were extremely well attended last year (see details of Heffle Just Art Exhibition 2015 )
You can view all of the points for discussion via this LINK or just answer these 3 questions:
  1. Are you willing to exhibit some of your art at one of these shows?
  2. Would you like to sell your work?
  3. Are you available on 16th April and / or 15/16/17th July?
.......................................................................

MEMBERSHIP

Annual membership fees are now due of £10 per person. All members are covered under the groups SAA Public Liability insurance and can purchase art materials from the SAA at SAA member's rates through the group.

Arlington Arts Group - MEMBERSHIP
£10 payable annually, 1st Feb
Name
Address
Telephone / Mobile                                                                                   
Email
Would you like a Loyalty Card for the Thursday Evening Art Sessions?  Y  /  N
This will entitle you to half price entry to group Demonstrations / Workshops with sufficient stamps.
Note: Regular attendees to the Thursday Art Sessions with a loyalty card may pay their renewal fee in 2 instalments of £5, one in February one in August.
Any comments:
Please make cheques payable to Arlington Arts Group and return to us at one of the art sessions or post to AAG, Pickhams, Hayreed Lane, Wilmington. Polegate, BN26 6RR
.......................................................................


February Dates
  • Regular art sessions, 7pm at Arlington Village Hall on 4th, 11th and 18th.
  • Demonstration/ Workshop on 25th Feb with Ben Ecclestone. 7pm: Wet pastel painting. £5 per person. If you have an Arlington Art Group loyalty card the cost is reduced to £2.50 if you have 4 points. 
    Ben says "This includes print-offs from pastel to form colour beginings that people could develop later in full-blown paintings if they wished at a later time. For this folks need to bring some water colour paper with good cotton content ie Saunders Waterford NOT , preferably 90lbs or Bockingford NOT 90lbs.  A variety of SOFT pastels ( not chalk or oil pastels), a small domestic plastic washing-up sponge, a water bowl large enough to wash-out the sponge, masking tape and a variety of sheets of paper for print-offs ( these can be whatever people have but for fun it would be good to bring along a variety of types and maybe colours).Some kitchen towels will be handy. Everyone would need to have some idea of a subject to work on and I suggest something not too complicated and with bold colours." Note: we have some chalk pastels in the art store but they are quite hard so bring your own if you have them
.......................................................................


March dates
  • Regular art sessions, 7pm at Arlington Village Hall on 3rd, 10th alongside AGM, (not 17th), 31st. £5 / members £2.50
  • Demonstration/ Workshop on 24th March with Juliette Dodd. 7pm. Portraits in pen & wash.  £5 per person. If you have an Arlington Art Group loyalty card the cost is reduced to £2.50 if you have 4 points. 
    Juliette says "The members can split into small groups or 3 or 4 and draw each other, always a fun thing to do." Note: We have a large selection of pen nibs and some pen holders, bamboo quills and quite a few bottles of inks thanks to Maureen. 
.......................................................................



Arlington Arts Group AGM Agenda
Arlington Village Hall - committee room
Thursday 10th March 2016
7pm - 8pm
(usual painting session in main hall from 7pm for those not attending AGM)

  1. Those present / apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Annual Reports - presentation by Officers of the Committee 
  5. Accounts - presentation by the Treasurer
  6. Election of Committee / Officers
  7. The constitution
  8. Any Other Business 
  9. Date of the next Annual General Meeting
We have not had competitions, themes or Artists of the Month for a while - can you let us know if you want any of these formats to be resurrected or if you have any other suggestions for items of interest for our weekly sessions. Also, we did try to arrange some outdoor painting sessions last year - let us know if you would like to do any this year and what days suit you best.

No comments: