March Update 2021
So as we recognise the strangest year in living memory, the year of Covid 19, as a club we are beginning to adjust to our “new normal” with online exhibitions and zoom demonstrations. We are glad we have survived and want to look forward to a more “normal normal” as the weather improves, lockdown starts to loosen and we all clutch our fully vaccinated arms. With this in mind we are hoping to stage a new, although still online, Summer Freedom Exhibition to hopefully celebrate better things to come. As an interim exhibition, we are making this a smaller, themed event, the theme being freedom, which can be interpreted however you wish.
You may submit up to two pictures, with a title, to explain your theme and can be in any medium or any size. They can be put up for sale but don’t have to be. You must be a fully paid-up member but there will be no fees and all sales will have to be negotiated between artist and purchaser with no input from the club other than the passing on expressions of interest. Members will be sent an email invitation with details
So that is the future to look forward to but; to the immediate past, the online exhibition demonstrated a very wide range of talent within the membership and the external judge awarded certificates to the following artists: Mel Adams, Sheila Hill, Bob Mark-Lister Haywood, Graham Lockett, Graham Madders, and Tony Osbourne. (The individual titles appear in January’s update)
In edition a members vote was held and three members were selected all having the same number of votes. These were:
Ann Beck for her mixed media piece – Blowing in the Wind
Graham Lockett’s beautiful animal portrait – A Rest in Shallow Water
Tony’Osbourne’s iconic canal scene – Reflecting
Zoom demonstrations have been popular and will continue until after the June demonsration but as lockdown eases and the opportunity for us to meet again emerges, we hope to return to St Saviours Church Hall for our July demonstrations.
That won’t be the end of Zoom demonstrations though because we are considering returning to this format for the winter period, probably January to March in order to reduce the possibility of bad weather stopping play!
We are hoping to be able to host an exhibition at Russells Hall Hospital in August, this and any other exhibition opportunities will be sent to members in due course.
All these changes as well as any future activities will appear here and on Facebook but members will also be informed by email.