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GAS Pipeline - June 2021

Dear Member, Welcome to our June issue of GAS Pipeline Our Demonstration Programme arranged by Sally Perrella For online demos the artists will broadcast in their chosen format, and Sally or Jean will email details a week in advance on how to join. Unless otherwise advised, Demos will start at 2.30 and finish at around 4.30, and we may be able to provide a recording of some of them for a limited time after the demo. 5th June Tim Wilmott (Online) Street Scene 19th June Max Hale (Online) Portraits - Oils Summer Recess - enjoy the summer! Autumn Programme - hopefully at St Catherine's Hall - though it is possible that some of the demos may need to be online. More information nearer the time. 11th September Welcome Back Social (No Demo) 9th October Heather Miller, Impressionist, semi abstract - Acrylics 13th November Phil MadleySubject TBA - Encaustic Wax 11th December Christmas Social (No Demo)

Our Exhibition Plans - Our Autumn Exhibition at West Horsley Place, from 5th November - The Artisan Fair at West Horsley Place - 26th-28th November - A Christmas Pop-up at Holy Trinity Church, 4th December

Our Artist of the Month for May is Maggie Butler

You can see more of Maggie's work on the GAS website

GAS Monthly Challenge - Our Challenge for May was Air, and we followed up April's 24 excellent entries with 28 excellent entries this time. Can we beat that in June? Of course we can! We anonymised all the entries and Ingrid put them on Instagram, and the twelve entries with the most Instagram 'likes' were shortlisted and submitted (still anonymised) to a panel of ten which included our Chairman Sinclair, and our President Jane Allison - many thanks to all ten. The clear winner chosen by the panel was once again the one which also got most Instagram likes, and that was this wonderful painting by - Christopher Webb!

The runner-up entry was by Marylin McNie, with Liz Seward close behind. Congratulations to Christopher and all who entered.

All 28 entries can be seen on the GAS Instagram page and all the leading paintings will appear on the GAS website soon.

The Challenge for June is ....... Home! This gives lots of scope - can be your home or an element of it, or your home town, or where your heart is, or ........ come on now - you know what to do - stretch the theme as far as you like - as long as the, in any medium or visual art form. Just a gentle word to Challenge entrants promoting their work on Instagram - it's natural to want to refer your work to your friends, and of course GAS is very glad to have as many followers looking at our Challenge entries as possible. Do please remember if you do so however, to ask your friends to look at all the entries and to also put a like against any other entries that catch their eye - that way we stay within the spirit of Challenge - which is that it's a fun competition and the best entry should win. Phew! - lecture over - on with the fun!

The winner will receive a voucher prize and be featured in the July issue of Pipeline and on the GAS website. If you'd like to enter just email your image (jpeg file) to Ingrid at - by the 20th of June.

Sally's Saturday Coffee Mornings on Zoom

Will be advised as and when arranged

And Finally - From You To Us!

If you'd like to make a comment or suggestion please send me an email - I'd be glad to hear from you!

Take Care - and See You Next Month!

David Sprot - Pipeline Editor


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