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Dear Member, Welcome to our May issue of GAS Pipeline Pipeline will keep you up to date on happenings in Guildford Art Society and what your committee are doing on your behalf - and provide fun activities and challenges from time to time.

Our Demonstration Programme arranged by Sally Perrella 8th May Paul Hinks (Online) Pets or Wildlife 15th May Elizabeth Baldwin (Online) Animals - Line & Wash 5th June Tim Wilmott (Online) Street Scene 19th June Max Hale (Online) Portraits - Oils 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. Demos will start at around 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. Summer Recess - Followed by our 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 Madley Subject TBA - Encaustic Wax Painting 11th December Christmas Social (No Demo) 8th January 22 Two Rivers Paper Handmade Watercolour Paper 12th February Soraya French Floral Landscape (medium TBA) 12th March Maggie Cross Subject TBA - Chinese Brush 9th April Chris Christoforou Talk - Beauty in your Backyard 7th May Fiona Pruden Starting with Abstraction - Watercolour Our Exhibition Plans Due to continuing uncertainty over exhibition practicality during the summer months we have reluctantly suspended preparations for a Summer Exhibition, but Ingrid Skoglund has made plans for autumn onwards starting with - - 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 April is Bara Aylwin

You can see more of Bara's work on the GAS website GAS Monthly Challenge - Our Challenge last month was Water and we had 24 excellent entries which were all anonymised and put on Instagram. The entries with the most Instagram 'likes' went forward to a second stage impartial review by the Gas Challenge Team, and the worthy winner had both the most Instagram likes and was in the view of the Team the best painting - and that was this wonderful painting by - Jean Ellis!

Liz Seward was in second place with new member Yana Lynch very close behind. Congratulations to Jean and to all who entered. All 24 entries can be seen on the GAS Instagram page and the leading paintings can be seen on the GAS website. The Challenge for May is ....... Air! We hope this gives lots of scope for your imagination - any kind of sky (sunset, stormy, daytime etc) with or without clouds and other features - or other impressions of air such as steam, balloons, or ........ you make it up! Stretch the theme as far as you like - as long as there's a connection with Air - in any medium, any visual art form. The winner will receive a voucher prize and be featured in the June 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 May. 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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