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Welcome to the September issue of our GAS Pipeline. The month has been dominated by our fabulous Summer Exhibition. Well done to everyone who helped make this such a success. With total sales sitting at over £8,000 it was one of our best. We will definitely be back in Shalford again next summer. Melanie GAS Chair

GAS Programme Autumn-Winter 2022/2023 Due to very low attendance of all our in person demos this year we are looking to book most of the demos as virtual for the foreseeable future.

We do however have 1 last in person demo already scheduled, please come along & join us. We’ll have a selection of teas, coffee & biscuits (inc GF & non dairy options). Feel free to wear a mask if you choose & seating is always spaced to allow plenty of ‘breathing’ room. Saturday 10 September 14:30-16:30 IN PERSON DEMO AT ST CATHERINE'S HALL Will Dyke - Linocut print making demo Members are requested to contribute £2 towards the refreshments. Guests are welcome & are asked to contribute £5

Here are some images of Will's work to inspire you.

Future Demo & Social Dates 12 November - Demo - Subject TBC 10 December - Christmas Social 7 January - Demo - Subject TBC 11 February - Demo - Subject TBC As always, if there are any artists you would like to see booked on the demo schedule, please let Sally know at

Congratulations to Ron McGill this month. His letter to The Artist magazine about Van Gogh's London house won the Star Letter award. Well done Ron.

SOLD OUT - Saturday 8 October 10:30-16:30 Workshop Ronnie Ireland - Into Abstraction In person workshop. Ronnie will be taking us through techniques on how to develop abstract art from every day images & photos. This is now sold out. We have had a lot of interest in this demo so if you are interested in booking a place for the same demo in the future please email


Our Challenge for July/August was Wildlife, and you submitted 20 super entries - we didn't think the standard could keep improving - but it has! As always, the entries were anonymised and put on Instagram, and the 11 (tie for 10th place) entries with the most Instagram "likes" were then submitted, still anonymised, to our star-spangled 10-member panel which includes our Chair Melanie, and our President Jane Allison. The panellists were asked to nominate their 1, 2 and 3, and the results were combined. In any normal month any of the shortlisted 11 could have won, but this month had particularly strong entries, and 3 stood out - a very conclusive result. The winner was this terrific piece by Christine Thompson - many congratulations Christine!

Challenge Winner - Rabbits by Christine Thompson

2nd - Lioness by Anne Zoutsos

3rd - Barn Owl by Celia Lewis

Congratulations to all who entered - all 20 entries can be seen on the GAS Instagram page, the 11 shortlisted entries will appear soon on the GAS website, and the winner will receive a voucher prize.

The Challenge for September is ...... DREAMS ...... in any medium or visual art form. Stretch the theme as far as you like and please email your image (.jpeg or .jpg file) to David Sprot - on - by the 20th of September and remember to give your full name in your email. After the 20th of September Ingrid will put all the entries on Instagram for you to cast your votes (likes).


George Otto has between 30 and 35 pegboard exhibition panels available for free to anyone interested. The panels are 2.0m high (78") and 80cm (31") wide. The usable panel space is 1.2m x 0.8m (47"x31"). It is a pegboard system, so paintings are hung using pegboard hooks (George has a tin full of those as well). Panels are joined together using bolts, clamps and cable ties, depending on the configuration, which is totally flexible depending on needs. The screens will need to be collected from Woking. If this is of interest to you, please contact George Otto directly on


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