July Pipeline 2021
Dear Member, Welcome to our July 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 We're in our Summer Recess so enjoy the summer! Our Autumn Programme will commence in September - 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 If any of our demos are done online the artists will broadcast in their chosen format, and Sally or Jean will email details 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.
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 May is Fran Bunting
You can see more of Fran's work on the GAS website. Congratulations are due to our member Christine Charlesworth, whose very fine life-sized bronze of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was erected in Epsom's market square on the 8th of June to well-deserved public acclaim.
Christine had another major work installed recently, her statue of Greta Thunburg in Winchester in March, so we have some very talented people in our Society, in a variety of art forms, not only painting. You can find much more about Christine Charlesworth and Emily Davison on the internet. And Greta - well, you don't need to look!
GAS Monthly Challenge - Our Challenge for June was ..... Home, and you submitted 18 excellent entries which, as before, were anonymised and put on Instagram by Ingrid. The shortlist of the ten entries with the most Instagram 'likes' were then submitted (still anonymised) to an illustrious panel of ten which included our Chairman Sinclair, and our President Jane Allison - many thanks to the panel who had a terrible time making their decisions - please members - have pity on these poor people! The winning entry chosen by the panel was this excellent and very sensitive painting - bang on theme - by - Linda Day!
The runner-up entry was by Lynda Willis. Congratulations to Linda and all who entered.
All 18 entries can be seen on the GAS Instagram account.
The Challenge for July is ....... Building. Lots of scope - any kind of structure(s) - houses, castles, bridges, walls ....... You know what to do - stretch the theme as far as you like - as long as there's a connection with a physical structure, in any medium or visual art form.
As before, do remember that if you ask your friends to look at your entry - ask them to put a like against all the entries that catch their eye so we we stay within the spirit of Challenge - that it's a fun competition that the best entries should win.
The winner will receive a voucher prize and be featured in next month's issue of Pipeline and on the GAS website. If you'd like to enter just email your image (jpeg file) to Ingrid at email@example.com - by the 20th of July.
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 ds4GasPipeline@gmail.com - I'd be glad to hear from you!
Take Care - and See You Next Month!
David Sprot - Pipeline Editor