New issue of GAS Pipeline June 2022

We have a new Chairperson! The appointment of Melanie Cambridge was approved by members in a postal and email ballot to succeed Sinclair Webster - who becomes Deputy Chair. Congratulations Melanie!

Our Demonstrations and Workshops Programme Arranged by Sally Perrella (pm_gas@icloud.com) Our Programme continues with - 11th June Rick Holmes Demo - Landscapes with acrylic inks and pastels 2nd July Jim Petterson Demo - Handmade Watercolour Paper 10th September Will Dyke Demo - Linocut printmaking 8th October Ronnie Ireland Workshop - Into Abstraction ** ** Following the Demo Ronnie did on Abstraction in April there was huge demand for a Workshop to explore this further. Ronnie will take us through the composition and development stages, and his Workshops are always great fun, so please book early to avoid disappointment. If it's as popular as we expect we may even need to arrange another one later in the year. All Demos and Workshops are Live at St Catherine's. If we have to switch our Demos to online from time to time the artists will broadcast in their chosen format and Sally or Jean will email details ahead of each Demo, so watch out for their emails Demos start at 14.30 and finish around 16.30 and members are requested to contribute £2 at our Live meetings (no charge for refreshments) and may bring guests on payment of £5 Workshops start at 10.30 and finish around 16.30 and cost £25 for members and £35 for non-members. Places are limited to 15 people per Workshop. To secure your place please email Sally soonest on pm_gas@icloud.com to book and arrange payment Members' Doings Libby Newland whispered to me that Ailsa Dooley has just been awarded a Diploma from the Society of Botanical Artists - with a distinction - as well as being a practising GP! Some clever and very dedicated people out there. This is one of Ailsa's beautiful illustrations -



Viv Markley is moving house soon and needs a new home for "my lovely heavy dark wood easel with attachments". 1.8m high when lowest, would need to be picked up from Horsley. Anyone interested please contact her vivian.markley@gmail.com.


Our Exhibitions Arranged by Ingrid Skoglund Our Spring Pop-up will be held at the Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 4th of June - 10am to 6.30pm Drop-off is from 8.30 to 10am and short-term parking is allowed outside the Church up to 9am. Pick-up of unsold work is from 4pm to 6.30 and doors will be locked at 6.30 - parking will be allowed from 6pm for prompt collection of unsold work The Entry Fee is a flat £12 for any number of works you can reasonably carry. Browser works are allowed - please bring a browser if you have one. Cards are also allowed - please bring a card rack if you have one. Tables are available on request but should be manned by the artist - who can take their own payments or payment can be taken via GAS. GAS will not charge a commission. Profit will be shared 50/50 with the Church, and volunteers are requested to help on the day Our Summer Exhibition will take place at Shalford Village Hall from 20th to 29th August Works will be received on 19th August and takedown will be late on the 29th August or the following day. Calling papers will be issued soon - details later RSM Accountants in Guildford have kindly agreed to continue sponsoring Best Contemporary Artwork at the Summer Exhibition with a prize of £100, and are keen to host a show of 20 artworks on their office walls. Ingrid will explore options with them, including perhaps a cheese and wine private viewing, and a page on their website for our artworks with a work of the month feature. She would appreciate a non-committee member stepping forward to take on "this very nice little job". Details from Ingrid on ingridskoglund@me.com. GAS Monthly Challenge Our Challenge for May was ......... Light, and you submitted 13 excellent entries - the standard keeps getting better! As always, the entries were anonymised and put on Instagram, and the ten entries with the most Instagram "likes" were then submitted, still anonymised, to our panel of all-stars which includes our old (sorry Sinclair) Chairman, our new Chairperson Melanie, and our President Jane Allison - many thanks to all once again The panellists were asked to rank the entries first, second and third, and the results were combined to determine the final placings and we again had quite a spread of votes, with five different entries getting a first from the panel. With the votes of nine of the ten panellists in we had three entries vying for the lead, so it was all down to the final one to decide the winner. Gosh, the suspense! And the winner was - this evocative work by Marylin McNie - go Marylin! The Challenge for June is ....... MY KIND OF HEAVEN....... which is sure to provide inspiration - in any medium or visual art form. Stretch the theme as far as you dare, and please email your image (.jpeg or .jpg file) to ME - ds4GasPipeline@gmail.com - by the 20th of June, and remember to give your full name in your email After the 20th of June Ingrid will put all the entries on Instagram for you to cast your votes (likes) - and then you can fill your time in with the July Challenge if you're bored - which will be ....... Wildlife. Entries won't open until the first of July so please don't send your entry before then And as always - - Just one entry per person - A .jpeg or .jpg file - not a link to your website - Ask your friends to put a like against ALL the entries they like, not only your masterpiece - Be aware of Copyright - for info click on the Gallery tab on the GAS website and you'll find guidance and useful links Finally - From You To Us! If you'd like to make a comment or suggestion on Pipeline please send us an email to ds4GasPipeline@gmail.com - we'd be glad to hear from you! (And The Real Finally!) This is me signing off for now - I thought I'd give someone else a chance to take over as Pipeline Editor (why hog all the limelight?) - so watch this space to see who takes over next month Take Care Until Next Month! David Sprot, Outgoing Pipeline Editor