Pipeline May 2022

Dear Member, welcome to our new issue of GAS Pipeline

Our AGM Will take place on Saturday 7th May at 2pm and will be Live at St Catherines's Village Hall, Chestnut Avenue, Guildford, with a Zoom Link for those members who cannot, or would prefer not to, attend personally. The papers have already been circulated, and the quorum is 20 members, excluding the committee The AGM will be followed by a Demo by Fiona Pruden at or soon after 2.30

Our Demonstrations and Workshops Programme Arranged by Sally Perrella Our 2022 Programme continues with - 7th May Fiona Pruden AGM and Demo - Watercolour - Abstract 11th June TBC Workshop - Details To Be Advised 2nd July Jim Petterson Demo - Handmade Watercolour Paper Our intention is to have all Demos and Workshops 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 2.30 and finish around 4.30 and members are requested to contribute £2 at our Live meetings (no charge for refreshments) and may bring guests on payment of £5 For Your Diary - the planned dates for our forward Programme are - 10th September 8th October 12th November 10th December 7th January (2023) 11th February 11th March 8th April 13th May 10th June Members' Demos We recently emailed asking for details of any members who run Demos and Workshops. If you haven't already replied, please send your details to Sally at pm_gas@icloud.com advising - - Your name and email address - Website - Facebook page - Instagram - A few words on the type of art you create and the Demos and Workshops you run

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 from 1st of June - more details later

Members' Doings

Marylin McNie reports that many GAS members took part in the AppArt Exhibition at Prior's Field School recently, 750 works were shown, attendances were up on last year's event, and sales were high. Congratulations to those who did well. GAS Monthly Challenge Our Challenge for April was ......... Perspective and you submitted 15 excellent entries - several from members who haven't submitted Challenge entries before - and the general view is that 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 illustrious panel - which includes our Chairman Sinclair 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. The clear winner - which was also the winner based on "likes" was this excellent painting by Peter Robinson









In second place was this very imaginative painting by Heather Tipton

And in third place this beauty by Claire Wade



Congratulations to all who entered

All 15 entries can be seen on the GAS Instagram page, the top ten will appear soon on the GAS website, and the winner will receive a voucher prize. If you're reading this on our website click on the April Challenge icon on the right to see the top ten The Challenge for May is ....... LIGHT ...... which is sure to be easy for you bright people out there - in any medium or visual art form. Stretch the theme as far as you dare, and as Cecilia isn't well at the moment please email your image (.jpeg or .jpg file) to ME - ds4GasPipeline@gmail.com - by the 20th of May, and remember to give your full name in your email After the 20th of May Ingrid will put all the entries on Instagram for you to cast your votes (likes) - and once you've done that - if you've any energy left you can make a start on the June Challenge - which will be ....... My Kind Of Heaven. Entries won't open until the first of June 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 And 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! Take Care - and See You Next Month! David Sprot and Cecilia Barandiaran-Sprot - Pipeline Editors