CHILCOMPTON ART CLUB AGM - 5th FEBRUARY 2020
At the recent AGM the following members were presented with awards for their contribution to the running of the club. Amanda Mayes has been chairperson for the past three years and is handing over to Mrs Melanie Smith, and Mr Hugh Webb has been on the committee in various roles since the club was first formed, and he has given unlimited support over many years, he was awarded the Turner Committee Cup.
|Former Chairperson, Amanda Mayes being presented with a bouquet of thanks from Mr John Sibley on behalf of the club.||The Turner Committee Cup for 2019 presented to Mr Hugh Webb by chairperson Amanda Mayes.|
DEMONSTRATIONS - WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2020
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL CLUB EVENTS TAKE PLACE
St. JOHN'S CHURCH HALL, CHILCOMPTON. BS3 4HP
Details of 2020 events posted below.
During demonstrations and workshops, normal club activities will also take place for those not participating.
CATHERINE BEALE WORKSHOP
Members of Chilcompton Art Club were treated to a masterclass in watercolour painting, under the tutelage of local professional artist Catherine Beale. Catherine specialises in light-filled and contemporary watercolours and has recently started experimenting, and exploiting, with pigment behaviours using a method she has termed “gravity painting”. The cascading techniques enable paints to mingle and run to create delicate veils of colour, as well as collide and interact to create interesting effects. Her demonstration and combined workshop explained these techniques to the club's members at a recent Wednesday group meeting. During the workshop phase, members worked at producing their own version of a particular scene entitled "The Gateway" and were fully inspired to attempt their own paintings in the future.
There may well be some examples on show at the forthcoming club exhibition on Saturday November the 23rd, to be held in St. John's Church Hall, Chilcompton.
PRESENTATIONS AT THE 2019 AGM.
Linda Marshall (left) with Chairperson Amanda Mayes.
Presentation of the Turner-Committee Cup for 2018.
The Club received a new Cup last year, kindly donated by the club's founder members Harold and Joan Turner.
The committee discussed how this cup should be awarded. Since we have several awards for paintings at our annual exhibition, it was decided that this cup should be awarded to a club member who has shown dedication and support towards the Art club over a long period of time.
There are clearly a good few members who fall into this category, and I’m sure over the coming years they will be considered for this award. This year we had to make an initial decision, so the award goes to Linda Marshall.
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEMBER BETTY MATTICK
GRAHAM COX - PASTELS WORKSHOP - 2018
The final event for 2018, celebrating 25 years of the Chilcompton Art Club, was a pastels workshop, taken by the noted Trowbridge pastels artist Graham Cox of (Moody Views http://www.moodyviews.co.uk/ ). The workshop was well attended by both club members and a few guests. The all day event, took place at the club's regular venue of St. John's Church Hall, Chilcompton, Mr Cox steered the group along, in his usual convivial manner, into producing two stunning paintings. In the morning session, a countryside landscape followed by a seascape in the afternoon session. The club has enjoyed a very good year celebrating 25 years since inauguration, with workshops, outside visits and exhibitions. The final club session for 2018 will be on Friday the 7th of December and it will convene again every Wednesday and Friday between 10:00am and Noon, welcoming members old and new, commencing from the 9th January 2019. Further details, and contact information, can be viewed at the club's website www.chilcomptonartclub.uk ".