Puffin by Ros Croft

Members monthly update – 21 May 2021

Dear members

I hope you are keeping well.

In this newsletter

  • Link to the online demo Thursday 27 May 2021 – Portrait in Pastel
  • Exciting exhibition news 
  • Summer Painting Days
  • Can you spare a couple of hours each month to help the Committee
  • Our next online competition is now open for entries – subject: Wildlife – Birds

Our next Online Demonstration – May 2021

Our next demonstration takes place next Thursday (27th May 2021).  The demonstration will be a portrait of a person in Pastel and our demonstrating artist is Sue Kerrigan-Harris.  On the night Sue will be demonstrating techniques for a successful portrait, and answering your questions.  You can see more of Sue’s work on her website

The meeting is being held on Zoom.  Members can log on from 18:45 for a 19:00 start.  Details are as follows

18:45 – 19:00 – time to log on and check your connection

19:00 – Notices and introduction – Chairman

19:10 – Demonstration start.  Please note there will be a 15 break during the session to allow members to get refreshments

21:30 – Meeting close.

Please note this event is exclusive to the members of Fareham Art Group, please do not share it with people who are not members of our group.

Exhibition News

Our 3rd Exhibition Special Newsletter to update you on everything you need to know right now about our spectacular autumn exhibition has been sent to you separately.  If you have any questions about this please contact our exhibition coordination team at exhibitionsfarehamartgroup@gmail.com  I’m sure they would love to hear from you!

New Programme of Summer Painting Days

We have 13 painting days planned across the summer starting on Tuesday 8th June.

You can access the full programme of events on our website through your EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS PAGE.  Details were also sent to you earlier this month by email. 

Don’t forget to make a diary date or two for these events  and catch up with fellow members – and cross your fingers for better weather too!

Can you spare a couple of hours each month to help the Committee

Our clerk has decided that it’s time for her to stand down and so we now have a vacancy for clerk to our committee. 

If you think you could spare a couple of hours each month to support your art group we’d love to hear from you.  You’ll need to be comfortable in online meetings and happy to record some simple notes using microsoft word or google docs.  

Our next competition takes place in June for the annual Val Carter Wildlife award.  

Our 2021 Val Carter Wildlife competition is open for entries now.  This year’s  wildlife award subject is  BIRDS  the appraisal will be judged by Victoria Manser.  

The guidelines for this competition can be found on our website.

To enter please take a photograph of your picture and send it by email to farehamartgroupinfo@gmail.com

Please remember to include:

  • Your name
  • Your memberships number
  • The title of your painting
  • The medium you have used
  • The size of your finished work

Closing date for entries is  Wednesday 30th June.

That’s all the news for now, we will continue to follow the Government’s guidelines to keep everyone safe, in the meantime, do take care and hope to see you at the demo next week. – Happy Painting.