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Bude Art Society Newsletter – June 2019


Hello members, time for an update. Cannot believe it’s June already, halfway through the year.


Well, we had a nice evening for the “Golden Brush Award” in March. Our theme was “Modes of Travel”. We had some lovely entries (view here) but the overall winner was one of our newest members, Sammy James, who was highly delighted. Pictures are viewable here.


Not much to say about our Easter exhibition, except to report good footfall but not much buying!


I think the committee needs to have a discussion at next meeting.


We have had 5 workshops, starting off in February with a clothed model.

On our all day workshop in March we had the lovely Colin Pethick working in oils or acrylics painting a moonlit harbour.  Link here


In April we had Shari Hills experimenting in collage with textured paper, inks and watercolour. Link here.


May, sadly, the demonstrator Robert Cordingley was unable to make the date, but Sam stepped in to be a clothed model.


June brought us Martin Venning with “A breath of fresh air”. Starting with sketching outside, but the weather prevented us and we had a workshop inside. Link here.


We have new committee members so would like to welcome Pete Batho and Mike Hazeldine. Pete has taken over the new website for us and will be bringing in his camera for those of you who would like to exhibit, but don’t know or have the means to send your photos to Pete. So he will arrange a session to take photos of your paintings, if you have paid, or want to pay the extra £4 membership to exhibit up to 20 images on the website.


So this brings us to our En Plein Air for our Summer break, , the term ends on Thursday 27thJune and starts again on 5thSeptember.


Please see here for details of all the al fresco meeting points. We start with Crooklets beach on 4thJuly, weather permitting of course!


Also our exhibition dates for September are: 14thSeptember to 3rdOctober, and as usual 3 pieces of original artwork only and 3 for the browsers. Details are on your entry forms. 


I would just like to thank everyone for your continued support of the society, and if anyone has any ideas for workshops or demonstrators, then please contact our programme secretary Jane Phillips. Also if you have any queries OR complaints please feel free to let me or any of the committee know so we can hopefully rectify them.


Kind regards


Jan Dickerson

(New Chairman)

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