Mill Hall Exhibition

Rayleigh Art Group have been selected to put on an exhibition in the foyer of the Mill Hall from 18th January to 26th February 2016. All paintings may be priced and Mill Hall will take 20% commission on any work sold or commissioned during the exhibition.

Picture should be framed and strung ready for hanging and delivered to Mill Hall at 09.30 am on 18th January 2016. Initially one picture per member will be accepted and members wishing to take part should contact Vicki Coppard as soon as possible.


Christmas Party 2015

What a lovely evening we had at our Christmas Party this year, such a nice way to finish off the year’s socialising.

For the first time for a while now, we had a full hall of people, everyone brought somebody with them and there was much chatter and laughter going on from the beginning of the evening.

This year we decided to make our own entertainment for the evening and so there was a quiz night devised, run by Cathy and John and done on a lighter note than our usual yearly quiz night. With 6 teams, The Christmas Puddings, Brian’s Lot, Grey Matter, Twinkle, Bar Humbugs and Badgers Boys and Girls, we all set too and showed our knowledge of ‘Christmas’ as this was the theme of the quiz questions. We were blasted Reg Whiting Trophy 2015with maths questions, historical and panto questions and many besides, all good fun with plenty of laughter. We hope this was enjoyed by all and was all, it was only meant as a bit of fun, not serious stuff this time!

Our painting competition this year was ‘In the Spirit of Christmas’ with two screens of paintings to choose from.This year’s winner was Cathy Newton with a picture of a Robin. The trophy is the Reg Whiting Trophy, a lovely cut glass vase on a plinth. This was presented by our President, Brian Coppard.

We wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year. Our first meeting back in the New Year will be 10th February which will be a Demonstration by Marie Antioniou, she will be doing an impressionistic wildlife painting in Acrylic, one to watch I feel.

For those of you who are interested in putting a picture into the Rayleigh Mill Hall in January, and haven’t already done so, please get in touch with Vicki Coppard.

Report courtesy of Cathy Newton and Photo by Colin Mossman