Workshops by Jane High

Jane High will be running two ‘Animal Pastel Workshops’ on 3rd and 10th August 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm, at Hadleigh Old Fire Station, 20 High Street, Hadleigh, SS7 2PB.

There is an introductory price of £15.00 with and refreshments will be available with free parking.

Please contact Jane High on 07525774969, info@janehigh.com or facebook @janehighanimalportraits for further information, bookings and a materials list.

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Demonstration by Sue Spiers–Marine Scene in Acrylics

On Wednesday 24th May 2017, Rayleigh Art Group will be hosting a demonstration by SueSue Spiers, ‘Marine Scene in Acrylics’. This will take place in the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh and commences at 7.30pm.

All members are invited together with guests – there is a small charge for non-members but includes Tea/Coffee and biscuits.

Sue lives in Bradwell-on-Sea, on the East Coast, and has painted professionally for over twenty eight years.  The seaside, boats and watery places are the subjects for acrylic on canvas and ‘en plein air’ in watercolours.  Sue exhibits with ‘Salty Dogs’, a collective of nautical artists, takes part in Burnham  Art Trail and has her work for sale in ‘The White Harte’  in Burnham and the Taplin Gallery in Woodbridge, she also shows in exhibitions throughout the year.

Sky Arts – ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ and ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’

Sky Arts looking for artists to take part in the ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ and ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’.  This looks an exciting opportunity which we hope you will pass on to your members.

If you would like more information please visit the Sky Arts website https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/portrait

The TV company who produce ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ for Sky Arts, are currently looking for artists to take part in the new series – this might be of interest to you. The competition is open to both professional and amateur artists and all mediums are welcome (apart from digital artwork). Here is a link to the website with access to the online application form – https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/portrait

Thank you for your time and if you know of any artists or art groups who might interested in applying to the competition, please feel free to pass on the website details included or follow/like/share the social media posts about the competition being open (links below).

Website – https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/ (we are also running a Landscape competition)

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/StoryvaultFilmsTV/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/StoryvaultFilms

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/skyartsartistoftheyear/?hl=en

Members Gallery

Members are reminded that they can exhibit their latest work on the Club’s ‘Members Gallery’ page, by sending photos of their paintings (jpeg format) to John Newton (john-newton@tiscali.co.uk), who will upload them as soon as possible.

Please take the opportunity to look at the ‘Member’s Gallery’ to see the latest paintings by member.

Sad News

It is with deep regret we have to report that Gwen Brooks who was a member of Rayleigh Art Group, passed away on Wednesday 25th January, at home with her husband Bob and family.

Her funeral will take place on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 12.20 pm in the small chapel at Sutton Road Crematorium. The family have requested family flowers only and any donations should be made to a children’s charity.

Rayleigh Art Group Annual Quiz

Rayleigh Art Group members are reminded that the Annual Fish/Chicken and Chips Supper and Quiz will take place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. The venue is the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh with the quiz commencing at 7.30 pm sharp.

The cost will be £7.00 per head for members and guests, with tickets available from Val Belverstone Tel. 01268 751087 – just let her know if you want Fish or Chicken.

We would like to see as many of you as possible for this fun event, so please put the date in your diary and book your tickets now.

Members Gallery

Members are reminded that there is a ‘Members Gallery’ page on the Rayleigh Art Group web site that can used to exhibit your paintings to other members of the group. Photos of paintings shown at the Club’s Exhibitions can also be viewed on this page, so please take the time to make a look occasionally.

If anybody wishes to use this facility, please send photos of your paintings to John Newton (john-newton@tiscali.co.uk) with some details and they will be added as soon as possible after receipt.

Rayleigh Art Group AGM

Members are reminded that the Rayleigh Art Group AGM is on Wednesday 26th October 2016 at the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh.

The committee are always on the look out for new blood so if anybody is interested in joining the committee please contact Annabelle Hern.

Similarly, if any member wishes to put forward a proposal, again please contact Annabelle Hern as soon as possible.

The ‘Big Quiz’

Just a quick reminder that Rayleigh Art Group are hosting a ‘Big Quiz’ on Saturday 15th October 2016 at the Eastwood Community Centre, Western Approaches, SS2 6XY. Doors open at 7.00 pm with the quiz starting at 7.30 pm sharp.

Tables of six are required at £5.00 per head, bring your own Nibbles and Drink

Please contact Corinne Scott on 01268 779043 for further information.

Sad News

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Wal Barnes, husband of long standing member, Barbara Barnes. Wal passed away last Tuesday, following a very length period of illness, from which he never recovered. All our thoughts are with Barbara at this very sad time. Due to Wal’s illness, Barbara has not been a regular participant at the art group, but has indicated she will be joining us again sometime in the future.

The funeral will be on Tuesday 14th June 2016 at the Southend Crematorium (the Big Chapel) at 2.00 pm. Following, the wake will be at the Royal Naval Association Club, 73 – 79 East Street, East Prittlewell, Southend SS2 6LQ