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Annual Exhibition 2017

Deputy Mayor Cllr Jill Green opening the Annual Exhibition with Society member John Fulthorpe
Photos N. Dyson

John Fulthorpe, standing in for Chairman Allan White, welcomed Deputy Mayor Councillor Jill Green to open our 2017 Annual Exhibition of members work on Saturday 18th November. Helen White and Ruth Sheldon from Tyne and Wear Museums and Galleries were also in attendance. 

Paintings by  Pat Thompson (Autumn Glory"), Jenny Dyson ("Shipley Gallery") and Allan White ("Fenwick's Window") were Highly Commended and Councillor Green presented the award to Jenny. Well done to all three. 

The members paintings were displayed, not on the gallery walls as usual but on easels arrayed at one end of the main gallery.  Twenty one paintings were chosen for this area the rest were arranged in the side gallery on tables and seats, far from ideal. 

The work displayed on the easels will be removed after one week and replaced by other paintings. In this way all members work will be displayed in the main gallery at some time.  

Several sales were made on the day which is very encouraging however attendance was lower than in previous years.



 Artists Doug Johnstone and Aubrey Anderson

Visitors to Gallery 'C'

Demonstrations by Tony Montague
4th August 2017

Photos J Fulthorpe

Typical completed painting in acrylics, the session was followed up with a workshop guided by Tony the following week.

Ceramics Tutorial

Some of the results from the Ceramics Day with Karen Stott.
Karen guided members through the rudiments of handling clay, and glazing.

 Pottery Dog by Audrey Drynan

 By Allan White

Portrait Day

Members engaged in sketching/painting one of two members of the Shipley Gallery staff
who kindly agreed to sit for us on our portrait day 13th January 2017. The Shipley put the
main gallery at our disposal for the duration of the afternoon. Photo A White

Critique of the Annual Exhibition November 2016

Members pictured at a critique with artist Sue Deighton of the art exhibited
at the November 2016 exhibition


Society Chairman, Allan White, presenting a Life Membership certificate to Joe McGregor
in recognition of his work for the Society as secretary, member and artist over many years.
Joe and his partner Irene recently resigned from the Society having moved away from the area.
The certificate was presented at the Christmas Party on December 23rd 2016 Photo J Fulthorpe

Clare Money Demonstration

On the 25th September 2015 Clare Money was again at the Shipley Art Gallery. This time Clare was asked to demonstrate painting a portrait using pastels. As can be seen below, Clare painted an excellent portrait of Society Chairman, Allan White. While Clare was painting she gave a running commentary describing the methods she uses when painting with pastels.
Photos J McGregor

Watched by Allan, Clare applies the finishing touches.                                        The finished portrait


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