Rayleigh Art Group will be hosting a demonstration of a marine scene in watercolour by Sue Spiers this coming Wednesday 23rd May. the demonstration will be at the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh SS6 7QF. Starting at 7.30 pm sharp, so please arrive soon after 7.00 pm.Guests are welcome for a small charge of £4.00.
Sue lives at Bradwell-on-Sea, on the east Coast and has painted professionally for over 30 years. The seaside, boats and watery places are the subjects for her acrylics on canvas and her ‘en plein air’ watercolours. Sue exhibits with ‘Salty Dogs’ a collection of nautical artists, takes part in Burnham Art Trail and has her watercolours for sale in the ‘White Harte’ in Burnham and the Taplin Galllery in Woodbridge.
We had a really good social evening last night. After the initial announcements, we were given a talk by Phil Harrison and his wife of ‘Bookworm Alley’, very interesting to hear about the collection of Salvation Army memorabilia they collect and also the extremely important work they do in Assam with the children.
Following the talk the Jose Hook award was presented
to Stella Masters for her
painting entitled ‘Bunny Love’ She received a certificate, SAA mug , a pewter tankard to keep for a year and a voucher donated by Jose Hook.
Second prise went to Colin Mossman for his painting entitled ‘Sunrise Hullbridge’ , he received a certificate and an SAA mug.
Third prise winner went to Geraldine Elliot for her painting ‘Kick About’ she also received a certificate and an SAA mug.
The ‘At Home’ evening is also the time that the ‘Presidents’ award is made. We had 16 paintings submitted and each attendee had one vote to choose their favourite painting. The outright winner of this vote was Christine Dobson for her painting of a parrot, she received a certificate and a carriage clock that she will keep for a year. This is the second year running that Christine has won, she is an excellent artist and it is an extremely good painting.
I must say it was a good turnout, with many new faces which is always good to see. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did and look forward to seeing you at the next event.
Don’t forget this coming Wednesday, May 2nd our ‘At Home’ evening at the Todman Centre, 7 for 7.30 pm. The public made their choice for their favourite paintings at our recent exhibition, the results of which will be announced. The winners of the top three will receive their awards and certificates.
The competition for the ‘Presidents Award’ is also on Wednesday so don’t forget to bring your painting to be judged by your fellow members.
Apart from your painting, bring food for the communal table and a guest, it should be a good evening so come along and enjoy yourself.
Members are reminded they need to bring their paintings for the Rayleigh Library Exhibition throughout October to the library at 9:30am on Monday 2nd October 2017.
For more information please contact Vicky Coppard
Due to the fact that the Cedars Centre will be closed for the next two weeks, the Workshop scheduled for Wednesday 8th March 2017 will have to be cancelled.
The Rayleigh Art Group 2017 Exhibition, sponsored by A. R. Adams (Funeral Directors), will be held in the W.I. Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, over the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April 2017.
The exhibition of paintings by local artists, will be open from 10:00 am through until 4:30pm on both days, with paintings available for sale.
Please be advised we have added an ‘Events Diary’ page with details of all forthcoming events, to replace the ‘Calendar of Events’ page and ‘Important Dates for your Diary’ table.
Event details can be viewed either by, Week, Month or list (Agenda) by clicking on the appropriate tab. Also, if you have a Google account and calendar, dates can be downloaded into your own calendar if desired.
We hope this is a useful addition to the site.