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NEW “Looking at Art“
Wednesday 25th April 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Lounge at
The Methodist Church Centre, Stratford upon Avon
Hogarth: Caricaturist or Character Painter?
Hogarth's wide-ranging subject matter will be discussed including portraits and his 'modern moral subjects' such as Marriage a la Mode. He communicates the hypocrisy and inevitable downfall of his characters with a delightful wit and barely concealed cynicism, often using caricature. However, Hogarth also painted wonderfully sensitive portraits of friends and philanthropists such as Thomas Coram. We will explore these so we can appreciate Hogarth's empathy for his sitters as well as his more critical eye. Lots to discuss and debate!
Due to popular demand this is a member’s only event at a cost of £5.00 per member with payment on booking, limit of 25 so availability will be on a first come first serve basis.
Bookings will be taken on Thursday 12th at the monthly meeting.
Please help to save our oceans
As from our April monthly meeting we want to support the reduction of plastics, particularly when it ends up in the sea. As a result we would like you to bring your own mug for refreshments and the price will remain at 50 pence. If however you use one of the “use and throwaway” cups, we provide, the charge will be £1.00.
Thank you for your help.
“Compton Verney - past present & future”
Professor Steven Parissien
Chief Executive and Artistic Director
Thursday 17th May 2018
The Stratford Hotel, Arden Street, Stratford upon Avon. CV37 6QQ
Please see further details on seperate page.
Founders Lecture Charity Picture Auction
This is your opportunity to own a Peter Kotka original – 16” x 12” – Oil
“Study for green bottle, pears and cut glass”
Simply email your bid in £ to Tim Wightman, Web Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org together with your name. By bidding you are agreeing to pay your bid price should you be the highest bidder, within 7 days of the closing date which is the 16th May 2018. The successful member will be announced at the Society’s Founders Lecture on Thursday 17th May 2018.
The picture was generously donated by Peter Kotka
Monthly Painting Competion
The winner of the April competion was Doreen Langhorn with her painting "Small Talk”.
The current competition in the 2017/18 season is now open and ends at noon on Monday 14th May. The winning entry will be chosen at the June meeting.
Entries are free and give you the opportunity to win a £40 Picturesque voucher
Please send entries to email@example.com. Please included the title of the work, the medium and the dimensions. Please see the competition page for further details.
Donation to the Stratford Hospital
The three Christmas card designs sold in aid of the new Stratford Cancer and Eye hospital, raised £1,000. On Thursday evening at the Art Society monthly meeting, Lila Morgan and Jenny Farrell, fundraisers for Friends of Stratford Hospital, received a cheque and thanked Society members for their generosity.
Michael Culverwell, President, said “we were delighted that our cards were so popular and hope to repeat the competition next year to continue our fundraising efforts for this very important facility.
Thank you to all who helped to make the Exhibition such a success and congratulations to the Members who sold their artwork.
The Visitors Choice award was presented at the monthly meeting on the 14th September when Carol Hill was demonstrating Artist- Oil Landscapes.
At the Preview Evening, Vivien Heffernan selected Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards plus Commendations
To see photographs of the Preview and the Exhibition click the link:: http://img.gg/Qt9WWbZ
Silver Award for Painting
BY Denise Fuell
Bronze Award for Painting
By Kay Elliott
Commendations Award for Painting
PARROG by Nick Logan
DUSK by Barbara Perkins
SUMMER by Gillian Shadbolt
LIGHT FLIGHT by Tom Sheperd
MHULLIN COTTAGE by Anya Simmons
Montpellier Award for 3D
Selected by Peter Burridge
SIR HUBERT AT THE PALACE by Richard Lawton
Commendations for 3D
DTOAST TEA TOAST RACK by Gwen Lowe
DRESED MAIKIN by Sue Picot
MISS PIGGY by Veronica Thomas
James Henly Prize for Watercolour painting
Selected by Prunella Webb - Past President
WAXWINGS by Rachel Bird
Selected by Michael Culverwell - President
Link to Stratford–upon-Avon Decorative and Fine Arts Society (STRADFAS) (now also known as The Arts Society of Stratford)
Information about local painting
classes, events and art-related
~Discounted Art Materials for members at PSW
~Painting Holiday with Tom Shepherd
~ New Painting classes held by Tom Shepherd
~Painting Classes held by Max Hale
~Drawing Classes held by Nick Logan