Exhibition at the Birley Centre
Had a good weekend going to the Eastbourne group of artist’s exhibition at the Birley Center in Eastbourne (next door to the Towner Gallery. Members Maureen Black and Margaret Prentis have work displayed). Always great art on show and this year the exhibition theme is Great Dixter gardens. Think we may have to include a visit there in the summer. This show is only on at weekends but well worth a visit.
I also popped into The Crypt for the annual Christmas goodies sale, as usual some great items all at really affordable prices- mind you I could have spent a bomb there but had to reign myself in a bit – there is a limit to the jewellery I can give to the family!
Unfortunately I arrived a bit late in the day for the Christmas Sale in aid of Waves but again there were some beautifully made items for sale. Well done to Peter Knight for drawing 14 portraits whilst he was there, all sold in a good cause. There does seem to have been a clash of dates for these Christmas Bazaars this year as so many were arranged for last Saturday, it just goes to show you need to check the dates of others if you’re going to organise a sale of this type.
Go out with a bang
This week’s suggested theme is ‘Fireworks and Explosions’ – please make sure these are on paper and not just the hall! Hate to have the bomb squad called in! If you intend to make a mess (like me) do bring some newspapers to protect the tables (and floor).
Entries for exhibition required
Please bring in your entries on Friday (27th) for the Golf Club exhibition, any member is eligible for showing there now but remember we can only show 12 at a time. At the request of the Golf Club management the subject also needs to be related to our area, so no portraits I’m afraid, but all others will be considered but not necessarily selected.
James McLaren remembered
The picture shown here appeared in the Eastbourne Gazette in August 2005. You can see in the picture James loved his art. He was club treasurer and a member together with his wife for many years. In the past few years he was unable to attend meetings due to his health. He attended the club's 60th anniversary in 2014 and helped cut the cake. His Funeral was held in Brighton last Friday.
Events coming up:
You are invited to bring in your entries to the SAA Challenge (the small card paintings) on December 4th so that all club members can see what’s being submitted to the SAA. That date is December 4th.
Our monthly COFFEE MORNING is on 7th December at the Seaford Head Golf Club – all welcome.
As we are soon moving into the new year, (the programme will be circulated soon) please consider if you could become more involved with your club by becoming a committee member. It’s not too onerous a job but people with ideas and the opportunity to help out on occasions would be very welcome. Talk to me or Jeremy if you want to know more.
Hope to see you Friday (with or without an explosion)