On the left are just a few shots* of the Art club's 2014 show celebrating our 60 years of art in Seaford.
Now I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped make this year's annual art show a success.
Despite the ever increasing number of local art events during the year, more people came to visit our show than in recent years. We received many very impressive and positive comments about both the variety and quality of the work in our show.
Thanks again to everyone who helped make this year’s show a great event. I hope members enjoyed being part in it.
Jeremy Sales (Chairman)
PS: Looking forward to next year and the Seaford 7 later in the summer.
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I apologise to those who have not had their work shown here. Also, for the cropping, distortion and poor quality of some of the images. It was very difficult with the available light and the reflections of the glass etc.
Well the exhibition is all over for this year – only Seaford 7 to come later. I hope you were all pleased with the show – many thanks to Jeremy Sales & Bill Savidge for the great job they did hanging all the entries.
The special show ‘Homage to Eric Slater’ interested lots of people, perhaps we should repeat this another year – judging by the comments visitors made about the Van Gogh poster in the entry hall, perhaps we should pay homage to one of the greats next time!
Lisa Taylor did a sterling job manning the cards section every day and I produced yet another rendition of my grand-daughter – this time in pastels. Jeremy demonstrated his iPad art and visitors had the chance to try out new mediums.
The number of new members who exhibited as well as long standing members was very pleasing. There were many compliments about the standard of the work and 4 or 5 people interested in joining us.
Au plein air
Our first ‘au plein air’ on July 4th was well attended down at the Buckle, although some took advantage of the weather and did a bit of sunbathing instead of drawing – good for them.
The now regular coffee mornings, also at the Buckle –the Yacht Club was also enjoyable – so don’t forget the next one on August 4th 10-11.30. It’s turning into a really pleasant occasion with little or no talk of paintings.
Last Friday Seaford Golf Club provided a wonderful venue for our celebratory get-together. The weather couldn’t have been better arranged for the evening. With the warmth and superb views over the Downs it was almost a shame we had to go inside.
Judging by the number of members who offered me favourable comments on the evening, I guess everyone had a good time. Well, it certainly looked like it to me. I really enjoyed our special evening get-together, a shame it had to end.
I think as members, we should all congratulate ourselves on having done justice to the club’s 60 years in art. Enjoyable meetings and events over 60 years and into the future is only made possible with the support and input of all our members both past and present. And judging by the numbers attending our weekly meetings we must all be doing something right.
Thanks and more congratulations
As I am so full of thanks at the moment, I want to offer a special thank-you to our special guests Nina Buckland* and James McLaren for supporting our 60th and cutting the cake (see picture above, click on the image to enlarge. *Also, apologies to Nina for getting her name wrong in the May issue of Seaford Scene).
The evening wouldn’t have been so successful without Anne Benson our faithful secretary who personally put in so much hard work, time and energy organising the event for us (and I suspect, arranging the weather as well), so thank you Anne. Also, thanks to our outgoing Chair Janice Dennington, together with all the past and present committee members who helped plan the event.
We have a good club with lots of lovely supportive members, so we are really well placed to continue to improve and have even more fun making art in the future.
Jeremy Sales (Chairman)
NEW EVENT Monday 2nd June... Coffee morning at the... The Sailing Club at the Buckle end of the seafront, between 10.30am - 12.30pm. Members and partners invited. If the weather permits we can sit outside. Or if not, inside. Free event, but you will have to buy your own coffee. Sorry about that, not all good things in life are free!