AGM News and other stuff!
I have been a bit tardy recently so this post is to keep you up to date on events that have gone by in the last few months. Read on to find out about the AGM News and other stuff!
First and foremost AGM News
The AGM was held on 12th September 2018.
Val Cranwell gave an inspiring talk on her experiences of painting holidays. It was interesting to see how her work has developed over the years and how she goes about choosing where to go. Thank you Val for being brave enough to stand up in front of us all and share your secrets.
Then it was on to the standard AGM stuff with Committee members being voted in, reviews of the clubs financial situation and of events held over the past year. Marion kindly stood in for Sandy (Chairman) and invited members to join the Committee. After proposing and seconding, the existing Committee members were voted in for another year. Our thanks go to Marion, Mick and Jan for their part in running the meeting.
The Cecil Elliott Award
Once the nitty-gritty was over and done with attending members voted for the winner of the Cecil Elliott award. Members attending the meeting were invited to show a painting or drawing that had been done in the last 4 months. The winner this year was Brian Gale with his fabulous painting of a spiders web. You can see photos of the winners of all the categories, with their paintings below.
At the beginning of October one of our newest members Lilly Allen gave us a demonstration on how she approaches her food illustrations. Lilly has been published in magazines such as Style of Wight and focused (much to Micks delight) on Cakes. She was the first demonstrator to ever bring the audience the bonus of delicious cakes to eat (once they had been drawn)!! Our thanks go to Lilly for this talk which gave us all a new insight into how a love of art can enhance the written word.
Silk Painting Workshop
In November Yvonne Darby ran a workshop teaching Silk Painting techniques. Members who attended the workshop produced 2 scarves of their own design. It was a really well structured day and much enjoyed by all. Our thanks to Yvonne for her work which ensured a happy bunch of scarf wearing members. (apologies for the blurred photo – don’t blame me!!)