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Hi Folks,
Here is the June 2019 newsletter:

1.    We start the month off with a bit of a bang – our first exhibition of 2019 in the Lacock Village Hall. We hung approximately 150 pieces of artwork and displayed umpteen pieces of art in the browsers and as art-cards whilst at the same time Mary and her crew served gallons of tea and coffee and filled everyone up with scones and cake.

We sold 5 pieces of art (well done Joy for selling 3 of them!) and 68 art-cards so well done everyone for putting so much work into the weekend and displaying some excellent artwork. In comparison, at the same exhibition last year we sold 10 paintings (including 2 pieces of A5 art) and 51 art cards – so we are a little down on sales of paintings this year but it was a very enjoyable weekend with plenty of laughter and good cheer and an excellent response from the viewing public who appreciated the sheer range and quality of our art. I would also like to say a big thank you for the way everyone worked to dismantle the exhibition and clean the halls – there was no rushing and it took just 30 minutes.

Members demonstrating their art
Keith and Sue in deep artistic conversation

2.    Following on quickly from the exhibition we have a ‘paint-along’ demonstration by Peter French using acrylics on Thursday 6th. I will send out more details of the evening closer to the time.

3.    Marylin Allis has an Open day & Exhibition on Saturday 15th June 11am - 4pm. A chance to discuss future workshops, holidays & commissions with very affordable artwork for sale. (from £10). Join her for a cup of tea or coffee. Tel: 07789026546. The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogers Hill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, DT2 7HJ

4.    Max Hale has new summer workshops including painting days at Westonbirt. For more details go to

5.    Finally, we will be exhibiting in the John Bowen Gallery in Malmesbury Town Hall with paintings going up on Friday 21st June for 3 weeks – I will get a submission form and details together for those wanting to exhibit.

STOP PRESS - we have a life drawing session on June 27th with Rosemary.