Congratulations to Sally!
Winner of the 2018 raffle for the Christine Russell pastel painting
Last year we raffled the painting kindly donated by Christine Russell with the intention of using the proceeds to support a local arts activity for young people. Cheltenham Open Studios, in conjunction with the University of Gloucestershire, will be inviting 10 local schools (5 primary and 5 secondary) to select 10 pupils who will produce a work based on ‘creative thinking’. These 100 pieces of work will be brought together as a huge collage to be displayed at the Hardwicke Campus. The 100 pupils will also be invited to attend a workshop run by the University, each workshop involving 20 pupils. The Club has agreed to provide monies raised from this auction to support the delivery of these workshops.
Our thanks goes to Christine Russell for her kind donation. She has also stated “I am absolutely delighted to hear that the funds raised will be used for such a worthwhile arts initiative. I definitely approve wholeheartedly! I should also like to offer my congratulations to the winner of the painting – her lovely smile says it all!”
Thanks also go to Mark Wright who framed the painting so well and free of charge.
We raised £200.00 for the local arts charities. Thank you to all who took part.
The Cotswold Art Club, founded in 1931, gives support and encouragement to its Members with artist’s demonstrations, workshops, en plein air and exhibitions.
Artist demonstrations are held monthly, on Saturday afternoons from September to June, in Cheltenham.
Tutored workshops are arranged during the year, in various styles and mediums.
In summer, members meet occasionally at pre-arranged venues for outdoor sketching and painting.
Exhibitions are arranged in the local area, to enable members to sell and exhibit their work.
Thinking of joining us..?……Your first ‘taster’ visit is FREE
The Cotswold Art Club is made up of members of mixed abilities, amateur and professional. We meet on the afternoon of the third Saturday of each month from September to June in The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham GL51 6PN at 2-30pm – 4.30pm. We usually have a talk/demonstration by someone in the art fraternity that is always enjoyable, informative and useful with a tea break halfway through. You will be made very welcome by our Committee welcome group and current members if you wish to attend.
If you haven’t become a member then join us at Cotswold Art Club to benefit from this great offer.
The current joining fee for the club is £10 plus an annual membership fee of £20 for the year, 1st January-31st December (cheques payable to Cotswold Art Club) and sent to Dave Hooper. You join as an Associate Member and as such you are entitled to attend and take part in everything except exhibiting. The annual membership fee for both associate and full members is the same. Associates cannot exhibit their work until it has been seen and accepted by a Selection Committee, meeting once or twice a year at a Saturday meeting – the next one being at the October meeting. This is very informal: you are invited to bring three pieces of your original work (copies or prints are not accepted). If accepted, you will become a Full Member and may exhibit at all Club exhibitions, generally without further selection.
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