Dear All

I hope you are keeping safe and well. Please find below details of 2 initiatives I hope you will enjoy getting involved with.

Facebook Group
As we aren’t having our monthly meetings we have set up a members only Facebook group to give members a way of staying in touch with each other. It is a private group and only members of our club can join. It allows any member who joins the group to post and share ideas, pictures, etc.  Lynda and Leanne will act as the group administrators and will approve membership and content. If you are on Facebook you just need to visit the Cotswold Art Club page and then click on Groups. You should then see a group called Cotswold Art Club Members and need to click ‘join’. You will then be asked to confirm your full name (so we can check club membership) and click to say you agree to the group rules. Once approved you will be able to see the group, post and comment.
If you don’t have a Facebook account setting one up is simple. Having an account doesn’t mean you will get a load of random rubbish off the internet. I only use mine to connect with my sons and for the Art Club. If I can manage it any of you can!

Art Competition
During this period of social distancing, and whilst our club demonstrations and exhibitions have been put on hold, the Committee has decided to run a Free Members’ Art Competition. The competition is open to all members of the Cotswold Art Club. Even though the aim is to give you all a fun art goal over the summer, there are prizes to be won!!
There are seven categories.  Each member is allowed one entry per category, but you can enter as many categories as you like.  Entry is free to all Cotswold Art Club members.

The categories are:

Portrait (human)
Still Life

There will be a winner selected from each category (judged by our very own President, Martin Bowden).  The category winners will then be entered in our Best In Show competition and the overall winner will be also be selected by Martin.
There will also be a ‘Members’ Choice’ winner run through our Facebook group.  All group members will be invited to ‘like’ their favourite picture in our competition photo album.  The picture with the most ‘likes’ will win the prize.

Category winner £10 voucher
Best in Show winner £50 voucher
Members’ Choice winner £30 voucher

The competition entries must be received by 1 September 2020.  You can submit your entry at any time before then, but judging will not take place until after 1 September 2020. The Members’ Choice prize will be based on likes recorded on our Facebook group on 14 September 2020.
You can use any medium (so you can use what you have and no need to try to get any more supplies in).
Your work can be any size but you must submit photographs of your entries rather than the actual artwork (see below for details as to how you can do this).
Your submissions must be your own work and not a copy of someone else’s art.

How to enter:
You must submit a photograph of your work rather than the original piece.
If you are able to take a digital copy of your work (e.g. photograph or scan) then you should email it to with your name and Competition Entry in the subject box. All entries will be added to a competition album on our Cotswold Art Club Members Facebook Group.
You can post your entry onto our Cotswold Art Club Members Facebook Group, but you must clearly state in your post that it is a competition entry, your name and which category you are entering.  Your entry will then be added to the competition album ready for voting.
If you are not able to take a digital copy you can send a hard copy photograph in the post to 152 Arle Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8LH.
We hope you all join in and enjoy the competition.  Whether you are entering the competition or not, you can also join our Cotswold Art Club Members Facebook Group and submit any work that you are creating, share ideas or just chat with your fellow club members.

Stay home, stay safe and get creative.  We look forward to your posts on the Facebook group and to receiving your entries for the competition.


Paul Johnson

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