Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Clubs are currently full. Anyone interested in joining our waiting list, please contact Maggie Read.
We now have our own PIRBRIGHT ART CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE which will hopefully reach a wider and more diverse audience when we advertise our exhibitions. It is also a useful way of showing members at work; "before and after" paintings and Art Club activities almost as they are happening! Do look for us, if you are on Facebook, and encourage your friends to "Like our Page"! Click onto our Facebook Page to see what we are up to each week!
Everyone can Post onto our Page so feel free to Post your own Art activities and events.
On Monday afternoon, 6th February, a special workshop called 'Drawing Horses' took place at Lord Pirbright's Hall. We were honoured to have artist Jim Power (full member of the Society of Equestrian Artists since 2001) running this workshop. He comes from a family with horses 'in the blood' and his career was at race-horse studs, helping to foal the likes of Frankel! He has been painting since he was a young boy. He has links with the Munnings Museum and is 'artist-in-residence' at York racecourse. Jim gave us a wonderfully informative demonstration about the proportions of the horse with lots of practical advice and tips. This was followed by a successful practical session on drawing horses, both standing still and in action! There were 27 members present and they all enjoyed the extended drawing session and trying Jim's techniques. Below are some examples of Jim's lovely paintings. Members drawings from the workshop are featured under Members News.
The 2017 dates, themes and media have now been published and can be found on the Club Meetings page of this website. The dates for all club meetings, plus other events, can be seen by clicking here (and then open the box which appears in the bottom left hand corner or centre of your screen).
Maggie Read will be showing her work in the Tutor Showcase Exhibition at the Harvey Gallery, Harvey Road, Guildford from Monday February 20th until Friday March 3rd. The poster for the exhibition is shown left and features Maggie's painting of Pirbright Pond. For further information, see the Harvey Gallery website, www.harveygallery.co.uk
Our 2016 Annual Exhibition took place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. The exhibition was very successful, with overall sales being up from previous years, despite the average catalogue price also going up. Unframed folios, including unframed oils and acrylics, which were not in the catalogue also did well. Visitors numbers were healthy and there was evidence that our Facebook Ad, publicising the event, attracted more people. For further information, see the Exhibitions page.
2016, David Harmer was approached by the charity "Cards for
Good Causes" to paint Guildford High Street with a view to
turning it into a Christmas card. This charity raises money for
many leading charities by selling cards in temporary shops
throughout the country.
The card shown above right was David's finished image which he has donated to the charity.
Our two Summer Exhibitions, the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival and the Railings Exhibition, were a great success in 2016, with good weather and a good turnout of visitors. Many club members exhibited and a number also painted on the village green. Various sales were made both of framed and unframed work.
Ingrid Skoglund had two pictures accepted by the Llewellyn Alexander gallery for their annual "Not the Royal Academy" exhibition. Ingrid's two pictures are entitled "A Day at the Seaside" (also see below) and "Under the Surface". The exhibition ran from June 7th to August 20th, 2016.
in the year, Ingrid also received the public vote award
for favourite picture in the Woking Art Society exhibition held at the Lightbox.
The winning picture, "A Day at the Seaside" is shown here.
Ingrid also received the Chairman's Shield - a great achievement,
as she had only recently joined Woking and become an exhibiting
member! Ingrid has also joined Guildford Art Society and
recently sold a painting she exhibited at the Guildford House
Stephen Jones, a member of the Tuesday group, was shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators magazine's "Artists of the Year" award. His painting, Echoes, was among 50 paintings selected from thousands of entries, and was exhibited at London's Mall Galleries during 2016. See Members' News for Stephen's comments.