OVAS Newsletter June 2019
We have been having a lovely Spring with plenty of opportunities to get out and find inspiration for our art. I was lucky enough to spend a week in North Cornwall, exploring the glorious coastline and some lovely gardens such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Lots of photos of sunlit turquoise seas, and beautiful cliffs adorned with tufts of pink Thrift to bring back to the studio!
You will find with this newsletter your entry forms for our summer exhibition which is not far away , so now is the time to decide what artwork you want to display. Please remember that if you use a framer for your pictures they will need plenty of notice , as this is a busy time of year for them! It is a good thing to consider going with the best frames you can afford as this can make or break your pictures. It also helps the exhibition to look professional and of a high general standard , and makes the job of the hanging committee much easier.
As most of you realise, the setting up of the exhibition is a huge job, so if any of you feel able to volunteer your services for that day the committee would be very grateful. We start at just after 8.0 in the morning but bacon rolls and fruit juice and coffee are provided for helpers!
As one of the stipulations in hanging your work in the exhibition is that you need to agree to steward during the sessions when we are open to the public, please bring your diaries to both the June and July meetings when the rota will be available for you to put yourself down for a couple of sessions. Mike Bird , our treasurer, will be in charge of the rota. You can find all the relevant information regarding entering art work on your forms , but please remember if you are entering cards , to send the forms to Carolyn Barker.
We continue to have a productive programme of events , with Matt Culmer teaching us about colour mixing and tones , which a lot of members really appreciated.
Our June demonstrator is our very own Phil Creek and some of the members are attending his workshop.
In July popular artist Trevor Waugh is coming to show us how to paint roses in watercolour ,an appealing subject.