Chairman’s jottings by Sue Williams
June saw yet another successful Annual Exhibition for Fleet Art Society. Year on year, the standard of work rises and 2018 was no exception. Congratulations to all who exhibited.
Despite competition from Surrey Open Studios and numerous other local art events on at the same time, we still had successful sales.
Many thanks to Hilary Dancer for donating her painting for the raffle.
The committee are reviewing what shows and exhibitions, including venues, we will have next year and will report back at the AGM.
On your behalf, I would like to thank Jenny Johnson, the committee and society members who helped. Please remember every one of these people are volunteers and give up their time willingly and should be respected for doing so.
We hope you all have a good summer and manage to do lots of painting. We look forward to seeing you all at our September demo. Don’t forget to keep up with the latest Fleet Art Society news on our website and through social media.
Full version of the newsletter can be down loaded FAS Newsletter 2018 july
Basingstoke Canal was very busy and lively. There were a lot people with young children, also many boats up and down the canal. Only four members had turned up for the outdoor painting day but we all had a good day.
Congratulations are extended to Sue Williams who has been selected to hang a painting at this year’s RA Summer Exhibition. Well done Sue, we are all delighted for you.
Our summer exhibition is an opportunity to show the artwork of our members and we received many complimentary comments from visitors on the quality of our paintings and the range of styles and subject matter.
3 Highly Commended awards
Peter Forey Award for the best Landscape Painting
“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose is the winner of the 2018 Peter Forey Award.
“Favourite Painting” voted for by members of public was “Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite
Photos were taken during the hanging stage before opening, showing the diversity of styles and skills of our members.
Many thanks to Hilary Dancer for her generous gift of one of her paintings which was offered as the sole prize of this year’s raffle.
Thanks to the hotel management again for their kind permission for our members to paint at their beautiful grounds. We had a very productive start of this season today. We spent most of the day in the walled garden as the flowers are just too good to be missed.