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COVID-19: Meetings Cancelled
(but see Newsletters, below)
The Committee regrets to advise that, owing to a significant number of "At Risk" members, including many committee members who would normally officiate at a Meeting, it has reluctantly been decided that tomorrow's demonstration by Max Hales (17/3/20) can not now go ahead. Unfortunately, until further notice, it is possible that further meetings may also be postponed for the protection of our members but all members will be advised as the Covid-19 situation develops.
18/6/20 Must see June Newsletter in Archives>Newsletters
11/4/20 Must see April Newsletter in Archives>Newsletters
9/3/20 Must see March Newsletter in Archives>Newsletters
28/1/20 New paintings by Jill Watkins in Gallery
Keith Hornblower demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
12/1/20 New paintings by Lynda Tolworthy in Gallery
11/12/19 Flyer for Ian Fennelly Workshop, 18-19 July 2020
5/12/19 Mark Warner Workshop write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
29/10/19 Paul Banning Xmas Open Studio Invitation: 23/24 November
27/10/19 Annet Pullen wants to let you know that Helen Lieber's and Hilary Dancer's paintings have been published in the November issue of Leisure Painter in the "Best in Show Paintings" section of Art Club Gallery on page 76, looking great.
12/10/19 See Poster for Visual Arts Open Prize
24/9/19 Tony Parsons demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
25/8/19 Rob Wareing demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
28/7/19 Exhibition update See 2019 Exhibition page.
20/7/19 New member Peta Jamieson in Gallery
5/7/19 Mark Warner workshop, due 30 Nov to 1 Dec (See his demo write-up)
27/6/19 2019-2020 Events Programme
23/6/19 Amendments following AGM including change of subscription
4/5/19 Jon Davies demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
18/4/19 Mark Warner demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
25/3/19 Lewis Hazelwood-Horner demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
25/2/19 How to sell your paintings in Messages
23/2/19 Paul Banning demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
Publicity in Leisure Painter in Messages
3/2/19 Anthony Nield demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations
1/1/19 Alex Roch demo write-up in Archives>Demonstrations

Members of the society with messages that they think would interest their fellows are invited to e-mail them here.
25 Feb 2019: Message passed on by Sam Dauncey
From : hannah-bruce@hotmail.co.uk.
Heathdene, South Road, Woking, GU214JW
Subject : Helping your Artists
I’d like to introduce myself to your group. I am Hannah Bruce and I’m E Publicity Secretary for Woking Art Society and Newsletter Coordinator for Guildford Art Society and foremost, a very enthusiastic Artist.
I’m passionate about the idea of Art societies/groups growing and being stable artistic entities by utilising internet communication. Not only that – but helping individual artists to promote themselves on social media too.
I wondered if you can help me to do a word of mouth campaign.
I’ve written an ebook with 100 tips for artists and published on amazon. It is free to kindle subscribers. In it I give help and guidance on what to do to further your presence on line. It goes from very basic concepts to rather advanced ideas – so suits all artistic endeavours. I’m certain that it will help you to achieve great things with your community.
Very Best Regards, Hannah Bruce
To test how good I am – Perhaps do a search of Hannah Bruce Art on Google and see if I come top in the search engine.
22 Feb 2019: Message from Annet Pullen
Hi everyone, Some good news. The April edition of Leisure Painter shows 2 of our winning pictures of last year's exhibition. They are: - "Venice", best Watercolour painting, by Sue Smith and - "Ruffled Feathers" winner of the People's Choice Award during the Opening Evening which was by Nikki Carr. (Apologies from Leisure Painter, Nikki. They had to crop your painting slightly to straighten it up, but thought it still worked OK). They can be found on page 77, in the "Art club gallery" - Best in Show paintings. Cheers, Annet
17 August 2017: Message from Maddy Hawes
Just to remind you that Wokingham's Heritage Days are on Saturday & Sunday, 9 & 10 September this year. This will present another chance to see the MillettMurals at St Crispin's School, along with other cherished items of Wokingham's history.
Also, the Wokingham Arts Trail takes place 2 weeks later, on Saturday & Sunday, 23 & 24 September, which will include Elaine & Peter Izod, Lesley Redmond, Sam Knight and many other familiar names. Maddy
4 November 2016: Message from Sarah Abell
You are invited to the following places where Sarah Abell's ceramics are amongst lots of other lovely things!

Wokingham's new More Arts Shop at 6 Peach Street. We are open till Christmas, Tuesdays-Sundays 10am-4pm.(closed Mondays) http://www.morearts.org.uk/

Henley Studios in Duke Street. (Open normal shop hours) http://www.thegalleryathenleystudio.com/

Pangbourne Quality Market in the Village Hall, Station Rd. RG8 7AN
Saturday, 5th November, 10am-4pm. http://www.pangbournequalitymarket.co.uk

Maidenhead's Norden Farm, Altwood Rd., SL6 4PF are holding a
Christmas Artisan Fair on Saturday 19th November, 11am-4pm. Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies or Christmas flavoured coffee with your browsing. https://norden.farm/

Farnham Maltings Christmas Fair. Wednesday 30th November 3pm-9.30pm and Thursday 1st December 10am-8pm.
£1 entry except under 15's and members. The whole building is filled with stalls featuring handmade gifts, crafts, vintage and food & drink. GU9 7QR http://www.farnhammaltings.com

Do hope you will come and enjoy yourselves.
Many thanks,
28 October 2016: Maddy Hawes' Children in Need Xmas Cards now on sale

Dear You
The Songs of Praise Christmas cards to raise money for Children in Need, one of which is my design, are on sale online at bbcchildreninneedshop.co.uk
Packs of 10 cards, in the 10 different designs, cost £3:99 per pack, and if you place your order before 1 November, the delivery charge of £4:25 is waived.
For more information, see page 172 of next week's Radio Times.
30 November 2013: Plea to artists for help at Westmead Centre

The Westmead Centre is a day centre for adults with physical disabilities and\or sensory impairment. It is lucky enough to have an art studio equipped with art materials and a kiln. They are very keen to invite local artists to come to the centre to demonstrate their skills to their clients and perhaps even run a skills workshop. See here for details.
15 Nov 2011: Message from Sue Smith about Rosemarie de Goede

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Rosemarie de Goede died in the early hours of 10th November from a respiratory infection. She had been ill for a couple of weeks after an enjoyable week with Liz Seward at Dedham Hall.

What can I say? We all loved her didn’t we – she was such a joy and an inspiration. My house is full of her paintings and ponies, donkeys, cows etc. Chris described her as our matriarch. Our exhibitions will miss her flamboyant and vibrant paintings and we will all miss her tremendous personality and inspiring workshops.

Laurie Clarke told me how much she loved our society – it was mutual!

Webmaster's note: Rosemarie's funeral took place at 2.15pm. on Friday 25 November at Easthampstead Park Crematorium, South Road, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berks. RG40 3DW. Family flowers only, but donations to the NSPCC please.
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