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2022 Exhibition will be live
(Members should refer to Newsletters)
1/5/22 2022 Exhibition, the 65th, will be live
9/2/22 Change of Membership Secretary on Contacts page
16/12/21 Note on Roger Dellar on Home page
18/9/21 See our mention in the October 2021 Leisure Painter
1/8/21 Virtual exhibition in 2020-21 Exhibition page
10/7/21 Paintings by Christine Rogers added to Gallery
19/6/21 We heard with great sadness that our erstwhile President, Paul Banning, had died on 4th May 2021 but with happiness that his, and our, long term friend, Roger Dellar, has agreed to take on the role. See the newsletter tribute from our Chairman.
8/2/21 Newsletters are no longer added here - members receive them by email
28/8/20 Virtual exhibition in 2020 Exhibition page
Links to Facebook and Instagram
Paintings by Kusum Shabong in Gallery
26/7/20 Gallery update
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
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.
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
25/2/19 How to sell your paintings in Messages

Members of the society with messages that they think would interest their fellows are invited to e-mail them here.
21/7/20: Covering message from Rod about July 2020 Exhibition Newsletter
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Many thanks to the 39 Members who contributed to the Newsletter Gallery - now, as mentioned in the Newsletter, all members have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reach a potentially worldwide audience by sending works to Kusum Shabong for inclusion in a showreel of our works which she is compiling as a YouTube.

Kusum is hoping to receive a significant response from members and has suggested that 2 works per exhibitor should allow her to create a good impression of our society's scope - something that is already apparent from the the attached Newsletter!

If you wish to submit the same work to Kusum as that already in the Newsletter, that will be fine but more prolific members may wish to submit different works to create a spread of work across the two virtual galleries.

The essential requirement is that, owing to Kusum's commitments, interested members should send jpegs of their work to Kusum by 28th July or earlier if possible, together with the Titles, Media and Sizes. It is not our intention to include prices on the showreel as the intention is mainly to maintain interest in next year's Exhibition. However, the video clip will include Maddie Hawes's email address for potential buyers to contact and the idea of buying may well be sparked in viewers minds if any works that are definitely not for sale are flagged as such on the showreel.

If an enquiry progresses to a sale, bear in mind that the framing status of a work could be a key consideration. Works that are offered unframed will be easier to deliver and will allow buyers to more easily accommodate your pictures in their homes.)

So to recap: Send your jpegs with all the details requested to : kusum.shabong@gmail.com by 28th July at the latest and...don't forget to send me your votes on the attached Newsletter Gallery entries by 31st July 2020 together with your Whodunnit guesses - see the last page of the Newsletter. and...

Enjoy! Rod Jones Newsletter Editor Return to Newsletter
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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