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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Abandoned Room Collective

ARC is a new collective of artists in Ludlow, who work across a variety of disciplines. On as part of the Ludlow Fringe, this exhibition may be of interest to LAS members:


Their website's right here: www.abandonedroom.co.uk

Spotlight - A Colour Chart Before Pantone

This month, Spotlight takes a look at the work of a dedicated Dutch artist who, in 1692, took it upon himself to write (and paint) in detail about mixing watercolors.

From the article, "Not only would he begin the book with a section about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water. The premise sounds simple enough, but the final product is almost unfathomable in its detail and scope."

Here's the link: www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/05/color-book

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to samsketches@yahoo.co.uk - please note that this isn't for self-promotion.

Upcoming - Cartoons with Carol Davies

On Thursday 5th June we've got illustrator and cartoonist Carol Davies coming along to talk about her work, her time at Warner Brothers, and she'll be giving a demonstration. Bring a pencil and paper, and join in (although she's bringing extra, so don't worry if you forget)!

Carol's kindly sent along some images of her work:


You can find her website here: www.caroldavies.co.uk

It's the usual time and place - 7pm for 7.30pm, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, £3 for members and £4 for guests.

See you there!

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Graffiti / mural artists wanted

Artists are wanted to create some some graffiti / mural work on Thursday 12th June at the Chang Thai garden, as part of the Ludlow Fringe Festival launch party. If considered particularly suitable, whatever's created could stay up for the duration of the Festival or possible longer.

Are there any LAS members who could step in? Send me an email at samsketches@yahoo.co.uk and I'll put you in touch with Adam Tutt, who's organising this and who has all the details.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Logos!

How are those logos coming on? Just to remind you of the rules:

There are a few rules, but they're pretty simple:

  • Keep it roughly similar in dimensions to the current one (but squared, or rotated to landscape would be fine) - nothing very long and thin or tall and wide, please! Having said that, feel free to be creative with the shape.
  • It's got to look good when seen both larger and smaller.
  • Feel free to make alterations to our current logo, or come up with something totally new.
  • You may submit as many entries as you like.
  •  It should include the words 'Ludlow Art Society'
  • You must be an LAS member to enter this contest.
  • This is open media - no restrictions here.

How will the contest work?
  • Entries, preferably in .jpg form, are to be sent to samsketches@yahoo.co.uk (I'm not allowed to enter!)
  • I will take the designs and show them, with no names given, to the rest of the Committee.
  • The Committee will decide the winning entry, which will become our new logo.
The deadline is 11.59pm on Saturday 31st May.

Oh, and on a different note, don't forget it's Eclectic Sofa night tonight, 7pm - 11pm, at the Sitting Room (above the Thai Box).

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Carve, Collage, Ink & Print Exhibition

This just in by email from Dru Cole - 

'Carve, Collage, Ink & Print'
Artists books, cards & printmaking at Aardvark Books & café 2014, from June 28 - 13 July 2014 inclusive
With artists Drusilla Cole, Gordon Yapp, Jill Barnaby, Francis Carlisle, Sarah Jameson, Mike Clements, Rebecca Finney, Victoria Keeble, and Denise Fordyce.
A great mix of original linocuts, etchings, collagraphs and unique artists' books.
 
Aardvark Books
The Bookery
Manor Farm
Brampton Bryan
Bucknell
Shropshire
SY7 0DH
01547 530744

Reduction Linocut 'Bucknell' by Drusilla Cole

Friday, 9 May 2014

Pictures from Rob Leckey's Talk

Rob brought along several paintings, so we could see the textural effects his collage techniques create. He took us through his process and materials (dig out your old credit cards - there's painting to be done!), showing how two of his pictures were build up from the mountboard base to the final. He then showed us a collection of his paintings, and explained a little the ideas and methods used in them.

Here are some pictures from the evening:


Thanks, Rob!

Next month, on June 5th, we have illustrator and cartoonist Carol Davies talking about her work - and you can have a go at cartooning, too!

Don't forget our logo competition, the Fringe Art Trail (the LAS section will be in the Wine Bar in Quality Square, and will be curated by Jean Simnett).

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Screevers wanted!

Screevers (pavement artists) wanted!

On Saturday 14th June, there'll be a pavement art event in Castle Square in Ludlow as part of the Fringe Festival, but sadly one of the artists involved is unable to make it...

Can you step in, or do you know someone who can? Materials will be provided. Send me an email if you're interested - samsketches@yahoo.co.uk

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Whittingham Riddell National Fine Art Competition at Weston Park

A Fine Art Open Competition is going to be held at The Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park, which is located on the Shropshire Staffordshire border.

They're calling for entries at the moment, and the deadline is Monday 30th June. There is a Main Prize of £2,000 and a Regional Shropshire/Staffordshire Prize of £500.

You can find all the details, along with entry forms, right here: http://www.weston-park.com/whittinghamriddellopen

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