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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Spotlight - Death of the Magazine Cover / Movie Poster



This month, Spotlight takes a look at animator Dermot O' Connor's blog post on the death of the magazine cover and movie poster.

You can find the article right here: http://www.idleworm.com/arts/malefactor.shtml

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.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Call for graffiti artists!

If you're interested in doing some graffiti work, the Kidderminster Arts Festival's Above Boards event needs you! There are boards of various sizes available to be painted on over the weekend of 16th and 17th August.

You can find the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/214911102039774/
Contact details are here: https://www.facebook.com/boarsheadgallery/info

I'll be there, as will LAS Committee member Lesley Connolly (and possibly Tom Crowe) - if it's anything like last year's, it'll be great fun!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Exhibition rule amendment

A quick update - we're removing the rule requiring a boxed canvas to have a "hardboard or mount board covering the back."

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Exhibition Rules Update

We've made an amendment to the Exhibition entry fees this year.

Not For Sale pieces will now cost £5 for paintings measuring under 30", and £10 over that (instead of the previous flat £12 for all NFS work).

Also, we're including a guide to presentation:

    FRAMED

    o   a frame of good quality with tightly mitred joints

    o   clean glass

    o   neatly cut mount

    o   hanging cord should be of sufficient strength

    o   fastened with D-rings which are flush to the frame; not the protruding screw rings as these can damage frames stacked together

    o   self adhesive or gummed tape on the back to cover the joint between frame and backing

    o   adhesive label showing: title, price, medium, artists name on the back

    o   label hanging over the front showing: title, price, medium, artists name

    

    BOXED CANVAS

    o   picture overlapping edges otherwise painted edges

    o   hardboard or mount board covering the back

    o   hanging cord should be of sufficient strength

    o   fastened with D-rings which are flush to the frame; not the protruding screw rings as these can damage frames stacked together

    o   adhesive label showing: title, price, medium, artists name on the back

    o   label hanging over the front showing: title, price, medium, artists name

    

    BROWSER

    o   neatly cut mount

    o   backing board

    o   wrapping of cellophane (not cling film)

    o   adhesive label showing: title, price, medium, artists name on the back

    

    OTHER ART WORK

    o   display aid if necessary

    o   label showing: title, price, medium, artists name, attached


Do you have any suggestions for presentation? Is there something you'd like to see, or something that you feel doesn't add much? Drop me a line at samsketches@yahoo.co.uk

Committee Changes

The LAS Committee has undergone a few changes - we're sad to say goodbye to Susanna Checketts, who is stepping down as Newsletter Secretary. Pat Innes has returned to the Committee and becomes our Secretary, and Anne Fox, who has been creating the posters for our monthly meetings, officially joins.

Welcome, Pat and Anne!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Little Hereford Painting Challenge

This was sent in by Jean Simnett - on 9th August, at the Little Hereford Fete, 4 hours to complete a picture and win prizes!


Thanks, Jean!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

2014 Summer Exhibition Forms

The 2014 Summer Exhibition Forms are now online! You can find them in the Membership and Exhibitions Forms page.

Don't forget - the exhibition runs from 15th - 25th August, and the last day for submitting your entry form is 1st August.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Pictures from Wilf Langford's talk

Unfortunately I wasn't able to make Wilf's talk and demonstration, but by all accounts it was fantastic, very informative and very entertaining - thank you Wilf!

George Loades kindly took some photos of the evening:


We don't have a talk in August, but we do have our Summer Exhibition! You should have already received your forms via the Newsletter, but they will also be posted online very soon.