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October Newsletter 2021

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Post date: 15 September 2021

Dear Member

Best in show!

Each year we put on a summer exhibition in Pinder Hall, Cookham Rise.

After having to cancel last August, the Club’s artists, along with a few non-members set up a super display of paintings, drawings, ceramics, glass art, needlework and sculpture. 

The worries of Covid made it an anxious time; would the viewers come; would we make sufficient sales to cover the costs of putting on the exhibition?

Well, the visitors came, more than two thirds of our exhibitors made sales and, with just one or two little things to account for, it does look as if we have covered our costs. The people who came were encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork. The winner was Sarah Cox with her eye-catching picture of a jaguar entitled The Hunter. Well done, Sarah! 

The CAC committee would like to say a huge thank you to all the artists who entered work, the members and others who took on the enormous task of setting up and taking down the exhibition, everyone who kept us fed on the setting-up weekend and of course all the stewards. An exceptional year due to Covid, we are so pleased that our members came together to stage an excellent exhibition, our 79th in the 80 years that the club has existed. Not a bad record, that!

Some comments from our visitors’ book.

  • Beautiful exhibitions, lots to see, some very talented people.
  • Lovely Colour and energy a real pleasure to see such work.
  • Such a high standard of varied work. Thank you.
  • So lovely to be back.
  • Clearly, I shouldn’t have been, but I was surprised to see so much really good work! And hung very effectively too, many thanks. B
  • Lovely exhibition. It always amazes me how talented my neighbours are.  K.T
  • A fabulous exhibition – what a talented group.  A pleasure to view and happy to purchase.

Look out for our next exhibition in Pinder Hall in the Spring.

Sunday Painting in September. We met to paint in Pam Hammond’s garden, where we enjoyed lovely tea and cake and a good long chat to catch up, in the afternoon sun. Pam’s garden is a beautiful paved serene space, with flower beds, absolutely full of plants in full bloom, and complemented by an oriental pergola, varied pots and an attractive buddha statue, the colour of which was hard to capture correctly. Many thanks to Pam for inviting us and providing the refreshments. 

The next Sunday Painting: 10th October, 10.30am – 4pm

This is to be at Boveney Church, a redundant church on banks of the Thames. Address is Lock Path, Dorney. SL4 6QQ for anyone using satnav. Directions: -From A4 from M’head to Slough, turn right into Lake End Rd (by Sainsbury’s), continue over M4, past the Pineapple pub and through Dorney Village. Go over cattle grid onto Dorney Common then take right fork into Boveney Rd and follow it until it becomes Lock Path – Ramblers Car Park on right with short walk to church.  

The church is open apparently, but we do not know if there are any facilities there. It is very close to the river with other painting possibilities if wanted.

Regarding refreshments afterwards, Lyn is looking into the Pineapple, or other cafes nearby, perhaps in Sainsburys, but will sort it beforehand.

There are still a few places available on the Workshop with Sonia Bacchus painting figures, using acrylics. Saturday 2nd October, 10am to 4pm (please arrive at 9.30 for a 10am start): Sonia has given us very good demonstrations several times, so we hope members will be keen to join this workshop. The venue was due to be in Parish Centre but will now be in Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean, Berks SL6 9PD. Limited to 16 places. £30 per person.

Please email Sue Sepehri by 18th September ( [email protected] ) requesting how many places you will require. Sue will then email your confirmation and outline your payment options. No payment will be required until Sue has emailed you and confirmed your place.

Thursday 21st October, 2pm – 4pm (note: Autumn/Winter starting time), a demonstration by Roger Dellar, in The Parish Centre, Church Gate, Cookham, SL6 9SP. 

Roger will be working in oils on the theme of dance. He has given us some superb demos in the past, such as these street musicians, right, so put the date in your diary and come along for an enjoyable afternoon.

Coming Soon

Sunday 14th November, 10am to 4pm: A Workshop in Cookham Dean Village Hall, Church Road, Cookham Dean, Berks SL6 9PD. 

Chris Christoforou has visited us before giving fascinating insights at critiques (left) and a talk on how to sell your work. This time he will be running a workshop on the theme of Painting an Expressive Landscape in acrylics.

Limited to 16 places. £30 per person.

If you would like to join the workshop, please email Sue Sepehri by 30th October ([email protected] ) requesting how many places you will require. 

Sue will then email your confirmation and outline your payment options. No payment will be required until Sue has emailed you and confirmed your place.

(We do appreciate that there are a few members who do not use email. We hope that those members will get a friend to send Sue the initial email and she will take it from there. If you can’t do that, ask a member of the CAC committee at one of our meetings and they will contact Sue.)

Tuesday Painting. With the lifting of covid restrictions we are back in the Cookham Dean Village Hall. As with the usual ‘Tuesday Painting’, anything goes – so feel free to work on or off topic. It is good to have a few paintings in the Newsletter so do send me pictures of your art if you have something you would like to share ([email protected]). The tradition of cake, every ‘topic’ week, continues and if you were lucky enough to go along at the end of August you would have had a treat. It was the birthday of two members

Tuesday Painting: Suggested TOPICS
September 28th: Waterfall (include autumn colours) October 19th: Paint what you like
October 5th: Paint what you like October 26Th: Christmas card competition
October 12th: A funny face (caricature, cartoon

, weird animal)

November 2nd: Paint what you like

Yours sincerely

Robert Jones email [email protected]

Newsletter Editor

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