Club News

This page is for news of WAC members achievements, previous club events and any other items that may be of interest to the rest of the group.

Since we are unable to meet during the current crisis if anyone has any work that they would like to share, for example, a club challenge, then please email it to us.

The outdoor sketchers enjoyed a productive evening at Pamphill.

Anne Gooch was asked to paint a picture as a thank you for the local Hospice where she volunteers for their Thursday night social media post. Her daughter had sent her photos of the grandchildren painting rainbows on their bedroom windows and this painting is taken from photo of her grandson in action.
It was well received and she subsequently decided to enter it in The Artist and Leisure Painter open art competition 2020 and was delighted when it was selected and judging of exhibition will take place on July 9th.
She felt the picture summed up the hope of a child during lockdown looking out into the world with the symbolic rainbow.

Bernie Lusher's splendid portrait of his walking friends 'Somewhere in Dorset' was recently entered into The BP sponsored portrait award which is held annually by the National Portrait Gallery in London. This year, approx. 2000 paintings worldwide were submitted electronically of which 265 were selected for physical viewing by the judges in London. His painting was judged and sadly did not make the final 44 selected for viewing in the National Portrait Gallery in London later this year. But to get down to the last 256 in a multinational award is some achievement – Well done Bernie!

Snowdrop successes go to:

Caroline Thistlethwaite won 2nd prize in the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival Painting Exhibition's 'Visitors Choice' and sold her painting.

And Lorraine March's painting was chosen to be used for the logo for souvenir items for next year's Snowdrop Festival.

February Auction – After our very successful Art Materials Auction in February we raised a sum just short of £500 and we were able to donate the sum of £50 to The Alzheimer's Society on behalf of the of the lady who donated the items.
Special thanks to our intrepid auctioneers Alan, Bernie and Chris.