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Audrey Hawthorne exhibition

An exhibition of the work of Paisley artist Audrey Hawthorne will open on Saturday 28th May – Friday 24th June. Audrey has exhibited with the Royal Society of Watercolourists in Edinburgh and was elected an artist member of Paisley Art Institute in 2001. Audrey will be attending the opening on Saturday, from 2pm – 3.30pm, […]

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An exhibition of the work of Paisley artist Audrey Hawthorne will open on Saturday 28th May – Friday 24th June. Audrey has exhibited with the Royal Society of Watercolourists in Edinburgh and was elected an artist member of Paisley Art Institute in 2001. Audrey will be attending the opening on Saturday, from 2pm – 3.30pm, where many of her works will be available to purchase.

Aid for Ukraine by Falconer Houston DA HPAI

5 unique ceramic pieces are not to be missed this Sunday at McTears contemporary art auction. Starting at Noon. All profit is going to the Association of Ukranians in Britain. At a Previous sale, his Mackintosh style creation sold for £480.

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5 unique ceramic pieces are not to be missed this Sunday at McTears contemporary art auction. Starting at Noon. All profit is going to the Association of Ukranians in Britain. At a Previous sale, his Mackintosh style creation sold for £480.

Pam Carter

We are so sad to announce the passing of Pam Carter. A graduate of Glasgow school of Art, her easily recognisable, broadly painted landscapes were much sought after. Pam was elected a PAI Diplomate a few years ago. Our heart felt condolences go to Elaine and family. Memorial service will be held on June 1st […]

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We are so sad to announce the passing of Pam Carter. A graduate of Glasgow school of Art, her easily recognisable, broadly painted landscapes were much sought after. Pam was elected a PAI Diplomate a few years ago. Our heart felt condolences go to Elaine and family.

Memorial service will be held on June 1st at 1pm at the Baptist Church, Roman Road, Bearsden G61 2SL.

 

Art for Ukraine update

Art for Ukraine Auction A big thank you to both those who generously contributed work and also those who helped to make Sunday’s auction possible.  There are a few but limited expenses including artists’ reimbursement which we’re currently collating and one still outstanding payment.  Assuming we receive the outstanding payment, we’re estimating that the net […]

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Art for Ukraine Auction

A big thank you to both those who generously contributed work and also those who helped to make Sunday’s auction possible.  There are a few but limited expenses including artists’ reimbursement which we’re currently collating and one still outstanding payment.  Assuming we receive the outstanding payment, we’re estimating that the net charity donation will amount to just over £25,000 after deduction of incurred expenses and artist reimbursements which are amounting to a little over £2k.

Remember that we also have a further 5 pieces of ceramic art by Falconer Houston due to be sold at McTears Conremporary Art Auction  on 29th May. All proceeds will be going to the same charity.  Considering that Falconer’s Glasgow style piece made the handsome total of £480, we could see him making even more for the cause!

Please share awareness of this further auction to help sales.

Quo Vadis

Art for Ukraine – Joe Hargan’s picture for Ukraine fundraising auction. ‘Quo vadis?’ The title was hard, as the usual humour may be inappropriate but we want it to be uplifting, not heavy. As far as we know the buildings pictured are in Kiev. It would be interesting to hear from the Ukranian contacts, who […]

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Art for Ukraine –
Joe Hargan’s picture for Ukraine fundraising auction.

‘Quo vadis?’

The title was hard, as the usual humour may be inappropriate but we want it to be uplifting, not heavy. As far as we know the buildings pictured are in Kiev. It would be interesting to hear from the Ukranian contacts, who will receive the donation, any comment on their significance. We think the centre is Saint Michael’s Monastery, the archangel Michael on the column is in independence Square, and the other figure is the Motherland statue. The love heart token on the table is beside the colours of Kiev, quietly. Sniffy offers food, representative of Ukraine’s abundant wheat production feeding the world, and the dog is questioning with an eye on the ball. Quo vadis is ‘where are you going’  as 5 million people are forced to ask themselves. The little dog reminds us of the cruel tearing apart of families as some struggle to take pets with them whilst for others, tragically, it wasn’t manageable. We are witnessing the dispora of a sovereign country.

Art for Ukraine Auction

Art for Ukraine – A Charity Auction – Sunday 8th May In response to the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, the Club has undertaken to stage a charity art auction to raise funds for humanitarian aid to support the victims of this conflict.  We are very pleased to be doing so in collaboration with the Association of […]

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Art for Ukraine – A Charity Auction – Sunday 8th May

In response to the tragedy unfolding in Ukraine, the Club has undertaken to stage a charity art auction to raise funds for humanitarian aid to support the victims of this conflict.  We are very pleased to be doing so in collaboration with the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and the generous assistance of Exhibit Auctions.  Works donated by the Club’s artist members, Diplomate members of the Paisley Art Institute and other invited artists will be on display in the Club on the 3rd and 6th May.  The auction will be conducted both in the Club and online at the same time by Natasha Raskin Sharp on Sunday 8th May, doors will open at 12 midday,  the auction will commence at 2pm.  Teas, coffees and light refreshments will be available in the Club prior to the auction’s commencement.

The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain 
The Association are coordinating shipments of aid with their compatriots in Ukraine while also making preparations for refugees coming to UK.  Recent and current activities include the regular dispatch of heavy goods vehicles from UK to either the Polish border or Ukraine itself at a cost of £2,600 per journey carrying a variety of goods ranging from basic medicines, toiletries, shoes and clothing to specialist medical equipment and hospital beds.  Cargos are being sourced and donated in accordance with the priorities being relayed from Ukraine.
The association is also amassing caches of supplies and coordinating support services for refugees arriving in the UK with no more than the suitcases that they were able to travel with.
As the situation on the ground changes so do aid and refugee support priorities, the Association will be able to ensure that the funds raised by the auction are channeled to best effect.  Meanwhile anyone wishing to make a separate financial contribution can do so here – https://www.gofundme.com/f/helpukraine
On Sunday 8th May, which happens to be Ukrainian Mothers Day, we will be very pleased to welcome the Association’s Edinburgh branch Chairman, Hannah Beaton-Hawryluk, who has kindly offered to open the auction.

Exhibit Auctions
An auction catalogue will be made available online by Natasha’s contemporary art auction platform (Exhibit Auctions), allowing all the artworks to be viewed digitally from 25th April onwards whilst also being available to view physically in the Club’s main downstairs gallery on the 3rd and 6th of May.
Bids will be able to be lodged in advance both online and also on bidding slips that will be available in the Club for anyone viewing the hung works on the 3rd and 6th of May.
On the 8th of May, bidders will be able to participate either in the Club or online in real time; the auction will be broadcast via Exhibit Auctions to anyone who is unable to attend in person.
Natasha has been conducting fine art and charity auctions for over a decade and is already certain that Art For Ukraine will rank highly among her career highlights.  She has very generously opted to conduct the auction with zero auction fees so as to maximise the charitable donation.  We hope you will consider supporting this initiative and share this notification with any interested friends or other family members.
Meanwhile we will email you again when the auction catalogue becomes available with a link to the catalogue through which there will be an option to register for the auction.

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We can now provide you with the following link to the online auction catalogue – https://exhibit.auctionary.com/auctions/catalog/id/29145/Art-For-Ukraine-A-Charity-Auction-0-Buyer-s-Premium

If you would like to bid for any of the auction lots, you can do so either by attending the auction in the Club on Sunday 8 May (doors open 12 midday, auction commences 2 p.m.) or by participating online by registering beforehand on the Exhibit Auction’s website – https://www.exhibitauctions.co.uk.

If you are unable to attend the auction but would like to bid, then you can still do so by submitting an advance bid either online or by completing a paper form that will be available in the Club prior to the auction.
All the generously donated works are being exhibited in the Club’s downstairs main gallery space and will be available to view prior to the auction on Tuesday 3 May and Friday 6 May.
We hope you get to enjoy the exhibition and will consider this deserving cause.
Regards
The Club’s Gallery Committee

Membership cards issued

We hope you like our move to a membership card you carry in your phone and can find in your emails. We are modernising and saving funds on postage as we help the planet. We are also moving back to the simpler system where membership is paid every October instead of constant reminders being needed all […]

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We hope you like our move to a membership card you carry in your phone and can find in your emails. We are modernising and saving funds on postage as we help the planet. We are also moving back to the simpler system where membership is paid every October instead of constant reminders being needed all year. If you prefer a printed card, please let us know. Next year we can have both available.

This year we have held off printing any, since we have been working on the constitution of the new SCIO. This will change our charity number at the bottom of our cards. Remember to ask, when buying art materials or framing if membership entitles you to a discount there. We have confirmed it to be available at Millers, who are also continuing their award at our next exhibition. Others in the scheme, before lockdown hardship, were Smiths and our local Paisley,  Causeyside Street, and Renfrew framers. If you buy elsewhere and they do not give discount, let us know and we can ask if they will also join our scheme. This Spring,  we have now  added Arthire, where they will give members 10% off their bill.

Please get in touch if you have paid your subscription and have not received your ‘card’, after first checking your spam and promotions.

Irene McCann wins the GSWA award

Irene McCann, our Membership Secretary, has been awarded the Glasgow Society of Women Artists Special Award. The award is presented for outstanding work when the main exhibition is held at the Lillie Gallery in Milngavie Glasgow. Irene’s painting is Budleia and Blackbird. The Society’s membership of over 200 artists and lay members covers all genres […]

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Irene McCann, our Membership Secretary, has been awarded the Glasgow Society of Women Artists Special Award. The award is presented for outstanding work when the main exhibition is held at the Lillie Gallery in Milngavie Glasgow. Irene’s painting is Budleia and Blackbird.

The Society’s membership of over 200 artists and lay members covers all genres of creativity with painters, sculptors, textile artists, photographers, print makers and silversmiths within its ranks.