Create and Craft at Congleton
We have had an e-mail from Paul Rowley who used to run this shop. Sadly the business had to close at the end of last year, but he has a stock of materials left and would like to offer them on a first come, first served basis to art societies. He has sent us a spreadsheet list of Daler Rowney paints - acrylics, oils and watercolours, plus some other items, which he is prepared to sell at 50% off the retail price. The list comprises small quantities of each paint, but there’s quite a good selection of colours. He also has a stock of Pro-arte brushes, canvases, portfolios, etc, which are not on our list. Lesley, Graham and I have a copy of the list of paints, so if you are interested, please contact one of us. If you don’t already have our e-mail addresses, you can get us via the Contact Us page. Members only please!
Macclesfield Art Group...
...are having a demo by Nick Eveleigh (bricks spring to mind) at Townley Street School on Friday 1st March at 7.30 pm, £3 including refreshments.
The Button Project Exhibition - Barnaby Festival - Deadline 4th March
Your opportunity to create a button to be exhibited at the Silk Heritage Centre. Go to the Barnaby Festival website for further information
Each artist may submit ONE button only for the display.
We are looking for a special, showcase button that demonstrates your art and skill.
You may wish to explore ideas of silk, Macclesfield, Metamorphosis (the Barnaby theme), heritage, skills, among others. We are looking for something that will be different from the other buttons in the show.
The button can be up to 1.5 - 3 cm wide x 1.5 - 3 cm high x 3cm thickness and can be made from any reasonably durable and safe-to-handle material. They don’t have to be round.
The button must be functional as a button.
The button must have a loop on the back or 2 or more holes in the button itself to enable it to be fixed to a backing cloth.
National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA)
This summer, the 20th annual staging of the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA) will take place at the Gordale garden centre on the Wirral from July 19th to August 4th. NEWA begins with 3 days of free demonstrations by some of the world's most talented wildlife artists
(flyer attached, further details at http://www.newa-uk.com/ )
Bollington Festival 2014
Members should have received a message from our Chairman inviting them to consider entering work in next year’s festival. Click here for further information. We shall also be holding our exhibition during the week of the festival, which may allow us to do more than just exhibit our work. The Committee is in discussion with the Festival Visual Arts group and will update members of progress over the coming months, but do please click on the link to find out more now.
Alan says “Here are the proposed dates for visiting Bollington Art Centre up to June, which as before will not interfere with your Demos and allows visitors from other localised Groups to meet us on a regular basis”
Wed 1pm - 3.30pm
- 16th Jan
- 30th Jan
- 13th Feb
- 27th Feb
- 13th March
- 27th March
- 10th April
- 1st May
- 15th May
- 5th June
- 12th June