Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Aesthetica Art prize

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013: Final Week to Register!

Dear Karl,

I hope this email finds you well. There’s only one week left to register for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 and I’d really appreciate if you could remind artists in your network at Monk Fryston Arts Club of this great opportunity!
It would be great if you could share this message with your followers on Twitter:
Final week to enter @aestheticamag #artprize - deadline 31 Aug! Prizes include group exhibition and £1000. Visit http://tinyurl.com/lgx83m2
Would be possible for you to include the following in your e-newsletter or on Facebook?
There’s only one week left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize 2013, which offers both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. Committed to nurturing new and existing talent, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presence in the international art world. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition, six months studio space, six mentoring sessions, £250 worth of art supplies courtesy of Winsor & Newton and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.
Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Installation & Performance. Deadline for entries is 31 August. Please visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize for more information.
To hear more about the Aesthetica Art Prize, please feel free to email me or call me on 01904 629 137. I look forward to hearing from you, and many thanks in advance!
Best wishes, 
Rebecca Bowery
Aesthetica Magazine


Monday, 26 August 2013

Available Paintings for the October show

On this page will be (hopefully) paintings that are going to be available for purchase at the October exhibition. The exhibition is being held at Monk Fryston Churh hall on the weekend of Oct 4th, 5th 6th. See earlier posts for fuller information.

Please check this post on a regular basis as it will be updated regularly.
Kathy Bowers (will be framed)

Jean Kipling (price to follow)

Jean Kipling (price to follow)

Lyn Anderson

Karl Simpson

3 by Jean Kipling

June Elsey 

June Elsey

June Elsey

Karl Simpson

Karl Simpson 

Cindy Yaxley

A few more additions although this last one isn't quite fnished 

And a few more , this time from Jean Dearn.

Advertising ideas required

At the October flower and art festival we need to encourage as many people as possible to make that short walk up to the church and actually come into the exhibition and then hopefully buy some paintings.

The first hurdle will be getting people into the hall, which might not be too much of a problem bearing in mind that the refreshments will be in there and we are obviously right next to the church. 

However if anyone has some ideas for grabbing people's attention now is the time to shout out. 

Jean suggests use of the Olympic Rings again which worked very well last year but we need to fill them with something more relevant to this exhibition. 

Firstly I thought that two or three athletes (to keep the Olympic theme going) suggesting the hall is just a hop skip and a jump away up the path and also some flowers and possibly something church like.

If anyone has such paintings or indeed any thoughts on the matter please let me or Jean know at the next meeting. 

Lastly I really would like to get some samples  so to speak of what will be available at the exhibition so please keep those finished paintings coming in and ill keep a special post just for the exhibition that can be added to as we get nearer the day. 


My paintings have fallen off the back Constable, honest !
Ill be having a stern word with anyone who doesn't bring completed paintings in, so beware ! 

Monday, 19 August 2013

Free painting week 19th August

Lots of work being done in readiness for the annual exhibition. Have I mentioned that before !

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Free painting week building up to the annual exhibition

We were a little thin on the ground this week with only thirteen members present.  However there was some interesting work done and I suspect some of it was in preparation for the Art Exhibition at the beginning of October, since more people than usual were painting flowers.  The forthcoming Art Exhibition is in conjunction with the village Flower Festival, so some flower pictures would seem appropriate but no means obligatory!

The next remarks may be better with the picture.   The third picture down is worked with gold leaf which requires a very special technique, as does the sixth picture which is painted with waxes and a hot iron!

Enjoy the paintings in the knowledge that it took some considerable effort to get them up here. Thanks to Jean for that effort.