Christchurch Arts Guild
The Christchurch Arts Guild (CAG) is a club for artists in & around the Christchurch area of Dorset whose members have a diversity of interest and experience and who value the chance to further their knowledge & also exhibit together.
(Pictures below from Guild members)
The Guild provides regular monthly meetings where various activities take place such as Critiques, Artist demonstrations, Life Classes and Workshops.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at All Saints Church Hall, Mudeford. (Opposite the Christchurch Harbour Hotel) from 7pm until 9pm.
There is also the opportunity to submit work for the Guild’s exhibition at the Red House Museum
Visitors and new members are most welcome.
Visitors £4 Students £1
Annual subscription £25 per annum (Students £15)
Jan 9th Sharon Hurst. Winter trees and using your sketchbook.
Feb 13th AGM
Mar 13th Wendy Jelbert. A masterclass in watercolour reflections.
April 10th Tony Parson. Seascape in oils.
May 8th Linda Patterson. A critique prior to our Annual Exhibition.
June 12th Victoria Manser. Coloured pencils.
July 10th Mark Buck. Watercolour showing distance and reflections in Mark’s flamboyant style.
Aug 14th Plein air painting at Mudeford Quay (weather permitting) or alternatively in All Saints Hall.
Sep 11th Linda Patterson. An illustrated talk on the “Age of Impressionism”.
Oct 9th Peter French. Architectural painting in watercolour.
Nov 13th Dee Cowell working in pastels.
Dec 11th Short demos in different media and techniques by our members.
Saturday 15th June – Saturday 13th July.
Christchurch Arts Guild, one of the foremost and progressive local art groups bring their “Colours of Summer” Art Exhibition to the Red House Museum, Quay Road, Christchurch from 15th June until 13th July 2019.
This vibrant show is designed to have multiple appeal for both Christchurch residents and the many visitors to the area at this time of year. Subjects and themes encompass a broad spectrum of art appreciation from realism to abstract, impressionism to figurative and much more.
The Preview is on Saturday 15th June at 10.30am and an early view is recommended. Artists will be on hand for Q and A’s on any painting and there will be several days throughout the exhibition where artists will be working within the gallery and will be available to help with any questions.
Red House Community Manager, Laura Bullivant comments “At the Red House we recognize the value to the town of holding quality art exhibitions in the gallery and “Colours of Summer” by Christchurch Arts Guild fulfills that criteria. We have jointly worked with the Guild through all stages of promotion to what we are sure will be a successful show.”
Visitors are invited to attend the ‘Colours of Summer’ exhibition, Tuesday to Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and can enjoy free admission on all days
The Guild is in its’ 71st year and has gained an enviable reputation for the high standard of work produced by its members some of whom have had paintings accepted by top London galleries and also sold through the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.
For more information on the guild please visit www.christchurchartsguild.co.uk
The Red House and Christchurch Arts Guild have been in very close liaison in the preparation and marketing of this exhibition and have secured the services of several notable professional artists to both launch the show and present its awards.
These are as follows:
Linda Patterson (CAG President)– Presenting the “Presidents Award” to her selected artist
Linda has been a designer, teacher and lecturer throughout her working career, and always an ‘Artist’. Drawing and painting since her earliest days. Her paintings cover many genres, but of late mostly landscapes, inspired by the surrounding beauty of the local area.
Pete Gilbert – Officially opening the show
The exhibition is being opened by Pete Gilbert, a renowned local landscape artist living in the heart of the New Forest and enjoying a high reputation for painting contemporary landscapes of the New Forest or the Dorset Coast.
Laura Bullivant – Presenting the “Spreadbury Rosebowl” to picture of choice.
Laura is the Community Manager for the Red House Museum and has worked closely with the Christchurch Arts Guild committee providing a formidable platform of co-marketing towards the staging of this exhibition.
Stephen Foster – Selecting “Best Watercolour in Show”
Stephen lives in Christchurch and has been a professional artist since 1985. His paintings are in collections in at least twenty countries and every continent. He now concentrates on painting abstracts and semi-abstract landscapes.
Elizabeth Kenyon – Best Marine painting
Elizabeth is Senior Account Manager within Archant Publishing and one of the prime movers for promoting the art scene in Dorset Magazine and Hampshire Life. Recognizing the high profile of this exhibition she has kindly agreed to select the painting she regards fulfils the role as the best Marine subject.
Further information is available from:
Geoff Storer, Publicity Officer for Christchurch Arts Guild on 01202 922456
or see our website at www.christchurchartsguild.org
April 8th Debbie Hide. Architectural Portraits in Acrylics and pencils.
June 3rd Jamie Boots Graphite work- animals.
Sep 2nd Helen Talbot Acrylic- Landscape patterns, reflections and woodland trees.
Workshops, April 8th and September 2nd are held at The Beaufort Community Centre, BH6 5LB. 10am – 4pm.
Workshop, June 3rd will be held at Christchurch Library. 10am – 4pm
Contact: Val – 01425 613831 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members £30, non members £32
Jan 8th Shaun Byatt MBE. Fresh and vibrant acrylics.
Feb 12th AGM and Social evening.
Sammy Miller Motor Museum. Bashley. New Milton
Wednesday 14th – Monday 28th May
May……..Sammy Miller Motor Museum. Bashley. New Milton
14th Oct to 11th Nov:….. RED HOUSE MUSEUM, CHRISTCHURCH
Kings Pavilion: May 8 – 11. – Bridge Street. Christchurch.
Sammy Miller Motor Museum: May 21 – June 5 – Bashley. New Milton
Red House Museum: June 11 – July 16 – Quay Road. Christchurch