The summer has been heating up . . .
Updated: Aug 23, 2022
. . .and here's what's been happening at the Broughty Ferry Art Society.
We held our last talk in June, before our summer break with Fiona Haddow giving us some insight into her art journey, demonstrating how she approaches her paintings. It was very enlightening indeed and a big thank you goes out to her as well as Linda Brownlee for assisting.
Talks will resume in September when our new term begins.
42nd Summer Exhibition and Sale of Artworks 2022
We held our annual summer exhibition in the Scout Hall in Broughty Ferry from 30th June until 10th July and we are very pleased to announce that it was a great success.
Our opening evening was very busy and being the first opportunity to hold a busy event since 2019, there was a fantastic buzz in the air!
The opening ceremony was performed by guest artist, Pauline Lavery alongside BFAS President Dorothy Walker. A big thank you goes out to Pauline for her contribution on the evening and for selecting the winner of Isbister Prize 2022 which was awarded to Norma Hutchison for her watercolour painting entitled Geisha. A huge congratulations goes out to Norma!
The winner of the John Barr Award 2022 was also announced and was received by Andy Paris for his painting, Moonlight Scene. A massive congratulations to Andy!
During the course of the week we had lots of visitors and sold almost a third of the paintings on display. We received some wonderful feedback from visitors, one of whom commented that it was one of the strongest exhibitions by the society that she had seen.
Avril Cunningham very kindly donated one of her artworks to be raffled off during the course of the event which generated a lot of interest and funds so we are very grateful to Avril and thank you very much for supplying us with the painting! And congratulations to the lucky winner!
Of course we must thank all of the members for taking part, everyone who visited and purchased artwork, the committee and volunteers for enabling the event to take place, despite a few men going down with Covid! Thank you everyone who contributed and supported the event, so many to mention individually. We are very much looking forward to next year and hope to see you all again then.
Preparing For The Next Term
We are now working on our calendar for the next term, organising speakers for our monthly demonstrations which start in September and preparing for our classes which also commence then. It might still be summer, but we will also be looking ahead towards the end of the year when we hope to hold a winter exhibition so keep your eyes open for news on that.
We still have availability for membership so if you have been thinking about getting out your dusty paints and brushes or are looking to be part of a community of artists, you can join online by clicking here.