CHILCOMPTON ART CLUB

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CHARLTONS EXHIBITION DECEMBER 2016

Charltons furniture outlet of First Avenue, Westfield, which first opened its doors to the public last year, has undergone refit and has offered the newly fitted wall spaces to local artists in order to exhibit their work. The first such group to be invited were Chilcompton art club and their exhibition started on Thursday 24th November and will run until just after Christmas. “We are well established in the local area and wanted to give something back to the community.” Said Ross Charlton, Managing director. “When we offered an open invitation to artists back in August we were amazed by the phenomenal response, and as such we are planning to run many exhibitions, with each one lasting for a 6 week period. Exhibition space is offered to display and sell artwork by local artists completely free of charge.”
Club Chairman Hugh Webb stated, “We are delighted to be invited as the first exhibitors for this new initiative by Charltons Furniture. As a club we have a very simple objective, and that is to provide a facility for anyone who has an inclination to have a go at art, to come along to our club on a Wednesday and Friday morning at St. John’s Church Hall, Chilcompton, and sit down with like minded people for a few hours of enjoyment and friendly chit chat. Lack of experience is not an obstacle to joining our group, we have many members who are willing to offer a guiding hand if required. Throughout the year the club also organises opportunities for members to expand their horizons with trips to exhibitions and galleries, occasionally inviting professional artists to come to the club and give demonstrations or hold workshops.

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RECOGNITION FOR PAM WILMOT

Chilcompton Art Club’s annual exhibition took place at the village hall Chilcompton on Saturday the 8th October, the event featured over 120 paintings, and was a great success, with visitor numbers up on last year at about 150.

The proceeds from a well stocked Tombola stall, and the small entrance fee, means that the club can make a contribution of £150 to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Club chairman Hugh Webb stated “We are delighted with the interest and support shown by the local people of Chilcompton and Midsomer Norton, and I would like to thank all the members of the club who contributed their works and helped with the organising of the exhibition.”
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Club artist Pam Wilmot (pictured next to one of her larger works) celebrated her inauguration into the Royal Miniature Society for artists who paint miniatures. Her painting of ‘Anemones’ was given two awards, the Presidents Special Commendation Miniature Work, and Rosemary and Co First Time Exhibitor Award.

 

 

Anyone thinking of taking up painting and drawing for a pastime is welcome to come along to our sessions at St John’s church hall, Chilcompton on any Wednesday or Friday morning between 10:00 and 12:00, all abilities will be made welcome.

CHILCOMPTON ART CLUB - ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2016

 CHILCOMPTON VILLAGE HALL 8th OCTOBER 2016

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THE EXHIBITION GETS UNDERWAY
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WINDOW WALL TABLES
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SALES TABLE READY TO GO
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TOMBOLA READY TO 'ROCK & ROLL'
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SOME WHIZZY PAINTINGS
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TABLE ART
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SENTINELS OF ART
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MORE SENTINELS OF ART
 
   

CHILCOMPTON ART CLUB - ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2015

This year's exhibition was held in the Methodist Church Hall, Midsomer Norton, on Saturday the 7th November 2015.
Photos taken by Nigel Punchard and Tia Edwards

 

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Phil tinkles his ivory's for an avid admirer Terry's tempting tea time treats Pre-show setup Alan Dukes receiving the 'Artist of the Exhibition' award.
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Pre-show setup Some of our highly trained and efficient team - poised This chap has obviously seen them all Pre-show setup
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Much to discuss here Hugh gives a final briefing to his attentive team Della oversees the cards and calendars Still much to discuss it seems
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Pre-show setup Linda at the Tombola stall Penny-Anne, Penny and Eileen Harold & Joan (Founder members)