DURING THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF THE VIRUS LOCKDOWNwe provided members with a daily contact pointwith articles and art based links - all provided througha separate website.Whilst the social distancing rules still give problems,we feel now is the time to move that page and the gallery of member’s work over to this renewed website.The content of this page may be updated WEEKLY
If you are not a member of the Winslow & District Art Societyhere in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdomand live within easy travelling distance of Winslow,please think about joining us.For more information on Membership,see the membership page here and contact our Treasurer forup to date Society information.
Posting to this page July 17th 2020
The Society Committee recently reviewed the possibilities for running events over the coming months. Until things get back to 'normal' we are exploring some interim options for the Summer months.We are unable to hold meetings in our usual Winslow venue at the moment. We have been working with the Bowls Club but it may be towards the end of 2020 before we can begin to use the Bowls Club House for demonstration meetings and painting groups. We will keep you updated, but much will depend upon Government restrictions.The Society has an established booking for the Public Hall in Winslow to hold our usual November Exhibition ( Oct 31st - Nov 1st 2020 ) but until we know the Hall's requirements and what legal restrictions there may be, we cannot confirm that the exhibition will go ahead. We may not know about that until September at the earliest, but fortunately we will be able to prepare and display an exhibition at fairly short notice if we get the go ahead.We are scheduled to hold an Annual General Meeting in late September but at the moment that is unlikely to take place in the traditional format. In common with many other societies, we may circulate all members with the necessary paperwork via Email, advise election nominations and take any vote via the Internet /Emails. I am pleased to say that the Society has a full Committee and officers prepared to continue into next year and manage the current developments. Subscriptions for next year will not be due and membership will simply roll over. If you were a member in 2019/20 you will be a member in 2020/21 until the Society programme restarts.The Society is solvent and there is no reason why we should not return to our normal programme of social painting groups, demonstrations and workshops as soon as it is possible to do so.So far we have held one Society afternoon outside painting session and I know that some members are keeping in touch with ad hoc meetings and we may be able to supplement those by using other venues; so watch this space, as they say!Hopefully you will have seen that members are continuing to paint some tremendous images, a few of which I have shown in the Gallery. Some really good work - keep it up!In the meantime, this page will be regularly updated to keep all our members and friends up to date on anything happening in our art worldPlease check in here regularly as there will hopefully be content similar to that shared with members over the first 3 months of lockdown on the old members website. This will be posted up for each weekend until we have some normality. Peter Weatherill Chairman17th July 2020