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Buckingham Art for All -

 

A Buckingham based Art group which welcomes artists of all abilities and those interested in art to meet, share, learn and above all enjoy art.  Monthly meetings are held with a variety of speakers and demonstrations.  We hold two annual exhibitions and would love you to join us either as a visitor or a member; spectator or artist!

January 2016 - Happy New Year

Zoe Day - Portraiture, Zoë talked briefly of her background in art and shared her passion and dedication to art and her journey to where she is nowFirst she did a demo of a self portrait demonstrating how to to work with graphite power, pencil and eraser. We then broke for tea after which she demonstrated the use of Zoe's magic palette! Which is yellow ochre, vermillion, black and white. She suggested that we buy the best paints we can buy so you can get an amazing range of colours form these four paints including greens and blue tints. She finished the evening showing us some of the properties of the face and how you can change a head completely using different proportions making the head older and younger and then an old man! A really enjoyable evening watching an expert at work making it look easy when what she has is years and years of good artistic practice.

 

Written by Debs Last, Photos by Emily Pool

December 2015 - Christmas Quiz & Party

Another great evening full of laughs and interesting questions which tested our festive brains! Well done to the winners and our best wishes to the losers - better luck next year!

November 2015 -

Our Winter Exhibition has been a roaring success! Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, opened the exhibition on Friday night with a great crowd appreciating our record entry. We were pleased to have four paintings from our twinned town of Mouvaux, in France, to add to our wonderful show of local artistic talent.

 

For those of you that visited over the weekend and took part in the competition element of our Journey Themed exhibition, here are the results.

 

Best Interpretation of the Theme

Winner - Pilgrim, A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step by Cathy Read

Highly Commended - After the Storm by Rowena Devas

 

Best Novice

Winner - Birch Reflections by Maria Pratt

Highly Commended - Memories of my Childhood by Dianne White

 

Best Intermediate

Winner - Journey to Safety by Geraldine Rendle

Highly Commended - A Frosty Morning Walk by Wyn Burder

 

Best Experienced

Winner - Too Shy to Go Anywhere by Barbara Geary

Highly Commended - T.G.I.F. (after Joseph Zbukvic) by Peter Baker

 

Best in Show

Winner - Too Shy To Go Anywhere by Barbara Geary

Highly Commended - After the Storm by Rowena Devas

November 2015 - A record entry to our Exhibition promises a great weekend for the 14th and 15th November at the Buckingham Community Centre. Preview invites will be with members shortly.

October 2015 - If you would like to make a donation to Cancer Research UK in memory of Bafa member Melanie Makinson - Please follow this link.

 

Bafa Membership is now available for 2016 - just £20!

 

Next Events

 

Except where noted all events are free to members, £5 for non members at Buckingham Well Street United Church from 8pm to 10pm

 

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September 2015 - September’s guest was Christian artist Yvone Bell. Yvonne primarily designs church vestments, banners, chasubles and panels and it was particularly interesting to hear of her work on vestments designed for the Archbishop of York. However Yvonne also brought with her other examples of her varied styles of silk painting, mainly carried out using the ‘stained glass’ method but there were also a few examples of more freehand work. Yvonne carried out a demonstration of her work, which we were actively encouraged to watch very closely, and she practically completed an entire painting in the 2nd half! It was good to hear a few people mention that those silk paints at the back of the cupboard might get another airing.....

 

Written by Emma Hamilton, Photos by Emily Pool

 

 

For further information contact:  0843 289 7244 or emailnews@buckinghamartforall.co.ukThis number is run by an automatic switchboard and will try and to connect you to a member of the committee who will help with your query.

 

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Tues 9 Feb—AGM and Dismaland Picture Show

 

Bring your sketchbook and pencils and meet with members old and new. Our Spring Exhibition will also be launched!

 

Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 11th February 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham

 

Tues 8 March – Gino Ballantyne

 

"Curator of Ideas!" Where will Gino take us for this evenings journey? There is only one way to share this experience and yes, it will be thought provoking!

 

Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 10th March 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham

 

 

Click here for an uncatalogued work form

 

Examples of our Members Artwork can be viewed on the Bafa Gallery's Participating Artists pages

Raffle Prizes

 

We have had a few members enquiring as to where we get our wonderful raffle prizes, month after month.  Well the answer is that they are donated by very generous members! We would like to thank those of you who have thought of us, and supported our raffle, when you find such great prizes be it a bottle or art related items and books. All donations to the raffle can be brought along to the monthly meetings.