March 2014 - Bafa's Spring Exhibition is on the way, the Call for Entry is now upon us and we are asking for a maximum of 2 entries, max 70cm in in either direction due to the size of the venue! The big weekend is 17th - 18th May, entries to get to us by the 25th April at the latest please. Entry forms will be here asap!
December 2013 - A big thank you to Sharon Lewis, a new member of Bafa, for creating a wonderful Photofilm of our Contrasts exhibition held last month at Buckingham Community Centre. Click on the link below to view it!
December 2013 - Xmas Party and Quiz
photos by Emily Pool
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
to all of our members!
November 2013 - A fabulous time was had by all at the Bafa 2013 'Contrasts' Exhibition & Art Sale
- Wonderful Artwork, a wide variety of Fantastic Live Music and tasty coffee! We hope that you enjoyed it too if you were able to come!
Voted for at the Preview Evening and over the weekend by our 1000+ visitors! Thank you for voting if you were one of them.
Best Interpretation of the 'Contrasts' Theme
Winner - 'Sunshine & Shadows' by Dilys Benjafield
Highly Commended - 'The Bag Ladies' by Dinah Longland
Best in Show
Winner - 'Life of Brian' by Zoe Day
Highly Commended - 'Low Tide at Mevagissey' by Alan Chown
The following were voted for at the Preview Evening on Friday
Best Novice entry
Winner - 'After the Storm' by Colin Price
Highly Commended - 'Light Dance' by Stella Bell
Best Intermediate entry
Winner - 'Sunshine & Shadows' by Dilys Benjafield
Highly Commended - 'Black Dog, White Snow' by Pip Hitchin
Best Experienced entry
Winner - 'Low Tide at Mevagissey' by Alan Chown
Highly Commended - 'Life of Brian' by Zoe Day
November 2013 - Exhibition forms are in and we are now in full swing of getting everything ready -make sure your artwork is ready, we look forward to seeing it next week! (Have you seen MK18 this month?)
October 2013 - Bafa Member Carol Bagni will be interviewed on BBC Radio Three Counties on Monday 14th October, at 2.15pm. They will be discussing how Carol took up iPad Painting, after having to give up Oils, due to poisoning!
October 2013 - The Bafa Art Trail has just been updated around town. There is a new exhibition upstairs at the Dragon Gallery by Sylvia Davidson, do go in and have a look if you get the chance. The Dragon Gallery is a great location for solo exhibitions and we are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to all of our members! The Woolpack Dining Room exhibition, has also had a new batch of wonderful work hung for the season!
October 2013 - Chinese Brush Painting, Paul Maslowski
Although billed as Chinese brush painting our speaker Paul Maslowski immersed us in Chinese culture for 2 hours.
Paul, a Painter, poet and Thai Chi instructor, came dressed for the part. Taking us through the 4 treasures (Ink, brush, paper and stone) and various paraphernalia required to the 8 strokes used to create any painting. These 8 strokes can be demonstrated easily but take a lifetime to master. He showed us how ink is traditionally made by rubbing the ink stick (costing a mere £1000) onto the ink stone with a drop of water. He then painted his name in Chinese characters and then created a painting of Bamboo with a bird.
Paul explained how Chinese art begins with the mastery of calligraphy before taking on more illustrative characteristics. Concluding his talk with a slide show presentation illustrating how Chinese Art has evolved over the last 8000 years.
The second half was a chance to get our hands dirty. It quickly became evident why the technique took so long to master as our artistic skills were tested to the full. From holding the brush in an unaccustomed fashion to regulating the thickness of ink and producing marks of any quality. Another example of how apparently simple things are often the most complex to achieve.
In short a perfect method for those who like control, method and meditation in their artistic practice.
Written by Cathy Read, Photos by Peter Baker
September 2013 - Wonders of Wire, Lindsay Waring
Report to follow...
Photos by Emily Pool
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Tues 11 March - Rod Craig, 'Painting the Elements'
This will take the form of a watercolour demonstration rather than a talk. Rod encourages people to ask questions as he paints, as well as after the demonstration. He shall demonstrate his approach to capturing the essence of the landscape, not in a figurative way but showing how he creates mood, movement and drama. It may be of particular interest to water-colourists who wish to paint in a bolder less inhibited style. He is primarily concerned with painting what he feels rather than sees. He lives and works from his studio in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
Thurs 3rd April - Bafa Art Cafe, @ The Woolpack, Buckingham 11am - Noon
Tues 8 April - John Credland iPad Drawing
John will demonstrate how the iPad and its various applications (App’s) enables drawing and painting from scratch. If you have an iPad please do bring it along and join in. For those of us still in the ‘wilderness’ John will allow you a hands on try, during the refreshment break. After the break, John will photograph an audience member and show how to trace a drawing.
Examples of our Members Artwork can be viewed on the Bafa Gallery's Participating Artists pages
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.
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