The weather was very good to us this year for our outing to Chester.
Bob our driver got us there in good time for everyone to disperse as usual,
in all different directions.
Some down to the river, some to the shops and some to sit and view the
passing crowd. The 1st of July was race day and everywhere there were people
dressed to catch the eye, hats to stun, and dresses of all colours and
lengths also stunning. Some of the bodies inside the dresses, well, they
were challenging but who cared, it was a brilliant carefree day for
It does seem that many did sketch and there was plenty of subjects there for
everyone who wanted to.
I hope everyone enjoyed the day, those that I spoke to said they had and
everyone returned to the coach on time. Bob got us back without getting
caught in the race crowds. So thank you to him
Dorothy and Pam
Several art club members and special guests.exhibited at the Cornerstone Salford as part of "The Art of Salford Exhibition" This was a new venture organized by a member Tony Easom. It proved to be a great social occasion for members and a chance for local people to admire the paintings on show.
Tony is looking to make this an annual event, and with very few venues now available to exhibit work, a welcome addition to club activities.
We were pleased to be supported in this new venture by our club President Geoffrey Key. It was also a chance for club member Liz Ackerley to capture the opening night as paintings.
Roy is being cared for at The Willows Care Home in Higher Broughton. He can receive visitors, the best times being between 10 am and 12pm and after 4.00pm.
Albert is being cared for at home and is also quite poorly
Robert is in sheltered accommodation and is looked after by carers and his sister Eleanor who visits regularly. Some of Roberts paintings are on display at the following address: John Laycock Frames and Galleries, 5c Grove Rd., Huddersfield HD1 6NB
tel: 01484 542987 mobile :07929 789995
If you want more information about any of these long standing members of Salford Art Club, please contact Moira, Club Secretary.
Demonstrations at the art club always inspire me in different ways. Sometimes I go away and want to try out the medium or subject matter, other times I need to find out more about a style or artist.
After the recent fascinating demonstration by Rosemary Carter on encaustic painting with wax I was reminded of an inspiring exhibition many years ago I attended at Salford Art Gallery many years ago which showed work by an artist using wax as a medium. This memory had been logged away and forgotten until this week.
The show had been fascinating as I had never seen work using wax crayon and was amazed by the effects he had achieved.
Fortunately I still had the catalogue from the 1986 exhibition and was then able to do some research on the internet to find out more about this man.
I hadn't realised that he was a local artist or that he was so talented in several fields. It seems a shame that he isn't better known.
It shows why demonstrations and talks are well worth attending and can lead you off at a tangent and inspire different feelings and results.
Samuel (Sam) Rabin, originally Samuel Rabinovitch 1903-1991
Sam was an interesting local character listing being an: artist, sculpture, teacher. singer, wrestler and Olympic Bronze medalist.
Born in Cheetham, North Manchester his family moved to Salford where he grew up. He was encouraged to draw by his parents and at 11 years old won a scholarship to Manchester Municipal School of Art, becoming the youngest pupil ever to attend the college. Here he was taught by Adolphe Valette.
Later he went to the Slade where he studied under Henry Tonks.
A big thank you from the 2nd year Fine Art students collective “ Effergy Art “ at the University of Bolton. The contributions from members of Salford Art club helped swell the total number of artwork offered at auction to over 100. A last minute change of date did not derail the students endeavors. Brilliant teamwork delivered £214 into the kitty for funding their exhibition in May 2017. All items were auctioned anonymously. Lots of banter and good hearted rival bidding. Top price paid was £28.
Unsold items will be offered for sale at the next fund raising event. ( probably Valentine’s Day stall in Chancellors Mall)
This initiative is part of the module “ Employability and Enterprise”, to prepare students for life in the Art world after graduation.
By John Roberts
Another great night at the annual meal . A good attendance and good food.
An interesting quiz and lots of lively conversation. A point that was brought up by the chairman's speech; " Painting can be a solitary time and the Wednesday night club gives artists a chance to meet and chat with a friendly, like minded people ."
On a side note we also make a profit from our sale of teas and coffees - a feat not always accomplished by beverage companies. Amazing what you can learn!
Looking forward to next year and the continued success of the club. Our patron, Geoffrey Key, was good enough to donate a prize of a book on The Northern School and fortunately didn't win it himself. Lots of other prizes, although it was interesting to note that the wine and chocolates went before the easel!
An enjoyable evening at the art club annual Christmas party. Lots of food and drink, interesting conversation and a art based quiz to test our knowledge. One group managed 19.5 out of 20. We managed about 10 so must prepare better next time, or find out who their team members were and arrange a transfer.
The Path of the Remembered This is a final thank you for taking part and creating a memory square for the Path of the Remembered.
A thank you from the organisers for the participation of the club. There will be a display of these during the exhibition in February.
A virtual pathway of memory squares was created as part of the commemorative events in Salford to remember the battle of The Somme.
5,000 of these squares will be made into a path of ceramic tiles to be laid in Heaton Park the first weekend of July 2016.
SAC members designed and submitted memory squares dedicated to people who were affected in some way by this battle.
Family members, footballers, wives ,mothers, Pals regiments and lads clubs all feature amongst those remembered.
As members it was our own poignant, creative tribute to those who gave their lives during those years.
The memorial squares can be viewed in the gallery at www.somme100path.co.uk
Many thanks to those who took part.
Salford Art Club Annual Christmas Dinner Jan 21st 2016
At first it seemed odd having a Christmas party near the end of January but it was nice to have the hectic rush out of the way and to attend a laid back celebration. It was my first one and I felt immediately at home with friendly faces greeting us upon arrival. After a short while we sat down to a very good meal and interesting conversation. Whoever did the table seating had done an excellent job. During the meal there was a quite difficult quiz, but with our combined brain power, we did quite well winning a box of chocolates for the table. After a short informative speech there was a raffle with lots of prizes to be won. An enjoyable night was had by all and I look forward to next years
Just wandering around Eccles and came across an exhibition of paintings at the Eccles Community art gallery by members of the club. Also work on show by a couple of past members.
Well worth a look if you are passing.
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 11am - 2pm
Friday: 11am - 2pm
We can also open the gallery by appointment, contact us for details.
A good place to exhibit your work.
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