NEWS, EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

MORPETH ART GROUP EVENTS CALENDAR 2018 - 19

After the Christmas break, the spring term began on Tuesday 8th January and carries on until 23rd July 2019, with the usual breaks for Easter and bank holidays.

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SUMMER EXHIBITION 2019

Our summer exhibition took place at Storey Park Community Centre, Morpeth on Saturday 6th July. As well as the super artwork by our artists - to look at or buy, there were lots of fun, activities, a raffle and refreshments. These are a selection of paintings and activities on the day.


Summer 19d
Summer 19
Summer 19h
Summer 19n
Summer 19 a
Summer 19f
Summer 19b
Summer 19g
Summer 19i
Summer19j
Summer19o
Summer 19 p

































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STANNINGTON ART GROUP PAINTING CHALLENGE 25th MAY 2019

This was an entertaining competition with artists painting in situ, using a variety of media over several hours. Progress could be viewed by visitors during the day. It was judged by Chilean/Spanish Artist Enrique Azocar, and prizes were awarded for the winner and runner up.

Julie Gregory from Felton Art Group won the first prize for her atmospheric painting.

Julie Gregory from Felton Art Group won first prize for her atmospheric painting.










Joe McGregor, representing Bedlington Station Art Group was runner up.

Joe McGregor’s painting.

















Jacqui Hill’s watercolour was highly commended.

Jacqui Hill’s highly commended.










Other entries : Nic Best, Otto Meth-Cohn, Judith Herdman and Julia Chandler.

Nic’s entry.
Nic’s entry.












Otto’s entry.
Otto’s entry.












Judith’s entry.
Judith’s entry.





















Julia’s entry.
Julia’s entry.













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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

26th February - Workshop by Clare Money in mixed media.

Clare Money pastels workshop.
Clare Money pastels workshop.















2nd April - Workshop by Joe Hush, still life using palette knife.

Joe Hush demonstrating palette knife painting.
Joe Hush demonstrating palette knife painting.








14th May - Workshop by Anthony Marshall, artist in oils and acrylics.


Anthony Marshall with his painting of Alnmouth estuary.
Anthony Marshall with his painting of Alnmouth estuary.


















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WINTER CHALLENGE - PAINTING IN THE STYLE OF AN OLD MASTER

All our artists rose to the challenge and submitted some superb work, making our judge, Ted Tallentyre’s job very difficult. He chose Joy’s ‘Monet’ for first prize, then Joe’s ‘Jeaurat’ second, Anne came in third with her ‘Gaugin’ and Karen took fourth with her ‘Van Gogh’.

Joy’s ‘Monet’








2nd - Joe’s ‘Jeaurat’.









Anne’s’Gaugin’.












Karen’s ‘Van Gogh’.














































































































































David won a prize for best newcomer.

David - newcomer






































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PAST ACTIVITIES


PEN AND INK WORKSHOP 13th NOVEMBER 2018

Stephen from Lateral Art will be giving a workshop on pen and ink drawing on Tuesday 13th November. He will also be giving advice on recommended materials and be bringing some examples of pens and paper available to purchase in the shop.


ACRYLICS MINI WORKSHOP 6th NOVEMBER 2018

Angela Wilkie has a mini workshop on beginner acrylics on Tuesday 6th November. If you have any acrylics paints or inks please bring them along but we will be mainly working with just the three primary colours. A sheet or two of watercolour paper or canvas board if you prefer. A flat 1” brush or larger, a round (10) and a 1/4 inch flat if you have one. A rag, kitchen roll & the usual water container.


AUTUMN ART EXHIBITION

The preview took place in Hepscott Village Hall on Friday evening, 19th October, 7pm to 9.30pm and paintings will be on view on Saturday 20th October, from 10am to 4pm.

Refreshments were available, a raffle and various painting activities.

On July 3rd we had John Harrison to give a Pen and wash workshop. We had a full house and enjoyed his visit. Many of us learnt tips and had fun with John's carefree teaching methods.t


The Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering on April 6 to 8 has been another opportunity for the Morpeth Art Group to share our work with the public. It was very well received! Here are some pictures of the weekend.

Picture displays (1)
Pictures Display (2)


Crafts and Browser
Pictures Display (3)