Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Superstars at Saltcoats Heritage Centre

Most Cunninghame Art Club annual exhibitions have a superstar or two hanging on the wall.  I remember seeing a very impressive Willie Nelson last year.  This summer's exhibition also had a few stars on display.

The first work that greeted us was a Raymond Guffie acrylic portrait of Bob Dylan.  We also had the great Tom Jones, Rocky Balboa and Sex Pistols' front man, John Lydon.  All so different in styles, as was their personalities in real life.

The real stars though were the artist who created these marvellous works.  Well done to you.  The portraits were well admired.

Local art lovers were indeed spoilt for choice this year.  We had local scenes and landmarks in various mediums.  We had exotic views, abstract work, mixed medium, figures, portraits, pencil drawings, pen and ink, . . . the list goes on.

There were 10 items of work sold over the course of the week.  A list of the artists and titles of their work will appear at the end of this blog.

So, once again, well done to all the artists.  You can now all look once more at today's blog headline and attribute the 'Superstars' tag to yourselves.  Thank you also to all the volunteers who gave up their free time to provide stewardship during the week.  I am writing this with a red face, as other obligations prevented me from taking my turn.  Hopefully that will not be the case next year.

Here are some more pictures of the excellent work that was on display.

A little more info about future blogs/newsletters.  The committee has almost completed a list of demonstrating artists for our new season.  Please continue to look in here from time to time, because it is here that you will be able to read all about upcoming demonstrators.  There will also be links here to their websites if they have one.

I also hope to provide a report and some photographs for each demo night.  You can play your part too.  My email address is always up there on the header, so please feel free to get in touch.

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Now, as promised, here is a list of all the artists who sold work during the exhibition . . .

Marian Black:  Dollar tree
Margaret Bratchie:  One for the road
Mary A Gillan:  Tulips
Helen Irving:  Autumn sundown near Portencross
Agnes C Morrice:  North shore, Ardrossan
Brian Morrison:  Claire
Tom Rutherford:  Hebridean hideaway
Sharon Smith:  Sunset Ardrossan
Doug Stonelake:  Largs landmark
Doug Stonelake:  Wee Cumbrae ferry

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