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AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY - DECEMBER 2018

"Les Phillips Cup"

A Dorset landscape featuring a bridge.

 

 


THURSDAY 10th JANUARY 2019

FIRST DAY OF SPRING TERM

 

 

THURSDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2019

AGM

 

 

THURSDAY 4th APRIL 2019

"BIG and BOLD, outside your box"

Dorchester Art Club "in house" Spring Exhibition and competition (DAC's own 'Turner Prize')

This exhibition and competition is designed to get you thinking "outside the box". You can bring in as many pictures/paintings as you like, no need to frame! We shall be looking for something large and dramatic, or bizarre: think big in your support and bold in your ideas and medium, and outside your comfort zone! There will be a prize of a Herrings voucher for the work that reflects this brief..

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 10th APRIL 2019

DAC exhibition at the United Church, Dorchester

 

 

THURSDAY 18th APRIL 2019

"BIG and BOLD"

Competition for the trophy, carved by Rebecca Freiesleben, the winner chosen by the club members. There will obviously be some overlap with the earlier, Spring competition, but this one is more formal and entries will need to be "exhibition ready" .

 

 

NEWS

DECEMBER

Les Phillips Cup, Competition for 2017 - A Dorset Church

 

Very many thanks to all those members who took part in the competition and helped with setting up the hall for our party. We had a really good time, the winners of the competition are:

 

1st Prize and cup
Lesley Tompkins

Lesley with Sherborne Abbey


   

2nd prize

Pam Patrick - St Christopher's, Winfrith

3rd prize

Gill Cook - St George's, Fordington (bell tower)

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

This year the entries were of a very high standard. Thanks so much to all the members who entered, the winner, chosen by the members, was Jo Duncan with The Robins). Very well done, Jo, and your card will be the "face" of Dorchester Art club this Christmas.

 

 
 
JULY

 

This year the DAC Summer exhibition was held in the Mulberry Gallery at Weymouth Library from Monday 10 July - Saturday 22 July 2017. It was officially opened by the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland at the Preview evening.

 

A big thank you to Mary Brightwell our Exhibition Secretary and to all of you who gave up your time to hang paintings, help with advertising, stewarding and lots more. We had lots of visitors and some very positive comments. In total 294 votes were cast for Favourite Painting of the Exhibition.

 

This year the Presidents Cup for the most votes went to Jackson Venables with his stunning piece entitled Grandad. The Edward Grassby Cup for a watercolour of a Dorset Landscape was presented to Sue Stone and Simon Simpson was awarded the Rebecca Freiesleben Trophy for Abstract/Contemporary work.