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Thoughts from the Chair

Hello DAC members, welcome to Spring and Summer at the Dorchester Art Club. The year does seemed to have flown by so far and we have a number of activities that will need members support in the coming months. Primarily of course we will be having our Annual Summer Exhibition in Weymouth in July, dates,times and details are shown below.

As you know, Mary Brightwell our Exhibition Secretary has put in a lot of work advertising our coming Exhibition. Could I ask two things, please support her hard work in doing this, by entering as many paintings as you can. There is no hard selection process, or judgements, just fill in your form, give them to Carol-Ann and turn up with your paintings, we will love them all !!
Secondly, spread the word about our show to all and sundry, advertising is key ,especially for the gallery we are using.... and come yourself ! so often we get a good show and members seem to forget that they need to come and see their work in situ.. bring a friend and appreciate the work of others. This is important and reflects the regard we have for all members of the club.
And of course stewarding , this is a good way of showing your support for the club and respect for all the work involved in organising such an enterprise. Please be there for the work your committee has put in, in arranging the exhibition and in advertising the club to the wider community.


The Summer Exhibition follows on from our mini-exhibition at the United Church Coffee lounge, which I hope you will all visit and a potential Exhibition at St Peter's Church Dorchester in September. We will need plenty of Exhibitors and enthusiastic stewards to make these events successful. Members have always been excellent in this respect and I do hope that this will be the case on these occasions.


John Skevington, Chairman DAC



DAC Summer Exhibition 2017


DAC Summer exhibition, Mulberry Gallery, Weymouth Library, Monday 10 July - Saturday 22 July 2017. The exhibition will be officially opened by the Mayor of Weymouth and Portland at the Preview evening on June 13th.


Entry forms and further details available from 11th May 2017


Closing date for entries - 29 June 2017


Hand in artwork on Monday 10 July, from 10am to 12 noon.


Collect artwork on 22 July at midday.


Private view and presentation of trophies will take place on Thursday 13 July from 5.00 to 6.45pm, in the Meeting room, Mulberry Gallery. The President’s Cup will be presented for the favourite painting with the highest number of votes at 12 midday on Saturday 22 July.


You may submit up to 6 framed and 4 Folios, and up to 25 cards.

Framed paintings £2.50 each, Folios £1 each, cards free if entering framed work also.

Offers of help for setting up and taking down and stewarding are most welcome and are essential to the success of the exhibition.

Any questions please contact the Exhibition Secretary, Mary Brightwell,





Dates for your diary: All dates for meetings and workshops will now be listed on the Programme page


Art on Monday resumes on 9th January 2017, 7pm to 9pm at Fordington Hill House meeting room.


Thursday afternoon meetings resume on 19th January 2017, 2pm to 4pm at St George’s Church Hall, Fordington.