The Old School, Church St, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 5JZ
The Committee have had a busy summer break organising events to promote the club.
On a very fine day in June, the club had a stall at the Lindfield Village Day. Bill Hill
worked hard getting his pergola set up, and several members helped to man the small
exhibition of paintings, handing out leaflets about club membership and the Summer
Exhibition at King Edward Hall. Brian Waghorne was the artist in residence!
The Summer Exhibition was very successful. The submissions, over 200, were varied in
style, size and medium. The visitors left many favourable compliments in the visitor’s book.
The success of the exhibition was due to the hard work of the exhibition committee and
members of the club who helped hang the exhibits, take them all down again, and ensure
that the hall was manned, and opened and closed on time. Financially the exhibition made a
profit, details of which will be available at a later date.
The sale of painted pebbles was popular, and the tombola of postcards proved another
winner this year.
The winner of the public vote was Bill Hill for his picture painted in soft pastels entitled
‘Tiger Portrait’. The winner of the Members vote was John Perry, for his very interesting
painting of the Indian, entitled ‘The Cynic’ congratulations to you both!
The Linfield Arts Festival will take place on the 22nd and 23rd September. The club are
decorating a tree, entitled ‘Art for all Seasons’. This will be placed in the United Reformed
Church, along with many other trees decorated by organisations and charities associated
with the village. To find out what other events will be taking place go to the Lindfield Arts
The autumn term starts on September 20th. Unfortunately the very popular demonstration of
Chinese Brush Painting has been cancelled due to Jane Dwight’s health problems. In her
place, Julie King will be painting flowers in watercolour. The rest of the terms events look
varied and interesting, thanks to Michael Duck, our new Programme organiser.
If you wish to show pictures at Clair Hall, the next change- over of pictures will be on
Saturday October 13th at, 9am. Do contact Maureen Welfare if you would like to have an
exhibition of your own.
Following the drive to recruit new members, we hope to welcome many new faces at the
meetings over the autumn term.
Again, the committee wishes to thank all those members who go that extra mile to keep the
club active, and the members engaged.