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Message from Dave Fallows, SBSA chairman. Calling all members:
I am redesigning the Iona Gallery / SBSA website to modernise it and make it fully responsive and accessible on all devices from PCs to tablets and smartphones.
In doing so, I want to include lots of good, interesting graphics and pictures.
Could I ask all members who possibly can to send me at least one, and up to six good jpg photographs of their work (and one of themselves with work if you like) as soon as possible please so I can get on with it.
Send images (as JPGs) of your paintings, drawings, craft items, sculptures, jewellery, etchings, photographs, etc. Don't forget to add your name to the email.
Obviously, I can't guarantee to include everything, and some will be combined with others in a long 'full width' image, but I will use as many as I can to make the site vibrant and show off our talents …..
Don't forget …. send them now!!
email to email@example.com
and NOT- definitely NOT … to Val by just hitting return. That would fill up her inbox and she'd just have to send them on!
Hope everyone is keeping ok and staying safe.
No need to be isolated, we can keep in touch easily by email. Here are some suggestions:
You might like to read the email below from Pat Hughes about keeping in touch with the SBSA and with art generally.
Pat has been organising the monthly Pop Up Studios group with opportunities to meet informally in the Iona. Sadly they were only able to meet a few times before a certain virus intervened.!!! So Pat has offered to coordinate an on-line email group and you might like to join that.
The Badenoch Art Group is organised by Thelma and has been meeting weekly at Kingussie High School, with Katy Thomson the tutor. So now that group is also in abeyance Katy has also offered to help. Katy and Susanna Di Crosta will look after the facebook page.
The SBSA Photography Group is also keeping in touch on line. A copy of the email from Mike Evans about their activities follows at the end of Pat's email.. You might like to take part in that too:
Email from Pat: The BADENOCH ART GROUP are now joined with the POP UP STUDIOS and all others who wish to keep in contact to keep making and sharing art in Badenoch and Strathspey during these difficult times. Both these groups are part of the SBSA.
Thelma has asked me to coordinate communications through email, so if you know of anyone who is keen to be part of this network then just let me have their email contact and I'll add them to the group. I'll keep the email addresses visible so that you can contact each other, or the whole group, as you wish. If you no longer wish to be part of this group then just email me and I'll take you off the list. Katy Thompson has, some time ago, set up a Facebook page for the use of the Badenoch Art Group. As classes are suspended we are suggesting that we post work on this site to share with one another, sharing via this group email is ok too, if you don't want that image to be uploaded. Susanna is willing to upload work for group members who are unfamiliar with the process. I've just rejoined FB myself so am a bit rusty, however I have uploaded an image of my linocut to the site with no bother. If you need help with this Susanna's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thelma has set the ball rolling by challenging us all to create a collage in the next two weeks. I'm still playing catch up on incomplete work from the evening class myself. I was enjoying the etchings that Angus started us with just before the class closed but I was unable to print the finished image so completed the engraving at home. Then I had the problem of how to see it so I scanned the Perspex engraving with a black background, reversed the black/white values and achieved the attached image. It'll do for now but I'm still looking forward to printing it on paper.
Don't forget to see Jude's virtual exhibition, the videos give an excellent insight into her ideas and processes. And Sandra sent out a link to a national network of art projects, for those of you who missed it the address is https://64millionartists.com . Are any of you following this up? Hope to see artwork by some of you soon! Best wishes Pat
The Photography Group is also keeping in touch on line. Here is a copy of the email from Mike Evans about their activities. You might like to take part in that too:
For those of you not on Flickr we have started a discussion as follows. The hope is to keep us motivated while this crisis lasts. To take part you will need a flickr account and join the group. The address is https://www.flickr.com/groups/sbsa-photos/
Otherwise stay well and safe Mike E We have some "water" pictures up and a lovely Spring shot showing promise ahead. So how about you group members suggesting another subject we can all try to capture while we are social distancing. So please comment back with a suggestion, and see what we can do. It will help keep our spirits up and our fingers on the shutter.
How about a theme of Quarantine Photography ! keithosprey