Members newsletter

Member news for March 2015

Private view and Artsfest meeting coming up, getting on the web site, and more...

16th March 2015

Artsfest meeting on Thursday

Sarah Thomas of ArtsFest extends an open invitation to you all to come along to join her at the ArtsFest 2015 Artists meeting on Thursday 19th March 2015 at 7pm at the Guildhall. She says “We would very much appreciate your input and involvement with this years ArtsFest. Look forward to seeing you on the 19th.” The programme for the year will be discussed – so if you want to take part, this is your chance to see what’s on offer.

Print workshop on Friday and Saturday

If any TMA creatives want to see a printmaking studio, come along to Double Elephant Printworkshop. They are taking part on Friday & Saturday only. Former TMA member Paula Youens will be stewarding all day Saturday 10.30 – 6pm. It’s a chance to see the studio, equipment, prints & meet the printmakers too. There will be 7 artists from the DE group (including herself) showing their work & they will be on hand to answer questions.

Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS

Private view on Saturday

Phil Clayton and David Highet invite you to the Private View of their exhibition of oil paintings and watercolours, “Contrasting Views” on Saturday 21st at 4pm, until 6, in the Malthouse gallery.

Member’s shows coming up

Members open opportunity. 16th April for two weeks, followed by an exhibition based on maps. Open to all disciplines Both exhibitions in the Malthouse If you are interested or require further info please contact Phil curatorartsguild@yahoo.co.uk or call 01297 445972.

Preparing for 2016

Phil Clayton, the Curator, says:

“It may seem early to think about next year, but I’m already getting booking enquiries for the galleries. Please contact me as early as you can if you want a slot next year, so I can start to put together a draft programme. Either call the gallery, or email (details above). Let me know your preferred dates, what you will be showing, and how many people you expect to join you.”

Getting the best from the TMA web site

I hope you have all had a chance to look at the revamped TMA web site. It features the exhibitions coming up quite prominently on the home page, so it’s important I have a decent image and some enticing text for every exhibition – if you don’t supply it, you will not be featured. Don’t waste the opportunity…

As I mentioned in the last newsletter, the way the site works has been changed quite a lot to make it more flexible, but there is a document called How to edit your TMA artist page in the members’ area that explains how to publish/update your artist’s page. Please can I again urge everyone who hasn’t already done so to email me a short text bio and at least one featured image at least 1040 pixels wide.

Despite my best efforts, some of you have completely ignored my request not to load files straight off your camera! We don’t have unlimited space, and if you keep on doing this, we’ll have to buy more. Please, please – resize to a maximum of 1000 pixels across BEFORE uploading them. If you don’t know how to do that, send them to me and I’ll do it for you.

Enough nagging for now. 🙂

And finally:

This email is going out to everyone that I have been told has paid their subs. If you know anyone who hasn’t (re)joined, please forward them a copy as a hint!

Lois Wakeman, TMA secretary