Readers will probably be aware that the deadline for entries to the 2013 Patchings Open Art Competition (run in conjuction with 'The Artist', and 'Leisure Painter' magazines) is coming up on 28 March [details and entry forms via www.painters-online.co.uk], and that the winning entries will be on display at the annual Patchings Art & Craft Festival, 6 th - 9th June, and ongoing thereafter until 21 July 2013.
We are pleased to announce that UKCPS have been asked to run a display stand at the three days of the Festival, involving demonstrations, and have-a-go sessions. We are looking for volunteers to help run the stand, so if you are able to attend the Festival and can give some time either to demonstrate or assist with the have-a-go, then please contact Pauline Longley via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regardless of whether you can assist on the stand, the Festival itself, featuring demonstrations and workshops by top artists, and trade stands by most of the major art suppliers, is always worth the visit.
But that is not all .................
you should now be working on that masterpiece to be entered in the UKCPS Open International Exhibition, which this year will also be held at the Patchings Art Centre from 1st September to 6th October 2013. [the call for entries will be out shortly!]
As usual, the exhibition will feature demonstrations, etc. and Pauline is looking for volunteers for:
Sunday 1 September
Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 September
Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 September
For those who don't know - Patchings Art Centre is at Calverton, Nottinghamshire. Their website is: www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk