WELCOME TO CLIFTON ARTS - THE ART CLUB FOR ALL ARTISTS IN THE SOUTH WEST.
The President, Vice president and Committee would like to wish you, your friends and families, our best wishes over the festive period, and a safe and healthy new year. This has been an incredibly difficult year for all of us, we would like to thank you, for your unwavering support, feedback, and continued enthusiastic participation.
We have a lot of ambition and exciting opportunities for the next year, and we hope you can join us, as we continue to champion the promotion of art and well being through our events and increased engagement with our members.
We hope that we can meet again soon at our next virtual event, and look forward to engaging further with the same enthusiasm and vigour which is characteristic of the club.
We have a full and exciting programme lined up for 2021. The weekly challenge will continue as will the life drawing sessions. Members are requested to register and login, into the members area on the website where there are full details of all events.
We are always happy to welcome new members - please see membership application details on the menu above.
NEW MEMBERS AREA ON THIS WEBSITE
We now have a members only area on this website. Members are urged and encouraged to register/login in order to access the programme of events and recordings of demonstrations and lots of other interesting information. Members must use the same email address as recorded on our database in order to register successfully. If you have any difficulty in registering please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION RENEWAL
Members are reminded that their subscription is due for renewal on the 1 January 2021.
Membership fee's for 2021 have remained as follows:
Full membership - £30.00 / year
Student membership - £15.00 / year
Keep safe and lets keep creative
Card Competiton 2020
Packs of all six cards are now available to purchase for £10.00
Each card is professionally printed and measures 145 x145mm
Cards to be collected from the collection point nearest to you or can be posted by request.
Payment by electronic transfer using your name as a reference to -
Clifton Arts Club - Account No 60020400 - Sort Code 40 17 61
Cheque and cash options can be used on collection.
Weekly Challenges 2020
During the pandemic we have been trying to find new ways of carrying on with creative activities as a club, keeping our members in touch with each other and reaching out to our community. We're posting weekly challenges to inspire all to create work on a particular subject. All works are displayed in our Weekly Challenge gallery.
There have been well over 30 weekly challenges so far. Please take time to look at all the submissions in the Weekly Challenge button below There is a lot of fantastic work which is both inspiring and uplifting. The quality of the submissions is very high and everyone can feel very proud of their achievements.
This weeks challenge, to be submitted by:
Wednesday 6th January 2021
A PORTRAIT OF YOUR LOVE
This can be of someone close to you or of a celebrity your adore.
I have held off issuing a portrait challenge for a very long time, knowing that many of us will fight shy of this. Getting a likeness can be so difficult, especially placing the main features accurately on the face. The lips have to be spot on. Humans recognise people from their eyes, nose and mouth and any tiny discrepancy can be vital in a way that's not true when we paint or draw animals, trees and buildings.
But do have a go. It really doesn't matter in the big scheme of things if it doesn't quite work out. That's art. Many artists find working with grid lines helps.
Please submit your work to:
THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PAST PRACTICE. BY USING THIS ADDRESS BOTH IAN STANILAND AND I WILL RECEIVE YOUR SUBMISSIONS, WHICH IN TURN WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR IAN TO LOAD THE WEEKLY CHALLENGE GALLERY ON OUR WEBSITE.
If you have any suggestions for future topics to test our artists please email email@example.com.
All work can also be seen on:
FaceBook - CliftonArtsClub
Instagram - cliftonartsclub
Keep on painting and keep in touch
Founded in 1906 by four artists, all from the RWA, our first president, Jacques Emile Blanche, had been a pupil of Manet.
From the beginning, we've had a very “modern” outlook – more modern than other art institutions in Bristol at the time. We've also been involved with other arts, with music, poetry, drama and crafts.
An annual open exhibition of painting and sculpture has been held every year from 1906 to the present day (except 1912-13, 1961 and 2017), at first in the RWA until 1922, then in Charlotte Street until 1960, and in the RWA again until 1986, moving afterwards to the the Bristol School of Art and more recently to the vaults at Colston Hall and the Undercroft of the Victoria Methodist Church in Whiteladies Road.
Today we maintain upwards of 250 members and hold events nearly every week of the year.
Membership subscription is £30 a year and for students it is £15 a year. By being a member you can also enjoy our varied programme of events and opportunities to exhibit your work.