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Spalding Arts & Crafts Society News


This is where you can find details of the latest changes to our website -, plus news of exhibitions, events, members' news and activities and demonstration evening reports. Members - Email Katie to have your activites, achievements, art courses and painting holidays added.
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Daffodils to Dahlias – Art competition

Notices, What's New Posted on Sat, January 11, 2020 02:10PM

Entries not due in until 7th April but this gives you time to plan.

Daffodils to Dahlias – Springfields Gardens through the Seasons‘ Competition

Springfields Horticultural Society are again sponsoring a competition for our members. This will be held at the Spring Flower & Gardening Show 18/19th April in the Springfields Events Centre

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & Public vote

The subject can cover any aspect of the gardens, be it flowers that grow there or scenes of the garden in any season. Images to be no larger than 20” x 20” including any mount or frame. Mounted paintings should be wrapped in cellophane – we do have a few mounts/cellophane wrappers left for an 8”x12” picture.

Remember that we are an Arts & Crafts Society so entries can be textiles, embroideries etc but must be able to be hung.

Framed pictures / canvas on a frame must be strung properly for hanging – the little hooks etc on bought frames are not enough. Hand in will be on the 7th April at the demonstration. Unsold paintings will be brought to the 5th May demo meeting. One entry per person.

There are reference photos on the website for anyone that needs them.

Spring Challenges

What's New Posted on Sat, March 09, 2019 02:00PM

As the Sunday Met Office weather forecast for Spalding is snow, why not rescue a few daffodils from the garden & do a painting for our Daffodil Challenge

Open to members of the Society, a leaflet giving details of the next 3 challenges can be downloaded from our website

Tulip Radio Canvas

What's New Posted on Sat, June 18, 2016 06:44PM

We were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the awards ceremony today.
Our entry

All the entries were on display so took the opportunity to take photos.

The winning entry was from St John the Baptist, Spalding

Exhibition photos

What's New Posted on Sun, June 05, 2016 08:31PM

The Exhibitions gallery is now updated, and includes photos from the preview of our 2016 Centenary Exhibition in May.

Tulip Radio Canvas

What's New Posted on Thu, May 19, 2016 01:36PM

Just delivered our entry to the Tulip Radio Office. Thanks to Wyn, Veronica,
Gill, Jon, Bev, Katie, Denise, Mo, Clare & Maggie for their
excellent contributions.

There are several finished canvases on
their walls making a colourful display. All the entries will be on
display at the Pride of South Holland Awards ceremony, 18th June, South
Holland Centre.

For anyone who hasn’t been following this the
competition is to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with a series of
canvases, each depicting events from a year of her life. Our year was

If anyone fancies having a go at one of their own, Tulip Radio
are still looking for entrants but the deadline for entries to be in is
27th May.

Painting Together

What's New Posted on Wed, March 02, 2016 04:42PM

Details of the Pinchbeck Hub Art Group for Society members now on the Art Tuition page of the website. Next get together 15th March, see you there?

Updates to the Demo details and Demo Diary of the website.


What's New Posted on Sun, January 31, 2016 09:55AM

Details of the next three demonstrators are now on the Demo Details page of our website.

Coach trip to NEC Birmingham 5th November 2015

What's New Posted on Wed, September 23, 2015 12:04AM

Spaces are available
for a coach trip to the shows at the NEC Birmingham.

Pickups are
Holbeach, Moulton, Spalding, & Bourne. The price is £25.50 and
includes entry to all three shows.

To book a place
please ring either Janet 01406 370784 or Liz 01775 821821

The shows are ‘Art
Materials Live’
which gets bigger each year, ‘Crafts for
for a chance to buy all the things you never got round
to making yourself, and ‘Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts’.
The latter is an extended show to the normal one as it now includes
sewing as well as the usual range of craft supplies.

For more information
about the shows visit the ICHF website

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