News


May 15th 2017 - Opening of the Open Door Centre

Click to see photos of the official opening of the Open Door Centre and its new gallery area.


May 6th 2017 - Demonstration

Click to see photos of Andy Dalton's printing workshop


May 2nd 2017 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Paul Alcock's demonstration of 'line and wash' technique


February 11th 2017 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Max Hale's demonstration of a 'linear' pastel technique


February 4th 2017 - Important Announcement

The date of the Annual General Meeting has been rescheduled from the 7th to the 14th of March


Janary 10th 2017 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Sonia Bacchus's demonstration of painting animals in acrylic


November 1st 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Simon Elinas's demonstration caricature drawing


October 4th 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Alex Roch's demonstration of adding figures to a landscape using water soluble oils


September 6th 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Rob Wareing's demonstration of painting a portrait in pastels


August 31st 2016 - Guild Summer Exhibition

Click to see photos of this years summer exhibition


July 5th 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Sonia Bacchus's demonstration of making and preparing canvases


June 7th 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Keith Hornblower's demonstration of painting a townscape in watercolour


May 3rd 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Fred Howett's demonstration of use of computers in art.

Click to see photos of Fred Howett's Observations on Colour Vision.


April 23rd 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Sharon Hurst's demonstration of 'fantasy' watercolour


April 13th 2016 - Reel Cinema exhibition

Click to see the poster for the forthcoming exhibition of watercolour paintings at the Reel Cinema Gallery


February 6th 2016 - First Tuesday Demonstration

Click to see photos of Marilyn Comparetto's demonstration of 'mixism'


December 6th 2015 - Tudor Hall exhibition

Click to see photos of the Guild's first exhibition in the Tudor Hall


November 7th 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Joanna Stone's demonstration of landscape painting with pen and watercolour


November 4th 2015 - Demonstration video

Click to see a video of Rob Wareing's recent portrait demonstration


October 14th 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Phil Madley's demonstration of encaustic wax


September 3rd - Photos of the 2015 exhibition added

Click to see the photos


September 1st 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Rob Wareing's demonstration of a portrait using oils


August 7th 2015 - Guild Paintings added

Some paintings by founder members of the Guild Agnes Allen and Gwyneth Cowing have been added to the guild website by kind permission of the Barnet Museum. They can be found on the History page


July 7th 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Roy Rodger's demonstration of a landscape using oils


July 1st 2015 - Layflat Challenge

Click to see photos of the Guild members entries in the SAA layflat challenge


June 2nd 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Peter Keegan's demonstration of a portrait using charcoal


May 5th 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Sonia Bacchus demonstrating impressions of flowers in acrylics


April 16th 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Ali Cockrean's demonstration of colour mixing


March 24th 2015 - Guild member Beryl Ford receives life membership

Click to see photos of the happy event


February 8th 2015 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of James Willis's demonstration of tackling a landscape in watercolour


November 30th 2014 - First Guild exhibition at The Old Bull

Click to see some photos of our first small exhibition at the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School


November 4th 2014 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Stephen Hand's demonstration of tackling a still-life in pastels


October 7th 2014 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Glynis Barnes-Mellish's demonstration of painting animals in watercolour


September 2nd 2014 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Rob Wareing's portrait demonstration in pastels


May 6th 2014 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Sonia Bacchus's portrait demonstration of her modern take on the techniques of the Old Masters..


April 8th 2014 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Sarah Javanicius's demonstration of her modern take on collage.


March 29th 2014 - Members website

A link has been added to our LINKS webpage pointing to new member Keith West's own website.


March 17th 2014 - News from the AGM

At the AGM held on 4th March Nichola Peasnell was elected as the new chairman of the guild. Tony Franco was elected to the governing committee with the special role of Acting vice-chairman.


Nov 10th 2013 - Barnet Collection announce exhibition and sale

Click for details


Nov 5th 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Tony Jackson's demonstration of a still-life in pastels


Oct 1st 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Rob Wareing's demonstration of a portrait in oils


Sep 3rd 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Derek Daniell's demonstration of a landscape in acrylics


July 2nd 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Liz Seward's demonstration of a mixed media style


June 4th 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Hashim Akib's demonstration of a vibrant acrylic painting style


May 7th 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Sonia Bacchus's demonstration of emulating the old masters using acrylics and oils


February 5th 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of David Lewry's talk and demonstration of botanical illustration


January 8th 2013 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Heather Joliffe's demonstration of painting woodland scenes in pastels


November 6th 2012 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Melanie Cambridge's demonstration of painting a garden scene in oils


October 2nd 2012 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of David Boxshall's talk and demonstration on airbrush


September 4th 2012 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Cathy Ebbels talk and demonstration on mosaics


August 12th 2012 - exhibition photos added

Click to see photos of the 64th annual exhibition of paintings


July 2012 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Derek Daniell's demonstration of a landscape in pastels


June 25th 2012 - BGA now on Facebook

Barnet Guild of Artists now has its own page on Facebook where members can follow the Guild's activities and upload their comments. Just click the link at the bottom of the main page.


June 19th 2012 - First Tuesday session

Rob Wareing's portrait demonstration planned for 5th June has been postponed until 19th June due to a clash with the Jubilee Bank Holiday.

Click to see photos of Rob Wareing's postponed demonstration


May 2012 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Ali Cockrean's demonstration of impressionistic acrylic painting.


February 27th 2012 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Michael Kirkbride's demonstration of egg tempera.


January 22nd 2012 - Update to website

Some paintings by Anne Williams have been added to the Gallery section.


January 10th 2012 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Heather Joliffe's demonstration of seascape painting in acrylics.


December 31st 2011 - Update to website

The photographs of the numerous painting demonstrations, and the Annual exhibitions have been re-arrange to make them easier to find. Simply click the new "ARCHIVE" button on the main menu.


October 4th 2011 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Jean Turton's demonstration of Chinese brush painting.


September 30th 2011 - BGA Artists at St Johns

BGA members Angela Hutchings, Ann Williams, and Fred Howett displayed some of their paintings at Barnet Church, St Johns during the recent summer tower openings. They proved extremely popular and were requested by the church if they could remain on display for a further period.


September 6th 2011 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Celia Maddison''s demonstration of flower painting in watercolour.


July 5th 2011 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Mike Skidmore's demonstration of portrait painting in oils.


June 7th 2011 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Derek Oliver's demonstration of painting animals in pastel.


May 10th 2011 - Tutorial cancelled

The tutorial by Jean Turton on Chinese brush painting scheduled for 21st May has been cancelled.


May 3rd 2011 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of John Heywood's demonstration of painting landscapes in acrylic.


Feb 28th 2011 - Updates to website

Some paintings by members Barbara Gladding and Dan Kirschner have been added to the gallery.

Some interesting and useful websites have been added to the Links page.


Jan 11th 2011 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Brian Thatcher's demonstration of painting in watercolour wet-into-wet.


Nov 2oth 2010 - Special event

Click to see some photos from Alan Habben's charity painting sale


Nov 2nd 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Sharon Hurst's demonstration of fantasy painting in watercolour.


Sept 7th 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Rob Wareing's demonstration of portrait painting in oils.


Oct 5th 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Ron Ripley's demonstration of still life painting in pastels.


Sept 7th 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Rob Wareing's demonstration of portrait painting in oils.


July 16th 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Terry Harrison's demonstration of landscape painting in watercolour.


June 1st 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Melanie Cambridge's demonstration of seascape painting in oils.


May 4th 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Roy Lang's demonstration of seascape painting.


March 16th 2010 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of Danny Green's demonstration of portrait painting.


January 5th 2010 - Demonstration Cancelled

Due to the extreme weather forecast, Danny Green's demonstration of portrait painting has been cancelled. It is hoped to rearrange this for a future date.


December 21st 2009 - Sketching holiday

Vivienne Rodwell-Davies will be running a sketching holiday in the Isle of Wight in summer 2010.

Check the MISC. page for details.


November 4th 2009 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Flowers in mixed media" demonstration by Liz Seward Relfe.


September 2nd 2009 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Still life in acrylics" demonstration by Keith Morton.


August 19th 2009 - Results of the favourite painting competition held during the exhibition.

1st Place: "Sole Bay, Southwold" - Georgina Mersh (shown at left)

2nd Place: "Church Cove, Lizard, Cornwall" - Barbara Gladding

3rd Place: "Waiting for the Ferry, Southwold" - Georgina Mersh

 


August 12th 2009 - Annual Exhibition

Click to see photos of the 61st Annual Exhibition of members work.


July 6th 2009 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Landscape using mixed media" demonstration by Soraya French.


June 25th 2009 - Studio Reopens

The repairs to the studio have been completed, the new windows fitted, and the place thoroughly cleaned. Many thanks to all those who volunteered for cleaning duties.


June 2nd 2009 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Portraits in pastels" demonstration by Rob Wareing.


May 19th 2009 - Studio Closure!

The long awaited repairs to the studio are shortly to start. The studio will be closed from May 25th. The repairs are expected to last 3-4 weeks. Check with your team leaders or via this website regarding re-opening.

The "first Tuesday" demonstration "Portait in Pastel" on June 2nd, and the tutorial on Saturday June 27th, will however take place as planned.


April 21st 2009 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Encaustic wax painting" demonstration by Phil Madley


April 7th 2009 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Seascape in oils" demonstration by Rose Waites


February 8th 2009 - Rearranged First Tuesday session

The cancelled demonstration of encaustic art by Phil Madley has been rearranged for Tuesday 21st April.


February 3rd 2009 - First Tuesday session

The demonstration of encaustic art by Phil Madley has been cancelled due to the extreme weather. It is hoped to rearrange it for another date later in the year.


January 12th 2009 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Landscape in watercolour" demonstration by Heather Joliffe


October 6th 2008 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Landscape in pastel" demonstration by Derek Daniells


September 25th - Final call for entries in Sue Ryder Care's Art Liberating Lives exhibition.

BGA members could have accepted work displayed in the Mall Gallery. Final entry date 20th October.


September 2nd 2008 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Marine painting in oils" demonstration by Robin Mackervoy


July 28th 2008 - 2008 Annual exhibition.

Click to see photos of the opening night


July 4th 2008 - Members paintings on display in Barnet Church

John Marsh, Len Clarke and Fred Howett provided paintings for display in Barnet Church during three weeks (5th - 19th July) of the tower opening season. (Tower open Saturdays, church open daily)

Of particular interest were John Marsh's paintings of bygone local scenes.


July 1st 2008 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Painting flowers in watercolour" demonstration by Sue Ellen Wilder


May 5th 2008 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "British Wildlife in Acrylics" demonstration by David Hyde


May 4th 2008 - Free Art Workshop

Here are the details about an event to be held at Chipping Barnet Library.

'Bring a character to life' FREE Art Workshop. Saturday 24th May 2-5 run by Claire Alexander writer and illustrator of children's books. Her website is www.clairealexander.com

You need to book a place for this free event. Contact Stephanie Collins at Chipping Library 8359 4028 or email stephaniecollins@barnet.gov.uk


April 1st 2008 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "Drawing with tinted charcoal pencils" demonstration by Chris Christoforou


February 15th 2008 - Guild members provide paintings for charity auction

Members of the Tuesday afternoon session at the Guild studio provided paintings for a charity auction in conjunction with Barnet Gallery, the local artists materials store. Click here for more details and to see thumbnail pictures of the paintings.


February 8th 2008 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the "buildings in mixed media" demonstration by Tony Jackson


November 6th 2007- Community Focus announce open art exhibition

Barnet Communty focus have announced their 2007 open art exhibition 10th - 14th December at the Arts Depot. Application forms are available for download from the Community Focus web site.


November 5th 2007 - Boost for The Bothy Art Centre announced

Finchley Art Centre trust have launched a new initiative in which local artists can support The Bothy. For details see the Bothy Art Centre website.


October 26th 2007 - Barnet Council drops arts listings from its web site

Barnet council has recently dropped the section on its web site dedicated to A to Z of Community and Voluntary Services (where listings of Barnet based arts activities were located). This has been replaced by links to two web sites; The Seer - for creative arts, and Barnet Connecting Communities - for Voluntary Sector information.

The Seer is a free online directory and resource for all of Londonís creative individuals, organisations, venues, commissioners and bookers to find, receive and promote arts and creative information in London. It is also a key research and communication resource for London's Local Authorities, Arts Council England, London, arts policy makers and researchers.


October 2nd 2007 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the portrait in oils demonstration by John Chalkley


September 4th 2007 - First Tuesday session

Click to see photos of the silk painting demonstration by Tessa Barnes


August 2007 - Results of the favourite painting competition held during the exhibition.

1st Place: "His Pride and joy" - Georgina Mersh (shown at left)

2nd Place: "Low Tide at Walberswick " - Georgina Mersh

3rd Place: "On The Prowl" - Pat Barham

 


August 2007 - Members paintings on display in Barnet Church

John Marsh and Fred Howett provided paintings for
display in Barnet Church during the last two weeks of
opening for the tower visits.

Of particular interest were John Marsh's atmospheric
paintings of the area around Middle Row.


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