Guild Journal March 2016

The Spring issue is out now! Don't miss out - join us to get the latest information!

The Book Giveaway (page12) has the wrong date in the Spring Journal (heads will roll - Ed)!! It should read 'Book Giveaway Spring 2016' and you must get your email, quoting your membership number, to Margaret Dunning by April 25th 2016.

Journal Deadlines
The latest dates for your articles, information, reports etc to be sent to the editor are:
Feb 10th: Spring Journal
May 10th: Summer Journal
Aug 10th: Autumn Journal
Nov 10th: Winter Journal

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The Chairman and Committee invite you to the
2016 Annual General Meeting
to be held on
Saturday 23rd July at 3.45pm
The Pavilion Classroom, Waterperry House, Wheatley OX33 1JZ

On the same day, same place... not only the AGM but
a choice of two fantastic workshops!!

Choose between
'Free Range Wax' by Isabella Whitworth or

'Freestyle Flowers' by Mandy Southan!
We are so lucky to secure two such prestigious tutors: Mandy Southan and Isabella Whitworth to come along and share their specialist knowledge with those who book one of these workshops!
Details are in the Spring Journal out now.
The workshops will run from 10 am to 3 pm, with a break around 1 pm when lunch will be available.
Hope you can come and join us on 23rd July,
this really is an opportunity not to be missed!

Please book early - first come, first booked!
The booking form can be downloaded from
our Resources page.

Check out our Galleries!
We have some new and beautiful silk paintings on show!
Don't forget to send in yours if you haven't done so yet - and update the pictures if you are already in our Gallery.

Journals Offered...
One of our long-standing members is down-sizing… She has contacted me to enquire if anyone in our Guild would like some of the older Journals that she has collected.

Marion has offered issues 8 to 66 (Winter 1997 to Summer 2011) of the quarterly Journal of the Guild of Silk Screen Painters.
These are to be collected from Guildford area (too expensive to post) and a donation to the Guild would be welcome.

Marion is very happy for them to go to a good home! Please contact me (Elitta) by email to make arrangements:

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March 2016

Branch programmes:
What is YOUR local branch doing? Let us advertise it here...

Our Guild Events:

EVAWe would like to invite you to Eden Valley Artists - Vision 7 - an exhibition celebrating 7 years of Eden Valley Artists: Paintings / Sculpture / Textiles including silk painting/ Ceramics / Glass / Printmaking / Photography
22 April - 6 May 201: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00
EVE Gallery, House of Jacques,
1 Fircroft Way Edenbridge,
Kent TN8 6EL

Other Events of interest:

Call for applications!
Handmade in Britain will be celebrating their tenth anniversary show! The Handmade in Britain shows have been an annual celebration of the very best of British contemporary crafts.
The tenth anniversary show of Handmade in Britain will take place from Friday 11th November to Sunday 13th November (with a Private View evening on Thursday 10th November). Online applications are invited from contemporary craft makers working in the following disciplines: furniture, metal, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, paper and interior accessories.
For more details and apply online via the website. The deadline for applications is 6pm on Thursday 28th April 2016. Apply online now:
Handmade in Britain
11 – 13 Nov 2016

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

Macclesfield Museums are holding two events this year: History Wardrobe presents 'Story Of A White Wedding', Sat 11 June 2016 and Fairytale Fashion, Sat 26 November 2016. For more information and tickets go to

The Guild of Silk Painters
is an international, non-profit- making organisation, based in Great Britain whose aim is to promote and inspire the art of silk painting.

Membership of the Guild will provide you, amongst other benefits, with a network of fellow painters of all levels, abilities and locations to share and exchange ideas and information through the Journal and the website.

Artists often work alone and miss the stimulation that can be gained from creative interchange. The Guild will encourage you, through your local branch, to meet regularly with other painters for demonstrations, workshops and lectures.

There are also opportunities to showcase members' work both here in the galleries and in the Journal.

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