Download - Minutes - Committee Meeting 4th Nov 2019



PURTON ARTISTS' COMMITTEE MEETING Monday 4tb November 2019 3.p.m.

at Joy Burden’s house


Those present; Chris Gill, Joy Burden, Auguste Menard, Barbara Gosden, Jill Winson, Catherine Pier.


Apologies from; Wendy Beere, Jacqui Mason




Joy gave out the exhibition finances sheet, and said without Yvonne Parr’s contribution from the sale of Andy’s paintings, the society would have made a small loss.

Extra spending had been on posters, etc., and hangers.

There had been no takers for the silent auction for Andy’s painting donated by Yvonne, so this was put up for sale.

Andy’s paintings made £1160, of which half was donated to the society.(Part of this will be donated to the Village Hall Fund)

Several people may have visited because Andy’s paintings were on display and to collect the prints ordered via Purton Magazine.


10 framed pictures, and 8 unframed (by society members) were sold plus 3 glass items, and many cards.

Footfall was 298 as against 396 for last year.


Things that went well

Andy’s exhibition-all were very appreciative of Yvonne having given her time and for bringing so many pictures, and offering a generous donation.

The display of various artists’ cards was very attractive.

Good stalls.

The display of pictures, new rods, and flowers.

2 visitors enquired about joining.


Things to improve

To increase the number of visitors, Jill suggests that members put invites through the doors of nearby houses.

2 pictures were not collected at the end of the exhibition. Whilst in theory artists must be responsible for removing their sold and unsold work, in practice this does not work, especially when it involves items by different artists

While some e-mails were given by visitors, it was suggested lists to be filled in by those willing to receive notice of society events could be put on the coffee tables.

New purchase forms/receipts are needed to make sure all details of a purchaser are recorded-the steward’s name should also be included.

Some hangers need touching up. Christine to approach Booths about this as their specialist coating was used.

A banner flag to be purchased for next year.


The Trailer

Peter Andrews towed the trailer-to show appreciation, £15 will be sent.

The trailer is now stored in Cricklade. A bottle of wine to be given to the owner of the property.

A thank you has already been sent to Margaret Gregory for having stored the trailer up to now.


St Mary’s School

The school was only able to send an example of the reception class art this year.

Jill felt the school needs to be approached earlier, so that a competition may be suggested.

The bursary could provide money for the competition. Jill to contact Mrs Hill.


Next exhibition

It was decided to keep the October date for next year.

Christine expects there to be 4 stalls; pottery, glass, woodturning and walking stick maker.


Dates to book


Pre-exhibition meeting: Tuesday March 31st 10a.m. at Pips


AGM: Tuesday April 14th 7.30 The Red House TBC


Exhibition:   16th-18th October 2020, Village Hall


Social-meal at ?The Angel Tuesday 25th February TBC


Demo; end of July