Having made a good start during 2013 in getting the website up and running the Forum are developing it further this year with the welcome support of local council funding. Artists can access information about the exhibition from the website www.gordonarts.co.uk and they have also sent out an electronic mailing to all artists. Information leaflets will be available in libraries and shops throughout the area.
This popular exhibition welcomes newcomers and established artists alike and continues to be true to the philosophy of Douglas Prosser, Head Teacher and founder, that art is for all - young, old, experienced and those still learning.
Former Herald reporter Susann Brown, photographer, previous exhibitor and a winner of the Douglas Prosser Prize, commented that it is not so important what level you are at. “You can take part as an experienced artist or someone who is new to exhibiting. Have a go!” is Susann’s advice as taking part in the exhibition was very encouraging and always a positive experience for her.
This year the life drawing classes will be held on the Saturday and Sunday these will be tutored by Graeme Fyffe. There will be an i-Pad painting demonstration by exhibitor and volunteer, Liz Young which will be held on Sunday afternoon and Maggie Nickson’s artist’s talk will be on Monday afternoon. For those who are interested, there are other ways to support the exhibition - by volunteering to help with the many tasks that are involved in putting on a large art show. The exhibition is put on with the support and work of many volunteers who make the whole event possible. The Forum say that it is always with great pride and some level of relief that they reach the preview night and the exhibition is ready for the public to view.