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Welcome to the Seaton and District Art Society’s Website. Before you start viewing our monthly Art Exhibition here are some words from our Chairman, David Evans.

Hi everyone!

So far, so good. This front page of our Seaton & District Art Society website will hopefully soon be out of date as we emerge like blinking moles back into the sunlight when lockdown is lifted. We appreciate that you may be wary and anxious about coming up for air and embracing life outside again.

But never fear, for when we are allowed to reopen we will be taking extra care of you. There will be safety precautions, appropriate spacing and strictly adhered to guidelines.

Society wise there have been some changes, so here is how things look as of now.

Monthly Demonstrations – Our monthly demonstrations draw in very many Members and are usually held on the first Monday of each month. After liaising with the Seaton Gateway (the demonstration venue) we may be able to restart them in the Autumn, fingers crossed.

Annual Exhibition – Our Annual Art Exhibition is held at the Seaton Gateway in August. This will not be going ahead this year as nobody really knows yet when we will all be free to meet in one place. We may have another virtual exhibition or maybe hold the proper one closer to Christmas. Christmas shoppers may be very enthusiastic purchasers.

The Monday Club – The Monday Club is an offshoot of our Society and much loved by all who attend. We needed volunteers to help keep the Club running and you stepped up – we couldn’t close down permanently.

Once venues can reopen, we will meet as usual at the Seaton Methodist Church every Monday (Bank Holidays and a few weeks during the summer excepted). All Seaton & District Art Society Members are welcome to come along.

As usual, Members make a contribution to cover the hire of the hall and for the tea, coffee and biscuits but it is just 3 pounds!

The warm friendly atmosphere, with plenty of chatting, is just what most of us need as a break from everyday life. It gives us a chance to have an art session in the medium of our choice and splatter a bit of paint, pastels, crayons, pencils and inks around without getting into bother. No experience necessary just a willingness to have some fun while enjoying creating art.

We needed a key holder and excitingly we now have Secret Agent 008 – hopefully unarmed. As 008 will have occasional assignments from MI6 there may be the odd occasion when 008 will have to pass the keys to a deputy but I’m sure that won’t be a problem.

As for providing the refreshments, we’ve got that covered as a small but enthusiastic group of Monday Clubbers have stepped up. If for one reason or another we have to call on other members occasionally then I’m sure, as in the past, we will all muck in.

Models for Monday Club – In finding people to pose for us we hope to tempt an additional range of clothed models (some professional even, who know how to pose to best effect). We may even use Seaton Local Facebook Page to attract people. We pay a fair rate for this two hour stint. So if, when you read this, you fancy modelling, then please do get in touch with our Secretary, Jacky at secretary@seatonartsociety.co.uk

Treasurer – We now have our new Treasurer (our Society wouldn’t be allowed to function without a double entry whiz kid) and so we once again have our full complement of officers necessary to function efficiently. Thanks to Robert who will be Treasuring along with serving tea-and-biscuits. But hopefully not at the same time.

So, a lot to report – and even more to look forward to. Heres to a great 2021 for us all.

Keep safe.

David

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