Wednesday, 29 October 2008

event 29th October 2008.

NFASS.. I have received  40 entries for the 2009 show.  Note that the dates on sheet 3 are incorrect but the dates on the sheets you keep [ 1 and 2]  are correct. So make sure of your place by sending in soon, before 31st December 2008 please.
   The Landford ladies art group will have more entries this year.
   Note... Unless permission is given, please don`t reproduce your forms for someone else as entries have been sent in from well outside the New Forest area already by persons not invited.
  Is any one keen to sponsor the Art Pavilion for 2009 ?  Brockenhurst College sponsored us for the 2008 show and Esso Petroleum co. in 2007. We thank them profusely for the help here.
Braithwaite family...  Have sent e mail re family coat of arms,  as I have an original Bookplate in trick
which is dated 1679.   Family may be in Canada or U S A  now.
Hope those who attended my `lecture` on artefacts and design learnt something.
That is all.                    All the best Gervase. 

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

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Update for September 2008.  Dear observer,
I have been pretty busy since the New Forest Show so no blogs.
All should have their cheques by now, congratulations to all those New forest artists who sold their work at the show, and those who won merit medals.
During October the forms for next years show [2009] will be sent out.
I have attached a recent picture that is for sale, of the little bridge along Shore Road.
This bridge was for the employees of the shipyard [Scott Payne] to get to the shelters during World War II.  
  The young mother ,walking under the bridge, gave me her permission to do this picture but I forgot to ask her her name.    Acrylic , approx 24"x 18", Framed,  Price £150. ring 02380 898413.
  I have some more pictures for sale if anyone is interested. Mostly watercolours.
As for metal detecting, I found a small hoard of Roman bronze coins in very poor condition and should any one have lost a ring or valuable object and knows roughly where there they lost it I`m quite happy to see if the detector will trace it.  I`ve found 3 out of 4 rings for people up to now.
  The first being in a barn full of straw mixed with slurry [pooh].  The second easily in the garden grass,
but the third was in the ashes in the middle of a bonfire .  So it would be wise to take your rings off when you do a bit of gardening or chucking straw to the steers.
 Will try to include another picture next month. So till then, all the best.  G.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The Art Pavilion at the New Forest Show, 2008.

Update for 5th August forThe New Forest Show 2008     THE ART PAVILION.
Three fine days, all went extremely well, the team of artists were very happy and efficient, the sales of works was around £4,500 so I`m a happy bunny.
 I would especially like to thank and congratulate the artists who helped on the 6 days, receiving and hanging, mingling and communicating, selling and accounting, fire duty and eventually taking them down? and clearing up.
 Special thanks too  to Alan Hooper, and Jim and Pat Hatchley, and Malc and Sheila Reeves, and Jean lock.  They helped in many other ways as well as setting up the screens etc 
 Then the six judges, Melvin Gates, Helen Talbot, and Jill Gillespie working with Rosemary Sarah Welch, Claire Kitcher and Brian Harrild ...well judged ..brilliant job.
  The demonstrators, Penny Stevens, Paul Humphriss, Rosemary S. Welch, Ginny Whiting and
Carol Dixon, and Ivor Minard all doing well and a big thankyou to them as well.
  Brockenhurst College art dept. not only sponsored us but supplied some excellent textile ,fine, and ceramic art work.  Many thanks to them not only from me but from the NFASS too.
  Thanks to Kim Jones, Malcolm Rook, and Suzanne Wright for their help and advice.
  Lastly to Richard Cuzens, the New Forest Show Executive  [top man], and his staff, for the marquee,screens, and encouragement.  
I thought it was a very good show.                                                   Gervase A Gregory. 
                                                                                                      Pavilion Steward.   

Sunday, 27 July 2008

New Forest Show 2008 Last update before show. 26th July 2008

                                            THE  ART PAVILION               2008                                                                                                                                                      This    This is just a note to thank those who turned up and worked so hard and willingly.....
Alan H,    Malc R,    Melvin G,     Jim H,    Bob Ch,     Ivor M,       Brian H,   and  Alan V.
And the Gorgeous Girls.....Claire K,   Jean L,    Brenda M,    Shaun S,   
                                       Heike H,     Sheila R,    Pat H,    Louise M.
The Receiving and Hanging of the 300 works went very smoothly thanks to you all.
Now I hope we please the public and sell some of them.
                                                                       All the best, Gervase.
TUESDAY 29TH JULY....30TH JULY....31ST JULY 2008..
YOU CAN`T MISS IT.  Have a look in THE ART PAVILION, and BUY a work of art at a very reasonable cost by some very well known artists of the New Forest.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Update nfass 25 07 2008

The marquee is now all set up to receive your pictures etc. so turn up on Saturday or Sunday
with them between 10am and 12 midday where we hope to receive and hang them as soon as we get them.   There has been some hard work done setting up and cleaning panels this last week.
 and putting up the `temple entrance`  [note Parthenon Marbles painted thereon].
 Thanks to those making up the working parties.....
                                      Jane Cartwright  [Hope you`re feeling better now Jane]
                                      Al Hooper,  Cleaning and erection.
                                     Malc Reeves,  Construction work internally.
                                      Alan Vicarey, the same.
                                      Ivor Minard. Placement of panels  with the rest of us.
                                      Jean Lock.  The same.
                                      and myself.
 All my thanks to the willing teams of artists who are going to make this a success  I am sure.
I`ve had a word with an Irish Leprechaun who has promised one wish to all and only the team members.         My warmest regards to all then.   See you soon.    Gervase.

Monday, 23 June 2008

New Forest Show update 23rd June 2008.

As several artists have been concerned regarding the shows progress I am pleased to say that every thing is going to schedule at the moment.   The marquee [slightly smaller this year 70`x40`] will soon be erected.  All those stewarding and/or demo-ing should have their packs of tickets, vouchers and badges by now except for Heike who is standing in and will be getting hers soon. I have also posted an up to date rota which has only changed a tiny bit -for stewards to see.                                                   Many thanks Brockenhurst College for their support[£500]  we will be displaying their banner and showing some of their paintings and sculpture. Nice to have a local person like Amy to organise this.
Thanks Amy.
There will be about 130  of the best New Forest artists showing a very broad band of works.            There will be about 260+ works to enjoy and buy if you wish, all the prices will be very reasonable
and far less than gallery and London prices.
So look out for THE ART PAVILION near to the NFoffices.
Paintings must be delivered to THE ART PAVILION  on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th but NOT,  I REPEAT, not on the MONDAY 28th.
 You will be directed into the disabled car park to deliver your pictures, this is very near to the Art Pavilion marquee,[ everybody seemed to find it easily last year.]
 Now I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who actually reads this blog and if you have any questions I will try to answer them.
  I am really looking forward to the Show and meeting good friends again. 
  I am donating  the medals [as last year] for the judges to award as they think best.
There will be six artist judges in two teams of three, and judging will be on the Tuesday am.
Lastly many thanks to all those who volunteered help.  I couldn`t have all who offered their help as there were too many so I picked on a first come first served basis. 
  If you can turn up the week before to help erect screens etc let me know as I don`t know yet when the marquee will be handed over.   Thats it then ,    my best wishes to you all, Gervase.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

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DearRupes,                                                                                                                                          Just what I needed. You are a clever bloke. I was thinking of taking a course on computer blogging with that in mind but as usual you are two steps in front.
Hope you are well and Gemma too. All ok here,  I have seen  my postcards for sale on e-bay now...I suppose someone thinks I`m dead  [not far off]  so I think that I have [perish the thought] reached junior celebrity status. Also have been asked to open the local horticultural show, and present prizes....what do you think of that my lad.?
Anyway here`s the latest bit of artwork.   Nan sends her love,  atb  gg.

Concerned about your health Issy. 23 04 08

Dor and I have heard about your fall and as you are 2000 miles away from us feel we can only offer our wishes fo your speedy recovery. Poor Al too, this mucks things up a bit to say the least. It does help having her sisters about I should think. Anyway, if you had time to look at this blog, give our love and regards to Issy and tell her we will be thinking of her and hoping all of you will have fine weather and Issy gets well quickly. Tell her to try some R.Whites wonder specific for all probleme ? Love from all of us here, Gerv and Dor.


The last cheque has been passed to the NFASS office. So I will now be concentrating on the Pavilion side. The layout this year will be slightly different as the entrance has to be on the short side of the marquee. My point of view is that this will be better anyway. There will be more stalls around the sides bringing more people in the vicinity, There is a some sad news in that one of my olsd friends has died [ Brian Tillyer] and I`m off to his funeral at Fawley Church in a short while. He was a well known commoner and well liked and did the `branding` at the New Forest Show in the Commoners` section. Meanwhile, all the bestof luck to those who read this. Gervase.

NFASS update. Art Pavilion news. MARCH 2008.

I HAVE NOW CLOSED THE ENTRIES TO THE 2008 SHOW . There will be about 130 top local artists showing some of their very best work. Over 200 works will be on sale all in the big marquee called the ART PAVILION near the offices at the NEW FOREST SHOW ON 29TH 30TH AND 31ST JULY 2008. It can`t be as wet as it was last year however in spite of this we were all happy and dry in the PAVILION. The raised floor made a lot of difference here. I would urge you who read this to come along and see the show. The artists have all worked hard to provide this spectacle. Je voudrais tout le monde visiter cette Pavilion s`il vous plait. Other news ....There will be a two week Art and Craft show at Fawley village Hall starting on the 7th April to the 21st April 2008. For sale there will be Doreens cakes jams and pickles [all is homemade] Some lovely pictures by local artists, woodwork, the village stitchers , 4 local authors will be signing their books [if you buy one], jumble, 3 local girls selling their jewellery and beadwork.and a lucky dip. This is a community event and will be opened by Mr Eddie Holtham and his wife on the 7th at 10am. Anything I have forgotten ring 02380 898413 Gervase.