Newark Art Club, formed in 1945, is 70 years of age this year. The club is extremely active with over 60 members many of whom meet on a weekly basis. To commemorate this anniversary, the club members wished to make a gesture of goodwill towards the community within the Newark & Sherwood District.
Obviously, we feel our strength lies in painting and from our Portfolio we have donated at least two original paintings to the community each month, either for display in public places, or to local charities for their own fundraising. Below is a list of the recipients identified by club members; 12 places for display and 14 requests for fundraising. After these presentations were made, by the end of the year 13 paintings were still to be donated so it was decided to offer them to Newark Parish Church for their fundraising for the new roof.
Our initiative has been applauded and appreciated by all the recipients and we have the satisfaction of contributing to the community as well as the benefit of raising our profile within the local area.
Thank you to all the Artists who donated their work
Artwork we have presented:
Jan 28 - Mark Goodman’s painting ‘Fishing Boat at Brancaster’ to Beaumond House Hospice for auction which raised £250 for their funds.
Feb 25 - Cyril Stevenson’s ‘The Lane’ painting was donated to be displayed in Bowbridge Road Care Home.
March 6 - The Friendly Farmer chose Doreen Peters’ painting ‘Magnolias’ to hang in the Farm Shop Cafe.
April 25 - A painting entitled ‘Anemones’, by Linda Geeson, was chosen by Muskham Rural Community Centre to display in the small hall.
May 27 - In May three paintings, ‘Morning on Skye’ by Val Woolley, Ken Green’s ‘The Village Ford’ and Heather Howieson’s ‘ Rowan on Islay’ were exhibited for sale at our exhibition in St. Mary’s Church and the proceeds were to be donated to Newark Community First Aid. Although the paintings did not sell at the exhibition, NCFA were pleased to accept the paintings for their own fundraising events.
June 28 - St. Giles Church, Balderton have chosen three paintings for their own fundraising; ‘Harrington Viaduct’ by John Geeson, ‘Clematis’ by Barbara Smith and ‘Sanctuary’ by Lynne Whitfield.
July 1 - North Muskham Rural Community Centre have chosen a painting ‘Newark Town Lock’, by Peter Cook, to auction at the Summer Fair on 4th July to raise money for the Community Centre.
The Chuter Ede Schools at Fernwood and Balderton selected June Halford’s ‘New Vibrations’ and John Geeson’s ‘Icy Lake, Rufford Park’, to display in the schools two sites.
Aug 11 - A presentation of Lynne Whitfield’s ‘Staunton Folly’ was made to Bowbridge Care Home for their own fundraising.
Sept 22 - We were invited to the Citizenship Day ceremony to present a painting to the Gilstrap Register Office. Peter Cook’s ‘Fountain Gardens’ was chosen to be displayed in the main foyer.
Oct 2 - Collingham Parish Council chose Peter Cook’s ‘Hobgoblin’ to be displayed in the new Collingham Library.
Pat Murray’s ‘Graham’s Orchard’ was presented to the chairman of Village Care (Transport) Collingham for their own fundraising.
5 - We presented Jackie Whall’s ‘End of a Busy Day’ Canvas to be displayed in a waiting room at Denticare in Newark.
15 - Newark & Fosseway First Responders were presented with three paintings, at one of their training sessions, to be auctioned for their own fundraising. Jackie Whall’s ‘Neutral Nude II’, Roger Bailey’s ‘African Queen’ and ‘Autumn Scene’ by Cyril Stevenson.
Nov 10 - Mark Goodman’s commissioned painting of The Tudor House was presented to the National Civil War Museum in Newark for display.
27 - Roger Bailey’s ‘The Sentinel’, wolf painting was presented to Winthorpe Parish Council to be displayed in Winthorpe Village Hall.
Dec 2 - Representatives from Fernwood Parish Council attended the Art Club to receive Kim Bartle’s painting, The Green Woodpecker, to display in Fernwood Village Hall.
4 - A painting by Merilynne Popple entitled ‘Cat & Mouse’ was presented to Newark Town & District Club for display for their 150th Anniversary.
10 - 13 paintings will be presented to Newark St Mary Magdalene Parish Church for fundraising for the ‘Roof Repair’.
‘View of the Dove’ by Lynn Whitfield
‘Red Lips’ by Jackie Whall
‘Daddy’s Girl’ by Ron Wood
‘Tango’ by Roger Bailey
‘Cats on a Windowsill’ by Gwen Vine
‘The Old Boatyard’ by Linda Geeson
‘Green Gridlock’ by June Halford
‘Purple Hydrangea’ by Mark Goodman
‘Dahlias at Belton House’ by Val Woolley
‘Brock’ by John Geeson
‘Snow Scene’ by Marion Tinkler
‘Highlights’ by Brian Maddock
‘Window with Roses’ by Ken Green
Plus 5 more paintings kindly donated by members on the day that were not in the portfolio.
Jan 16 - A painting of ‘Coddington Church’, by Tony Storer was presented to the Rev. David Anderton for fundraising for the Church at our Celebration Tea on 16th January 2016.
44 paintings in total have been donated to the Local Community and Local Charities in celebration of Newark Art Club’s 70th Anniversary
Linda Geeson – Sub Group NAC 70th Anniversary Donations Update 16/1/2016