48th Smethwick International Open for Entries

The 48th Smethwick International Salon is now open for entries until 4th November, 2022.

There are 3 print sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome and Scapes. (Scapes include, Landscapes, Cityscapes, Seascapes).

There are 3 Projected Image Sections: Open Colour, Open Monochrome and Nature.

More information and online entry here.

The salon has patronage from PSA 2022-520, FIAP 2022-470, PAGB 2022-030 and GPU L220143 and over 210 Medals and Ribbons to be won. Prints can also be forwarded to the Southampton International.

The Eye International Photography Festival

Do you fancy a weekend in Aberystwyth?

The Eye International Photography Festival returns for another packed weekend in Aberystwyth from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October 2022. With guest speakers including Magnum’s Matt Black, Anita Corbyn, Glenn Edwards and Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, it promises to be a great event.

More information and tickets here.

Charity Art Auction

The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales (WLCOW) supports education, the arts, science and technology in Wales, and is dedicated to helping young people throughout Wales to develop their talents and skills by means of an annual Awards programme of scholarships and bursaries to students in schools, universities and technical colleges, as well as to apprentices and young people in the armed forces. This year 2022 they awarded an artist bursary to an MFA student from Swansea.

In 2021 WLCOW collaborated with Disability Art Cymru and V21 to hold an art auction at Sbectrwm Centre Fairwater Community Centre Cardiff.

Many renowned artists and photographers donated their work (and time David Hurn) to the auction and other work was donated by WLCOW members and friends.  It was a great success raising much needed funds for all 3 charities.

Following the success last year of the art auction, another art auction is to be held in Sbectrwm Centre Fairwater Community Centre Cardiff on Friday, September 23rd 2022 starting at 6.30pm with a champagne reception and canapés.

The auction will be available on line to bid before the day of the auction and telephone bids will be accepted during the auction.

The funds raised will once again be divided between the charities involved to support young people in Wales to develop their talents in education, the arts, science and technology.

If you are interested in donating any photographic works of art you have done, please contact the WLCOW Auction organiser Dr Jane Croad on 07970 666353 or janecroad@gmail.com who will collect the work from you.

Tenby & Gwynfa represent the WPF at Warwick

Well done to Tenby and Gwynfa who made the journey to Warwick to represent the WPF in the National Inter-Club PDI Championships.

In the WPF grudge match, Tenby finished the Plate competition in joint 5th (15th overall) place on 103 points and Gwynfa just two points behind in joint 10th place (20th overall). Of the North Wales clubs, Mold finished joint 15th (25th overall) and Rhyl joint 22nd (32nd oveall)

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