Des and the Royal Institute of Painters

Des Maxwell Clark, former Vice Chair and programme organiser for TAS has had a painting accepted for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in London. The exhibition will be at the Mall Galleries (just off Trafalgar Square, a stone’s throw from the National Gallery) from 2 April to 17 April.

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th show is the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, showcasing over 400 of the very best in contemporary water based media paintings from its members and selected artists from around the globe. Since its founding in 1831, the RI has become universally recognised as one of the leading art institutes.

Congratulations Des.

Christmas Dinner

This year’s Christmas Dinner is on Friday 13 December, 12:30 for 1pm at the Smugglers Inn, Teignmouth Rd, Dawlish EX7 0LA. The price is £19.95 each. The menu and full payment details are below.

You can pay by BACS at any time on line, and give your meal choices (A, B, or C for each course on the menu) to Clare Jenkinson on or phone Clare on 07763 894008. If you prefer to book at a Friday meeting (25 Oct and 15 Nov at the Heritage Centre) you can pay by card. Bring a copy of your meal choices and also make a note of your order for the day.

Please book by the end of November to ensure your place.

Christmas Dinner menu

Allenby Trophy

Congratulations to Sue Evans for winning the Allenby Trophy for Best Picture in the 2019 Summer Exhibition,  as voted for by the general public. Three Lovely Ladies.

Retrospective at Words and Pictures

Des Maxwell Clark will be holding a retrospective exhibition at Words and Pictures Gallery, Little Triangle, Teignmouth TQ14 8AX from Friday 23 to Monday 26 August. Des will also be displaying a selection of his sketch books, giving a glimpse into how he works. 

Eric Hayne’s 100th

An invitation to Eric’s private view and 100th birthday celebrations 13 July

What an achievement. And what an exhibition and party this will be at TAAG, 13 July 6pm to 8pm. Please bring a plate of food and something you and others would enjoy drinking.

Membership and discounts

Membership cards and shop discounts

Your 2019 membership card can be collected from Voyage, opposite TAAG. If some members find it difficult to get to Voyage then please arrange for a colleague to collect it on your behalf.

Discounts have now been arranged for members in some of the local shops. Just show your in date membership card.

Voyage (Teignmouth) 10%

Picture This (Teignmouth)  10%

Bracken Gallery (Chudleigh) 10%

Axworthys’ (large art shop in Paignton) 10% over £5 spend

Laura Wall (Teignmouth) 5%