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12. Apr, 2016

NEWSLETTER 222 April 2016
ARTISTS in PUBLIC SERVICE

President:
Sir Jonathan Stephens KCB

Vice Presidents:
Lord Moser, KCB, CBE, FRSA Sir Geoffrey Holland, KCB F Charles Playle, RICS Sir Hugh Taylor, KCB, CB

Executive Committee:
Paul Baden (Exhibition Organiser) Sue Beeby Andrew Cooper (Chair) Dr Sunjai Gupta (Secretary) Mohammed Ismail Ray Jenkins Derek Kinrade (Treasurer) Marion Price Shirley Roskell Bob Sharrock Liz Spiro (Membership Secretary) Nikki Pitt

Patrons:
Lord Nigel Crisp KCB Professor Conal Shields Frederick England Baroness Morris of Yardley Peter Jones CB cover image by Kathleen Morgan


ARTISTS IN PUBLIC SERVICE NEWSLETTER No. 222 April 2016

All enquiries about the Group should be addressed to The Secretary Sunjai Gupta
Sujai.gupta@phe.gov.uk

Treasurer Mr Derek Kinrade 33 Highshore Road London SE15 5AF Tel: 020 7402 6681 dkinrade1@btinternet.com

Exhibition Organiser Paul Baden 07739460737
paul.baden@blueyonder.co.uk

Webmistress Maria Troupkou mtroupkou@gmail.com

Newsletter Editor Painting Holiday Andrew Cooper 28 Watford Close Petworth Street Battersea SW11 4QT andrew.cooper@phe.gov.uk
020 7228 8438 0753 4991021


Contents
- AGM - Wednesday 20 April 2016
- Painting Holiday - May 2016
- This year’s exhibition – October 2016 entry forms
- Membership application form

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AGM
The next Executive Committee meeting will take place at the AGM on 5.30pm, Wednesday 20 April 2016 in Wellington House, London SE18UG.
Please let Sunjai Gupta (sunjai.gupta@phe.gov.uk) know if you are attending. A copy of the 2016 agenda and the 2015 minutes are attached.

Holiday
This year we are going to Shorland Old Farm. http://www.shorlandoldfarm.co.uk/
Staying Friday 20 May to Friday 27 May 2016 (6 nights)

Exhibition
This year we are at the Menier Gallery again for 17-22 October 2016
Membership
As always a membership form is included with this newsletter.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
2016 membership subscriptions are due. The annual subscription remains at £15.
Please use the attached membership form to send your subscription either electronically, or by cheque, made payable to AIPS, to the treasurer: Derek Kinrade, 33 Highshore Road, London SE15 5AF.
As all members now renew in January, membership cards will no longer be sent, as their main function was to remind people when to renew.

This year’s exhibition
This year we are at the Menier Gallery again for 17-22 October 2016. Usual rules apply – we will be receiving and hanging on Monday 17 October, with a private view on Tuesday 18 October at 6pm. The exhibition will continue this year till Saturday 22 October and close at 4pm as the footfall and potential sales on Saturday are high for this gallery near Borough Market. So collection will be between 4-6pm on Saturday 22 October.

AIPS AGM
The Annual General Meeting of AIPS will be held on Wednesday 20 April at 5.30pm in Wellington House [A on the map below]
Wellington House is just past the Old Vic on Waterloo Road
Please let Sunjai Gupta know if you are attending.
AGENDA FOR AIPS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY 20 APRIL 2016 at WELLINGTON HOUSE.
WATERLOO ROAD, LONDON SE1 8UG
Chair Andrew Cooper
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting
3 Matters Arising from the Minutes
4. Election of Officers and Committee Members.
Secretary: Sunjai Gupta
Treasurer: Derek Kinrade
Membership Secretary: Liz Spiro
Newsletter Editor Andrew Cooper
Exhibition Organiser: Paul Baden
Members: Sue Beeby Ray Jenkins
Shirley Roskell Bob Sharrock
Mohammed Ismail
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Membership Report
7. Membership Fees and Exhibition fees
8. 2016 Exhibition:
Entry fee Raffle
Commission charge Insurance
Judge/Opener Publicity
Stewarding Catering at Private View
CSIS contribution
Catalogue (number and cost)
9. Website
10. Newsletter
11. Painting Holiday
12 Any Other Business
13. Date of the next meeting of the Executive Committee
Minutes of the Annual General meeting of the AIPS held on 22 April 2015 at Wellington House, London SE1.
Present
Andrew Cooper (Chair)
Sunjai Gupta (Minutes)
Marion Price
Mohammed Ismail
Shirley Roskell
Liz Spiro
Paul Baden
Derek Kinrade
1. Apologies
1.1 Apologies were received from Sue Beeby and Beryl Touchard.
2. Matters arising from the previous AGM:
2.1 We were still looking for the name of the Margaret Butler Cup in 2010:
Action: AC to continue to pursue.
3. Election of Officers and Committee Members.
3.1 These were confirmed as:
Chair Andrew Cooper
Secretary: Sunjai Gupta
Treasurer: Derek Kinrade
Membership Secretary: Liz Spiro
Newsletter Editor Andrew Cooper
Exhibition Organiser: Paul Baden
Members: Sue Beeby Ray Jenkins
Shirley Roskell Bob Sharrock
Mohammed Ismail Marion Price
Nicola Pitt
3.2 To consider inviting other members such as Beryl Touchard, Maria Troupkou and Nicola Pitt.
3.3 Action: AC to pursue
4. Anniversary Celebrations – 85th AIPS; CSIS 125th; CSRF 50th
4.1 AC and DK were due to meet shortly with the CEO of the CSRF to discuss this.
4.2 Possible venues included the Palace of Westminster: Baroness Morris, Lord Moser and Lord Crisp might be approached.
4.3 DK willing to organise the celebrations.
4.4 The CEO of the CSRF and AC could be speakers but we needed a third speaker e.g. from the HoL Arts Committee or from a sponsor organisation.
4.5 Needed to book a date and time that speakers could make and to inform members.
4.6 Action: AC and DK to pursue.
5. Treasurer’s Report
5.1 The Report was presented and accepted
5.2 We made a profit on the Exhibition by saving money on catering and on the brochure.
5.3 We are dependent on CSIS support.
6. Membership Report/Fee
6.1 There were 104 members on the list: of these 15 were honorary, 22 had paid for 2015, 28 had not paid for 2014.
6.2 Those who had paid at the time of the Exhibition were considered to have paid for the next year as well.
6.3 Members had to have paid to be able to exhibit.
6.4 No plans to raise the subscription at present and there was no upper limit on members.
6.5 Action: LS to contact those who were interested and then start deleting others from the list.
6.6 Action: AC to provide LS with addresses of Sir Hugh Taylor and Justine Womack.
7. 2015 Exhibition (19-24th October, with private view on 20th at 6.00p.m.):
7.1 Commission charges to remain the same assuming continuing support from CSIS.
7.2 To investigate alternative ways to print flyers which could be used to invite exhibitors
7.3 In future we would send brochure to exhibitors only and a flyer to other members in June to coincide with the invitation to exhibit
7.4 Cannot resubmit in less than 2 years
7.5 It was agreed that the Exhibition would stay open until 4.00p.m. on the Saturday
7.6 Ideal to have some permanent stewards
7.7 Action: AC to e-mail PB about possible dates for submissions/PB to contact Nathan about catalogue production
7.8 Action: DK to take over insurance with advice from MP
8. Website-Nil to report
9. Newsletter-Nil to report
10. Painting holiday Nil to report
11. Next meeting
17th June 2015
12. AOB.
11.1 Nil.



This year’s Art Holiday 2016
This year we are going to Shorland Old Farm. http://www.shorlandoldfarm.co.uk/
Staying Friday 20 May to Friday 27 May 2016 (6 nights)
It is a bit off the beaten track (sorry) but the Cooper taxi service will be running again to collect from Barnstaple station (10 miles away).
The cost for the 7 nights, including bed, breakfast and three-course evening meal, is £415 per person. There will also be a charge of £300 for studio hire for 7 days, to be shared between all those using it.
Lunch is not provided so we will need to think about what we do for that when we are there.
Travel to Shorland Old Farm
By public transport
Shorland Old Farm is rurally situated. The closest train and coach stations are at Barnstaple, ten miles away. Taxis may be booked to bring you out to Challacombe.
There is a small, family-owned taxi company in Challacombe, Webbers Travel, and transport may be booked through them. Find them here: http://www.webberstaxi.co.uk/ or by telephone, at 01598 763467.
By car
Directions from the M5
From junction 27 of the M5 motorway take the A361 towards Barnstaple.
After approximately 24 miles, turn right onto the A399, towards Ilfracombe. After about 11 miles, turn right again onto the B3358, signposted to Challacombe and Simonsbath. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile, and you will reach a crossroads. Bear right, signed to Challacombe church and Barton Town. The first drive on the right, about 50 yards down the lane, is the entrance to Shorland Old Farm.

AIPS Exhibition 2016
The AIPS 2016 Exhibition will be held in the Menier Gallery from 17 to 22 October 2016.
The private view will be held on Tuesday 18 October at 6.00pm.
The entry forms are enclosed.

The deadline for receipt of submission forms this year’s exhibition will be on THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016.

AIPS EXHIBITION 2016

ACTION NOW PLEASE!
ENTRY FORMS (TITLES; MEDIA; PRICES – NOT THE PICURES THEMSELVES) MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THURSDAY
1 SEPTEMBER 2016.

Please remember:
• Images we want to include your images – particularly if they are ones that you will be exhibiting. If you have a digital image please send it to Paul Baden at paul.baden@blueyonder.co.uk.
• Paul is willing also to accept good quality photographic prints of work which he can scan into the catalogue.
• Stewarding As ever, we need help at the exhibition on a number of fronts. Stewarding is always crucial, so please do think about what days you might be able to help. We usually have plenty of help on the Monday and Tuesday, but it is during the exhibition we also need people to help. Sunjai Gupta will be organising the rota for stewarding.
• Raffle Donation Once again we are looking to any member to donate a picture as a prize for this year’s AIPS Exhibition. We should be delighted if any member wished to donate a picture. The club would consider an unframed picture which would be framed for the raffle. If you would like to donate a prize, please let Andrew Cooper (Chair) know.
• Catering support. We need help with the catering arrangements on the private view night. We are looking for 2 helpers and are prepared to pay £30 (including any reasonable travel) for the 3 hours required (5-8pm) to help plate up (bought) food; serve drinks; and tidy up.
• Exhibits The maximum exhibit size will be 36” x 36” (90cm x 90cm). Any exhibits over this size will incur an extra £5 charge per entry
Arrangements
This year, the new venue for the exhibition of the Artists in Public Service will be at the Menier Gallery
http://www.meniergallery.co.uk
Menier Chocolate Factory, 51 Southwark St, Menier Chocolate Factory, London, Greater London SE1 1RU
Close to London Bridge Train station and Borough tube.
Private View
The private view and official opening of this year’s exhibition will be held on Tuesday 18 October at 6.00– 8.00pm. All members and their friends are very welcome to the private view. Light refreshments will be provided.
Stewarding
Success at this exhibition depends on all your continued support and, in particular, on those who give up time to help with arrangements and stewarding. Please do volunteer to be a steward – full help is available. Sunjai Gupta will be organising the rota for stewarding.
Judging
We will let you know about judging arrangements in due course
Raffle
As in previous years, a raffle will be held on the night.
Timetable
Monday 17 October
Submit exhibits from 10-12 noon
Please note that the Gallery does not open before 10am on Monday
Tuesday 18 October Gallery opens 11am
Private view from 6.00-8.00pm
Wednesday 19 October Gallery opens 11am
Gallery closes 6pm
Thursday 20 October Gallery opens 11am
Gallery closes 6pm
Friday 21 October Gallery opens 11am
Gallery closes 8pm
Saturday 22 October Gallery opens 11am
Exhibition closes 4pm
Removal of exhibits 4-6pm
Deadline for receipt
The deadline for receipt of submission forms this year will be on THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016.
EXHIBITION REGULATIONS AND GENERAL CONDITIONS
Any member of the Artists in Public Service may submit all or any of the following:
• Up to FIVE framed paintings (if desired, only one of these is allowed to be marked “Not For Sale”, i.e. 4 or 5 must be for sale)
The maximum exhibit size will be 36” x 36” (90cm x 90cm). Any exhibits over this size will incur an extra £5 charge per entry. Please mark your entry form accordingly, so we can anticipate large items of work. All pictures must be in a suitable condition for hanging. NB Canvases without a frame constitute in the “framed category”
• Up to ten unframed pictures (all marked for sale)
• Up to six pieces of sculpture or carving (if desired, only one of these is allowed to be marked “Not For Sale”, i.e. 4 or 5 must be for sale)
• Any number of items of pottery
NB ALL WORKS MUST BE ORIGINAL
FEES AND COMMISSION
A submission fee of:
• £8.00 for each framed picture or piece of sculpture
• £4.00 for each unframed picture
• £4.00 for each item of pottery/sculpture on sale for over £20
• £2.00 for each item of pottery/sculpture on sale for less than £20
will be charged and not refunded for works not exhibited. AIPS reserves the right to reject any work submitted. The maximum exhibit size will be 36” x 36” (90cm x 90cm). Any exhibits over this size will incur an additional £5 charge per entry. Please mark your entry form accordingly, so we can anticipate large items of work. Please note this applies to both framed and unframed works.
A commission of 20% will be charged on works sold.
PAINTINGS
Your work must be a stretched canvas or frames to use the gallery’s hanging system. The system has discreet adjustable plastic wires with hooks that attach to D-rings mounted on the back of your work.
ALL WORK MUST THEREFORE HAVE D-RINGS MOUNTED ON THE BACK prior to arrival at the gallery. The rings should be placed one on each vertical side about 10cm down from the top edge of your work (or in the top one third of your picture).
A stick-on label to be fixed to the back of each painting stating:
• ARTIST’S NAME
• TITLE
• PRICE (it is recommended that a minimum of £40 is charged, although a lower price for a drawing or miniature might be appropriate)
• DEPARTMENT/EX-DEPARTMENT ORGANISATION/FELLOWSHIP DISTRICT (we should be grateful if retired artists, where appropriate, could record their old Department)
SCULPTURE
The gallery has some plinths. All sculpture should be similarly labelled under the base or tied around the work as appropriate.
UNFRAMED PICTURES
Unframed pictures need to be identified, titled, priced, mounted and covered with clingfilm/cellophane. They will be listed separately in the catalogue.
POTTERY
Each member submitting pottery should affix in a position where it can be seen, a small sticker showing their name, the number of the piece and its price. They should submit a corresponding list of their exhibits, giving each its number and description or title and price and their name and address, telephone number. This list will be marked to record any sales.
LOSS OR DAMAGE
All reasonable care will be taken in handling works and stewarding the exhibition, but the Association cannot accept liability for loss or damage, however caused. Exhibits will not be insured by the Association and exhibitors should make their own arrangements for insurance.
EXHIBITORS FROM A DISTANCE
If you intend to send exhibits to the Menier Gallery, please inform Andrew Cooper (0753 4991021). There are no storage facilities at the Menier Gallery.
SECURITY AND CONGESTION CHARGING
The Menier Gallery is located in Bankside, minutes from Borough Market and Tate Modern. The nearest Underground and National Rail service is at London Bridge. There are limited parking facilities in or around the Menier Gallery. Please be aware that the Association cannot accept responsibility for action of the parking wardens and nor can the Association reimburse parking tickets or congestion charges. Please be aware that to access the Menier Gallery, you might incur the central London congestion charge (operational Monday to Friday, 7am till 6pm, charge £14 payable at newsagents, by phone and the internet www.tfl.gov.uk)
DELIVERY OF EXHIBITS
Exhibits must be delivered to the Menier Gallery on Monday between 10am -12 noon. If delivery is not possible on this day, please contact either Andrew Cooper or Paul Baden immediately.
REMOVAL OF EXHIBITS
Exhibits must be removed on Saturday 22 October between 4pm and 6pm. If collection cannot be managed personally, please ensure that someone can do so on your behalf, duly authorised in writing if necessary. This is essential as we have nowhere to house exhibits if not collected.
REMOVAL OF PURCHASES
The preceding will also apply to pictures and sculptures sold for which purchasers will be required to pay in full at the time of purchase and to produce their receipts when collecting. Pottery and unframed pictures, however, can be removed at the time of purchase and in exceptional circumstances authority may be given for a picture or sculpture to be removed before the end of the exhibition.
STEWARDING
Two people will need to be on duty at all times to steward the exhibition throughout the time it is open to the public. Tuesday to Saturday 11-6pm in two sessions: 11am—2pm and 2pm – 6pm.
Some members may be able to manage a whole day and fares will be refunded if necessary. However, AIPS has limited funds and any such travelling and subsistence costs would be limited to a maximum of £25. Notes on duties, especially guidance for new stewards will be available.
DUTY ROSTER
It is important that we can co-ordinate the number of helpers available (with times of availability if appropriate). Please note on the helpers form below when you are available. Sunjai Gupta has kindly agreed to draw up a duty roster, which will be available before the exhibition. PLEASE NOTE DO NOT SEND THIS FORM WITH YOUR EXHIBITION SUBMISSION FORM. ALL HELPERS FORMS SHOULD BE SENT DIRECT TO SUNJAI GUPTA.
FURTHER ENQUIRIES
For all further enquiries, please contact the exhibition organiser Paul Baden on 07739460737
AIPS EXHIBITION 2016: ENTRY FORM
Please complete CLEARLY in BLOCK CAPITALS and post, without exhibits, but with total entry fee to
Andrew Cooper
28 Watford Close
Petworth Street
Battersea SW11 4QT
No later than THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2016
Artist’s name
Address
Telephone (Home)
Telephone (Work)
Department/Organisation/Civil Service Club/Fellowship Association/ex Department (if applicable)
[NB you don’t have to be a serving or ex civil servant to exhibit]
FRAMED PAINTINGS
MEDIUM
TITLE
PRICE
UNFRAMED PAINTINGS
MEDIUM
TITLE
PRICE
SCULPTURES
MEDIUM
TITLE
PRICE
POTTERY Use this or a separate sheet of paper
MEDIUM
TITLE
PRICE
Remember:
A minimum price of £40 is recommended.
Entry fee for each painting/sculpture is £8.00; for each item of pottery/unframed picture £4.00
The maximum exhibit size will be 36” x 36” (90cm x 90cm). Any exhibits over this size will incur an extra £5 charge per entry. Please mark your entry form accordingly, so we can anticipate large items of work.
Annual subscription (if appropriate) of £15 (from 1st January 2014) can also be forwarded.
Please make cheques payable to the Artists in Public Service Artists
Members who are not exhibiting are kindly requested to send a NIL return
PLEASE SIGN BELOW
I accept the conditions of entry and certify that each item listed is original, entirely my own work and not a copy. I have paid my annual subscription for year 2016.
Signed:
Dated:
AIPS EXHIBITION 2016: HELPERS FORM
Helpers are required to assist with setting up of the exhibition and, most importantly, to steward during the exhibition. Please state WHEN you can help and WHAT you could help with (i.e. receiving exhibits/helping with hanging exhibits/stewarding
11.00-14.00 14.00-18.00
Monday 17 October
Tuesday 18 October
Wednesday 19 October
Thursday 20 October
Friday 21 October
Saturday 22 October
Name
Address
Telephone (Home)
Telephone (Work)
Signed
Dated
PLEASE DO NOT SEND THIS WITH YOUR ENTRY FORM
PLEASE COMPLETE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO
Sunjai Gupta
Public Health England
2nd Floor Skipton House
80 London Road
London SE1 6LH
Or by email to
Sunjai.Ithell@phe.gov.uk
By 1st October 2016


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Membership for the Artists in Public Service (formerly Civil and Public Service Artists) is open to all people (regardless of whether you are or have been a civil or public servant) and is currently £15 (cheques payable to AiPS). Please complete and return this application form.
www.artistsinpublicservice.co.uk
Membership is open to everyone. Membership benefits include:
i. attendance at organised Spring Holidays (not including costs for accommodation);
ii. the chance to join the Executive Committee and be involved in the running of the club;
iii. the opportunity to exhibit at the Annual Exhibition; and
iv. receipt of the quarterly Newsletter.
APPLICATION TO JOIN ARTISTS IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Name:
Address:
Telephone (Work):
(Home):
(Mobile):
E-mail Address:
Are you a serving, retired or ex civil or public servant? YES/NO
Or other (please specify)
Is this a new membership application? YES/NO
Is this a membership renewal? YES/NO
Please enter the date of this application ………………………….2016
Please send your applications and remittance (cheques payable to AIPS) to the Treasurer
Derek Kinrade
Treasurer
33 Highshore Road
London SE15 5AF
If you wish to pay your membership electronically, you can do so by making payments to
HSBC Account number 01337203
Marble Arch Sort code 40-04-24
76 Edgware Road
London W2 2EQ
If you choose this option, please email Liz Spiro (the membership secretary) and Derek Kinrade so that they are aware at lizspiro@aol.com and dkinrade1@btinternet.com