Happy New Year - our year started with Alan Chown demonstrating his Pen and Wash technique with us. It was a great evening despite the overhead camera we usually have access to not working meaning we had to close up a bit more than normal to see his wonderful work!
A big thank you to our resident Quiz Master Peter Bowtell - a great quiz to finish the year. Those local questions don't get any easier!
We know that many of you were very keen to know the results of the voting for your favourite pictures which took place throughout the exhibition weekend so here are the results.
Novice Winner – Sarah Henderson ‘The Watcher’
Novice Highly commended – Laura Walker-Beaven ‘Dreaming on the Edge’
Intermediate winner – Jen Davies ‘December Snow in Claydon’
Best in show highly commended – Alan Chown ‘Wells Next to the Sea’
Best interpretation of the theme
Winner – Dilys Benjafield ‘No Man’s Land’
Highly commended – Lesley Passey ‘WWI’
Well done to the winner of the children’s art competition -
Alice from George Grenville Academy won with Rory (GGA), Teagan (GGA), Sam (BPS) Elsie (BPS), Aden (BMA) and Maria (BMA) all highly commended. Alice’s prize, a 2 hour glass fusing session at Vitreus Art, will be presented at school!
Thank you for coming to support our exhibition - we hope you enjoyed seeing the amazing art that was on display. See you in May for the next Bafa Exhibition - Spring @ The Woolpack.
October 2019 - Wockamaloo's with Brian
September 2018 - Susan Gray, Seascapes
July 2018 - Roy Holding
June 2018 - Andrew Gleeson, Watercolours
Andrew showed us how he has evolved his tight botanical watercolour paintings into a loose varied style full of movement. He demonstrated his style using a door front as well as a vase of flowers. There were many techniques and ideas shared for all of us painters to keep in mind next time we try to loosen up a little!
Bafa has been shortlisted for an Epic Award!! The Epic Awards celebrate the achievements of voluntary arts groups across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
We are delighted to inform you that Buckingham Art for All has been shortlisted for an Epic Award! Your project will now go forward to compete for the England award as well as being part of the public vote for the People’s Choice Award. Winners will be announced at the ceremony at Richmond Barracks in Dublin on 3 May 2018.
Bafa will be judged in the award for England but also entered into the people’s choice award. We now need all Bafa members, friends and family to vote for us in the people’s choice awards at
To learn more about the awards please look at the Voluntary arts website. This is a great opportunity to shout from the rooftops about Bafa and all its fantastic members please spread the word.
March 2018 - Guy Scott, Critique
February 2018 - Happy 10th Birthday Bafa!!!
Friday night found us partying in The Cote to celebrate a milestone in Bafa's short history! It was preceeded by the AGM, and we were thrilled to see so many of you turn up in time to hear our reports, confirm the committee for another year and show your support for the future of Bafa. Our thanks go to Peter Baker and Lindsey Graham for leading the evening with words of how it all started and the help recieved from so many. After the food, Mayor Jon Harvey very kindly cut the cake. Our Patron, John Bercow was due to visit unfortunately he had to cut his visit to Buckingham short due to family circumstances but he sent his good wishes to all of our members on the occasion of our birthday!
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Buckingham Art for All -
A Buckingham based Art group which welcomes artists of all abilities and those interested in art to meet, share, learn and above all enjoy art. Monthly meetings are held with a variety of speakers and demonstrations. We hold two annual exhibitions and would love you to join us either as a visitor or a member; spectator or artist!
We have had a few members enquiring as to where we get our wonderful raffle prizes, month after month. Well the answer is that they are donated by very generous members! We would like to thank those of you who have thought of us, and supported our raffle, when you find such great prizes be it a bottle or art related items and books. All donations to the raffle can be brought along to the monthly meetings.