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Thursday, 29 October 2009


Dear members, it has come to my attention that in my haste to post out the ESSA fundraising exhibition information I have put the wrong date for the deadline of postcard submissions. The final date for posting back cards is December 3rd and not November 3rd as stated in the letter sent out. My sincere apologies for the confusion. Please relay this information to any other VAS members you are in touch with.

Becca Pollard
VAS Administrator

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

VAS @ Gracefield

Saturday 26th September - Saturday 6th November
Gracefield Art Centre
Edinburgh Road

The VAS exhibition at Gracefield is an opportunity for the Society to reach out to it's members and art lovers outside of Edinburgh, and to widen it's remit to a bigger geographical region. 115 works of art are on show representing the breadth of talent in Scotland, encompassing both traditional and contemporary methods in 2D and 3D, craft and fine art.

A purchase prize of £500 was awarded to Jenny Smith for her innovative laser cut 'print'.
Image; 'Family Unit' by Clare Waddle

Craft Scotland presents 'The C Word'

The C Word is the new campaign from craftscotland, designed to create discussion and interest in Scottish craft around the UK.
We will showcase contemporary craft and craft designers/makers at work. The campaign will examine the creativity, skill, time and effort spent designing and making craft, and will show that craft is unique, modern and desirable.
The ad will be screened on STV and as a trailer in Scottish Cinemas in conjunction with Pearl and Dean. Among the artists featured are VAS members Libby Day, Lara Scobie, and Julia douglas, Clare Waddle and Rebecca Wilson as the collaboration 'A Wee Bit of Light Relief'.