Feb 202017
 

The Members’ Exhibition will have its opening night and awards ceremony on Saturday 22nd April, 5-7pm and will be open to the public on Sunday 23rd April. All submitted work will be displayed at Great King Street – the prints in the Main Hall, and the PDIs as a slide show in the Digital Suite. The judge this year is Hunter Kennedy EFIAP MAPGB from Carluke.

See here for details on entering.

 Posted by on February 20, 2017 at 11:51 am
Mar 172016
 

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The Members’ Night of the exhibition on Friday 15 April brought around 50 members and guests to the Society.  The trophies were presented to winners by Stephen Meek, President.  On Saturday/Sunday 16/17 April the exhibition was open to the public but we had a mere 50 or so visitors.  One of these was Doug Corrance who gave a talk to the Society on 20 January.  He spent some time talking to those of us on the door, and took this photo – Neil Scott and Chick Calder at the table with Richard Bingham on the steps, all supervised by David Octavius Hill

 

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In retaliation, Neil took this image of Doug!

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The winners were

MEMBERS EXHIBITION 2016 – TROPHIES
PRINTS
EPC Memorial Shield Doug Berndt Domain of the Bald Eagle Best Overall
Forbes Adam Cup Jean Manson Red Fox no 2 Best L1
Dunbar Trophy Eric Robinson The Red Dress Best L2
Centenary Cup David Wolfenden Scottish Wildlife-Birds Panel  L 1
President’s Trophy James Glass Iceland no 3 Panel  L 2
Edinburgh Cameras Cup Richard Felton-Edkins Silent YEarning Creativity L1
Sean Casey Medal Graham Morrice Flowery Meadow  & Blue Sky Creativity L2
John Robb Medal Jan Jerome Norwegian Dawn no 1 Landscape
Jim McDougal Trophy Neil Bain Lean into the Corner Sports
Rosemary Davidson Salver David Wolfenden Short-Eared Owl Hunting Natural History
Phoenix Trophy Alexandra McOrist In a Distant Place Mono
PROJECTED IMAGES
Russell Trophy David Wolfenden Alert Pine Marten Best Overall
Campbell Harper Trophy Jim Moir Sea Eagle with Fish Best L1
Intermediate Cup Graham Morrice Silent Killer Best L2
St Vincent Trophy David Wolfenden Scottish Wildlife – Mammals Panel L1
Butler Cup Charles Keddie Sepia Tones Panel L2
Spectrum Award Doug Berndt Charlie and Bette Selfie Creativity L1
TCM Bradley Jennifer Porteous Falling Leaf Creativity L2

 

HONOURABLE MENTION CERTIFICATES

PRINTS PROJECTED IMAGES
Neil Bain Flat Out Donald Campbell The Castle Guard
June Scott Light on Loch an Eilean Graham Morrice Dunlin Close-up
Neil Scott A Quiet Read Graham Morrice Spider and Prey
Sandy Cleland Resting Reddish Egret with Willets Colin Morton Stairs
Terry Railley Boots Colin Morton Time for Lunch
Terry Railley Great Spotted Woodpecker Kay Williams Treppe
Frank Sala The Old Boot Charles Keddie Sepia Tone no 3
Alan Yeomans Mountain Hare Sue Hill Dung Beetle
Jim Moir Red Squirrel Peeling Nut Karen Berry Masked Lapwing
Alan Yeomans Return of the Hunter
Neil Scott Enjoying a Fag
Jean Manson Red Fox no 4
Jan Jerome A Place of Safety no 1

Members receive their trophies and certificates from President Stephen Meek at the Members’ Night on 15 April

 

 Posted by on March 17, 2016 at 9:24 am
Nov 042015
 

The exhibition of EPS members’ work is now up and running in the Art and Design Department of the Central Library, George IV Bridge (formerly the Fine Art Library). Many thanks to all who contributed – the response to our request for prints this year was excellent and  we had plenty to choose from. Everyone who handed in their work to the EPS is represented and it is encouraging to see quite a few folk taking part for the first time.  Now the work of 26 authors is on display. The exhibition looks good and with a variety of both very high standard and less experienced work to see, it will give our visitors an excellent overview of what the Society is all about – it is well worth a visit. We were getting favourable comments even as we were putting the prints up!

The Opening hours are Mon-Wed: 10am – 8pm, Thu-Sat: 10am – 5pm. The exhibition will run from Tuesday 3rd November until Saturday 28th November.

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 Posted by on November 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm
Oct 052014
 

FINE ART LIBRARY

EPS EXHIBITION

NOVEMBER, 2014

 

PRINTS WANTED!

The Society holds an annual exhibition of members’ work in the Fine Art Library, George IV Bridge during the whole of November and we are now asking members to submit prints for this. We are looking for about 80 prints to fill the available space. Prints must be mounted on card and a minimum of 10 x 8 inches ( 25x20cm )   maximum 20×16 inches (50x40cm) mounted, and can be of any subject.

It is open to all members, including new members and beginners, as we are trying to show the public a representative sample the sort of work we produce, the idea being to promote the Society. We usually have room to display about four prints per author but you can put in more or less as you wish. Prints don’t need to be your latest masterpieces, older works are perfectly acceptable. Everyone who contributes will have at least one of their prints displayed and we will show as many as there is room for.

The prints for this exhibition should be left on the labelled shelf in the rack in the library by Wednesday 29th October at the very latest, marked for “Fine Art Exhibition attn, of Doug and Sue” and must have your name on the back of the prints and on the packaging (not just the membership number) as name labels will be produced. It doesn’t matter what league you are in we welcome work from all members.The library produces posters for this exhibition which are circulated round Edinburgh libraries and the image used for these is usually picked from early entries so there is an incentive to hand your work in as soon as possible!

This is a good opportunity to have some of your work put on public display. If any member is wondering whether to enter or has any questions about it, feel free to ask Doug Hamilton, Sue Hill or in fact anybody wearing a label, for advice.

Doug Hamilton and Sue Hill

 Posted by on October 5, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Feb 232014
 

All the prints and PDIs are now with the judge – Rikki O’Neill – and the fate of the trophies is in his hands.

There was a surprising downturn in the entries this year, in both sections.  Prints are down from 191 to 136 and the PDIs from 198 to 156.  This is a considerable drop from last year, and bucks the trend, especially for prints, which has been rising for the last few years.   One or two regular contributors did not enter for various reasons this year, but even that does not account for the drop.  Rikki will be happy, however, as I had warned him that there would likely be around 400 images altogether, instead of the 292 which were entered.

Members’ Night, when the trophies will be announced and presented is Friday 21 March, so put that in your diary.  But the exhibition has to be set up first, and we have only two days to do this.  Ray Spence will have given his talk on Wednesday 19 March, and we ask members to take their chairs upstairs at the end of the night.  Then a team will set up the exhibition on the Thursday and Friday.  Although we have one or two diehards helping with this – please come along and give a hand.  The exhibition doesn’t set itself up!

Rikki is unable to be with us on Members’ Night night, but will come to EPS on Wednesday 26 to talk about his choices.  Also, for the first time, the exhibition will be open to the public for two days instead of one as previously.  On Saturday and Sunday, 22 and 23 March the Exhibition will be open from 11am until 5pm .  We need volunteers to man the door and take the gate money (£1).  We need members for three sessions on each day – 11am – 1pm, 1pm – 3pm and 3pm – 5pm.  So please get in touch and offer your services.

We also desperately need help at 5pm to dismantle the exhibition – taking down all the prints, dismantling the display boards, and clearing the Digital Room of chairs, and the projector set-up.  We also need to put chairs back in the Main Hall for the CD group’s meeting on Monday 24.  In previous years a small but dedicated and expert team has done this (apart from replacing the chairs – perhaps the CD Group could collect them on the Monday night – pleeease!) – our record stands at 55 minutes!  But we are always on the lookout for more volunteers to help out.  Again, get in touch.

And finally – if you won a trophy last year, we would like it back, well before the Members’ Night.  And please have it nicely polished before you return it.  Polishing 18 trophies just before handing them over is a task we shouldn’t have to do.

Neil Scott, Members’ Exhibition Secretary

Sunday February 23, 2014

 Posted by on February 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm
Jan 062014
 

Members’ Exhibition

Incredibly the annual exhibition of members’ work is on the horizon.  The latest hand-in date is February 19th!

This annual showcase of the best of work by EPS members is open to the public for two days this year – 22 and 23 March, and the Members’ Night will be Friday 21 March, when the trophies are presented and we have the Popular Vote.

Each member may submit up to four prints and/or four projected images, and all submitted work is displayed at Great King Street – the prints in the Main Hall, and the PIs as a slide show in the Digital Suite.

Members may enter images which have been entered in this year’s monthly competitions.  Indeed some members make their selections based on the results they got from the monthlies.  However, please remember that judges have their own opinions as to what makes a good picture.  So just because you got a 19 or 20 for an image in one of the monthly competitions does not mean that this year’s judge would rate it the same!

There are eleven trophies to be awarded in the print section, and seven in the PI section, details of which are given on page 22 of the current Members’ Booklet.

This year’s judge is Rikki O’Neill, FRPS FIPF MPAGB from Dundee, who surely needs no introduction to members of EPS. His website is http://www.rikoart.com/

Members may wish their prints to be considered as a panel in which case the four images should form a cohesive unit or be on a theme of the author’s own choosing.  It must be stressed that even if prints are presented as a panel, all of the images may be considered for one or more of the individual awards.  If the prints are to be considered as a panel, then the layout (or hanging plan) should be clearly indicated, as well as a title for the panel as well as for the individual images.  IT WOULD HELP GREATLY IF THE PANELS WERE SET UP AS 2 x 2 – not four in a row or a 1 and a 3.  We have limited space and it is unlikely that we could accommodate any other layout format.

However, you do not need to submit your images in this way.  Four completely unrelated images may be submitted and each will be considered for one of the trophies, as indeed will each of the individual images in any panel submission.

Prints must be mounted on board, either window-mounted or flush-mounted, and the maximum (preferred) mount size is 40 x 50cm, although the actual print may be any size within these limits.  They may be colour or monochrome and the subject matter is open.  The back of the print should show

A – the title of the print

B – the author’s membership number

C – the author’s League status (1 or 2)

D – a title for the panel (if appropriate)

Prints should be placed, in suitable wrapping, on the shelves in the Library by 19th February.   The wrapper should show clearly your name and “For Members’ Exhibition” – but remember to put your membership number, not your name, on the actual prints.

 

Projected images must be presented as jpgs as for the regular monthly competitions, with the following maximum dimensions – 1400 pixels on the horizontal axis for landscape format images, and 1050 pixels on the vertical axis for portrait format images.  Titling should also be as for monthly competitions viz. XX_nnnn_Image Name.jpg where XX = L1 or L2 (League 1 or 2); nnnn is the four-digit membership number. Projected images may also be submitted as a set on the same lines as for prints, and two trophies are presented for these.

Images must be sent by email to the same address as for the monthly competitions – eps_competitionATyahoo.co.uk.  Of course replace “AT” with “@”

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Images which have been in a previous year’s Members’ Exhibition or which have been accepted in any previous Edinburgh International Exhibition are not eligible.  The same image may not be submitted to both print and projected image sections.

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Members are reminded that, as clearly stated on page 21 of the current Members’ Booklet,

“It is a condition of entry ………….. that, unless otherwise stated in writing, prints and projected images entered for monthly competitions, or the Members’ Exhibition, may be used for any interclub or national competition in which the Society takes part.

 Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm
Nov 252013
 

For the month of November the EPS has it’s annual exhibition in the Edinburgh Fine Art Library on George IV bridge, and it ends this Friday 29th.

The work of 28 authors is on display. The exhibition looks good and with a variety of high standard prints to see, it is well worth a visit.

The Opening hours are Mon-Wed: 10am – 8pm, Thu-Sat: 10am – 5pm.

 Posted by on November 25, 2013 at 11:25 am
Oct 072013
 

PRINTS WANTED!

The Society holds an annual exhibition of members’ work in the Fine Arts Library, George IV Bridge during the whole of November and we are now asking members to submit prints for this. We are looking for about 80 prints to fill the available space. Prints must be mounted on card and a minimum of 10x 8 inches ( 25x20cm ) maximum 20×16 inches (50x40cm) mounted, and can be of any subject.

It is open to all members, including new members and beginners, as we are trying to show the public a representative sample the sort of work we produce, the idea being to promote the Society. We usually have room to display about four prints per author but you can put in more or less as you wish. Prints don’t need to be your latest masterpieces, older works are perfectly acceptable. Everyone who contributes will have at least one of their prints displayed and we will show as many as there is room for.

The prints for this exhibition should be left on the labelled shelf in the rack in the library by Wednesday 30th October at the very latest, marked for “Fine Arts Exhibition attn, of Doug and Sue” and must have your name on the back of the prints and on the packaging (not just the membership number) as name labels will be produced. The library produces posters for this exhibition which are circulated round Edinburgh libraries and the image used for these is usually picked from early entries so there is an incentive to hand your work in as soon as possible!

This is a good opportunity to have some of your work put on public display. If any member is wondering whether to enter or has any questions about this exhibition, feel free to ask Doug Hamilton, Sue Hill or in fact anybody wearing a label, for advice.

 

Doug Hamilton and Sue Hill

 Posted by on October 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm