The following events and opportunities were discussed at the meeting — members are encouraged to get involved.

Meath County Council Arts Grants
Currently open for 2017 with a closing date of 31st March 2017.


Kennedys art supplies workshops

11th March – introduction to watercolour Sean Molloy 10.15-4.15
25th March – drawing the figure Teresa McAllister
1st April – Seascapes Brenda Molloy
8th April – Still Life Teresa McAllister
15th April – Painting the nude figure Will Nathans


Bealtaine Festival workshops

Thursday March 9th – Thursday April 13th 2pm – 4pm Navan Library
Tuesday March 14th- Tuesday April 11th 6.30pm -8.30pm Kells Resource Centre


Carlow Arts Festival 
“Visual” in Carlow have an open submission on at the moment.  Deadline March 10th.
Exhibition will run from June to September.


Aesthetica Art Prize
The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic
opportunity for artists, both established and emerging, to further their
career in the art world and showcase their work to a wider audience.


RHA Open Submission
Deadline is March 23rd.
Forms online from RHA website.
This year they are taking 40% commission on sales.



Wednesday 15th March
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Show and Tell on Ebb and Flow 

Bring anything that you have started or thought about.  This is just to get the process rolling.

A discussion followed on the size of work for the Toradh exhibition.  Work including frame is to be 40 x 40 cm or 30 x 40 cm so as to unify exhibition.  If artists want to create smaller pieces these will then go on a separate wall.   If exhibiting 3D pieces these can only be displayed on the opening night.  Anything freestanding has to be taken down after that.



Peter keen to start this up again if a venue can be found as he has a model.  Peter to get in touch with Newgrange Lodge for one or two day workshops. Other venues suggested were Navan Rugby Club, GAA in Ratoath, Dunboyne Parish Centre, The Venue in Ratoath.  If anyone has any information on these or other venues on how much venue costs and what are coverings on windows then please send to Peter.



Jim O’Brien has approached The Atrium, an OPW building in Trim, on behalf of the group to have an exhibition there.  Exhibition boards are freestanding in the huge reception area.  They have their own hanging system.  They request that no prices are to be put on labels, just telephone numbers of artists for sales.  No invigilation will be required although a list of works can be left at the reception desk if anyone has a query on sales.  There will be no commission charged.  Exhibition will start on June 28th and finish on July 28th, 2017 inclusive of hanging and take-down. Opening night would be from 6-7.30 and if we want to open later we pay for staff.  No theme but use your ‘best’ pieces!  Further info to follow.


Next Meeting  Wednesday 5th April, 8pm.