Our chairman is Betty Clement
After two years as chairman it is good to have a vice-chairman who will take over from me when I complete my third and final year at the AGM in June 2015. We have an excellent committee, including some new members who bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to their respective roles. We are also fortunate in having an active and supportive membership, all of which help to create a vibrant and successful society. I hope to continue to build on that so that we continue to go from strength to strength and provide the membership with a stimulating programme of lectures, events and volunteering activities.
There are many aspects of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts (NADFAS), namely art education, including the promotion of art opportunities for young people, social, church recording and conservation. One of my aims has been and, indeed still is, to promote all these aspects of NADFAS in our local society. The educative role of our society is well served by excellent lecture programmes and special interest days, all of which are very well attended. The guided tours, both in the UK and overseas, and visits enhance the educative role and also provide opportunities for members to travel further afield to appreciate the arts. The number of social functions has increased, especially in the winter months when there are no visits or tours, and these enable members to mix in a relaxed atmosphere and help to achieve another of my aims which is to promote a friendly and welcoming society.
Church recording and conservation work are the other arms of NADFAS and ExeDFAS is now successfully involved in both of these activities. Conservation work is an area which I hope to develop further as it is a key role of NADFAS and enables us to play our part in helping to preserve the cultural heritage of our nation.
Betty Clement, Chairman, ExeDFAS
|ExeDFAS is a member society of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies
What are decorative and fine arts?
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NADFAS SW Area
Some useful links:
The National Gallery
The Tate Gallery
Web Gallery of Art
The Art Fund
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