The Artists’ General Benevolent Institution Fundraising Grand Draw 2020

The Master Suzanne Galloway, Vice President ex officio of The British
Society of Master Glass Painters invites you to take part in
The Artists’ General Benevolent Institution Fundraising Grand Draw
Every Liveryman can take part now and the winning ticket will be drawn by the
Master at the Glaziers’ Spring Livery Dinner
Please support one of the oldest charities in the United Kingdom founded by J.M.W. Turner
in 1814 and whose Patron is H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. The A.G.B.I. continually helps
stained glass artists who have fallen on hard times, due to an accident or illness and unable
to work and earn a living in the short or longer term or in old age needing specialist care.
The lucky winner will have the opportunity to visit Assistant John Reyntiens
Glass Studio and hear him speak about his recent work restoring the impressive
clock faces of Big Ben!
John Reyntiens set up his studio over 20 years ago and has since worked on a
vast range of restoration, conservation projects and new commissions in private
and public buildings across the country and internationally. These include
buildings such as Windsor Castle, Jesus College, Cambridge, The Houses of
Parliament, churches, schools and museums. John is one of the country’s leading
glass artists and from installing large scale windows he has created 2000 glass
beads for Versace. He was commissioned to design and make the highly
acclaimed Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee Window in the Westminster Hall. This
was a unique present from the House of Lords and House of Commons to Her
Majesty in 2013. John trained in fine and decorative arts and like his father,
Patrick Reyntiens, he works in a fine art tradition. He brings a combination of
established techniques and new technologies to new projects as well as to
restoration and conservation work.
It is for these reasons that the winner will find the opportunity, to see John and
his studio at work, on his most current stained glass commissions, which are so
fascinating. Please click on the attachment and visit to
find out more!
The Master is the Vice President, ex officio, of The British Society of Master Glass Painters.
It is the B.S.M.G.P., the national society of stained glass artists, that has now raised money
annually for over 60 years for The Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (registered
charity no: 212667) The B.S.M.G.P. raises funds along with 13 other arts societies including
the Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Society of Graphic Fine Art,
Chelsea Arts Club and the Royal Watercolour Society. No one knows what lies around the
corner and the A.G.B.I. is there, when an artist’s life, career and health start to collapse.
This charity is a confidential lifeline for all professional artists with many needing financial
help. It includes fine artists, sculptors, designers and stained glass artists who will require
medical and living expenses, and has to therefore constantly raise money. Many of the
most prominent stained glass artists, conservators and restorers are Fellows and Associates
of the B.S.M.G.P.
The tickets are only £10 each! So please take part in the Masters
A.G.B.I. Fundraising Grand Draw 2020 and send your cheque before
27th March.
The Master will take the Prize Draw at the Glaziers’ Spring Livery
If for any reason a journey to John’s studio in North London is not possible, why not give your
prize to a colleague or friend who would find it such a wonderful opportunity!
Please write your cheque for tickets to ‘The Artists’ General Benevolent Institution’ and write
on the back ‘A.G.B.I./Master Glass Painters Fund’ and send with your contact details to:
contact Asst. J. Campbell, email: for a gift aid form for The Artists’ General Benevolent Institution (registered charity number: 212667).