We welcome people of all ages, practising artists of all abilities and those who just have an interest in the arts. We have over 300 members many of whom are professional or talented amateur artists. To learn about some of them, click on ARTISTS. We would like all artists exhibiting on these pages to submit new images once a year, and update their biographies at least every two years.
The current newsletter is now available to view here in PDF. If you have Adobe PDF reader click NEWSLETTER to read it - you may have to wait a few seconds for it to load, otherwise click HERE to download the free Adobe PDF reader if you don't already have it. Most PCs do have it.
To see the Programme card for the whole of 2013 click PROGRAMME CARD . In the 'File Download' box click on 'Open'. If you want to print the pages go to 'File' and 'Print'. To return to the Home page click on the left facing blue arrow, then click on 'No'.
I hope that you have all had a very happy Christmas and Hogmanay.
The Society has another busy year to look forward to. John Nichols has put together a very interesting programme for us in 2013. In the Programme Card you will see that we have listed all the events for the year. We do hope that you will put these dates in your new diary and join us at Saturday afternoon demonstrations, talksand workshops.
The Spring Exhibition this year, in co-operation with Guildford Arts, is being held in St Mary’s Church in Quarry St., Guildford from May 17 th – 28 th.
Your committee works very hard to keep the Society running smoothlyfor the benefit of you all but we need help. Three supporters required! One to assist the Secretary, one to help the Social Secretaryand one to help with publicity for exhibitions. None of these positions are very demanding but many hands make light work so please let me know if you would like to hear more.
Please note that you will not be receiving a Newsletter in January as the committee have decided that we will send out two editions per annum, one in Spring and one in Autumn.
I look forward to seeing you at some of the events and I should like to wish you a very productive and successful year.
Guildford Art Society runs a very full programme of events, made up of demonstrations, talks, appraisals, and workshops in the Spring, Autumn and Winter. Meetings are held at St. Catherine's Hall, Chestnut Avenue, Guildford.
The 'Artists' or 'Gallery' page on the website is available for all members to show their work. You must be a member, but not necessarily a Full member.
The Art Society was founded in 1923 as Abbotswood Sketching Club, and had its first Exhibition at the Stoke Institute in 1925, which was opened by Mary Watts, widow of the famous Victorian painter G.F.Watts
The Society has an interesting history. The Exhibitions were once held in the same building as the local Assizes, and on one occasion the Assizes were cancelled to make way for the Exhibition. For many years artist Edward Wesson was the Chairman, and many other distinguished local people have been involved over the years.
The Guildford Art Society, 2006-2007. An Oppo site.