Cancellation of Wem Spring Exhibition

In the light of the latest Government guidance concerning the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we have taken the decision to cancel, for this year, our Spring Exhibition. Thank you to all our members who had planned to submit work for the exhibition, and we hope it will not be too long before we can have the opportunity to exhibit your work again.

Our annual exhibitions:

The Society traditionally presents two annual exhibitions of members’ work, when both framed and unframed art works are for sale to the public. The Summer Exhibition takes place at St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury — world famous for its stained glass, and the Autumn Exhibition is held at Bear Steps Art Gallery, Shrewsbury — an historic timber-framed gallery.

At the Summer Exhibition two prizes are awarded. The Judy Townsend Memorial Prize is given for a painting chosen by the Townsend family, for a painting showing an innovative approach or a strong design element… a painting that they feel Judy Townsend would have herself loved and said ‘Wow!’ about. The People’s Prize is awarded to the painting receiving the most votes from visitors to the exhibition.

At the Autumn Exhibition The R Harrison and H Walker Prize is awarded for the painting that, in the opinion of the adjudicator, best reflects the Shropshire countryside.

Prize winners from the past twelve months are:

‘Saturday evening’ by Kirsty Pankhurst, winner of The Judy Townsend Memorial Prize and The People’s Prize Shropshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2019
‘After the rain, Shrewsbury’ by J.A. Edwards, winner The R Harrison and H Walker Prize Shropshire Art Society Autumn Exhibition, 2019

Our Permanent Exhibition:

In addition we have a small permanent exhibition in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury; two or three members exhibit each month, please visit our Permanent Exhibition Rota page to see the current rota (please be aware that the rota may be subject to change).

Image of SAS permanent exhibition space in St. Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, 2019
Shropshire Art Society permanent exhibition space in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Our Exhibition Preview Guest List

If you’d like to be added to the guest list for previews of future exhibitions, please let us know as we will be delighted to hear from you.