Our current Exhibition, on NOW!
Bear Steps Art Gallery, 2 St. Alkmonds Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1UJ
Monday 30th September to Saturday 12th October 10am-4pm (not Sunday, and closing at 2.30pm on Saturday 12th)
Newsflash Autumn Exhibition 2019 Prizewinner!
We are delighted to announce that J.A. Edwards is the winner of the The R Harrison and H Walker Prize, at this 2019 Autumn Exhibition, for his beautiful painting, After the rain, Shrewsbury. Congratulations Jason! Thank you to Mike Griffiths for being our adjudicator this year. Here is the winning painting:
Jason received his award at the Autumn Exhibition Social on Saturday 5th October, presented by Mike Griffiths, who praised Jason’s excellent work. Our Chair, Barry Lowe, thanked Mike and welcomed everyone to the event. Click HERE to read our short blog post about the occasion.
Our two annual exhibitions:
The Society 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— in June and July 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 12 months are:
Our other exhibitions:
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). We plan to hold exhibitions in other Shropshire towns in the future.
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.