Our most recent Exhibition

Thank you to all who exhibited in or visited our 2019 Autumn Exhibition at the Bear Steps Art Gallery.

J.A. Edwards was the winner of the The R Harrison and H Walker Prize, at this year’s 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:

‘After the rain, Shrewsbury’ by J.A. Edwards, winner The R Harrison and H Walker Prize Shropshire Art Society Autumn Exhibition, 2019

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.

A flavour of the SAS Autumn Exhibition Social 2019 collage
A flavour of the Autumn Exhibition Social 2019, congratulations to Jason!

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:

‘Saturday evening’ by Kirsty Pankhurst, winner of The Judy Townsend Memorial Prize and the People’s Prize 2019
‘View from the Long Mynd’, by Alex Adams, winner of The R Harrison and H Walker Prize 2018

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). In 2020 we are also planning to exhibit members’ work in Wem Town Hall in the spring, April/May, more details to follow.

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.