Shropshire Art Society exhibitions

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 The Bear Steps, Shrewsbury — an historic timber-framed gallery.

Summer Exhibition 2017: Tuesday 20th June – Thursday 13th July

The Exhibition will be held in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury from 10am to 4pm each day, closing at 4pm on Thursday 13th July. A People’s Prize of £50 awarded on the basis of votes cast by the viewing public. The Judy Townsend Memorial Prize of £100 will be awarded for the painting that, in the opinion of the Townsend family, displays the strongest design element and the most innovative approach to subject matter.

Autumn Exhibition 2016: Monday 3rd October – Saturday 15th October

The Shropshire Art Society 2016 Autumn Exhibition opened on Monday 3rd October at The Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury and ran for two weeks.

SAS autumn exhibition 2016

Shropshire Art Society Autumn Exhibition 2016, Bear Steps Gallery: a flavour

The R Harrison and H Walker Prize was awarded for a painting, that in the opinion of the adjudicator, best reflects the Shropshire countryside. It went to John Willetts for his watercolour ‘Snow on the Wrekin’. Click HERE to see the painting. Congratulations John!

Summer Exhibition 2016

Our 2016 Summer Exhibition was held in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury over a four week period from Monday 20th June to Saturday 16th July. The 2016 People’s Prize resulted in a tie between, Maggie Humphry for “There by the Starlit Fences”, Val Littlehales for “Shropshire Lane” and Sadie Phillips for “Birds of a Feather”. Tony Purser won the Judy Townsend Memorial Prize – for details and to see his painting, “Tree Study 2”, click HERE. Congratulations to all!

SAS Annual exhibitions at St. Mary's Church and The Bear Steps

Our annual exhibitions at St. Mary’s Church and The Bear Steps

Permanent exhibition

We also now are delighted to have a permanent exhibition in St. Mary’s Church. Paintings in the permanent exhibition may be for sale, and Jo from The Battlefield 1403 Café in St. Mary’s has kindly offered to take payments for the Society using our Bank Card Machine, so if you would like to buy one of the paintings you see at the exhibition, please head to the cafe and ask for Jo.

Judith Moy, Pru Mac and Nicky Lokier were the first three members to exhibit and get the project off the ground (our artists take turns to exhibit their work on a monthly basis so the exhibition is refreshed regularly). The photograph below shows the paintings on display by these members.

SAS Permanent Exhibition in St Marys Church Shrewsbury

Our permanent exhibition at St. Mary’s Church (artists change monthly)

If you’d like to be added to the guest list for previews of future exhibitions, please contact us as we will be delighted to hear from you. We look forward to welcoming you to our next exhibition.