Shropshire Art Society exhibitions

Our next exhibition:

Summer Exhibition 2019
at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

Monday 24th June to Saturday 6th July (not Sunday) from 10am to 4pm each day. Closing at 2pm on Saturday 6th July.

Exhibition Social and Preview Saturday 22nd June from 2pm to 3pm.

We’d love to see you there! Come and vote for your favourite painting – yes, we award a People’s Prize to the artist of the painting receiving the most votes from visitors over the duration of the Exhibition. We love to see which painting you all like best!

Our most recent Autumn Exhibition 2018 at The Bear Steps Gallery

Thank you to everyone who visited the exhibition. It was a great success!

The R Harrison and H Walker Prize was awarded to Alex Adams for the painting View from the Long Mynd. It was the painting that, in the opinion of the adjudicator, best reflected the Shropshire countryside. Congratulations to Alex! Here’s the winning painting:

Alex Adams ‘View from the Long Mynd’ – Autumn Exhibition winner

For a short report and pictures of the Exhibition Social, do read our blog post!

Summer Exhibition: 2018

St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

The Judy Townsend Memorial Prize was awarded by the Townsend Family at the Summer Exhibition Preview and Social on Saturday 23rd June to Rob Leckey for his painting titled Aber Foreshore — Caernarfon.

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Rob Leckey’s painting ‘Aber foreshore – Caernarfon’, winner of the 2018 Judy Townsend Memorial Prize

Here (above) is the painting, which features a more vibrant turquoise colour in real life than the photo shows. It was Rob’s use of colour and space in this painting that was commented on by the Townsend girls (Judy’s three daughters and her grand daughter) in their presentation speech; they said that as well as the stunning turquoise (which they loved), they found the painting intriguing, and that it drew them in to its narrative as soon as they saw it. Congratulations Rob!

The People’s Prize for the painting receiving the most votes from visitors to the exhibition was awarded to Lynne Morgan for her painting The Wrekin From Cressage. Congratulations Lynne!

Details from the winning paintings: Summer Exhibition 2018 (please forgive any reflections in the glass!)

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)

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.

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.