We are very pleased that circumstances allowed us to stage our Autumn Exhibition 2020 at the Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury. Thank you to everyone who visited.

Our ‘preview’ blog post gave a flavour of some of the artworks on display, click HERE to see it.

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 (cancelled):

In addition, we normally have a small permanent exhibition in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury; two or three members exhibit each month. This is cancelled at present, due to the C-19 pandemic.

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.