We are pleased that circumstances now allow us to stage an Autumn Exhibition at the Bear Steps Gallery, Shrewsbury. We will observe all Government guidelines in place at the time, and a one-way entry and exit system will be in operation; should circumstances change we will update this page with any new information. We hope you will be able to drop in and view our members’ new work.

Opening times: Monday 5th to Saturday 17th October 2020
11am to 3pm daily (closed Sunday 11th, closing 1pm Saturday 17th)

Our Stewards will be delighted to welcome you.

Please note that we will not be awarding The R Harrison and H Walker Prize this year, and there will be no social event.

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:

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).

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.