We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Shrewsbury Phil Gillam and the Lady Mayoress Carol Gillam to open the Summer Exhibition on Saturday 22nd June at St. Mary’s Church.

The Mayor in his opening speech mentioned that as a child he had received a Blue Peter badge for a painting which he submitted to the BBC pasted on a cereal box, but unfortunately he has done no painting since. Possibly a new recruit for the Society?

Alan and Jane Townsend presented the Judy Townsend Memorial Prize to the artist Kirsty Pankhurst for the Townsend family’s favourite painting in the exhibition, “Saturday evening”. Congratulations Kirsty!

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The winner of The Judy Townsend Memorial Prize, Kirsty Pankhurst (left). The Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury with Wilf Langford (SAS President), Barry Lowe (SAS Chair), and the Townsend family (right).

And here is the winning painting…

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‘Saturday evening’ by Kirsty Pankhurst, winner of The Judy Townsend Memorial Prize 2019

The exhibition runs until Saturday 6th July (not Sunday) from 10am to 4pm each day. Closing at 2pm on Saturday 6th July.

We’d be delighted to see you! Come and vote for your favourite painting – 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!

(A big thank you to our Exhibitions Secretary John Willetts and his team for all their hard work in putting together the Exhibition, and to all of our members for taking part. Photos, with thanks to Barry and Karen Lowe, and Jennifer Wallace.)

Wolverhampton and Worcester Art Galleries Trip: 8th June

June 12, 2019

Setting off in a downpour for our summer galleries day trip made us glad we weren’t heading for the coast this year. Both cities’ galleries were new for most if not all of the group, and both were simply a treat. Wolverhampton Art Gallery had 4 galleries plus their vast staircase given over to long-term […]

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Brecon, what a glorious new Paintaway location we enjoyed!

May 28, 2019

On Monday 20th May more than 30 members made their way independently to the Castle of Brecon Hotel for our annual four-night painting holiday. The welcoming hotel proved an excellent base for exploration of this very attractive area. With the Brecon Beacons dominating the view from the hotel and the many attractive small towns and […]

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Our Annual Gallery Weekend 2019: Bristol and so much more!

April 2, 2019

With the weather seemingly set fair for the whole weekend, some 35 members and friends boarded the Longmynd coach for our Annual Gallery Weekend, to be based this year in the very comfortable and centrally situated Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol. Much of Friday was spent in Gloucester, exploring the restored area around The […]

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Birmingham in January, a success!

February 19, 2019

On Saturday 19th January around 35 of us visited Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts to view temporary exhibitions which had been well reviewed as well as the permanent collections. ‘Women Power Protest’ marked 100 years since the first women were given the vote in this country, showing a […]

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It’s official! The search is over! (and other AGM news)

November 16, 2018

Congratulations to Barry Lowe, our new Chair, who was unanimously elected on Thursday evening at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Society. Barry is looking forward to help steer the Society to a bright future whilst acknowledging the very large boots he has to fill in succeeding Wilf Langford. (This is a slight exaggeration […]

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Our radio stars! Wilf and Alan talk SAS on BBC Radio Shropshire

November 6, 2018

We were delighted to be invited by BBC Radio Shropshire to join the Seven O’Clock Show on Friday 2nd November 2018 to talk about the Shropshire Art Society! The programme (that focuses on arts and culture) found our website and wanted to know more. Wilf (our President) and Alan (our organiser of classes, workshops and […]

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Our Inspirational Gallery Day Trip to Manchester, 2018

October 23, 2018

Our latest Gallery Day Trip by coach was to Manchester on Saturday 20th October. Thank you to Jennifer and Jillian Wallace for their hard work in organising the trip for us. Here’s a short report from them, and some pictures, to give you a flavour of the day, thanks to Jennifer, Anne Linton, Michael White […]

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Autumn Exhibition 2018 – and our winner is…

October 8, 2018

Over 90 framed works by Shropshire Art Society members are still on show at our Autumn Exhibition in the Bear Steps Gallery until 2.30pm on Saturday 13th October. The Exhibition Social was held on Saturday 6th October and a good many members and guests were there to see our President, Wilf Langford announce the winner […]

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Summer Social 2018, a great success! Thank you Ben Osborne.

September 3, 2018

Nearly 70 members and friends enjoyed an excellent Summer Social at the Trinity Centre in Meole Brace on the evening of the 31st August 2018. We were delighted to have as our speaker for the evening, the distinguished locally based wildlife photographer, Ben Osborne. He gave a fascinating account of how his career had developed […]

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