Thank you Frank!

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 as Wilf’s feet don’t look to be that much out of proportion as far as I can see.)

Barry will be supported by Phil Hadley who was also elected to the new position of Vice Chair.

Wilf was re-elected as our President for a further year, and Pam Rhodes, Alan Townsend, Anne Linton and Suki White were all re-elected, again unanimously, for a further three years as Honorary Membership Secretary, Honorary Travel and Workshops Secretary, Publicity and Print Workshop Convenor respectively. Congratulations all!

We are also delighted that Jennifer Wallace, Jillian Wallace, Karen Lowe, Judi Willerton and Julie Lloyd Roberts stood for election to the Committee and were all elected for a three year term as well. Once again, congratulations to our new Committee Members and a big thank you for responding to the call.

In addition to the traditional AGM fare of an annual report on the Society’s activities by our team of organisers, we received the Statement of Accounts and the Treasurer’s Report. Whilst the Society’s finances are very sound, this last year has seen an increase in administration costs, storage charges for our exhibition boards and increased hire charges at all our venues. This year our expenditure outpaced our income and the Committee therefore recommended to the Annual General Meeting that the annual subscription for 2019 be raised from £5 to £10 in order to consolidate our financial position. This increase was agreed and whilst regrettable, we hope that all members will agree that this is incredible value for money for all the activities on offer. We will also be increasing the one-off joining fee to £10 for new members.

Look out for the annual subscription renewal letter in early December!

And that concluded the formal business of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Shropshire Art Society.

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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Aberystwyth Gallery Trip – great art and gorgeous sunshine!

July 16, 2018

42 of us went to Aberystwyth on 14th July, stopping on our journey across Wales in Newtown, to see the Oriel Davies Open 2018 exhibition – and for refreshments. This was a first visit for many people to a small but prize-winning gallery, showing us a real mixture of contemporary art. The National Library of […]

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2018 Summer Exhibition opens at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury

June 26, 2018

UPDATE!!! Post has been updated to include the winner of The People’s Prize, see below! Our Summer Exhibition was opened at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury on Saturday 23rd June by Dr Tim Jenkins, Culture & Heritage Services Manager – Shropshire; he was introduced by the Society’s President Wilfred Langford, and gave a splendid speech to […]

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Beautiful Beaumaris Paintaway in perfect weather!

May 30, 2018

Our annual early summer Paintaway to Beaumaris in Anglesey, from 21st to 25th May, was blessed with almost perfect weather. This enabled us to explore far and wide across the island and on to the immediate mainland, returning to favourite spots or seeking out new sketching locations. These included formerly bustling harbours such as Amlwch, […]

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Thank you Jeremy! A great 2nd Judith Moy Memorial lecture.

May 14, 2018

On a particularly fine Friday 4th May evening, some 50 members and friends gathered at the Trinity Centre in Meole Brace for the second of our annual Judith Moy Memorial lectures, designed to celebrate her considerable contribution to the Society’s development. On this occasion we were fortunate to have as our speaker, Jeremy Yates, President […]

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On the day in two hours, Ron Satterthwaite’s excellent demo portrait

April 21, 2018

There was a very good attendance of members and friends at the Trinity Centre on Tuesday 10th April for a lively demonstration of portrait painting by Ron Satterthwaite. Sheila Martin, one of the members present was selected by the drawing of lots to be the model for the afternoon and was later the delighted recipient […]

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