Summer Exhibition 2021 Opens!

We are delighted that Saturday 19th June saw our valued team of volunteers setting up the Summer Exhibition in St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, by kind permission of the Churches Conservation Trust. The exhibition runs until 3rd July.

SAS Summer Exhibition ready for visitors

There was a real buzz in the church as members began arriving from across Shropshire with their paintings. It felt exciting to come together in person after so many months, and to see all our members’ new work in place, ready for visitors to enjoy from Monday 21st June. Thank you all the exhibitors, helpers, and especially to John Willetts, our Exhibitions Organiser, for making the exhibition a reality… it feels like a very positive moment for the Society, St. Mary’s and for the local community as summer 2021 begins.

The Townsend Family were joined by our President Wilf Langford, to judge the Judy Townsend Memorial Prize… it was awarded to Shirley Wade for her painting ‘Still Life’.

“We loved the strong composition of the painting and its vibrant colours; its narrative drew us in and made us want to explore the garden beyond. Congratulations Shirley!”

Celebrating with Shirley Wade, winner of the Judy Townsend Memorial Prize 2021
Shirley Wade with her winning painting, accompanied by Wilf Langford, Alan Townsend and Mary Shirra.

Click HERE to watch a short video of Alan presenting Shirley with her award. Here’s a further glimpse of how the Exhibition looked after set up on Saturday afternoon. We hope you will all be able to visit and enjoy it. Don’t forget to vote for your favourite painting for the People’s Prize!

SAS Summer Exhibition 2021
SAS Summer Exhibition 2021

Thank you to all our participating artists, and here’s wishing you all a successful summer exhibition.
(Photos, Sally Blake)