66th Annual Exhibition Award Winners

Our Annual Exhibition runs for just 8 days & is open 11 –  5pm until Saturday 24th August.

We’ve had a constant stream of appreciative visitors and good sales.

It’s going very well!

  Joy Barnes Award 

VICTORIA GARLAND  “Winter Hedgerow II”  Etching

Sponsored by Bruton Art Society

   Portrait/Figure Award

ANNIE FRY  “Annie & the Nightingale” Oil

Sponsored by Cockhill Press

  Vittorio Zanetti Drawing Award

ALEXANDRA DRYSDALE   “Compost Bed” Crayon

Sponsored by Gillian Zanetti

  Still Life/ Floral Award

MARY ROLFE   “Pots Jamboree” Collage

Sponsored by The Gardens Group

  Landscape Award

THEA DUPAYS  “Harbourside”  Oil

Sponsored by CPRE Somerset

  Original Print Award

SARAH WALTERS  “High Water”  Linoprint Collage

Sponsored by The Old Barn Framing Gallery

  Abstract Award

EILEEN WALKINGTON  “Cascade” Mixed Media

Sponsored by Bruton Art Society

  Sculpture Award

CORINNA LEIGH-TURNER  “Suspended Flight” Found Objects

Sponsored by Bruton Art Society


Gary Cook Workshop

Plein Air Watercolour Painting with Gary Cook ASGFA
16 – 17 May
Day 1   It was apple blossom time in the orchard outside Hadspen village hall, and  after a slide show tutorial the group spent the day outdoors painting under Gary’s guidance.
Day 2  was wet so Gary set large colour prints on the walls and used demonstrations to guide the group with many tips from colour choice to using salt crystals.
He was a sensitive and thoughtful tutor showing the group exactly how to capture the light, as promised.  The final show of work was very impressive.


We’re now on Instagram

The Society has just opened an Instagram account and we’ve made a good start with 120 followers within 2 weeks!

We’ve been showing images from our exhibitions and are linking up with many other artists in the region.

Quite a few of our members enjoy using Instagram.

For those who don’t know – Instagram allows artists to get their work seen if they want to share it, but they can also enjoy the work of many other artists  – locally, nationally & internationally.