As Somerset Art Weeks Festival moves into it’s last 5 days we hope all our members exhibiting in their studios or in group exhibitions are having a successful time and getting lots of visitors.
Somerset Art Weeks is 25 years old this year & there are 135 venues.
See venues 26, 65, 67, 73, 85 & 86 for some of our members’ work
Somerset Art Weeks online Guide
Committee member John Baxter has written an illustrated account of a Somerset Art Weeks exhibition organised by Zak Greening in Wincanton on the site of Clementinas. Called Greening the Earth Gallery, this “stunning new art gallery” particularly appealed to John & he recommends it as a “must see” for Bruton Art Society members. (See link below to read all about it & see his photos of the exhibition)
NEW GALLERY IN WINCANTON Report by John Baxter
Somerset Art Weeks Online Guide
Drawing – Back to Basics with Alex Cree
Photo: Alex Cree
Fourteen BAS members signed up for this extremely enjoyable workshop.
Alex lead the group with enthusiasm reminding them of drawing basics & how important they are to practice.
Remarks from the group:
“Some very interesting work ..felt stretched & stimulated”
“..put through my paces..made to think what is meant by “Drawing”..”
“..it was an eye opener to most of us”
“Without the guidance and enthusiasm of the tutor I doubt whether we would have been so adventurous.”
“…always good to go back to basics and pick up extra techniques and tips from an expert…”
Member Corinna Leigh Turner will be hosting an Exhibition of Matthew Franklin’s work on 21st & 22nd September 10 – 4 at Knowle Rock, Shepton Montague, Wincanton, Somerset. BA9 8JA
For Private View Invitations please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are sorry to have to announce that our President, Mrs. Joy Barnes, died on Tuesday 27th August. She was 106.
Joy Barnes was the founder of the Bruton Art Society, in 1953. Since that time she has been deeply committed to the society, serving first as Chair and then as President. She played a central and fully active role in our society until, at the age of 100, she had to retire to a nursing home. She retained a keen interest in the Society until the end, and it was her wish that any donations made on the occasion of her funeral should go to the Bruton Art Society. The Society will ensure that any contributions made will be put to a charitable purpose connected to the fine arts. Continue reading Death of Joy Barnes Our Founder and President at 106
This year’s most popular work in our 66th Annual Exhibition was
“RIver I” – a large oil painting by Anne Wills
Thank you to all visitors who took time to vote for their favourite piece.
Congratulations to Narnia Van Heerden who has received Bruton Art Society’s Award to a King’s School Pupil . We hear she has excelled at her A levels this year across the board and gained an A* in Art. Well done Narnia! You can see her work on the easel in our exhibition.
Photos from our recent trip to The Watts Gallery Artists Village
Members enjoyed the day & we’d really recommend a visit.