Our Annual Exhibition remains open online for you to enjoy the galleries & find the perfect painting as a gift or for your own space
An exhibition to visit which was halted by the second lockdown has reopened in Stalbridge, Dorset. DT10 2RQ 01963 363456
Member Jane Barnard joins other artists for this Wesca exhibition which is open now and continues after a short Christmas break until 4 January.
Read it now by clicking on the image below
Check back here from 15th August for some of the finest art in the southwest from Bruton Art Society’s professional & amateur artist membership.
All work in the exhibition will have gone through a selection process & be for sale.
Art submission details Deadline 15th July 2020
Our Exhibition is to go ahead this August – our first online exhibition.
We’re really looking forward to receiving, selecting & showing our members’ work to what we anticipate will be a much wider audience.
Artist members, this year, can enter work for the exhibition without submission fees or having to pay commission on sales. In other words it will cost them nothing except time!
Thinking of joining us? We have about 230 members which include amateur & professional artists. Every August you will benefit from the chance to show work with what has become a popular & regionally respected art society. Membership costs just £15 per annum
Anthony Connolly RP was to run a portrait workshop for Summerleaze Gallery last week at East Knoyle, but as it couldn’t go ahead he sent daily images to would be participants & others over the 4 days & followed up with a critique of their work.
12 of our members enjoyed the challenge of these exercises.
Here are some examples of their work.
Trees in 19c British & American Art by Professor Christiana Payne
16 January 2020
Report by Will Vaughan
Christiana Payne, Professor of the History of Art at Oxford Brookes University, has had a distinguished career researching British landscape art and genre painting of the nineteenth century. In recent years she has been exploring the representation of trees and the significance that they had for artists and amateurs in the period. Her recent book, Silent Witnesses; Trees in British Art 1760-1870, focussed on the work of British Artists, but in this lecture she extended the theme to cover American artists of the period as well.Perhaps it was as a reaction to the growing urbanization caused by the Industrial Revolution that artists in the late eighteenth century became increasingly involved in representing the natural world. Trees particularly