This year, 2020, it will be 67 years since Bruton Art Society was started.

Joy Barnes founded the Society in 1953. She was deeply committed to the society, serving first as Chair and then as President. She played a central and fully active role 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 of her life.  Joy died on Tuesday 27 August 2019 at 106.

Joy Barnes was interviewed by us in 2013.  Joy Barnes Interview 

Many present day members may also have pictures to share and stories to tell about their past activities and past members of the society.  We’d like to illustrate these where possible with photos of those trips, events and pictures of artists and their work. If you have any such material you think would be of interest or would like to write about some aspect of BAS history we would be delighted to hear from you..