About Us

Founded in 1953 by a small group of enthusiastic artists, BAS has now grown to over 230 members.

Our membership is made up of professional artists, amateur artists & those interested in art. Many are drawn to our large Annual Exhibition which gives them the opportunity to show & sell work in the area.

Members come from a wide area of Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset & beyond including Bath, Bruton, Castle Cary, Evercreech, Frome, Gillingham, Glastonbury, Hindon, Horsham, Iwerne Minster, Langport, Oxford, Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Shepton Mallet, Sherborne, Somerton, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, Taunton, Tisbury, Trowbridge, Yeovil, Warminster, Wells,  Wincanton & Winchester,


We are a very active society with a full and interesting programme for members which runs throughout the year. Meetings are friendly and informative and are held at various venues in the area.

Our Programme Includes:

  • Annual art exhibition of members work selected by a hanging committee. This will again be held at the King’s School, Bruton.
  • Lectures and talks by specialist speakers
  • Coach trips to major international art exhibitions
  • Painting Days for members at interesting and beautiful places
  • Art workshops and demonstrations given by experienced and inspirational tutors


Membership is open to both amateur and professional artists working in media such as pencil, charcoal, watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel. mixed media, printmaking and sculpture.

The society also welcomes those who do not draw or paint but are interested in our programme of lectures, workshops and visits.

We can provide members with space on the website to display a personal gallery of up to six images together with a link to their websites.

We are a very friendly group and welcome new members. Membership for the year is just £20.  To apply please complete the MEMBERSHIP FORM or for more information on joining us email secretarybrutonart@nullgmail.com