The purpose of this open website is to present to the general public and our members, our news, information about events, to show members' artworks in our gallery and give guidance on making contact with us. You can also look at our Members' Facebook page by clicking here.
NEXT PROGRAMME EVENTS - 2020
Covid-19 is now affecting all events which have social interactions because they are now discouraged by HMG to avoid spreading the coronavirus. This will affect many of the Saturday events organised already in our Programme for 2020. You should assume that events in the next few months will not happen unless we have stated how that may occur.
You should contact your group organiser to see what is happening on Thursdays and Fridays. It may be possible to organise without meeting up but that will be down to the organisers and their groups.
The Programme for 2020 is now published on this website. Click on the Programme page header above to see what has been planned for the year, but remember the warning above. HMG protective rules may stop people meeting in classes, workshops, demonstrations and talks. The Guildford Art Society will work to protect you.
2020 SPRING EXHIBITION IS CANCELLED
GIVEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY 16 MARCH 2020 BY THE PRIME MINISTER AND AFTER DISCUSSION WITH THE PAVILION WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE SHOW.
WE WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW WE ARE GOING TO REFUND ARTISTS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED PAYMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE ARE VERY SORRY ABOUT THIS AND WOULD BE PLEASED IF YOU COULD BE PATIENT AND UNDERSTAND WHILST WE WORK THINGS OUT.
This new website page shows events organised by Guildford Art Society members either on their own, with other members or artistic associates. The flyers or posters are put together by their organisers and generally not edited by our webmaster who publishes them and removes them when out of date. The purpose of this page is to give such events publicity through the Guildford Art Society website and help members promote themselves.
If you have a flyer you want published then click here send it to our webmaster preferably in jpg or png format. Make sure it is legible and readable at A5 size. Try it on your own smart phone to check it out.
SUBMITTING ART WORK TO THE ON-LINE GALLERY INSTEAD OF THE SPRING EXHIBITION
If you are a Member and would like to show your entered artwork for The Pavilion on this website then you must follow these instructions. Do not miss any information because it is used to reference your work and to identify creators to website users.
You need to submit your name, title of the work, sizes in height and width in cms, media used, price if for sale, your email address, your website address if you have one. Send this information with an electronic digital photograph of your work, preferably unframed and photographed in good natural light to our Web administration by email.
Unframed work usually photographs better because there are no reflections upon the glass to distort the image. If you can, just try out the digital image upon your own computer screen to see how it looks.
Use this email link to submit your work: send image.
There may be more guidance here as we work forward with what to do after the Spring Exhibition cancellation.
Our membership year runs from 1 Jan to 31 Dec. Annual subscriptions are due on 1 January 2020. Renewal reminders were circulated in mid December 2019 and again in January 2020. It is March now so if you have not paid up please do so soon.
If you join as a new member during the subscription year your fee for that year will be the remaining months in total calculated at £2 per month. You join as a regular member but the annual fee remains the same if you become an exhibiting member in the future.
Annual Subscription Rates:
Email Member: £25 - newsletters, other news and information by email as well as reliance upon our website and social media communications
Postal Member: £30 - newsletters and important documents by post. No new members will be admitted to this category. See the Note below. Existing postal members can renew but we want all members to change to email members as soon as possible to simplify administration and open up social media communications.
Click here on Membership page to get Application and Renewal forms by downloading them from links on that page on this website. Fill in the appropriate form and send it to the Membership Secretary with your cheque by post or confirm by email that you will pay on line using a BACS transfer or setting up a standing order. You can email your form to the Membership Secretary, particularly if you have paid on line. Please tick the Gift Aid box if you pay income tax. GAS can then reclaim a tax benefit from HMG.
Note: The Committee is looking at whether or not to continue with Postal membership for regular, exhibiting and life members. In this postal category the extra administrative work and the assembly and posting of paperwork and newsletters is beginning to look unwieldy as the number of postal members is declining and our activities are increasing In fact now 64 Postal members also have an email address in our database and regularly look at this website and our Facebook pages. Only 16 Postal members have not submitted an email address to date but we may ask them again soon. The rapid development of social media is influencing our views of our membership categories and our administration. Our members are all going on line and almost everybody has a mobile telephone which facilitates email.
Image of the Month
By Maggie Read
'One moment can change a day, one day can change a life
and one life can change the world' - Buddha
Mother and Child by Maggie Read
If you would like to submit work to be chosen as image of the month or to be shown in the Gallery on this website please click here to send your request and we will get back to you.
EXPANSION of OUR ON-LINE GALLERIES
Click on the Gallery heading above and you will now see that we have more galleries in place. There is an Artist of the Month gallery which will feed an archive gallery of the same. We also have images relating to previous exhibitions, for example the Pavilion show in 2019, a Patchings entries gallery, a portraits' gallery from Jane Allison and the open gallery in which members' works have been shown for some time. We also try to show images of works in our current exhibitions.
Members can submit images to the Artist of the Month gallery through the Social Media Secretary and images for the members' main gallery through the Webmaster. If you wish to submit images then look at the Webmaster's contact page to see how to do it.
Nilgün Nancy Alemdar Kozak has just had six portraits added to the main gallery. Click here to have look.
Show your paintings at the offices of RSM Guildford
We would like to thank Giles Reid, Trustee of West Horsley Place @WestHorsleyPlace who opened our exhibition on Saturday 2 Nov 2019. Giles was introduced by our Chairman, Sinclair Webster.
Our President June Allison officiated the awards presentation to the following artists at the opening.
AJS Award to Maggie Butler for "Bird Form"
George Weil Award to Christine Taharian for "The View"
Mary Wilkie Award to Michael Gallone for "Clacton Beach"
The Aquarius Award to Valerie Thorpe for "Maltese Harbour"
The President’s Award to Anne Heat for "Chamomile and Cup"
The Country Club Award to Fiona Champion for "Amur Leopard"
The RSM Contemporary Artwork Prize to Margaret Benton for "Girl Blue"
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