BAD NEWS!

GUILDFORD ART SOCIETY AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2020

As you may have seen from our Home page  and our Facebook Members' Group page we have cancelled this exhibition because of the latest Covid-19 directions from HMG. 

The Exhibition was planned for public access from Saturday 7 November until Sunday 15 November 2020, with handing in on Friday 6 November and all members could enter.

This would have been held at the Cricket Pavilion at Guildford Cricket Club at Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP and was organised to handle Covid-19 safety administration. However the latest government changes ban such events.

Members who entered will receive their entry fees back from our Treasurer shortly. For those who supplied cheques, we will destroy those not already banked.

 

You can still look at and download the Exhibition Rules and the Entry Form for the cancelled Autumn 2020 now by clicking on these underlined links. These are MS Word documents and you are welcome to look at them because they will strongly reflect how we will run our next exhibition. We hope that will be free of Covid restrictions.  This is likely to be at the last two full weeks of March in 2021 and we hope will also be at the Pavillion at Guildford Cricket Club. 

You are welcome to send photos of your potential Autumn 2020 artwork entries by email to Annmarie Shenton. Remember to include the names of the paintings, the medium, size (height and width in cms) and price. We would like to have a digital on-line gallery of the missing Autumn Exhibition for all to see on this website. Make your photos in high definition if you can. Check them on your computer screen for clarity. 

 

 

SELECTION DAY FOR EXHIBITING MEMBERS

Due to the exceptional circumstances generated by Covid 19 and the impact it is having, we have decided to defer Selection Day until July next year 2021 when it is hoped that the situation will have improved.  Usually, the Spring Exhibition is for all members and the Autumn Exhibition is for exhibiting members only.  As the Spring Exhibition had to be cancelled this year it has been decided that the Autumn Exhibition it will be for all members, as will the Spring Exhibition next year.  You will therefore be able to enter your paintings into both the Autumn 2020 and the Spring Exhibition 2021.  Then you will have the opportunity to submit your work to be considered for exhibiting status prior to the 2021 Autumn Exhibition, which will hopefully return to normal.  We regret this decision as we know from our own experience how useful the feedback from the judges can be to newer members.

To download the Guidelines for Exhibition Members Selection click here: Guidelines


 

Exhibitions Coordinator

Ingrid Skoglund is the Guildford Art Society Exhibitions Coordinator and can be contacted through email by clicking on Ingrid Skoglund 

2019 Autumn Exhibition at West Horsley Place

This ran for Exhibiting Members at West Horsley Place, Epsom Road, West Horsley, KT24 6AN.  This is just off the Epsom Road on the north side.  It ran from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10 November 2019. Volunteers helped run the show and will be needed next year as well. 

As part of ensuring the quality of the showed works, browsers were priced at £50 or above.  Artists submitted two paintings each priced at £100 or above.  Limited edition prints of works exhibited sold for at least £50. The exhibition did not include cards.

The Exhibition was a great success.  Sales at the show were £14,500.  71 paintings and browser items were sold from 31 artists and the visitors spent a considerable amount of time at the show.

 

Although the show is over you can still see the information for members who entered their works, downloaded by clicking on West Horsley Exhibition Rules and West Horsley Entry Form

Stewards were able to volunteer by using the stewards form that is part of the entry form to declare their interest. 

2019 Selection Day for New Exhibiting Members

Our Selection Day was on Saturday 27 July 2019 in St Catherine's Village Hall and was well attended.  Congratulations to the following members who are now acclaimed Exhibiting Members of the Society.

 

David Hardcastle, Janina Klein, Val Thorpe, Stephen Pitchforth, Michael Gallone, Sandra Tingle, Sarah Thien and Therese Ferrero. 

 

We hope that those who were not successful this time will not be discouraged and will try again next year.

2019 Spring Exhibition - was opened by Anne Milton MP

This ran at the extended Pavilion at the Guildford Cricket Club, Woodbridge Road, GU1 4RP. All members could enter.

The show dates were from Saturday 23 March to Sunday 31 March 2019 with opening hours of 10:00 to 18:30 daily.

The 2019 Spring Exhibition Rules are available for reference.   They can be downloaded by clicking on this link here.  The 2020 rules will be very similar but will be issued nearer the time. 

Exhibits at the Exhibition were photographed and some of those images used in either the Pavilion Gallery or the archival Gallery pages on this website and other social media.

if you click on Pavilion Gallery you will be taken to those website pages containing images of the Spring Exhibition exhibits. 

The Spring 2019 entry forms are available for reference. This form lets you volunteer to help with erecting the show and stewarding at the Pavilion. You download the entry form by clicking on this link.