GOOD NEWS!

GUILDFORD ART SOCIETY AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2020

This will be held at the Cricket Pavilion at Guildford Cricket Club at Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4RP. It will be organised to handle Covid-19 safety administration. 

The Exhibition will run for public access from Saturday 7 November until Sunday 15 November 2020. Handing in will be on Friday 6 November.  All members may enter.

 

You can look at and download the Exhibition Rules and the Entry Form now by clicking on these underlined links. These are MS Word documents. Entry Forms must be submitted by Saturday 31 October to Ingrid Skoglund preferably by email. 

Please read the Exhibition Rules carefully before you fill in and send in your Entry Form.

Your work must be original and not previously exhibited with the Society. Items that are sold may be collected by the purchaser at the time of sale.  Artists will be able to replace sold items.

You can also look at the Entry Form and Exhibition Rules in "pdf" formats.  You will need Adobe software to edit the Entry Form but you can print it, fill it in and send back a photo of it with an email to Ingrid Skoglund Click on the links to download the documents.

Entry Form pdf

Exhibition Rules pdf

If you have technical problems with the entry form, contact Dave Jobson

We will need many stewards to run the Exhibition successfully.  You will find a volunteer form as part of the Entry Form and we ask everybody who enters to consider being a steward. You will be shown what to do and how to help the public understand the simple access rules and how to guide them gently if needed.  This has been agreed with the Pavillion management who already have this experience.  Some members have done this recently at the Denbies Art Exhibition where it worked well.

Once you have sent in your Entry Form please send photos of your entries by email to Annmarie Shenton.  Remember to include the names of the paintings, the medium, size (height and width in cms) and price.  This is not compulsory but we would like to have a digital on-line gallery of the 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.