GOOD NEWS!

GUILDFORD ART SOCIETY AUTUMN EXHIBITION 2020

This will be at West Horsley Place in the Barn from Sat 31/10/20 to Sunday 08/11/20. We are planning that this will be open to all members. Look out for further details as we move forward. 

 

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 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 if we do have an 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 if they go ahead.  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 download the Guidelines for Exhibition Members Selection click here: Guidelines


 

2020 Spring Exhibition - this HAS BEEN CANCELLED because of Covid-19.  

For historic information only: 

ENTERING THE 2020 SPRING EXHIBITION

You have to be a member of the Guildford Art Society and to have read and understood the Rules for the Exhibition. Any paid up member can enter this Spring Exhibition.  

 

Click here to download the Rules.  Please note the closure date for the arrival of entry forms.

You then have to fill in the Entry Form and send it to Ingrid Skoglund with your entry fees by Friday 13 March 2020.  Click here to download the Entry Form for the 2020 Spring Exhibition.

The Entry Form also contains a schedule which lets you volunteer to be a steward or help in other ways at the show. You can volunteer without having to enter your works of art but should do so by filling in that part of the Entry Form and sending it in to our exhibitions coordinator.   

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.