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POP-UP EXHIBITION AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, HIGH STREET, GUILDFORD, ON SATURDAY 1 JUNE, 2024.   Instructions have been sent to members.  

TO FIND OUT MORE, LOOK AT THE INFORMATION PAGE POSTED TO MEMBERS - CLICK HERE.

Monica Curley will be organizing the Summer Exhibition at Shalford.
 

Report on 2024 February Exhibition at Guildford Pavilion

 

A huge thank you to all the fifty-three artists who contributed work for our February Winter Warmer Exhibition at the Guildford Pavilion and to the volunteer stewards.

 

The light, spacious venue and the thoughtful, skilled curation meant that the paintings were displayed to their best advantage. The public and members enjoyed the show.

 

The standard of work was truly excellent and showcased the extraordinary reservoir of talent in our society.  The wide range of style and media meant that there was something to please every taste.

 

Our Favourite Artwork vote was topped by pieces by Fiona Champion, with work by Colin Woods and Tracey Allen following closely behind.  However, every single artist got at least one vote: proof, if needed, that everyone's work was fully appreciated.

 

A lot of our visitors expressed interest in future exhibitions and provided email addresses so that we can send out details of future events.  We will be looking to extend this list over coming months and widen our marketing base.

 

During the period of the exhibition, nine people applied to join the Guildford Art Society and are now email exhibiting members.  We hope they enjoy their membership.  

 

Finally, it was an absolute pleasure to see the friendliness and camaraderie amongst members of the society.  What a privilege it was to see and meet you all and be able to exhibit your beautiful work.

 

Monica Curley and the GAS Committee.

POP-UP SHOW: ALREADY HAPPENED!

Saturday 16 Dec 2023 at St Mary's Church on Quarry Street. 

Please register your participation on Eventbrite at 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-at-st-marys-gas-tickets-763304884457?aff=oddtdtcreator or contact Therese at thereseferreroart@gmail.com.

A document with instructions on what, where, when and how is available on this link information.

We look forward to seeing many of you at these events, which are great opportunities to meet fellow artists, learn new techniques and sell your art.

Regards, Thérèse and Laura

Summer Exhibition 2023 Report

Our second year exhibiting at Shalford proved to be a consistently good choice of venue.   Visitor numbers were slightly down on last year but still in the upper hundreds.  40 pieces of artwork sold for £6500 with some after sales likely – not too bad considering the uncertainty in the economy.  Feedback regarding the standard of the exhibition was rewarding, with many visitors congratulating the Society on the talent and high standard of the exhibition.   One visitor wrote to me with these heart-warming words:   

“Thank you for telling me about your art exhibition. 

The hour I spent looking at all the amazing work felt very therapeutic for me.  I left feeling calmer, with my heart lifted, and in awe of you and your fellow artists’ talents. I hope many people visited!”

What a lovely thing to say!

Thanks as ever go to the fantastic team of helpers, too numerous to mention individually - without whom the exhibition would not work.   However -  a special mention to the stewarding, which was exceptional.  So many stewards were happy to chat to visitors in a relaxed and friendly way but also took time to socialize and get to know each other.  You all helped to make a great exhibition with an enjoyable and friendly atmosphere.   

So thank you all the exhibition supporters and helpers for my very enjoyable 6 years as Exhibitions Coordinator – a pleasure and a privilege to work with you.

I now step down and wish all the very best to whoever takes over.

Kind Regards 

Ingrid Skoglund, 2023 Exhibitions Coordinator.

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