Members’ work to go on display at annual exhibition in Seaton

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 August 2018

Visitors get the chance to examine the artwork. Picture: Contributed

Visitors get the chance to examine the artwork. Picture: Contributed

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Seaton and District Art Society will be staging its popular Summer Exhibition of members’ work at The Gateway, Seaton, later this month.

Pictures on display at the annual exhibition.Picture: ContributedPictures on display at the annual exhibition.Picture: Contributed

Seaton and District Art Society will be staging its popular Summer Exhibition of members’ work at The Gateway, Seaton, later this month.

There are expected to be around 200 exhibits in a wide variety of subjects and media (oils, acrylics, water colour, gouache and pastel) as well as sculptures and textiles.

There are annual awards for these different categories of artistic expression.

The subject for this year’s themed painting competition is simply ‘Light’.

Members of the society put their work on display. Picture: ContributedMembers of the society put their work on display. Picture: Contributed

Appropriately, the winner will receive a magnificent rose bowl donated by Mrs Ewa Thomas in memory of her late husband Martin, who sadly died earlier this year and whose sunny disposition is still much-missed by all.

The exhibition will run from Saturday, August 11 to Thursday, August 16.

Entrance is free of charge daily from 10.30 am until 5.30 pm. A catalogue of the exhibits will also be available free. Many of the exhibits will be for sale at a range of prices to suit all sizes of pocket.

The last two years have seen the society growing by almost 20 per cent to around 110 active members, perhaps reflecting a growing interest in the arts in Seaton with several new popular galleries and art/handicraft shops opening up recently in the town.

Many of the pieces prompt discussion among visitors. Picture: ContributedMany of the pieces prompt discussion among visitors. Picture: Contributed

The society also stages a monthly art demonstration on the first Monday of each month from 2pm until 4pm (not bank holidays).

Entrance to this is free to members and £3 for guests.

Finally, for those who like to practice their art among like-minded enthusiasts, the Monday Club meets at the Methodist Hall on remaining non-demonstration weeks from 2pm until 4 pm.

A sitter or a still life subject is provided every week.

Picture by Sue Firth.Picture by Sue Firth.

For anyone interested in joining the Seaton and District Art Society, please contact the secretary:

Mrs Jenny Oldfield on 07966 530999.

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