Exhibitions

Spring and summer exhibitions are held at Victoria Hall, Shaldon during May and August. All members are invited to submit work, entries must be the artist’s own original composition and design. Reproductions are not acceptable. Entries must not have been shown at the Society’s Spring and Summer exhibitions in the previous fifteen months.

During the Summer Exhibition there is a chance to compete for the following awards :

Lewis Cook Award – Best Overall Entry

Margaret Howell Award – Flowers

Margaret Webb Award – Most Innovative

Marjorie Mathews Award – Portrait or Figure

Dawn & John Fricker Award – Landscape

Albert Smith Award – Marine Painting

Jennifer Jenkins Award – 3d Sculpture

David and Jill Harrison Award for Abstract Work

In addition, awards are made for the President’s and Guest of Honour’s Choice as well as the award for best Picture in Exhibition as selected by our visitors.

All items must bear a society label, hung centrally below the picture. These can be collected from the Membership Secretary or TAAG (two weeks prior to the exhibition) and Teign Heritage Centre (Friday demo night only).

Members are welcome to bring a guest to the preview.

 Spring and Summer Exhibition Dates
Handing In Preview Exhibition Dates Collection of unsold work

Christmas exhibition is held at T.A.A.G., Teignmouth.   All members are invited to submit work, entries must be the artist’s own original composition and design. Reproductions are not acceptable.

All items must bear a society label, hung centrally below the picture. These can be found on the ‘Documents’ page but must be printed on thin white card. Or collected from the Membership Secretary, TAAG (two weeks prior to the exhibition) and Teign Heritage Centre (Friday demo night only).

Members are welcome to bring a guest to the preview.

2017 Christmas Exhibition Dates
Handing In Preview Exhibition Dates Collection of unsold work
Fri 1st Dec 6.00pm TBC Sat 2nd -8th Dec 8th Dec at 1645

 

TAS – Guidelines on Framing

 

Members ask how to present their work to best effect for exhibitions. We hope that the following notes provide some guidance:

 

  • Works on paper etc to be framed with a single or double mount of generous proportion e.g minimum 2 inch width for an A4 image. A generous size mount always enhances a picture.
  • Unfixed pastels should have an inner ‘hidden’ mount to catch any residue pastel that falls off during handling and hanging.
  • Unglazed oil and acrylic paintings are best framed using an appropriately coloured slip (white, off white or natural canvas). A slip always enhances the image and increases the illusion of depth and space in an image.
  • All works on paper or thin card to be glazed and finished with a backing board
  • All glazed work to be sealed over the edges of the backing board with framing tape (not masking tape which peels off in time)
  • ‘D’ rings to be used on all work – not screw eyes or staples which may damage other works during the handing in and hanging procedure.
  • Picture cord to be used on all work – not string, wire or chain. Knots to be tied at ‘D’ ring points – not in the centre of the picture. The cord is to be tight.
  • Photo clip or stand frames must not be used for any work (these are not suitable for handling and framing)
  • Unframed canvas (for hanging)
    • Edges to be either painted an appropriate colour or the image taken around all edges
    • No staples or other fixings to be visible on the edges
  • TAS labels to be fixed at the middle of the bottom of the picture with wide masking tape sufficiently long for the label to be visible when the picture is hung. The tape should cover the whole width of the label. Please write using black ink.
  • All works must be clearly labelled on the back with the title, medium, price and artist’s name, address and contact phone number.
  • Unframed pictures not for hanging should be:
    • Neatly wrapped with cellophane and sealed with tape at the back
    • Labelled on the back with the title, medium, price, artist’s name, address and contact phone number
    • A standard TAS label should be fixed on the front of the work, to the top right corner of the cellophane