Exhibitions

  1. Spring and Summer 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. Other art forms including sculpture, hand crafted individual prints, etchings, linocuts, digital and photography are encouraged.

Entries must not have been shown at the society’s Spring and Summer Exhibitions in the previous fifteen months. Downloadable entry forms will be posted for future exhibitions.

 

During the Spring Exhibition the following awards are made:

The Allenby Trophy – Best Picture, as voted for by the general public

The Haddleton Prize – Miniatures

The Marjorie Matthews Tankard – Portrait/Figure

 

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

The Allenby Trophy – Best Picture, as voted for by the general public

Lewis Cook Award – Best Overall Entry

Margaret Howell Award – Flowers

Margaret Webb Award – Most Innovative

Dawn & John Fricker Award – Landscape

Albert Smith Award – Marine Painting

Jennifer Jenkins Award – 3D Sculpture

David and Jill Harrison Award – Abstract Work

In addition, awards are made for the President’s and Guest of Honour’s Choice.

All items must bear a society label, hung centrally below the picture. These can be collected from 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.

 

Affordable Art

We currently run an Affordable Art Fair during December at TAAG, an ideal moment for members to clear out their workshops and cupboards, assess their work and offer pieces for sale at a good price. The 2019 dates are hand in Friday 29 November at 6pm. Take Down on Friday 6 December at 4:45pm. On Sunday 1 December, members are invited for wine and mince pies 3pm – 4:30pm.

Buyers are looking out for Christmas presents and artists can start the new year with a clean sweep. It works very well.

Artists can submit up to 10 items for £5, or up to 20 for £10. This can include two framed and ready to hang pieces, and/or 3D work, unframed mounted pictures or more framed work or canvasses. Depending on the number of entries and the space available one or two framed pieces will be hung for each member. The remaining pieces will be stacked on the floor beneath the hung paintings. You may provide a box in which to stack your paintings or it may be better to bring a browser if you have one. Commission of 15% is taken.

All exhibiting artists are expected to assist with stewarding, please call or text Mike Wall on 07760417677 to book a stewarding slot in advance.

Subscriptions must have been paid before entering exhibits. We will not be accepting membership payments at the exhibition.

Entries must be the artist’s own original composition  and design. Works shown within the past 15 months at society exhibitions are allowed to be entered in this exhibition.

All items must be clearly labelled with name, medium, title and price, and must bear a society label, hung centrally below the picture. These are available from TAAG (two weeks prior to the exhibition), Teign Heritage Centre (Friday demo night only), Shan Roberts on 07730 474675 or members who would like to print their own may obtain a template of exhibition labels from Clare Jenkinson at clare.l.jenkinson@btinternet.com. Please print on white card no less than 210gsm.

Up to a maximum of twenty cards per artist to be sold at £2 each (cards are sold single no double packs please). £1 for 10, £2 for 20.

All payments regarding sales will be made by BACS (bank transfer), so please ensure you keep a record of your work submitted. Please also ensure that all details on the new exhibition form are duly completed.

 

Alice Cross Centre

 If you would like to join other members in  having your paintings displayed at the Alice Cross Centre, please contact Mary Nixon. There is no hanging fee and 30% of any sales goes to support Alice Cross. Our pictures are really appreciated by the staff and users of the centre, and we do make sales there.