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, 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 run from set up on 29 November to take down 6 December. 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.


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.