Annual Exhibitions

West Bay Exhibition

The Salt House 

Friday 30 March - Tuesday 3 April 2018

Friday 19 April - Tuesday 23 April 2019 

The West Bay exhibition was held for the first time over Easter 2008 and has proved extremely popular with tourists as well as locals every year since. All members are invited to enter works for the Exhibition and all works submitted are exhibited, assuming they meet the Exhibition rules. The Exhibition is open to the public and the great majority of members' work is for sale.  

Key dates for the Easter 2018 exhibition are:
Entry Form to Elaine Butcher by
Handing in
Open
Collection
Tuesday 13 March
Thursday 29 March
Friday 30 March - Tuesday 3 April
Tuesday 3 April

12.00 pm - 1.00pm
10am - 5pm
5.30 pm - 6.30 pm
The Easter 2018 West Bay Entry Forms and Rules and Procedures are sent out to members

Annual Exhibition

Allsop Gallery ~ Bridport Arts Centre 

The Annual Exhibition of members' work is held each year in the Allsop Gallery in the Bridport Arts Centre during July/August.  From small beginnings in 1957 the exhibition has grown substantially and nowadays features well over 250 artworks.  A wide variety of media and techniques are on show.    

The Allsop Gallery is a spacious and airy room with wonderful natural light and is one of the best exhibiting spaces in this part of the country. All members are invited to enter works for the exhibition. All works submitted are exhibited, provided they meet the exhibition rules. The exhibition is open to the public from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily. The great majority of members' work is for sale and the event has proved to be very popular with local people and tourists alike. Ten awards are presented to the best artworks in various categories; the public are invited to vote for their favourite exhibit and the winning artist is presented with the Batten Cup.  

Key dates for the 61st exhibition in 2018   

Entry Form to Elaine Butcher

Handing in

Private Viewing

Public Viewing


Collection

 

Friday 29 June

Sunday 22 July

Tuesday 24 July

Wednesday 25 July to Saturday 4 August


Sunday 5 August

 

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12.00 - 1.30pm

7pm - 9pm (by invitation)

10am - 4 pm
(7.30pm Thursdays
)

12.30 - 1.30 pm

 

 

Copies of the Annual Exhibition Rules and an entry form have been sent to members - April 18

 

 Please note: Allsop Gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

 

Categories and Award Winners at the 2017 Annual Exhibition were as follows:

Keith Cast Cup for Best Oil Painting
Holloway Cup for Best Watercolour
Al Watkin Cup for Best Acrylic
Mary Johnson Award for Best Pastel
Michael Chappell Award for Best Mixed Media
Kathleen Quick Award for Work in Any Other Medium
Greyhound Trophy for Best Seascape
Pat Bayliff Award for Animals
Groves Rosebowl for Flowers

Sally Roper Award


Batten Cup for Most Popular Painting (Public votes)

 

The pictures can be viewed in the "Members Portfolio" 

Kathy Scott
Rolf Zink
Jacqueline Walker
Jan Summerton
John walker
Catherine Gundry
Pippa Harvey-Tkachuk
Jan Stroud
Aileen Maitland

Jacqueline Walker

1st Keith Groves  for    'Dusk in March ' exhibit No 4

2nd Kathy Hallsworth for 'Indelible Coast'

3rd  Jan Strode for 'Blue

 

  

 

Instructions for hung works - these must be safe, secure and taut.  Pictures must have D-rings and proper hanging cord (not wire), the backs should be properly taped and fittings on photo frames removed.  The D-rings should be about a third of the way down the frame so that the picture hooks we use on the exhibition screens don't show in hanging. See below  :

                                       D-rings and properly taped picture                                                                             

        

 

Modification to photo frame 

 

 

Exhibition Enquiries

Exhibition enquiries - please use the  Contact Us form.

Exhibition organisers

Alan Lindley and Keith Groves