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 Bridport Art Society - 61st Annual Exhibition

 Wednesday 25 July - Saturday 4 August 2018 

The Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre. 

Pictured above: The judges and award winners at the Preview Evening Tuesday 24 July 2018 

Award winners

Chosen from the 310 entries this year by judges Terry Whitworth and Roger Clemens:


Keith Cast Cup for Best Oil Landscape or Seascape                            Jacqueline Walker for 'Autumn Trees'

Holloway Cup for Best Watercolour                                                       Eva Boston for 'Gingko Biloba'

Al Watkins Cup for Best Acrylic                                                             Pippa Harvey-Tkachuk for 'Rocky Shore'

Mary Johnson Award for Best Pastel                                                     Anne Thewles for 'Rushy Pond'

Michael Chappell Award for Best Mixed Media                                      Richard Butterworth for 'The Market'

Kathleen Quick Award for Work in Any Other Medium                          Janet Whight for a Monoprint

Greyhound Award for Best Seascape                                                    Liz Bowers for 'Sea Soup'

Pat Bayliff Award for Best Animal                                                           Elfride Vaughan for 'Brock'

Groves Rose Bowl for Flowers                                                               Sonia Rose with 'Garden Bouquet'

Batten Cup for Most Popular Painting - voted for by the public:

                                                          Val Ravenhill for 'Sea Swell' 

To view photographs of the artwork - click on the 'Members Artwork and Exhibition Photos' tab 

Charity Donations

Donations of work were offered for sale in support of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance 




Dorset Art Weeks 

26 May - 10 June 2018

For full details, including the directory, visit the website : Dorset Art Weeks

For reference



Sue Fawthrop - Demonstration 24 May 2018  

Landscape - mixed media - collage and acrylic paints.  Old paintings that did not come up to standard were torn and the pieces used for the collage.  Sue will be holding a BAS workshop in October - we anticipate there will be a lot of interest in this.

See more on Sue's website:


Stephen Foster  - Demonstration 26 April 2018 

A full house for this animated and informative event; interesting to hear how an artist approaches their work.  The title of the work was: Figures on a Beach. For this demonstration, Stephen worked in acrylic paints.  The forthcoming workshop is fully booked!  

Visit Stephen's website:




Three newsletters are usually sent to members each year. They carry details of new members, reviews of Society events, such as exhibitions, details of forthcoming meetings and workshops, and other Society information for members to note. 

You can download the past three newsletters by clicking on the relevant date:

 BAS Newsletter April 2018

January 2018 

October 2017