The Chandos Society of Artists

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

Edgar Degas

Chandos-logo-WEBAbout the Society

The Society encourages the practice and appreciation of the visual arts for all artists throughout Somerset with its programme of exhibitions, lectures and other events.
Work by members of the Society covers the whole spectrum of styles and subjects which includes painting, sculpture, fabric and ceramics. New members are always welcome.

The Chandos Society of Artists was founded in 1961 and is based in the town of Bridgwater in Somerset. Jean Rees RWA, who was the co-founder of Bridgwater Arts Centre in 1946, was also a founder member of the Chandos Society of Artists and later became its Chairman.

We are looking forward to the events this year, it’ll be busy including no less than 7 different events at our ancestral home, Bridgwater Arts Centre, some of them exclusive to members and others in association with the Centre.

Venues for our ‘en plein air’ events range from a climb to the top of the tower at St Mary Bridgwater to the Spring blooms at Hestercombe and the coast at Watchet. First off is an essential and informative Forum to help find a solution to the perennial question ‘how to sell your work’ and, of course, there is our OnLine Challenge to help you explore new subjects and techniques.

For a Membership Application Form CLICK HERE

For information on upcoming events CLICK HERE