Despite the difficulties around the COVID epidemic we are bringing to our members a full and challenging arts programme this year.
The programme published here has tried to predict the freedoms we will enjoy as artists in the coming year but should the events have to change we will either reschedule or use our online resources.
Wednesday JANUARY 20
ARTISTS’ QUESTION TIME
ZOOM event 7pm
Time to brush off the past Christmas Blues and start thinking about a new start.
A panel will be taking your questions on any art subject you may have. What, Why, When, How, Where?
REGISTER HERE for zoom link invitation
Tuesday FEBRUARY 2
World Wetlands Day
Help raise the awareness of the importance of our wetlands. Weather permitting meet at Avalon Marshes to explore the Levels. Members work will be promoted on our website after the event.
For the less hardy copyright free pictures (strictly for members only use) will be posted on our website.
Saturday MARCH 6
MASSIVE ART SALE
Bridgwater Arts Centre. 10.00 – 4.30pm
Art materials, frames, pictures donated by members available at knock down prices or small donation.
Subject to change due to Covid restrictions.
APRIL 13 – MAY 8
Bridgwater Arts Centre
With Covid in retreat (hopefully) we look for-ward to another success in our 60th year.
This year entries will be independently judged and the winning artist will receive the John Allen Award of £50.
Subject to COVID regulations. TBC
Saturday APRIL 17
with Richard Turner
Bridgwater Arts Centre 2pm -5pm
Richard will guide artists through the techniques of combining watercolour and pastels. £5. Guests £10
Saturday 5 JUNE
EN PLEIN AIR II
A popular venue for members.
Meet on the esplanade before exploring this jewel on the North Somerset coast.
Led by fellow member Jackie Curtis. Guests £5
Tuesday 6 JULY
ARTISTS SOCIAL EVENING
Bridgwater Arts Centre. from 7pm
Come and enjoy an evening chatting/sketching/photographing fellow members and guests.
Saturday 17 JULY
BRIDGWATER QUAYSIDE FESTIVAL
We will be showing members’ work at this very popular summer event. Our stall, displaying members’ work, will be inside the Art Centre hosted by fellow member Jonet Middleton.
Taunton Library, Paul Street, TA4 3AT
A successful venue in the past. A busy venue with lots of opportunity to sell.
Sunday 5 SEPTEMBER
EN PLEIN AIR III
Bring your sketchbooks and cameras to Bridgwater and capture the unique features of the town. Details to be confirmed.
SAW Car Share
Get together with other members to tour the SAW 2021 Open Studios. Share the journey, share the cost and enjoy the company. Details to be confirmed.
Bridgwater Arts Centre, Castle St., TA6 3DD
A special anniversary exhibition to round off our 60th year bringing art to Somerset.
Saturday 23 OCTOBER
Bridgwater Arts Centre from 12noon
Celebrate 60 years of Chandos Society of Artists. Mingle with fellow members past and present. Wine, nibbles, music.
Date and Venue to be confirmed.
A pleasant seasonal gathering amongst friends and fellow members to round off the year.