Exhibitions & Events

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.

2021 PROGRAMME

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?
Visitors welcome.
REGISTER HERE for zoom link invitation

Tuesday FEBRUARY 2
World Wetlands Day
ONLINE EXHIBITION

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.
Visitors welcome.
Subject to change due to Covid restrictions.

APRIL 13 – MAY 8 
SPRING EXHIBITION
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.
AWARD PRESENTATION
Subject to COVID regulations. TBC

Saturday APRIL 17
WORKSHOP
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
at Watchet
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.

AUGUST
SUMMER EXHIBITION
Taunton Library, Paul Street, TA4 3AT
A successful venue in the past. A busy venue with lots of opportunity to sell.
TBC

Sunday 5 SEPTEMBER 
EN PLEIN AIR III
Bridgwater
Art Trail
Bring your sketchbooks and cameras to Bridgwater and capture the unique features of the town. Details to be confirmed.

19-20
SEPTEMBER
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.

5-30 OCTOBER
60th ANNIVERSARY
AUTUMN EXHIBITION

Bridgwater Arts Centre, Castle St., TA6 3DD 
A special anniversary exhibition to round off our 60th year bringing art to Somerset.

ANNIVERSARY PARTY
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.

DECEMBER
CHRISTMAS
CELEBRATION
Date and Venue to be confirmed.
A pleasant seasonal gathering amongst friends and fellow members to round off the year.