2023 Programme

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NEW! LETS TALK ART
Come and meet your fellow artists for a chat and coffee. Talk art, talk projects.

Bring along some of your art for a friendly critique.
Everybody welcome, bring a friend.
Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater TA6 3DD
Third Wednesday each month 1-3pm.
Inaugural meeting 15th February.

FEBRUARY 28 — MARCH 31
SPRING EXHIBITION

Bridgwater Arts Centre
The nights are getting lighter, Spring is in the air and it’s time to come out of the studio and show our public your new works.

Wednesday MARCH 1
MEET THE ARTISTS.
7-9pm
A popular event to meet Chandos members, view and discuss their artworks. Refreshments.

Saturday 1 APRIL
AGM

Boring! Maybe, but it is important that you have the opportunity to elect your committee, examine the accounts and have your say on the direction and future of the Society.

Tuesday 11 APRIL 1-3pm
SILK PAINTING WORKSHOP

Bridgwater Arts Centre
Ann Day will be demonstrating the techniques of silk painting, a unique and beautiful art form. You will have the opportunity to try out what you have learned. All materials supplied.
Members £5. Guests £15

Friday 21 APRIL
SAW PRESENTATION

10am -12.30pm
Bridgwater Arts Centre Theatre
Come and be the first to hear the future plans of Somerset Art Works. Creative Director Carol Carey will be presenting news and plans of SAW 2023 and answering your questions.
Members £5 Guests £10. Proceeds to charity.

AWAY DAYS
Do you plan to visit a gallery or museum to see a new exhibition, even the Summer Exhibition at the RA? Would you like to team up with another member, maybe car share?
Let us know what you are planning and we will try and connect you to other members.

JUNE 13 – JULY 6
SUMMER EXHIBITION
Brewhouse, Taunton

Our second exhibition of the year and in a new location! Artworks will be hung in the Gallery and Foyer for maximum exposure to the theatres visitors. Exhibits will be judged for the John Allen Award
We will be promoting heavily our special 10% discount deal.

Wednesday JUNE 14
MEET THE ARTISTS
Brewhouse, Taunton.
7-9pm
A popular event to meet Chandos members and guests, view and discuss the artworks.. Presentation of the John Allen Award.
Refreshments and bar.

Wednesday JUNE 21 Time TBA
PRINTING FROM FOIL PLATES Brewhouse, Taunton

Jackie Curtis will be guiding us in the technique of printing from plates that you create by covering materials e.g. leaves/grasses, textured fabrics etc with foil tape.Your plates are instantly ready for you to print with.
Members £5. Guests £15

Monday SEPTEMBER 11 1-3pm
LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP
Bridgwater Arts Centre

Richard Field will be giving advice and guidance during the session with a live model.
Improve on your depiction of the human form, the perspectives, proportions and basic portraiture. Members £5. Guests £15

Saturday OCTOBER 14 10-12 noon
PORTRAITURE WORKSHOP
Bridgwater Arts Centre

Led by member Kim Luka she will show you her methods and guide you with your own painting.
Members £5. Guests £15

DECEMBER
Christmas Celebration

Date and Venue to be confirmed.

EN PLEIN AIR SERIES
An Open event
A series of three painting days to capture the beauty and colour of Somerset culminating in an exhibition with cash prize awarded for the ‘Members Choice’ Vote.
All Somerset artists are invited to take part. Registration £5 members.
£15 non-members.
You can join fellow members on the days below or choose when it is more convenient for you to visit the locations.

Sunday MAY 14
River Parrett

There are over 50 miles of trails along the River Parrett.

Sunday JUNE 18
Dunster Castle

The displays and varieties of plants of Dunster Castle Gardens are inspirational as is the tranquil riverside wooded garden below. A great location for a day of en plein air art.

Sunday SEPTEMBER 3
Wells

One of the smallest cities in the UK but with a wealth of historical architecture to inspire you.

1 NOV – 1 DEC
EN PLEIN AIR EXHIBITION
Bridgwater Arts Centre

An opportunity for members to show their new en plein air work and a win cash prize.

1 NOVEMBER 7-9pm
MEET THE ARTISTS

Presentation of awards and an opportunity for visitors to look for a unique Christmas gift.
Refreshments