2021 Programme

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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. Email chandos@macace.net for Zoom link.

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.

POSTPONED
MASSIVE ART SALE

w/c 12 APRIL
DOMESTIC ART
To break the boredom of lockdown we are trying something new to help get your creative muse in good shape for the summer ahead.
Sunday 11 April 3pm meet on ZOOM to plan your week 
Sunday 18 April 3pm meet on ZOOM and talk about your weeks work

Saturday MAY 8  
AGM 
ZOOM meeting at 12 NOON
Your opportunity to influence the Society’s direction and activities and elect its members

1-26 JUNE
SUMMER EXHIBITION
Our first full public exhibition since 2019.
This year entries will be independently judged and the winning artist will receive the John Allen Award of £50

Saturday JUNE 26
WORKSHOP
with Richard Turner

CANCELLED
Bridgwater Arts Centre 2pm -5pm
Richard will guide artists through the techniques of combining watercolour and pastels. £5. Guests £10

Tuesday 29 JUNE
MEMBER’S SOCIAL EVENING
POSTPONED
Bridgwater Arts Centre. from 7pm
Come and enjoy an evening chatting/sketching/photographing fellow members and guests.

Sunday 4 JULY
EN PLEIN AIR I
at Watchet
A popular venue for members.
Meet on the esplanade before exploring this jewel on the North Somerset coast.
Guests welcome £5

Saturday 10 JULY
BRIDGWATER QUAYSIDE FESTIVAL
Cancelled
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.

Saturday OCTOBER 16
EN PLEIN AIR II
Church of St Mary, Bridgwater

Rare opportunity to climb the tower and get inspiration from the views over the town and in the Nave.
For the less able copyright free pictures will be posted on our website for members reference.
Donations to the Church Fund. 
Two sessions will be arranged. 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.

18 SEPT-3 OCT
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.

7 OCT -20 NOVEMBER
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.