PIRBRIGHT ART CLUB was started in 1999 by art tutor Maggie Read, as a way of continuing art sessions for her students during the long breaks between Adult Education terms. Since then, it has developed into a thriving and successful club with a reputation for excellence in the presentation and quality of work on show at its exhibitions. Some of the founder members are still with us but we also have had many new members attracted by our website, through Maggie's classes or by word of mouth, joining us over the years. We now have three groups - each meeting once a month for drawing and painting sessions.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Clubs are currently full. Anyone interested in joining our waiting list, please contact Maggie Read.

Club News

We now have our own PIRBRIGHT ART CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE which will hopefully reach a wider and more diverse audience when we advertise our exhibitions. It is also a useful way of showing members at work; "before and after" paintings and Art Club activities almost as they are happening! Do look for us, if you are on Facebook, and encourage your friends to "Like our Page"! Click onto our Facebook Page to see what we are up to each week!

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Everyone can Post onto our Page so feel free to Post your own Art activities and events.

The 2017 dates, themes and media have now been published and can be  found on the Club Meetings page of this website. The dates for all club meetings, plus other events, can be seen by clicking here (and then open the box which appears in the bottom left hand corner of your screen).

On Monday February 6th, a special drawing workshop will be held for members of the Monday club and for those Tuesday and Thursday members who would like to join in. The workshop is entitled "Drawing Horses" and features Jim Powers, a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists. There will be demonstrations and tuition. Numbers are limited to 30 participants. Bring voucher cards as usual and a £2 extra contribution will be collected to cover the artists fees. The session will be held in the Main Hall of the Lord Pirbright's Hall starting at 1:30 finishing at 4:30. Please book your place by emailing or calling Maggie Read.

Our 2016 Annual Exhibition took place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December. Watch this space for pictures and details.

During 2016, David Harmer was approached by the charity "Cards for Good Causes" to paint Guildford High Street with a view to turning it into a Christmas card. This charity raises money for many leading charities by selling cards in temporary shops throughout the country.

The card shown above right was David's finished image which he has donated to the charity.

Our two Summer Exhibitions, the Pirbright Scarecrow Festival and  the Railings Exhibition, were a great success in 2016, with good weather and a good turnout of visitors. Many club members exhibited and a number also painted on the village green. Various sales were made both of framed and unframed work.

Ingrid Skoglund had two pictures accepted by the Llewellyn Alexander gallery for their annual "Not the Royal Academy" exhibition. Ingrid's two pictures are entitled "A Day at the Seaside" (also see below) and "Under the Surface". The exhibition ran from June 7th to August 20th, 2016.

Earlier in the year, Ingrid also received the public vote award for favourite picture in the Woking Art Society exhibition held at the Lightbox. The winning picture, "A Day at the Seaside" is shown here. Ingrid also received the Chairman's Shield - a great achievement, as she had only recently joined Woking and become an exhibiting member! Ingrid has also joined Guildford Art Society and recently sold a painting she exhibited at the Guildford House Gallery.

Stephen Jones, a member of the Tuesday group, was shortlisted for Artists & Illustrators magazine's "Artists of the Year" award. His painting, Echoes, was among 50 paintings selected from thousands of entries, and was exhibited at London's Mall Galleries during 2016. See Members' News for Stephen's comments.