Members receive regular newsletters and various activities and events take place throughout the year.

These include studio workshops, art holidays in Cornwall (below, left) and France (below, right), local Outdoor Drawing and Painting Days (right) and Day Trips to various painting locations throughout the Summer.

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Each year since 2004, the Club has awarded a trophy to the "Most Improved Artist". The Maureen Green award (see below) has now been replaced with the Hilary Blakey award for Artist of the Year. Hilary sadly passed away in January 2016 and the award is in her honour - she was a creative and generous member of the Art Club, as well as a personal friend and neighbour of Maggie's for over 30 years. See our Home Page for details of this year's winner, Nina Klein.

Year Winner
2016 David Deamer
2017 Ingrid Skoglund
2018 Nina Klein


Past winners of the award have been :

Year Winner
2004 Gladys Reynolds
2005 Joy Bates
2006 Brian Ealden
2007 Sue Pallot
2008 Bill Clarke
2009 Jenny Griffiths
2010 Pat Perrin
2011 Frank Fuller
2012 Jane Morrison
2013 Carol Norris
2014 Laney Randell


We held a low-key Social this year, meeting for drinks and nibbles at the Fox on Thursday 31st January. Maggie said "2018 was a busy year for many of us and organising the Social on a grand scale takes time and effort well enough in advance to make sure all members can come! Christmas seems to come around far too quickly these days!"

For details of the evening, see our Home Page.

Previously, we have held our Christmas Socials at the Artist's Rifles Club, Bisley. Always well attended, the last time a splendid Christmas dinner was followed by entertainment from a local singer, Jo, who got everyone dancing! Magician Chris Scade was also kept busy (successfully) practicing his tricks around the dinner tables, and even in the club bar. Various prizes were handed out and presentations made, including a thank you to Maggie Read for her work during the year (see pictures immediately below). An excellent evening on our third visit to the Artists Rifles club-house. The pictures below are from previous social evenings.


Each year the Club asks visitors to our Annual Exhibition to nominate their favourite picture in the exhibition. The winner of the award is announced by Maggie Read at the annual social.

Year Winner Painting Medium
2013 David Deamer Winter Towpath Oil
2014 Frank Fuller Sunset, Rhossili Bay, Gower Pastel
2015 Sue Pallot

Bill Clarke
Cooling Down

Flatford Mill

Pen & Wash
2016 David Deamer
At Kingshouse, Rannoch Moor Oil
2017 Sue Pallot
Brown Newfy Pastel
2018 Margaret McQuillan
The Wolf Pastel