2015 Local Art Show Entry No 3: Exeter Art Society
20 March 2015
Seven groups are competing in the 2015 Express & Echo Local Art Show and they need your votes. Voting coupons from the newspaper must reach Express & Echo before noon on Tuesday 31 March. The winner will be announced on Thursday 2 April and the exhibition will run from Saturday 25 April to Sunday 10 May.
Entry No 3: Exeter Art Society in their own words
Active since 1929, Exeter Art Society is run by local people (Exeter and surrounding areas) with a strong ethos to encourage artists of all ages and skill levels.
Some join to rekindle their interest in the arts “to enjoy the company of other artists … to refresh my art which I had not practised for some time. I have belonged now for several years.”
Others, experience anew a variety of media and techniques previously unexplored “to learn to paint and draw –a good move – and fun!”
To build confidence we encourage experimentation and expression through art for all “a very important gathering for me and regular meetings have given me confidence in painting.”
Sketching Days are arranged on alternate Tuesdays, April to September, giving an opportunity to sketch and paint our beautiful Devon scenery and interesting architecture – free of charge and open to non-members; details in our quarterly newsletter and online.
Everyone is welcome to join us at our evening meetings held on 3rd Fridays most of the year, at Whipton Community centre from 7 – 9pm. Guest artists provide demonstrations in a range of techniques and media, whilst members provide refreshments and friendship at these monthly meetings.
Seven local art groups are competing:
• Art Haven
• Devon Art Society
• Exeter Art Society
• Farringdon Society of Arts
• Green to Grey
• Topsham Art Group
• United Through Art