Exhibitions and Other News
From 19 July 2021 the Group have restarted "normal" art sessions on Monday afternoons 1.30 to 3.30 at the VAR Gover Centre conference room in Lands' End Way, using any precautions as set out in the latest anti-COVID rulings.
During 2020 we mounted an exhibition of artworks for sale in the inner gallery of Victoria Hall in Oakham High Street, as part of the Hall's Pictures For Pleasure exhibitions. Other artists also exhibited in the gallery space. Our prices were mostly well below £100.
Our Summer 2019 Exhibition was held over 19 days in late summer at Stamford Arts Centre. Twenty of the thirty members exhibited and 14 artworks were sold. We hope to return to this heavily pre-booked venue at some stage in the coming years, having previously secured a much sought after gallery booking there in 2016.
Occasionally we have local artists run demonstration sessions, and in November 2018 we engaged Peter Barker RSMA of Uppingham to paint in oils a winter frosty scene of a bend on the River Welland with rural fields, trees and telegraph poles in the misty background. His expertise with almost photographic detail in only about 90 minutes was very well demonstrated, as was his remarkable skill at filling in foliage and realistic detail only using a small part of the bristles of a one inch decorator’s domestic paint brush. Do visit his new gallery in Hope's Yard, Uppingham just off the High Street to see his truly fabulous paintings. (Since the pandemic started in earnest in 2020, we've had such demonstrations via Zoom to our homes).