President: Tony Hunt VPRI     Vice President: Tony Antoniou

Winchester Art Club
Annual Exhibition
The Annual Exhibition is held each autumn for three or more weeks in the City Space in the Winchester Discovery Centre.
Overview of Annual Exhibition

Each member is allowed to submit up to three paintings and three sculptures for judging by a selection panel of independent professional artists, and the acceptance or rejection of each entry is decided entirely on artistic merit ensuring that the standard of exhibits remains high.

Pictures must have a minimum frame size of 25 x 20 cm and a maximum of 100 x 70 cm. They must be original unaided work of the member, made in the last five years, and not shown previously at a Winchester Art Club Annual Exhibition. All work must be signed. See 'Exhibition Rules' for all details.

Each member may also enter a drawing for the 'Big Draw' competition.

Artists pay a 4 hanging fee for each work of art submitted. Members may also submit two portfolio entries for which there is no fee. 35% commission is charged on all sales.

Approximately 180 paintings and sculptures are displayed, showing the best of our work in a wide range of styles and media. The exhibition attracts about 700 visitors per week.

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2019 Annual Exhibition

The 2019 Annual Exhibition will be held over five weeks.

Saturday 5 October : Handing-in from 9.30 am - noon

Wednesday 9 October : Collection of unselected work from 10am - noon

Friday 11 October : 91st Annual Exhibition opens, 6.00pm Private View

Sunday 17 November : Annual Exhibition closes

Monday 18 November : Handing-out of unsold work from 10am to noon
2018 Annual Exhibition

The Annual Exhibition was very well reviewed. Sales were 67% higher in value than last year with a slightly higher number of sales but at a significantly higher average price, with several high priced pictures increasing the average value.

The feedback from visitors was very positive and can be seen here.

Prizes were awarded for the best Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Drawing, Sketchbook, Landscape, Flower Painting, and best beginner. There was also a prize for the work voted 'most popular' by visitors to the gallery.

Category winners in 2018: (Click on a picture to see it larger. Move the cursor to the side of an enlarged picture to show the navigation buttons.)
Best oil - Joan Willingham Best Oil - Joan Willingham - Embers Best Acrylic - Patty Burt Best acrylic - Patty Burt - Turquoise sky Best mixed media - Chris Marlow Best mixed media - Chris Marlow - Four lollipops in a field
Best Watercolour - Tricia Spink Best watercolour - Tricia Spink - Four bumblebees Best sculpture - Hilary Archer Best sculpture - Hilary Archer - figleaf Best drawing - Wendy Bramall Best drawing - Wendy Bramall - Trotting Fox
Best landscape - Jill Smith Best landscape - Jill Smith - Welsh coast Best sketchbook - Joanna Williams Best sketchbook -- Joanna Williams Joyce King award for Best Flower Painting - Jackie Snowdon Joyce King Memorial award for best flower painting - Jackie Snowdon - Peonies
Mary Hardcastle award for best beginner  - Lucy Lindsay Best beginner - Lucy Lindsay - Curling up
Voted most popular by visitors in 2018:
voted most popular - Chris Prior - Apple day voted second most popular - Arti Chauhan - Coral King voted third most popular - Paula Still - Bluebell Woods