President: Tony Hunt VPRI Vice President: Richard Plincke RI
Winchester Art Club
The Annual Exhibition is held each autumn for three 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. _____________________________________________________________________________________
2017 Annual Exhibition
The Annual Exhibition in the City Space in the Discovery Centre was from Friday 15th September to Sunday 8th October.
The 2017 Annual Exhibition was very well reviewed and sales were about 15% higher in value than last year but at a lower level financially than average, possibly due to the prevailing economic climate and uncertainty over Brexit. The feedback from visitors was very positive and can be seen here.
Prizes were awarded for the best Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Pastel, 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 2017: (Click on a picture to see it larger. Move the cursor to the side of an enlarged picture to show the navigation buttons.)