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Chichester Art Society

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Chichester Art Society Sussex
Chichester Art Society is open to anyone of any age interested in art, practitioner or not, professional or amateur. In 2012 we celebrated our 73rd anniversary. Our membership is upwards of 160. Members are kept informed of Society news via a quarterly printed newsletter and a fortnightly email newsletter.
What Chichester Art Society Offers Member Artists
Throughout the year we offer a wide range of demonstrations, illustrated talks and workshops. We have nine annual Awards covering different media and at least two evenings of critiques of membersí work. Our annual exhibition is held in July and a Christmas Art Bazaar in December. There are sketching outings, a Life Drawing Group and a Portrait Group among other activities. Members can also join visits to galleries and exhibitions. We have a selection of art books and DVDs for members to use.
Chichester Art Society - Meetings Chichester Art Society Award Presentation to Artist to Marina Boldero
We meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Bassil Shippam Centre, Tozer Way, St Pancras, Chichester West Sussex PO19 7LG.
Meetings run from 6-9pm. Doors open at 6pm with notices at 6.30 and the main event from 6.45 - 8.45 with a break for refreshments
Members pay £1 at each evening they attend. This includes refreshments. Visitors pay £3
Chichester Art Society - Subscriptions
The annual subscription in 2012 is £25 per person or £45 for two members at the same address. Student members up to age 22 may pay £15.
Members joining after 1st July will pay a reduced subscription for the remainder of the year. New subscriptions taken out in November/December will run through to the end of the following year
Contact Chichester Art Society
Our website is at  where details of the 2012 Programme can be found as well a downloadable joining form and a gallery of members' work.
You can email the Secretary at  for further information or with any queries.

Downland Art Society

Open & Friendly Art Society

Downland art Society Walberton, near Arundel, West Sussex
Based in the picturesque village of Walberton near Arundel, West Sussex.
Downland Art Society is an open and friendly Art Society, that has become and continues to be one of the most popular societies in the area.
Founded in 1944, Downland Art Society is far from old fashioned and holds monthly demonstrations at meetings, regular workshops and two successful exhibitions a year.
Downland Art Society - Meetings Downland Art Society - Art by Laura Quiggan
We meet the first Saturday of the month at Walberton Sports Pavilion, just off the street in the centre of Walberton, near Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0PD.
Demonstrations take place every month and our visual and audio projection means that everyone can see.
 Enjoy the raffle, a selection of art books, DVDs and art materials to buy, plus tea and biscuits and a good chat with all the friends you'll make.
Downland Art Society - Membership
Downland Art Society comprises 120 artists of varying ages. Anyone can join as an Associate Member - just come along to one of our monthly meetings.
If you want to become a Full Member, bring along three framed, original paintings and if deemed suitable, Full Membership will be granted there and then. From time to time we have a waiting list, but don't let that put you off - the sooner you put your name on the list the sooner you become a member!
Correct for 2012 - Full Annual Membership is £20 per year and Associate Membership is £17 per year with annual membership renewals falling on January 1st.
How To Join / Contact Downland Art Society
Come along to a meeting on the first Saturday of the month (except August), with three original paintings, or for more information contact Membership Secretary Angela Daniels on
The Local Artists

Meetings & Exhibitions

The Local Artists is a group that meets twice each year (Spring and Autumn) to hold exhibitions at Weybridge Library Hall.

The original group was forced to disband after 15 very successful years. After two years apart, Audrey Laycock, who had exhibited with the group since 1988, reformed The Local Artists with many of the original artists in February 2001.

At the Spring and Autumn exhibitions, approximately 200 paintings are shown, all of which are for sale. There are currently 28 members of the group.

Contacts & Further Information
For further information regarding The Local Artists exhibitions contact organiser
Audrey Laycock.
Telephone: 01932 401 327

The following members of The Local Artists are currently included on this site:

Byfleet Art Group
Non-members are very welcome to come along for a fee of £4

Tutors are available on normal Art Group evenings to give advice. Please ask for help if required

Made-to-measure frames & mounts can be purchased regulary throughout the year

Times & Location
Meet: Tuesdays in term time from 7pm to 10pm.
Where: St.Mary's School, Hart Road, Byfleet, Surrey KT14 7NJ
Map:  View Street Map

The Byfleet Art Group was founded in 1968 in a very small way when a few budding artists met at the Byfleet Village Hall to paint together. Due to the interest of the headmaster of the local St.Mary's School, the artists were invited to use the hall at his school. After many happy years there, finances forced them to move to various venues in Byfleet, but in 1996 the group turned full circle and returned to St Mary's School and are still using this venue for their weekly meetings. Still hanging in the school hall is the large oil painting of Mill Lane, Byfleet, which was presented to the school in 1970 by one of the Group's tutors, the late John Brangwyn, to commemorate the school's project devoted to Conservation Year.

NoŽl Haring Des. RCA - Paintings in Watercolour and Limited Edition Fine Art Prints - Surrey Artist

Current Activities

Over the years the membership has been constant and approximately 70 members enrol each year. The Group meet every Tuesday in term-time from 7pm to 10pm. Members paint together with help from Tutors whenever required and occasionally still life, portrait sessions and workshops are arranged. Every year two indoor exhibitions are held at the Catholic Church Hall, Madeira Road, West Byfleet, and one very popular summer open-air event on Plough Green, Byfleet.

Occasionally members enjoy an evening off when visiting professional artists demonstrate their skills in various media. Non-members are very welcome to attend these demonstrations.

Contacts & Further Information
For further information regarding membership or demonstrations, contact the Chairman; Audrey Laycock.
Telephone: 01932 401 327

Other Officials & Committee:
Secretary - Mrs Sybil Smith
Treasurer - Mr John Cooke - 01932 344 568
Press Officer - Mr Michael Roper - 01932 342 937
Committee - Mrs Frances Day
Committee - Mrs Jackie Barker
Committee - Mrs Samara Cooke
Committee - Mr John Healey


Other Sussex & Surrey Art Groups

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Presentations To Art Groups

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