Peterborough Art Society
Happy New Year To All Our Members and Visitors
Thank you for visiting our site. We welcome all newcomers to our Society, whether you just have an interest in art, or you are an amateur or professional artist, you will be given a warm welcome.
Why not come along to one of our regular monthly evenings as a visitor. You can enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with like minded people. Check out our programme schedule which shows details of our upcoming monthly meetings/demonstrations and other events. Also take a look at the details about joining us.
Wonderful Christmas Party Evening
Our members had a fun evening on Monday 3rd December where we had our normal annual party. We started off with quiz, which was very challenging in places (as it should be) and of course the normal competitiveness. But in good taste of course.
We then started our delicous refreshments brought in by members, whilst drawing the raffle. Free tickets had been given to everyone on arrival.
Next was our 'Pass the Parcel' game. Members had brought along a present wrapped in four layers of paper, with a small presents inside each layer. So everyone should have gone away with something.
We finished the evening with a wonderful Christmas Song singalong. Hosted by Phil Hemsley and his wife Patsy. We extended the evening to fit everything in. It was all great fun.
Our AGM is due to be held on Monday 21st January, where all members are invited to come along, to hear a review of our years activities, results of our exhibitions, and then to discuss what we have in store for 2019, as well as voting for officers.
During this meeting members will be able to give suggestions of new ideas or activities they would like us to consider.
Painting Days Out
We often organise painting days out for members during the year. 2018 saw us going to many venues, such as Elton Hall, Thorpe Hall, Nene Valley Railway Station, Peterborugh Catherdral Square and a couple of other venues.
We are just organising days for 2019. Keep an eye out in our programme for details in the new year..
If you are interested in joining us there, but are not a member, then why not join Peterborough Art Society. You can contact us using our contact form, requesting a member application or you could come along to one of our meetings at St Marks Church Hall and join then. Please see our programme for details of when.
Painting en plein air at Thorpe Hall, Longthorpe Peterborough
All photos with drop shadows on this site are courtesy of Rob Paskin
What a Fantastic Annual and Autumn Exhibition for 2018
Both of our main exhibitions this year have been a roaring success. The society sold 21 paintings, 4 from the browsers and 17 from the boards in the Annual Exhibition, and 19 paintings 8 from the browser and 11 from the boards for the Autumn Exhibition. We also sold over £400 of members cards over the two exhibitions. Thed results for the Annual in June was helped by our exhibition co-inciding with the Annual Peterboough Heritage Festival. We will ensure that it co-incides with this same festival next year.
The Annual Exhibition also saw a record number of public votes for their favourite painting. The winner was Stephen Kulczak's wonderful picture of crows painted in oils on board 'City Flyers'. Second place was Simon Anthony's 'The Shambles, York'. Joint Third place was Stephen Kulczak's 'Two for Joy' (two magpies) and Phil Hemsley's 'Winter Sun (Ferry Meadows). Photos of these are below.. .
Annual Exhibition June 2018
Stephen Kulczak with his winning picture of a crow 'City flyers' and joint 3rd place two magpies '2 for Joy'
Our next exhibition will be our Annual Exhibition, at St Johns Church, Cathedral Square, Peterborough. Open from 10am to 4pm. Fridays and Sundays 1pm to 4pm. Date 4th to 17th June 2019
This is always very well attended and usually well over 100 paintings will be on display and for sale
This exhibition is open to all of our society members. If you would like to exhibit with us, but are not yet a member, then please get in touch with us on email at email@example.com to let us know and we can forward you a form.
Simon Anthony with his 2nd place picture of 'York Shambles'
Painting en plein air at Nene Valley Steam Railway, Wansford.
Come and join us
We meet at St Marks Church Hall, 82 Lincoln Road, Peterborouogh, PE1 2SN
Members £2 Visitors £4 Free refreshments
1st Monday of the month 7.30pm unti 9.30pm (2nd Monday if the 1st one is a bank holiday). See our events schedule for further details.