Abingdon Artists
Abingdon Artists
Supporting creativity in the community

Abingdon Artist's Exhibitions

Abingdon Artists is committed to holding at least two exhibitions each year, one in Spring and the second in Autumn.  However, we remain open to the possibility of holding additional exhibitions should opportunities arise.  Currently all our exhibitions are held in St Nicolas’ Church on the Market Place in Abingdon unless stated otherwise.

The Autumn 2017 exhibition was Held 10 -14 October in Christchurch Barn, Northcourt, Abingdon OX14 1PL

Review of the Autumn 2016 exhibition: Monday 17th - Saturday 23rd October, 2016

We are very pleased that we have just enjoyed another successful exhibition in St Nicolas Church. After a rather slow start a total of 11 paintings were sold, as well as browser items and over 130 cards. We are delighted that after small expenses the raffle raised a total of £197.05! We are very grateful to Ken Messer for his generous donation of a beautiful watercolour landscape and to Prices Stationers who donated a pastel sketching set.

There was a good turnout for the Meet the Artists evening and a real buzz of conversation around art in general and the work on display. We were pleased to welcome staff and students from Fitzharrys School whose work filled one screen and provided an interesting contrast and point of conversation. Feedback has been very positive on this new venture to offer space to another group and it is one that we hope to explore further for the future.

Valerie Dearlove is now finalising the accounts for the exhibition, and after clearing all expenses it looks as though we will make a profit of around £230. That’s a fantastic result! A very big thank you to so many people, for all the hard work that went into putting the exhibition together, and especially to all the participating artists who created such a wonderful and varied display of original work.

Conditions of Entry  (Only paid-up Members may exhibit.)

All members are eligible to enter three works of art in any exhibition, for which there is a Hanging Charge, currently £3.00 per piece, payable on submission.  Not for Sale works can also be hung for a charge of £4.50 per piece.  Browser items cost £1 per piece.  There is no Selection Committee.  Every effort is made to hang all works of art submitted.

  1. Only original works by the artist are acceptable. Copies of other artists’ work from demonstrations, magazines, books, photographs, the Internet etc. are not admissible.
  2. All frames must be regular frames (i.e. not clip frames) and should have D rings and wire (or equivalent) for hanging.  Any other form of connecting the wire will not be accepted.
  3. All framed pictures must have a label either attached or stuck to the back of the painting, with the following information clearly printed:  artist’s name, title of picture, medium, price.
  4. Very large artworks (e.g. A2 and above) are discouraged, in order to ensure that all artists’ work can be hung.
  5. Specific times for handing-in and collection will be advised at the artists meeting prior to the exhibition.  No other times will be permitted except by prior arrangement.
  6. All exhibitors are expected to do a minimum of one stewarding session during the exhibition, and to be present to help at the hanging and taking down of the exhibition.
  7. All artists are able to sell printed cards of their work which currently have a standard price. Hand-made cards can be priced separately. ( See pre-exhibition information which is currently mailed to all members prior to the exhibition).  Cards may either be sold individually or in packs. All cards should be wrapped in cellophane and individually priced.
  8. All artists are able to put three items for sale into the browser.  Each of these works must be wrapped in cellophane, labelled and priced.
  9. Exhibitors will be charged 10% commission on any sales.
  10. The positioning of the exhibits within the Exhibition is the sole responsibility of the Hanging Committee and may not be altered by artists, stewards or visitors. Great care and time is taken to display work artistically, fairly and safely.
  11. All participating artists are able to invite guests to the Meet the Artists function which is normally currently held on the Wednesday evening at 7.30pm at the venue of the exhibition.  Blank invitations will be given out to members at the monthly meeting prior to the exhibition for handing out to their friends and family.
  12. We sell Raffle Tickets for a painting donated by a member for the purpose at each exhibition.  The funds from this go to the Society.  The prize is drawn on the afternoon of the last day.
  13. The Society accepts no responsibility for loss of or damage to exhibits, but every effort will be made to see that all entries are returned in the same condition as received. Insurance of work against damage is the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  14. The Committee reserve the right not to accept an entry without having to give a reason.  In the unlikely event of this happening, the hanging fee will be refunded.
  15. By signing and sending in the entry form, you acknowledge that you accept the above conditions.