Founded in 1921, our ‘welcome to all’ membership policy, with no selection process, means that our members include a wide spectrum of people ranging from gifted professionals to absolute beginners and those with just an interest in art.
The Society offers many opportunities for members to exhibit and sell their work, with the principal event being an annual Exhibition in the Intu (former Harlequin) Shopping Centre, Watford. This year’s Exhibition took place from Saturday 10th of May, and ran until Sunday 18th of May. The picture below shows Chairman Ken Haslar presenting member, Bill Bain with the Roy Chaffin Trophy for the best in show for his painting of a gorilla which was also the visitors favourite work.
The core of our activities is the monthly evening meeting, regularly attended by many members. These events held on the first Tuesday of each month, include demonstrations, talks, workshops and media experimentation evenings.
In addition to our regular meetings we organise a wide range of other activities, including daytime outdoor painting groups and indoor sessions, which include life drawing and portraiture. Our members also participate in various competitions. Each year, for example, we compete with Watford Camera Club.
We meet at the Beechen Grove Baptist Church Hall in the centre of Watford on Clarendon Road (See “Directions” page – for details). Doors open at 7.00 for 7.30pm. Visitors are always welcome.
The Society is a very friendly and welcoming group, so why not come and join us!