West Gloucestershire Art Society is based in the Forest of Dean.
We are an exhibiting group who provide ways for our members to exhibit their work at events that we arrange and at events arranged by others. Our focus is on exhibitions, not meetings. Members receive a newsletter with information on our events and other art-related activities in Gloucestershire and the Wye Valley.
Membership is open to all artists – there is no vetting procedure. All members can exhibit their work. Our subscription is just £12 per calendar year (pro-rata for new members for their first year only).
You can download a membership form here: Membership form
To contact the Society please phone 01594 542636.
Our last event was an exhibition at the Studio Cinema, Coleford over the Easter weekend, 14th to 17th April, coinciding with the Coleford Carnival of Transport on Easter Monday.
Three or our members’ paintings were sold. 250 people voted for their favourite painting.
1st prize (£30) went to “Solitaire” by Audrey Mackie (also sold)
2nd prize (£20) went to ” Snail on the window” by Geoff Jennings
3rd prize (£10) went to “Emily 1″, by Helen Sladen
The other two sales were ”Alone in the city” and “Keith Richards”
The lucky draw for Cinema tickets went to a couple from the Coleford area.
Well done everyone who took part.
Our Protheroe Prize Summer Exhibition was held at the Shire Hall in Monmouth from Wednesday 27th July to Sunday 31st July. Opening hours are 11 am to 4 pm.
The artworks entered were judged by three independent judges, and the winners are shown below. Click on the images to see larger versions. Congratulations to all the artists!
WGAS members’ paintings are now on show at the Miners Country Inn at Sling. The Inn is managed by Sam and Steve Jenkins, who are bringing a fresh approach to dining out in the Forest of Dean.
You can see a selection of our members work in the bar/restaurant area of the Inn during normal opening hours. All the works on display are for sale, and the selection changes every 10 weeks.
Please support Sam and Steve and see our artworks at the same time!