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.
We held our annual exhibition at Monmouth’s Shire Hall from 2nd to 5th August, and prizes were awarded to commemorate Handel Protheroe, who re-formed the Society in the 1960’s. This year the judges were Forest of Dean artist Doug Eaton and Darren Williams (tutor at Hereford College of Art).
The winning artworks were:
Exhibition visitors voted for their favourite artworks, and the winners of the vote were
1st….. Monsieur Renard by Lisa Ann Watkins
2nd…..Dawn on the Serengeti…Geoff Jennings
3rd……Underwater Frenzy…..by Audrey Mackie
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 11 weeks.
Please support Sam and Steve and see our artworks at the same time!