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2019 is our 120th Anniverary
To celebrate this we are having a SPECIAL COMPETITION (for members only) at the November Exhibition at Wanstead House. This will be judged by our Patron, Ken Howard, OBE, RA. with a special prize of £120!
All areas of the visual arts except photography and sculpture, including painting and drawing in watercolour, oils, acrylic, pastel, charcoal, pencil, ink, mixed media and printmaking. Our subjects include terrestrial and marine landscapes, portraits and life studies, still life and abstracts.
We aim to hold at least two exhibitions a year, one in Essex and one in London.
Look for details of our Activities, which include demonstrations by specialist artists, talks on art history, informal painting sessions, a portrait group and workshops in selected disciplines.
We are a long-established (one hundred and twenty years) society of artists and art-lovers, currently about 80 strong. Our members range from total beginners to full-time professionals and include tutors and teachers of art, but most of our members are enthusiastic amateurs. Take a look at the CVs of some of our exhibiting members and portfolios of paintings, drawings and original prints Portfolio I, Portfolio II).
Wanstead House, 21 The Green, E11 2NT (near Wanstead Underground station) is our usual venue for demonstrations, talks, and social functions. We usually meet in the hall behind the main house.