Calling all artists


The Bath Society of Artists was founded in 1904 with twenty six foundation members and it has grown over the years to a membership of around 120 diverse talented artists.

Many distinguished 20th century painters have been associated with the Bath Society of Artists including Walter Sickert, John Singer Sargent, P. Wilson Steer, Gilbert Spencer, William Scott, Patrick Heron, Mary Feddon, Howard Hodgkin and more.

Use this site to browse work by our members or download entry forms for our annual open exhibition.

Bath Society of Artists
111th Annual Exhibition

23rd April - 4th June 2016

Submission day Saturday 16th April.
Between 10.00am and 3.30pm

Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath.

Downloadable entry forms
You need to download 2 items, the entry form and the reply postcard/label (PDFs)

Download Open exhibition form

Exhibition Form 2016

Reply card/label

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Below is a view of the annual open exhibition. More

BSA A History Bath Society of Artists - A History

This book chronicles the changing face of exhibitions down the decades where a meritocratic mix of talented amateur, local and nationally-recognised artists ensures a broad and stylistically varied display of work. Society Presidents have included Philip Wilson Steer, Lord Methuen, Gilbert Spencer, Adrian Heath, Ralph Brown and David Inshaw.

Softback: 210mm x 155mm. 80 pages
Price: £14.00

March 31st 2016 at 7.30pm
Marcelle Hanselaar
"Scratching the Surface"

Marcelle Hanselaar, born 1945 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, now lives and works in London. In the early 60’s she studied briefly at Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague and later on etching at Morley College and Kensington & Chelsea College, London. Hanselaar likes to portray the rebellious, erotic, deviant, funny, cruel and secret aspect of people, highlighting the uneasy cohabitation of our inner beast within civilized society. More recently her work has been inspired by contemporary conflicts.

She has won many international awards and has work in many national and international collections such as the British Museum Prints Collection; V&A Prints Collection; V&A National Art Library, Ashmolean Museum, Whitworth Museum & Art Gallery, New Hall and Meermanno Museum

2015 Open exhibition


107 years of history

The society is steeped in history, having been associated with many well known artists. On our history page you can read and view pictures of past exhibitions as well as find out more about the Bath Society of Artists in general.

Pictured right is Walter Sickert in 1939

Walter Sickert

Artists gallery and shop

Here you can view many of the artists' work and buy directly online via Pay Pal. It gives a broad spectrum and diversity of talent to be found in the West country and within the societies ranks. There are also direct contact emails for most and links to their own websites so you can view more of their work.