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 - 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.
The society holds an annual exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery
in Bridge Street, Bath. This is one of the most popular fixtures
in the galleries calendar and attracts around 14000 visitors
as well as 1000 entries. This is an open exhibition held in
the summer months around July and any artist over the age of
18 may submit work for possible selection and winning of a prize.
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.
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.
NEWS AND UPDATES
page updated with next years' talks.
Mary-Jane Evans, Sue Wales, Malcolm Ashman and Ben Hughes have
had work accepted in the 161st RWA Autumn Exhibition
William's page updated with three new pictures
Carroll's page updated with two new pictures
Shllito 's gallery updated new information and links
Elwell 's gallery added to gallery page
Davidson's gallery updated with seven new pictures
update in members log-in area
update in members log-in area
page updated with 2013 talks
Shilito's gallery updated with four new pictures
BSA video added
Mack 's gallery added to gallery page
Cains 's gallery added to gallery page
Murphy's gallery added to gallery page
page updated with new events in 2012
Ashman's gallery added to gallery page
Cuthbert's gallery added to gallery page
McIntyre's gallery added to gallery page
William's gallery added to gallery page
Evans's gallery added to gallery page
any image to go to artist's gallery
March 27th 2014 at 7.30pm
"A Painter's Journey to Everest"
In this illustrated talk, Alan Cotton takes us with him, not
only on his expeditions to Mount Everest, with the explorer
David Hempleman-Adams, but through his paintings allows his
audience to glimpse at other adventures and events in his life,
which have enabled him to fulfil a life-long dream to paint
the world's highest mountain.