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.
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,
You need to download 2 items, the
entry form and the reply postcard/label (PDFs)
Download Open exhibition form
Exhibition Form 2016
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Below is a view of the annual open exhibition. More
|| Bath Society of Artists - A History
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
31st 2016 at 7.30pm
"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
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
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.