The Society has two established exhibitions each year, one in West Bay at Easter and the main Annual Summer Exhibition at a larger venue in or near Bridport. These are probably the highlight of our year when members get to showcase their artworks. All members are eligible to submit work. All works submitted are exhibited, assuming they meet the exhibition rules.
Members have the opportunity to display and sell their work. Folios (original artworks), prints (copies of original artworks) and greeting cards featuring their work may also be offered for sale in some circumstances.
Salt House 2023 Easter Exhibition
This is a very popular show with locals and tourists alike. We aim to make this a family friendly event. The public are invited to vote for their favourite artwork; the winner is awarded the Batten Cup – Most Popular Painting.
Dates for the Easter Exhibition 2024: 29th March to 1st April.
BAS Annual Exhibition – Summer
Sou’ Sou’ West 2023 Summertide Exhibition
From small beginnings in 1957 the exhibition has grown substantially and nowadays features a large number of artworks. A wide variety of media and techniques are on show.
Members and guests are invited to a special preview of this exhibition.
Venue and dates for the Summer Exhibition 2024: Sou’ Sou’ West Gallery, Symondsbury – 13th July to 4th August.
Awards – Summer Exhibition
Awards are presented for the best artworks in various categories. The winners are selected by a local artist or panel.
Keith Cast Cup – Best Landscape or Seascape in Oil
Holloway Cup – Best Watercolour
Al Watkin Cup – Best Acrylic
Mary Johnson Award – Best Pastel
Michael Chappell Award – Best Mixed Media
Kathleen Quick Award – Work in Any Other Medium
Greyhound Trophy – Best Seascape
Pat Bayliff Award – Animals
Groves Rosebowl – Flowers
Sally Roper Award – Portrait or Figurative Work
Award winners’ work is displayed on the Gallery page.
Further information and details for entering the exhibitions will be mailed out to members, who will be further kept up-to-date via the BAS Newsletter.
Help with setting up exhibitions and stewarding is gratefully accepted!