Started by a small group of enthusiasts in 1985, the Plymouth Watercolour Society, now operating under the name of 'Plymouth Watercolour', soon grew and developed into a thriving group of painters of all skill levels who are keen to promote watercolour painting.
Although the Society does not have a 'home' of its own, it organises a varied programme of events. During the year the programme consist mainly of workshops and demonstrations by visiting artists and we ask you to book and pay in advance for these events. You can download an application form and check the cost from our website.
The Society holds two exhibitions each year. These represent a wonderful opportunity to exhibit and perhaps sell some of your work. The Spring Exhibition is held around the Easter period and at this exhibition we guarantee to exhibit at least one of your paintings (subject to the required standard of mounting and framing). The Autumn Exhibition is usually held in September or October and takes place at various locations in and around the city. A selection committee will select the paintings to be hung. A modest commission is charged on all sales from both exhibitions to defray the cost involved.
Both exhibitions are for all members to exhibit their work. Rules for the submission of paintings are sent out to members approx. 6 weeks before the submission date. Exhibitors are required to undertake stewarding duties or arrange for friend to steward in their place. These are YOUR exhibitions. We have beginners to established artists submitting their work and we strive for a good selection of work to show. We have a DVD library available to members at no cost apart from postage and packing. We also have an arrangement with local art suppliers who will offer a discount to our members.
The Society is at present going through a 'renaissance', which includes a new website and a relaxation of the 'pure watercolour' requirement, to allow pen and wash, acrylics, gouache and mixed media paintings. We are very keen to attract new members. If you are an experienced painter or a beginner or somewhere between, we will welcome you and offer any support that you need.
For further information please contact: Jean Mintoft Tel: 01752 946917 email: email@example.com