About the Society


(President: Alan Cotton: SWAc, FRSA, D.Litt)

Seaton & District Art Society is very pleased to welcome new members of all abilities. If you join you will find yourself amongst a group of really friendly, like-minded people.

Some members are extreme proficient, some middle-of-the road, and some members do not paint at all but enjoy the company and the activities provided.

The society was formed forty years ago and has over 110 members.

We meet for a demonstrations, illustrated talks or assessments of our work by professional artists ten times a year, usually on the first Monday of the month*.

Our demonstration meetings are held in Seaton Town Hall where audio visual equipment means that we can watch an artist working in person and on a large screen.The demonstrations are funded by the membership fees and profits from the annual exhibition.

In August, we have our Annual Exhibition in Seaton Town Hall. We encourage all members to exhibit – and sell – their work. This give locals and visitors alike a chance to see what the Society can do.

Throughout the year, bar August, we have a weekly Monday Club, which gives us the opportunity to paint or draw together, in the supportive company of fellow artists*. A model is engaged for these sessions and members may also work on a still life or bring their own work-in-progress. At the end of each afternoon members may join in an informal assessment if they wish. To cover expenses the Monday Club costs 3 pounds per session.

A newsletter is produced three times a year to keep the members up to date with planned activities and forthcoming developments.

*Events in August are centered around the Annual Exhibition and there are no Demonstrations or Monday Club meetings. Otherwise we have monthly demonstrations and weekly Monday Club meetings. Should the first Monday of the month be a Bank Holiday the meetings are shifted forward a week with the Demo on the second Monday and Monday Club on the 3rd and 4th,

Secretary: Jenny Oldfield: jenny@lyme-regis.net

Treasurer: Mike Ilsley: michaelilsley@hotmail.com


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