Woking Society of Arts

A member of the Runnymede, Surrey and Woking communities

About Woking Society of Arts

Woking Society of Arts is the major Art Club in the Woking Area.

See the experts in action at regular meetings and meet like-minded people.Demonstrations in various methods and painting mediums including Oils, Acrylic, Watercolour, Mixed-Media.

From 2:20 to 4:30pm at The Vyne, Knaphill, on the first Saturday of every month.
New members and visitors are welcome.
Occasional workshops and outdoor painting sessions.
Indoor and Outdoor Exhibitions of members' work,
several times each year, include annual competitions.
Members range from aspiring beginners to professionals.

Our aim is to provide inspiration at friendly meetings for those interested in the practice and appreciation of the visual arts and to encourage a wider interest in visual arts in Woking and the surrounding district.

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Woking Art Society Spring Exhibition

Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful work handed in for submission on Monday 13th. Should be a brilliant exhibition as always.
When
14 Mar 2017 at 10:15am
until 19 Mar 2017 at 4:00pm
Where
Lightbox Museum
Chobham Road
Woking
GU21 4AA

Two Events for Artists

Here we have two events with Woking Council.

Firstly Party in the Park on our Party Day 8th July. If anyone would like to take part and paint live or have their own stall, they are encouraged to contact Tara Stevenson.

Please ask Hannah Bruce and she will forward the relevant email address to you.

Secondly there is an event taking place at Woking Library - called Woking Maker Day.

Should you wish to take part. Please see the link to the poster. Sunday 4th June.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kl2otxxgvck0b7i/Maker%20Day%20Poster.pdf?dl=0

Woking Art Society Summer Party

This Year we really want to have a celebration of our members and allow for a little time to get to know each other on a personal level, we are all interested in Art, but what else do we not know about one another.

So we have booked the Cricketers Pub in Horsell for a Lunchtime spread. There are tickets for 60 people on a first come first served basis. (We plan to make our food choice from the party menu and this will either be BBQ in style or Buffet. There new Seasons menu comes out soon) There will of course be vegetarian and gluten free options, please let us know of any special requirements. There will be some sort of refreshment drink to start and then it will be a case of get what you'd like from the garden bar.

We hope you will be able to come along.

IT is suggested that you park in Kestrel Way. There is a short cut through to the pub.

Really looking forward to this.

Best Regards

Your Committee

To Buy your ticket please click this link.

We will also offer Paper versions at our meetings.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woking-art-society-summer-lunch-party-tickets-32686735907
When
08 Jul 2017 at 12:00pm
until 08 Jul 2017 at 4:30pm
Where
Cricketers Pub
Horsell
Woking
GU21 4XB

Art Competition: Here are the Landscape Artist of the Year and Portrait Artist of the Year Competition PDF's.

Its always lovely when a nice opportunity to showcase your talent is available. So here we have the leaflets for two such TV initiatives.

The links are in Drop Box. But are widely available on the internet.

We hope a few of you will consider taking part.

Landscape Artist of the Year

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bhxk0thptgg0sdq/LAOTY_2017_flyer_email.pdf?dl=0

Portrait Artist of the Year

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uh8vadbobzxbtlf/PAOTY_2018_flyer_email.pdf?dl=0

Regards

Hannah Bruce

Entries for: ‘WOKING WELCOMES’ ‘A Community Art Exhibition for Refugee Week 2017’

For the full details of entry - click this link. You will need to register for drop box to see this. Its a free storage cloud.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9pz1tl2e94y2xr/Refugee%20Week%202017_Woking%20Welcomes%20Crib%20Sheet.pdf?dl=0

‘WOKING WELCOMES’

‘A Community Art Exhibition for Refugee Week 2017’

What is Refugee Week?

Refugee week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebratesthe contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Theaim of Refugee Week is to raise awareness and to provide an important opportunity for asylum seekers andrefugees to be seen, listened to and valued within our communities.

Exhibition Title:Theme:Submissions:

No. of entries:Deadline:Prizes:

‘WOKING WELCOMES’

The exhibition theme is ‘Journey Together’

Artwork should be A3 size and can be landscape or portrait. The work should be 2D forframing and printing purposes. Painting, drawing, photography, print & written word (i.e.haiku poetry or calligraphy) will be acceptable. We will arrange for the winning pieces to beframed.

Please select and submit the best 10 pieces of artwork per school. Please note that we mayonly exhibit 5, but we will let you know what pieces have been selected for the exhibition.

Please contact Tara Stevenson on 01483 743696 to arrange for the artwork to be collectedw/c Monday 17th April. Artwork should all be returned by Friday 21 April at the very latest.

As a thank you for taking part in Refugee Week we will award x2 cinema tickets for thewinning submissions from each school, or community group, exhibited during RefugeeWeek.

You will need to give your artwork a title and submit a short blurb alongside it. Please complete theattached registration form; one for each submissions, maximum 10

Inspiration:

Discussion points to inspire creative responses could be:

  • - Think about why refugees leave their homes & what challenges they face

  • - Explore different ways that we could welcome refugees to the UK

  • - Explore notions of identity, community and common humanity

  • - Discuss and celebrate the positive contribution Refugees bring to the UK

  • - Talk about what ‘our shared future’ means to you

  • - Draw inspiration from the Refugee Week slogan ‘ Different Pasts, Shared Futures’

    c/o St. Paul’s Church, Oriental Road, Woking. GU22 7BDE-mail: secretary@wpof.org.uk

    Or

    e-mail coordinator@wpof.org.uk

Roger Dellar Painting workshop for Woking Art Society Members.

Please connect to this Eventbrite Link in order to purchase your ticket for our Roger Dellar Workshop.

Taking place on 11th February at Brookwood Memorial Hall. 9.30am - 4pm

Further details included in Ticket purchase information

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/woking-art-society-members-only-roger-dellar-workshop-tickets-31565373883
When
11 Feb 2017 at 9:30am
until 11 Feb 2017 at 4:00pm
Where
Brookwood Memorial Hall
Adjacent, 150 Connaught Rd, Brookwood, Woking
Woking
GU24 0AL

Woking Society of Arts - Lightbox Exhibition - October

Please feel free to Invite your friends and family to our Private View of the Art Societies Biannual Exhibition. Happening tonight.
When
18 Oct 2016 at 10:30am
until 23 Oct 2016 at 4:00pm
Where
Lightbox Gallery
Woking

Arty in the Park - Woking - WSA

ARTY in the Park with Woking Society of Arts

9th July 2016

As a society we have been given the exciting opportunity to use a professional 3m x 3m gazebo to publicise ourselves as a Society and sell our work at Party in the Park Woking this summer. We plan to use browsers for this.

The event takes place 12pm - 6pm Saturday 9th July at Woking Park. And regularly attracts 6000 local visitors. It is a wonderful, fun, action packed event and great for family and friends.

What we will need from you to take part:

· Submission of a form to say you are taking part by June 6th Vyne meeting. Either on Line via WSAsubmit@mail.com or on paper to Hannah’s address below.

· Up to 10 pieces of browser style portfolio works (without frames)

  • Originals are best but we will accept up to five prints.
· Work will be wrapped according to the rules of the outdoor exhibition and labeled with name, address, phone number and price. Pricing will be set between £10 - £70.

· Work delivered to Hannah Bruce’s house (Heathdene, South Road, Horsell, GU214JW – opposite Heather Close) on Thursday 7th July and Friday 8th July. Between 5pm and 9pm.

· Outdoor exhibition rules of Stewarding apply. A 1hr – 1.5hr slot will be required. All those entering pieces should steward or help at some point.

· 15% will be retained by the Society in line with out outdoor exhibition procedures.

· Collection of work will take place from Hannah’s house on Sunday 10th July. 8.30am – 10am. Or 6pm – 9pm.

Find here the link to the Submission of intent to participate. Due by the 6th June.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uu67ynz0eijzb07/SUBMISSIONS%20FOR%20ARTY%20IN%20THE%20PARK%209TH%20JULY%202016.docx?dl=0

Disclaimers:

Please leave art at Hannah’s in Cellophane – we cannot unwrap bubble wrap for all work – take it with you. Unsuitable work will have to be withdrawn by those organizing. We take every precaution with art work but it is submitted at the Artists own risk and you will need your own insurance. Hannah will take the art to the event in her own car – as we have to have prior permit permission to drive onto the park. The price range is carefully selected and we plan to have posters to say such.

You need to be a Woking Society of Arts paid member to take part.

Should you wish to join you are most welcome: £26 for Adult membership and £13 for Under 18 or student membership.
When
09 Jul 2016 at 9:30am
until 09 Jul 2016 at 6:00pm
Where
Woking Park
Woking

WSA: Private View Invitation

Dear Art Enthusiast

Please find attached the link to the private view invitation for the Spring Exhibition of Woking Society of Arts.

While we will have hard copies available at our meeting at The Vyne on the 5th March; feel free to print off and hand to your guests.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m2yauh7rld9mdon/Spring%20Exhibition%20Invite.pdf?dl=0

Regards

Hannah Bruce

Chairwoman

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When
15 Mar 2016 at 10:30am
until 20 Mar 2016 at 4:00pm
Where
Lightbox Gallery
Woking
GU21 4AA

Commissioning opportunity for Guildford’s Civic Cow

Wow a competition to design Guildford's Civic Cow.  Who could resist.  Should be fun and will be shown all over the  place by the looks of things.

Deadline is the 14th March.

I'm testing out linking documents into Dropbox.  So the link below should work! eek.

In the folder should be the two documents you need.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pu4oql5qt4holmb/AAASgHOVOQxhItCvWqGl030ma?dl=0

Regards

Hannah Bruce

WSA Chairwoman