St Albans Art Society to hold annual summer exhibition

PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 July 2017

Michele Head, who won the St Albans trophy for her painting 'Spying on St Albans Cathedral'. Photo: ST ALBANS ART SOCIETY

Michele Head, who won the St Albans trophy for her painting 'Spying on St Albans Cathedral'. Photo: ST ALBANS ART SOCIETY

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A range of paintings include landscapes and abstracts will feature at the St Albans Art Society annual summer exhibition.

Jan Munro, who was crowned the overall exhibition winner at the 2016 summer exhibition for her painting 'Early Snow'. Photo: ST ALBANS ART SOCIETYJan Munro, who was crowned the overall exhibition winner at the 2016 summer exhibition for her painting 'Early Snow'. Photo: ST ALBANS ART SOCIETY

Between 700 and 800 people came to last year’s show and a similar number is expected this year, bidding on art ranging from £50 to £700.

The society’s chairman, Edward Bevin, said: “The whole spectrum of art is covered. People come from across the district and outside it.”

The exhibition allows visitors to vote on their favourite, with the winner being awarded a cup.

For a society celebrating its 120th birthday this year, it is showing no signs of being caught behind the times.

Mr Bevin said: “We are looking towards a new logo and revamping our website, which gets several thousand hits a year.

“The society is very much on the up, we like to think.”

The exhibition will run from Wednesday, July 26 to Saturday, July 29 from 10am to 6pm at the Dagnall Street Baptist Church Hall, in Upper Dagnall Street.

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