Category Archives: Art Exhibition

Pop Up Shop Review

The final figures are in and we are delighted to find that we sold over £1000 worth of members’ work, during the 2-day pop up shop.  Café Giardino is certainly the perfect spot with plenty of natural footfall.  Although Friday was busier than Saturday there was a constant stream of visitors on both days and the fact that Tony Yates was demonstrating painting in watercolour drew more people into the area.  There is plenty of space for displaying the paintings and we are considering whether we can invite members to submit 3 main works next time.

As well as raising money for the local hospital, the pop up shop serves as an advertisement for Fleet Art Society and many members of the public commented on the high standard of paintings on display.

To give visitors a feeling of participation we decided to ask them to vote for their favourite painting (something that is normally only done at our more formal Annual Exhibition).  Well over 200 votes were cast and the overwhelming winner was Sally Ellis for her painting entitled “Wonky Donkey”.  (check the news tab of our website to see photos  Well done Sally.