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 http://www.fleetart.org.uk/index.htm)  Well done Sally.

Fleet Art-Fest Exhibition

Fleet Art Festival 2018a

A few members of the Fleet Art Society took part in the Fleet Art Festival this weekend 26th and 27th October, with an exhibition of their work.

A big thank you to those who took part and particularly the stewards who devoted their time to man the display.  Three paintings were sold along with a few cards but there was a lot of interest by the general public.  It was a little unfortunate that, not only was  it the last few days of the children’s half term break with a lot of families away, but was also on the same weekend as two other art exhibitions in the near vicinity, one in Odiham and one in Crowthorne.  However, the excellent presentation was a great success and helped to raise the profile of Fleet Art Society.

We also had a lot of folios from the late Geoffrey Ainley and these sold very well giving us a total of £151 which, I am sure, the Phylis Tuckwell charity will be pleased to receive.