Forthcoming Art Exhibitions and Events

The Autumn Exhibition Dates 2017

Entry deadline - Wednesday 13th September.
Handing in – Wednesday 4th October between 2pm and 5pm.
Private View – Friday 6th October.
Open to the Public – 7th to 15th October, daily from 10am to 7pm.
Collection – Monday 16th October.

Introducing a themed subject for our Autumn Exhibition

This is an opportunity to enter an additional framed painting, the theme is "A Sunny Day" maximum size 12 × 12 inches, (30 x 30 cm) in any medium, entry charge £3, one per Artist. These paintings will be hung on screens on the stage in the Ballroom, to add some interest and colour to what is otherwise an uninteresting space. There will be an award presented, namely the favourite painting chosen by the Golf Club Chairman. These paintings will all be for sale. They will not appear in the Catalogue but will have their own price list available on the stage. As this is a new initiative, it will be trialled at the Autumn Exhibition and its success evaluated, before becoming a permanent feature.

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Indoor Painting Days 2017/8:

Painting days are held at Upton-by-Chester Golf Club on Tuesdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm, £ 5 per session.   The Golf Club provides a warm and friendly environment in which to meet fellow members and paint. When the weather permits we are able to paint outside, otherwise the rooms are light and airy. Please come and join us. Drinks and lunches are available at the bar, and parking is free. Newcomers are always welcome, so come and give it a try.

Dates for the diary:

September 5th and 29th
October 3rd and 24th
November 7th and 21st
December 5th
January 9th and 23rd
February 6th and 20th
March 6th and 20th
April 3th and 17th
May 1st, 15th, and 29th.

Art in Chester Events 2017:

Outings/ demo’s / workshops (R.S.V.P Chloe Augusta) 07922027766.
(R.S.V.P Chloe Augusta) 07922027766.

Art Classes at Upton High School

Tuesday - 6 - 7 pm - Observational drawing, skills and techniques.  
Wednesday - 5.30 - 6.30 pm - Anime / Manga cartoon  drawing.
Wednesday - 6.30 – 8.30 pm - Observational Painting and Drawing Skills and techniques.
The cost is £140 (£150 for Wednesday lesson 2 Observational drawings) for 10 lessons, or £75 for 5. 

Pastels, Watercolour and Textile Art at Bodnant Art Studio, Conwy.

Pastel workshops with Paul Pigram, a Watercolour workshop with Liz Bolloten and a new Textile Art workshop with Anita Long.
We are also going to be taking a stand at the Eglwysbach Show .. why not come and see us?


Saturday August 5th - Full day pastel workshop CRASHING WAVES ... sold out!
Thursday August 17th - Half day pastel workshop MOUNTAIN TOP
Thursday August 24th - Half day pastel workshop SUNFLOWERS
Saturday August 26th - Full day pastel workshop HARVEST TIME


During the month of September we will be participating in the HELFA GELF ART TRAIL. The studio will be open Friday to Sunday each weekend, ending on Sunday 24th September. Please check our website for studio open times.
Friday September 1st - Half day pastel workshop BUTTERFLIES
Friday September 8th - Stage one : HELENIUMS half day watercolour workshop
Saturday September 9th - Full day pastel workshop BY THE MARINA
Friday September 15th - Stage two : HELENIUMS half day watercolour workshop
Saturday September 16th - Full day pastel workshop BRING YOUR OWN PHOTO (intermediate level)
Friday September 22nd - Half day pastel workshop AUTUMN HEDGEROW
Saturday September 23rd - NEW - Full day TEXTILE ART workshop
Early booking is advised!

If you are interested or have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch with Kate or Paul Pigram at

Painting Groups and Classes:

Monday Painters - A group of keen amateur artists who meet on Mondays at Saighton Village Hall near Waverton from 10am until 2pm.
We always welcome new members.
For more information please contact Ruth Backhouse. Tel: 01244 675371.

Fine Art – Oil Painting Classes and Workshops By Sue Farrington.
Speed Painting Workshops and Weekly classes now running at various venues.
Limited numbers on all workshops.
Phone Sue on 01244674407 or 07835091903 or e-mail

Nigel Morris - Mondays and Thursdays at the Hoylake Parade Community Centre, Hoylake 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Monday afternoon 2.30 – 4.30 pm at St Hilderburgh’s Church Hall, Hoylake.
Tuesday morning 9.45 – 11.45 am at St Hilderburgh’s Church Hall, Hoylake.
Wednesday morning 10.30 – 12.30 am at St Hilderburgh’s Church Hall, Hoylake.
Newton Village Hall Wednesday 2.30 – 4.30 pm.
Phone 0151 678 0834

ArtFest 2017 - Link to Food and Drink Festival

Next Event: Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April 2018. Images from previous events are shown below:

If you know of an exhibition that you are involved in – please let us know. We are always looking for open exhibitions where members can submit work. If you are running or helping with any please let us know.