Friday, 30 June 2017

Society of Woman artist 156th Exhibition . . . Mall Galleries

I am delighted to have two paintings selected for the Society of Women artists at the Mall Galleries.

Exhibition Dates

Open to Public 4 July  4pm        6.30 – 8.30 SWA Fundraising Reception (free admittance with ticket)
5 – 9 July daily 10am – 5pm (closing 3pm last day)

Private View 10 am – 5pm Wednesday 5 July 2017
HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Royal Patron, arrives 11am to open the exhibition and present the awards.

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About the SWA and it's Exhibition

SWA 156th Annual Summer Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London SW1

Our Award-Winning professional artists will be showcasing over 400 2D and 3D works.  Together with the excellent facilities offered by the Federation and the experienced SWA Team we are able to stage an exhibition that shows contemporary and traditional art in unique galleries in the heart of London enabling us to ‘show off’ this diversity at its best.  Vivid colours vie with animated sculptural figures; dark and light provide passion and calm and exquisite drawings which need no description also play a part in this year’s show.

There will be a workshop and demonstrations during the Exhibition when one of our top sculptors, Hazel Reeves MRBS SWA will be sculpting a clay portrait in the gallery with a live sitter.  Hazel’s maquette of Emmeline Pankhurst will be on display and we are pleased to announce that she has won the commission to sculpt Emmeline for St. Peter’s Square in Manchester.  Hazel was responsible for the monumental bronze of Sir Nigel Gresley at King’s Cross Station.

The Society of Women Artists has evolved into a modern tradition, popular as ever and we are here to stay.  Many of our artists tackle some of the more sinister aspects of the world whilst others are quite adept at showing the beauty that is still around us with humour and a remarkable grasp of the environment.

This year the launch of our Young People’s Initiative hopefully will be the beginning of our plans to further raise funds to enable us to carry on our policy of encouraging and nurturing our artists of the future.  We need to attract more young people to a Society that would like always to be able to offer help and advice as well as the opportunity to exhibit in London and further afield.

We continue our collaboration with the Breast Cancer Now Charity who will be holding their own Special Preview Evening with SWA members. We have worked with BCN for many years and we are proud to have been able to donate to this worthy cause.

Please join us at a special Champagne Reception Tuesday 4 July 6.30 – 8.30 to help us launch the SWA Young People’s Initiative.  Rosemary Shrager is Guest of Honour and there will be live jazz.

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