The exhibition showcases local artists as well as marking the Society’s connection with the Art Gallery since it was established in 1919, exhibiting there since it first formed 103 years ago.
There are 3 selectors for this year’s exhibition: Brendan Flynn, a freelance curator associated with the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA,) Carol Thompson, Senior Curator of Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and Keith Oram, President of the WSA.
Two prizes – The Elsie Holland Prize and The Felix Award - will be awarded this year and will be presented to the successful winners by the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE at the exhibition opening on Saturday 29 October.
Councillor Stephen Simkins, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: “As a council we are proud to support the Wolverhampton Society of Artists and I very much look forward to seeing this year’s exhibition. I wish all the participants the very best of luck. The exhibitions at Wolverhampton Art Gallery are the culmination of Society members’ work and an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy some of the best pieces produced by them.”
While the exhibition is showing, there is an opportunity to ‘Meet the Artist’ and talk to them about their work every Saturday between 11am and 2pm. The artists are members of the WSA and include Nataliya Hodson, founding member of the Wolverhampton Sketching Art Group and known for wildlife watercolours. Many of the artworks on display in the exhibition for sale. More details at Wolverhampton Society of Artists and on Facebook.
Entry to the exhibition is free and all visitors are welcome. Wolverhampton Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 4.30pm, and Sundays. 11am to 4pm. Further details are at Wolverhampton Arts & Culture.