The Mayor of Bath and The Rotary Club of Bath West are encouraging artists to get their applications in now for the 11th annual Art Show being held at the Guildhall on Friday and Saturday 28 & 29 October.
Last year over 200 pictures were hung, with sales raising funds for the Mayor’s and Rotary President’s charities. Profits from this year’s show will be shared between The Mayor of Bath’s Relief Fund, which helps local people facing hard times, and Bath Stroke Support Group, the Rotary President’s charity.
The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Paul Crossley, said “Bath is blessed with a very large number of artists. This enables local artists to display their work and also raise money for worthwhile local charities at the same time.”
Semi-professional artists, members of amateur art groups, college and university students can all submit their work and keep 80% of the sale price, which must be a minimum of £30. The hanging fees will be £3.50 per painting, but this increases to £15 for paintings priced at £200 plus.
Visitors will be asked to select their favourite picture or sculpture and this year a Trophy will be presented to the winning artist.
The free exhibition is open to the public from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on 28 & 29 October and a Preview by invitation on the Thursday evening.
Application forms are available on the Charter Trustees’ website www.mayorofbath.co.uk or from the Mayor’s Office, Guildhall, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5AW