Who’s entering the Mayor’s art show?

The Mayor of Bath and The Rotary Club of Bath West/Bathavon are encouraging artists to get their applications in now for the 12th annual Art Show being held at the Guildhall on Friday and Saturday 27 & 28 October.

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The Mayor (Cllr Ian Gilchrist) & Rotary members Gerry Rees & Mike Slade-Smith

Last year almost 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.

This year there is an additional feature a ‘Mayor’s Prize’ for the best painting illustrating a recognisable image of our lovely City.

The Mayor of Bath, Councillor Ian Gilchrist, said

“I’m very pleased to be able to support this event, carrying on a tradition that has been continuing so long. It is a welcome opportunity for our talented local artists to show what they can do, and most importantly helps raise funds for two extremely useful Bath-based charities.”

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 the Gordon Turner Trophy will be presented to the artist whose painting is selected as Best in Show.

The free exhibition is open to the public from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on 27 & 28 October and a Preview by invitation on the Thursday evening.

Application forms are available on the Charter Trustees’ website http://www.mayorofbath.co.uk or from the Mayor’s Office, Guildhall, Bath, Somerset, BA1 5AW
email: mayorofbath@bathnes.gov.uk, Tel: 01225 477411.

Questions to Rotarian Mike Slade-Smith on 01225 859454 or email mikesladesmith@btinternet.com .