distinguished 20th century painters have exhibited and taken
an interest in the Bath Society of Artists including Walter
Sickert, John Singer Sargent, P Wilson Steer, Gilbert Spencer,
William Scott, Patrick Heron, Mary Feddon, Adrian Heath
and David Inshaw.
The aims of the Bath Society of Artists are to:
form an outlet for the creative activity of artists, professional
and amateur, in Bath and its environs;
promote activities to foster members' interest and
extend their knowledge of art;
stimulate local interest in art emphasising that
there is a lively group active in and around the City;
promote the friendly link with the Civic Authority
leading to new projects of mutual benefit.
stands at about 120 and is elected by the Executive Committee.
Anyone wishing to join must have had work shown at the Annual
Exhibition for at least two years, for which there is a
selection procedure. Members become entitled to submit three
works, again subject to selection; non-members may put forward
two. There is an opening ceremony conducted by an established
painter or sculptor with influence in the art world.
Bath Society of Artists has an Events Committee encouraging
contact between members and the public. The Committee organises
monthly meetings for lectures, criticisms, film shows, demonstrations
and social evenings.