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22 June 2017Summer Drinks Party 2017
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Mendip Society Art Fest
Tuesday 06 February 2018

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NADFAS/THe Arts Society, Wessex Area will be presenting an Art Fest Exhibition at the Corn Exchange, Devizes on 25th April 2018. They intend to show selected art works from all societies within the Area, together with samples of the work achieved by the Young Arts groups over the past year. The exhibition will also feature a lecture by Paul Atterbury (who has appeared as a lecturer at one of our Days of Special Interest and makes frequent appearances on the BBCs Antiques Road Show). 

Many of you will remember our 2016 Art Exhibition which illustrated the wonderful talent of our Mendip members.  Everyone was astonished by the high standard of the work exhibited and, I hope, we can do it again but this time with many more exhibits please! Our exhibition will be held at the Bath and West on 10th April, 2018 - before the scheduled lecture.  Once again there will be a ballot to find the two winners.  Each exhibit will be categorized as Fine Art or Decorative Art.

Please will you contribute your own work?  Once again, exhibits showing all aspects of decorative and fine art will be welcome.  The scope is unlimited and may include: textiles, photography, drawing, painting, embroidery, jewellery, pottery, wood carving, joinery plus any other craftwork.  Our region has a wealth of talented artists so let us show the rest of Wessex what we, in the Mendip area, can do! The only constraint is that the work shall not have been shown for previous NADFAS or The Arts Society exhibitions.

Two works will go forward to the Wessex Area Arts Society Artfest at the Corn Exchange in Devizes on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

I would appreciate an early response from those of you who feel inspired to show your work at our exhibition in April 2018. My email address is: or you can complete the form attached.  I will follow up with more details as soon as I have an idea of the interest being shown by our members.


Robin Mackay

The Station Master's House

Charlton Road

Somerset BA4 5QG

telephone: 0174 993 9108