Sherborne Art Club

Coronavirus Update

With current events changing rapidly, we have reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s exhibition. We have to plan so far ahead that we couldn not delay the decision any longer.

I am grateful to all those who have volunteered to help, and I hope that you may be able to offer that help next year instead.

Unfortunately I am no longer in a position to continue as Chairman since I am now caring for my very elderly parents, so there is a need for a new Chairman, and indeed for a new committee to run the exhibition.

I am sure you would want this annual event to continue, as it is a valued part of Sherborne’s cultural year. So please let me know if you can consider a role in putting it all together. I will be in the background to give advice and help, and we have full details of all the tasks that need to be done.

Our partnership with ArtsLink is still continuing; no firm decision has yet been taken on the Summer School that was to run alongside our exhibition, but it will take place in some form and at some future date. Please keep looking out for updates on the ArtsLink website

Meanwhile, stay well and keep busy painting.

Sherborne Art Open Exhibition

About the Exhibition

Founded in 1931, Sherborne Art Open Exhibition's Open Art Exhibition, held annually in July, has flourished and grown to become one of the West Country’s largest and most popular Open Art Exhibitions.

The Club’s main purpose is to encourage and promote West Country artists.

See News pages for further details of other items of interest.

Our family friendly Exhibitions are attended by many Summer visitors, who enjoy taking part in the Viewers' Choice Prize Competition (£100). See Prize Winners page for details of all five prizes.

Over 400 Exhibits at our Annual Open Exhibition are for sale and the entrance is free. There is good Disabled Access and Pay and Display Parking beside the Hall.

Copyright Information

All content included in this website (i.e. text and images including artists paintings featured on this website together with all website graphics and logos) is protected by copyright and remains property of Sherborne Art Open Exhibition. Read More

Our Volunteers

Our volunteers are indispensable and we welcome offers of help. We need people to do all kinds of tasks, such as taking in work, hanging pictures and checking picture frames, making tea, sorting unsold work and checking lists. These take place on handing in day, on the three following days and on handing back day. We have a lot of fun too, so please do consider joining us.

Our Stewards

Our stewards help by welcoming visitors and selling catalogues, and sometimes pictures, and generally curating the exhibition. Again, we would be glad of any help here.