2024 Programme

Monthly meetings take place in the Lady Smith Room, (Parish Rooms Market Square, Somerton)

Doors open 7.00 for 7.30 pm start- 9.00pm. Note April 10th AGM begins 7pm

Jan 10.January 10  –   Karen Huwen.  Loose Florals. Acrylics

No February meeting

Mar 13  Kevin Pickles.- Comics and the power of black and white artwork.

April 10  AGM .beginning 7pm

followed at 7.30pm by Pip Winter. -Felt Landscapes.  Talk, Demo and participate! 

May 8 Paul Weaver. -Water soluble oils

June 12 Andrea Clark will be giving a talk and demonstration plus audience participation.
“An Introduction to Charcoal Drawing”

Sept 11 Owen Williams, Artist, Illustrator.

Oct 9 Kay Parmenter- Letting go with watercolour. 

Nov 13

Dec 11.

Somerton Group Of Artists Summer Outdoor Programme 2024

Thursday 23rd May
Curry Rivel Village Green.  TA10 OHF.  Meet 10.30
Lunch or coffee at The Firehouse just round the corner at 12.30 for anyone interested.
Lovely rural green with thatched cottages and St Andrews Church to the North, built c1500 with Carvings of musicians playing bagpipes; fiddles and horns; grotesques and an impressive porch.
Tuesday 4th June
Avalon Archaeology Site, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury, BA6 9TT. 10.30 – 2pm.
This is a fantastic location with reconstructions of a viking trading ship; Iron Age Roundhouse; Saxon longhall; Roman Villa and excavation hut.  There is the most brilliant artwork; carving; mosaics; weaving  and numerous other skilled crafts to explore.  
We have been offered a guided tour starting at 10.30 but please arrive by just after 10 if possible to pay for your entrance etc. Entrance fee is £10  to include the tour of about an hour and a half which will be well worth joining or £5 to visit without the tour and just find your own way around the site, (payment by card only) but  both have the opportunity to sketch or paint (please bring your own seating) on the site.  A café; toilets; parking and artist/craft shop are also on the site. If you are intending to join the group please could you let Kate Holland know at an SGA meeting or via the website  contact email so we have a rough idea of numbers. This looks to be a grand day out and one not to be missed.
Monday 8th July
Meet at Yandles café, Hurst Works, Martock,  TA12 6JU at 12.30 for coffee/lunch.
Martock has many beautiful hamstone buildings; including a market square; impressive church and the National Trust Treasurers House just opposite the church is open on a Monday.  
There is a very good art shop and craft shop at Yandles so you can turn up early for a little retail therapy first! ( A discount in the shop with SGA membership card)
Thursday 15th August
Garden Visit to Kate Holland’s house at 15 Stileway, Meare, Glastonbury, BA6 9SH.  11.00. A short walk for alternative vistas to the fish house with views across the levels to the Mendips.  Hens in the garden. Cattle/sheep in the field. If it is raining there is shelter in the top barn for lunch and still life or to do your own thing.  Meet at 11.00 for coffee/tea and a shared lunch at 1 (if you would like to join a  shared lunch please bring a small something to contribute or bring your own thing) or come a little later for coffee/tea. 
I hope that many of you will join us this year for some outdoor art, even if only for inspiration!
The visit to the Westhay Archaeology site is one not to be missed – I have visited and the skill in the art and construction at the site is staggering, much of which has been learnt and achieved by volunteers.

Annual Exhibition

Held in Parish Rooms Market Square, Somerton

Monday 2 Sept – Sat 7 Sept