About our events and activities:There are events and activities throughout the year, nearly every month, open to members and their guests. The Medical Art Society has limited funds and so most events are arranged by ourselves and are self-supported financially as far as possible. The Annual Exhibition is the most important event of the year and is funded by the Society, augmented through hanging fees.
Events and activities include:
- The Annual Exhibition.
This is the society's main event each year. For the last few years it has been held in the Atrium of the Royal Society of Medicine in Walpole Street, London.
- Life drawing and painting sessions
These are held, sometimes with a tutor, once a month during each winter and spring at the Royal Society of Medicine.
- Smaller exhibitions, gallery visits, talks and concerts.
Many smaller and very much enjoyed events take place throughout the year.
- Painting days and weekends organised by members
These, whether large or small events, are organised by members and are much appreciated by other members and their friends.
- Joint activities with our Dutch colleagues.
Society members are now invited each year to painting breaks in Holland organised by the members of the Dutch medical art society known as 'Pincet en Penseel'.
Events and activities coming up in 2015/16:
These events are open to Medical Art Society members and their guests. For further information and contact details for all these events please read your copy of the Society's latest newsletter.
Please contact the organiser(s) of an event directly if you wish to take part. This avoids any delay and ensures that you don't miss out.
Life Drawing Sessions 2015The 2nd and last life drawing session this season will be from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 15 November, as usual at the Park Crescent Conference Centre in Great Portland Street, London. Please note that the cost has risen to £25 to prevent the sessions running at a loss. The room can seat up to 10 people.
Clay Modelling 20-21 February 2016A weekend has been arranged, with a live model, at Hampstead School of Art. Places are limited to 8 at a cost of £130 each. See the latest newsletter for more details.
Honfleur trip June 201612 places will be booked at a seafront hotel in this Normandy town (beloved of artists) at the beginning of June.
Annual Exhibition July 2016Next year's exhibition will be held in the Atrium of the Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE and will run from 18th to 23rd July. The private viewing will be on the evening of the opening day. This year the AGM and Annual Dinner will be held on a different date at an alternative location and with a guest speaker, all to be announced later.
Tuscany with Pincet en Penseel 4-11 September 2016Our Dutch colleagues have once again invited MAS members to a week of painting, drawing, sculpting and other artistic activities at the gorgeous Sant'Anna in Camprena, Tuscany. Click here to download a full information sheet and registration form (PDF).
Members' News & Exhibitions
John PowleyJohn had work exhibited with the prestigious Wapping Group Of Artists at the Mall Galleries in London SW1 in February 2015.
Eiko YoshimotoEiko held workshops and showed work at the Annual Exhibition of The Pastel Society UK in March 2015.
Judy GilleyJudy held a joint exhibition with Michael Kirkbride NEAC at her own Avondale Gallery in May 2015.
Winston OhWinston had an exhibition of watercolours in aid of Essex Churches at Birch, Colchester, in June 2015.
'Silversmithing; As experienced by a novice', an article by Eliakikim MizrahiMAS member Eliakikim Mizrahi is a sculptor and Silversmith. He is unable to show any of his work at this year's Annual Exhibition because it is too precious, but as it is so interesting that such a brilliant sculptor is exploring this art form we are reproducing his excellent article on Silversmithing. Please click here to read his article.
'Winston Oh - Describing the Light in Watercolour', a book by Steve HallSteve Hall has written a 140 page hardback book featuring 120 original water colours by international artist Winston Oh. In addition the author shares an insight into Winston's life, professional career and his development as a watercolour artist and teacher. All illustrations are presented as full-page colour reproductions and form an excellent reference to those wishing to follow Winston's style or simply enjoy a collection of his fascinating work.
Full details and ordering information are available on a flyer by clicking here or you can order online here.
Attractive house available for painting holidays in County Wexford, Ireland.Henry Tegner, a former Honorary Secretary of the MAS, would like members to know that his very attractive second home 'Shielbaggan' in south east Ireland is available for painting holidays at a cost below that of commercial holiday homes. The house is in an elevated position with wonderful light and he would like other artists to enjoy it when not occupied. For more details visit www.shielbaggan.com.