The club held its first exhibition in 1975. Since then each year has seen an annual exhibition of members works held in mid summer in the Town Hall, Stonehaven. Every year has seen a wide variety of artworks submitted by members demonstrating their talents in oils, acrylics, watercolour and many other mediums. The week long exhibition draws visitors from the local area as well as tourists who happen to be in NE Scotland at the time. Over the years, tens of thousands of art lovers have visited the annual exhibition.
During the Exhibition eight awards are given:
- The Rose Bowl Award – best in show
- The People’s Choice – voted on by visitors to the show
- The Cool Gourmet Award
- The I Mac Frames Award
- The Charles McHardy Award
- The Villa Award
- The Connons Award
- The Waterfront Cafe Award
The club are grateful to the many local businesses that have given these awards. Their support for the exhibition is highly valued.
Since December 2011 the Club has paintings on permanent exhibition in the foyer of Stonehaven Leisure Centre and since March 2012 in the Reception area of Peterculter Medical Centre and since October 2015 in the Albyn Medical Practice in Aberdeen.
For 2020, things were a little different. Firstly, the Town Hall was undergoing renovations so an alternative venue had to be found. Before this could be secured, the COVID-19 outbreak occurred with the associated restrictions on public events and social distancing. The COVID-19 outbreak had had a dramatic effect upon all forms of the arts. Music, venues have had to shut, galleries have closed their doors and even the Edinburgh Festival was been postponed for this year. To ensure the club maintained the tradition of an Annual Exhibition, for 2020 we took the exhibition online!
2020 ONLINE EXHIBITION
The 2020 exhibition has now ended. However, as a virtual exhibition, we have converted it to a Gallery where you can still browse the artworks, see the sizes and descriptions and, if you like something, make a purchase online. It will be delivered, free of charge within the UK, to your door.
The club has held an annual exhibition every year since 1975. We’ve gathered together images and information from a number of the recent exhibitions. The 2020 Exhibition is available as a separate Gallery. We hope that in 2021 we might see you in the Town Hall again.