Patron: HRH Princess Michael of Kent
President: Sue Jelley
Exec. Secretary: Rebecca Cotton
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Welcome to the seventh edition of our newsletter. In this edition besides articles and news from our members I am pleased to include items from some of our new Associates and exhibition prize winners for you to enjoy. This year’s exhibition reached a new high with richly deserved positive reviews and showcased an eclectic mix of exceptional works by female artists. As members of this Society we are justly proud of our heritage and evolving recognition as we continue to move forward into the future.

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Jane Gibson Exhibition
SWA Member Jane Gibson is delighted to be exhibiting with the London Potters Association 30th Annual Members Exhibition,
29 Nov-14 Dec 2016
Angela Brittain Italian Painting Course
Painting in Italy, Drawing and painting holiday April 23rd-30th 2017 in unspoilt Abruzzo on the east coast of Italy to suit everyone, whatever their level of experience in whichever medium.
Removing the Mask of History from Female Artists
Probably long overdue but very welcome nevertheless. The SWA welcomes the Madrid Prado's recognition of women artists through this exhibition and looks forward to many more.
 
 
Christine Charlesworth commissioned by Taylor Wimpey
Christine Charlesworth was commissioned by Taylor Wimpey to create a sculpture that would enhance the railings along the boundary of their Station View development in Guildford. 
WARpaint Fundraiser
Caroline de Peyrecave SWA has set up a project called WARpaint. 
 
Caroline is painting 15 large life size paintings of service men and women that have been injured on operations. Her work shows the subject having moved forward after their injuries and she hopes the paintings will motivate others in similar situations.
 
 
Associated Articles
Caroline de Peyrecave   WARpaint  

SWA Member Jean Noble's Solo Show at the Minster Gallery will open with a private view on the 11 November. 

Associated Articles
Jean Noble   Minster Gallery  

SWA member Vanessa Jayne has won the World Art Vote (sponsor by MS Amlin) the National Open Art Competition. Jayne’s emotive painting ‘The Void’, was previously exhibited at the SWA Annual Exhibition 2015 and will be on show at Mercers' Hall, in the City of London from 27th October until 4th November. 

Associated Articles
Vanessa Jayne   National Open Art  
Art in The City

Sue Jelley PSWA invites you to 'Art in The City' special PV Monday 3 October 6 - 8pm. The stunning backdrop of one of the oldest Guilds in the City is something not to be missed.  As a Freeman and committee member of The Painters' Decorative & Fine Art Society I am proud to be exhibiting some new paintings.  

Associated Articles
Sue Jelley   Art in the City