Welcome to Stock Art Group
We are back!
We are delighted that we were able to re-open as a live club on Tuesday 18th May! Following our usual Summer break we re-opened on Tuesday 7th September at 2 pm at Stock Village Hall
To view details of our meetings for the coming year go to Meetings Programme.During the Covid period in which we could of course not meet we arranged Virtual Meetings. Work at our Virtual Meetings has been displayed weekly, so just go to Virtual Meetings to see our paintings right back to April 2020.
We are pleased to present many of the paintings intended for our cancelled 50th Anniversary Exhibition due to have been held on 28/29th March 2020. Just follow this link to visit the Exhibition
Aims of the Group
We want to encourage local artists and we have created a friendly group with varying levels of experience, from beginners to those of us who have been painting for several years.
There is no regular tuition but we have a suggested subject for every meeting to give us a theme for painting. We also have regular members' days and the occasional professional artist to give demonstrations or workshops, bringing new techniques and skills to our members.
Every year the Group stages an exhibition and sells its work to the public, showcasing about 150 paintings across a range of media and other craft activity.
We normally meet on Tuesdays during term time, at the village hall in Stock, from 2.00 to 4.00 o'clock.
Strictly! by Shirlee
Russell's Cumbrian Coast Express
History of Stock Art Group
The Stock Art Group has a rich history of creative activity. It was founded back in 1970, so last year we celebrated 50 years of artistic endeavour.
The Group was started to encourage local amateur artists to continue developing their talent in a congenial atmosphere. Initially they met at the rectory hall but we moved to the village hall when it was newly built. Originally all the members had to live in the village but we now welcome artists from the surrounding areas as well.
A Virtual Club
The Coronavirus quite properly caused us to close our weekly meetings until further notice and to cancel our Annual Exhibition. However, this did not mean that we should give up our regular weekly painting. We decided therefore to run a virtual club during the Covid period and also posted our cancelled 2020 Exhibition online.
The results can be seen by clicking on the Virtual Meetings tab above or going direct to: Gallery.
A message from the Chairman
We were delighted to welcome back our fellow members to the Village Hall when we began meeting again in May. It was lovely to be able to start painting together and to compare notes on our lockdown experiences.
Congratulations on everyone's pictures put up on the website. We hope participating helped to keep your spirits up, and I must thank Michael again for his sterling work on organizing it all so efficiently.
We finally managed to hold a very belated AGM and fixed the final date for the last meeting to be held on the 29th June.
After the Summer break we started live meetings again on September 7th.