Welcome to Stock Art Group
2020 Exhibition - Now open!
We have now completed the loading of many of the paintings intended for our cancelled 50th Anniversary Exhibition due to have been held on 28/29th March. 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 meet on Tuesdays during term time, at the village hall in Stock, from 2.00 to 4.00 o'clock.
History of Stock Art Group
The Stock Art Group has a rich history of creative activity. It was founded back in 1970, so this year celebrates 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 preview of some paintings from the Exhibition, the first by Laura
A Virtual Club
The Coronavirus has quite properly caused us to close our weekly meetings until further notice and to cancel our Annual Exhibition. However, this does not mean that we should give up our regular weekly painting. We have decided therefore to run a virtual club for the forseeable future.
We have now had eleven weeks of painting and the results can be seen by clicking on the Virtual Meetings tab above or going direct to: Gallery.
This brings us to the end of this year's programme but members are expecting to continue with some painting during the summer and from time to time their efforts will be displayed on the meetings page. We look forward hopefully to re-opening our normal meetings at the beginning of September after hopefully having had a chance to take a holiday. Enjoy!
A Message from the Chairman
I would like to say thank you for all the great entries to the logo competition. After much thought we decided that the one chosen would show up well at the top of the website. We were really pleased that so many of you took part and hope you will keep on sending in your pictures. It does not have to follow the suggested subject, it can be of anything that inspires you.