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Bucks Art Society annual Autumn exhibition to be held in Buckingham on Sat 20th and Sun 21st Oct 2018

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The Best of Buckinghamshire’s Artists will be coming to Buckingham on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2018 for their annual Autumn exhibition.

The exhibition will be held at the Buckingham Community Centre, Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham MK18 1RP and will be open to the public on :

  • Saturday 20th October 2018 from 10.00am to 6.00pm.
  • Sunday 21st October 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

The Young Artist’s Awards (YAA) reception will be held on Saturday 20th October 2018 from 1.00pm to 3.00pm with the presentations taking place at 1.30pm. Drinks and snacks will be available from 12.00pm to 2.00pm. The YAA is a county wide initiative supported by BAS to encourage artistic ability among younger members of the public and is open to 16 to 18 year old art students in Bucks. The 2018 awards will be presented by Cav. Romeo di Girolamo.

The featured artist for the 2018 Autumn exhibition is the ‘late’ Paul Millichip. Paul Millichip, who sadly died earlier in 2018, was a well known artist who lived and worked in Bucks for over thirty years and a selection of his work will be included in the exhibition.

The Buckinghamshire Art Society was founded in 1920. BAS plays an active role in the visual arts in Buckinghamshire, organising exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and various social events, the majority of which are open to the public. The society maintains close links with the County Museum in Aylesbury.

BAS has around 100 members, a large proportion of whom are professional and semi-professional artists. Representing a wide variety of styles and media, all members are elected to the Society on the basis of their skill as artists. Since its foundation, BAS has organized at least two exhibitions per year, traditionally one in the autumn for members only, and another in spring, to which non-members can also submit their work.

We strive to maintain a rigorous selection process for entry into the Society,‘ explains Antonia Glynne Jones, Joint Chair of BAS, ‘This ensures that our exhibitions continue to reflect the very best art Buckinghamshire has to offer. With such a wide range of talent, there really is something for everyone at our show.

Further information on the Buckinghamshire Arts Society can be found on their website at http://bucksart.co.uk/.

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