The Group’s two exhibitions are normally held at the Littlegarth Studio during the Spring and also over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Exhibitors must be paid up members of the group and are required to take their turn at stewarding.
At the ordinary exhibitions there is no hanging fee, but 20% commission is levied on any sales. In 2017 the special Anniversary exhibition has different arrangements.
For the Anniversary exhibition 50% of sales will go to EACH, 50% to the artist.
In 2017 the Group celebrates its 50th Anniversary, so two special exhibitions have been planned.
The first took place at Colchester Library during March and the second will be at Dedham Church in late October. The October exhibition will support the EACH charity.
The Colchester Library Exhibition took place between March 5th and March 30th 2017.
Members of the group exhibited original work, some of which was sold. On each Saturday, members of the group demonstrated their art and talked to visitors about the group.
The committee are grateful to John Talman for his hard work in organising this exhibition.
The 50th Anniversary Exhibition will take place at Dedham Parish Church.
This exhibition will be from Tuesday 24th October to Saturday 28th October 2017. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
The charity East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) will be supported by proceeds from this exhibition.
Artists will be exhibiting original work which will be offered for sale. Paintings, sculpture, printmaking and tablet art will be on show.
Cards will be available for sale.
We are pleased to say that Dedham Primary School will be taking part. They will help to design the poster and have their own section at the exhibition.
EACH will be represented at the exhibition and we shall run a prize draw, all the proceeds of which will be donated to the charity.
The prize draw will be drawn at 3 p.m. on Saturday 28th October. Exactly 50 years to the minute that the inaugural meeting of Dedham Arts Group took place.
Any one who feels able to support the group in this major event would be most welcome to contact us via the "Get in touch" page on this website or by coming along to one of our meetings, details of which are on the "Programme page". Our meeting venues are detailed on the "Locations page".
We would welcome new members and also any suggestions from local businesses of ways in which they may be able to help.
Anyone wishing for further information can contact us through the website Get in touch page.