| Exhibition

We run one exhibition a year, which can attract more than 600 visitors who vote for their favourite art work in the “People’s Choice” and many sales are made. We are proud of the reputation our exhibitions have earned.

STOP PRESS — Click here for photos of our 2019 exhibition.

We hope to run our annual exhibition in Lochranza Hall in May 2022. More details coming soon.

2020 Summer Exhibition

Location | Lochranza and Catacol Village Hall
Dates | Saturday 23rd to Friday 29th May
Times | 10.30 am to 5 pm each day (except Friday 29th when closes at 4pm)

Exhibiting at the exhibition is free and exclusive to Arran Visual Arts members. Subscriptions (£15 per person) are due in March. If you haven’t joined or renewed, please download a membership form and send it with your subscription, to:
Sheridan Waldon, 17 Benlister Terrace, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8LN

In order to exhibit please download the entry form:

  Click here to Download Entry Form for Summer Exhibition 2020 (pdf)

and post the completed form to:
Sheridan Waldon, 17 Benlister Terrace, Lamlash, Isle of Arran KA27 8LN

Entry forms must please be in by Friday 8th May – it will NOT BE possible to accept entries after this date. If we do not have an entry form by 11th May, you CANNOT submit work.

You may exhibit SEVEN items of work only, but a maximum of FOUR items in any of the following categories:

  1. Painting or Drawing;
  2. Ceramics, Sculpture, Mosaics;
  3. Textiles and Creative Stitching;
  4. Woodwork/Basketwork;
  5. Photography / Printmaking;
  6. Other crafts (Jewellery, Beading, Miniatures etc.)

NEW! In addition, this year we have decided to offer exhibitors the option to sell cards of your own work. They must be individually wrapped and priced. Prices should be a round figure i.e. £2 or £2.50 to avoid need for change. Please supply a list of your cards and the numbers of each design. For more info please email Lesley at exhibitions@arranvisualarts.co.uk.

Please read the following information carefully
  • Handing in of artwork is on Thursday 21st May between 4pm and 6pm. On arrival at the hall, please unwrap your artwork and attach the AVA Exhibition labels, which will be there ready for you. The “hanging committee” will spend most of Friday hanging your work. If your artwork is to be hung please make sure that each piece has “D” rings and cord/wire. If it is not adequately strung, it will not be hung. Please also ensure that you label each piece with your name, title and price, as an extra precaution!
  • There will be a private view evening for you and your guests on Friday 22nd May from 7.30 pm when wine and soft drinks will be available for the donation of £1 per person.
  • Collection day will be on Friday 29th May from 4pm to 5pm. All works are at the artist’s own risk. AVA will take no responsibility for any items that are damaged or stolen.
  • Sale of work: Cash is always preferred but the artists will carry the risk if cheques are not honoured. A donation of 20% from any sales would be much appreciated.
  • Volunteers required to steward during the exhibition. If you can manage a few hours please phone Jo on 302798 or circle YES on entry form. Thank you.
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