RBSA Gallery

The annual exhibition of artworks by RBSA Members and Associates is the highlight of the RBSA Gallery's programme. This year the show will span all three floors of the Gallery! 

Most of the artworks exhibited are for sale, providing a good opportunity to find a creative Christmas gift. The exhibition opens on Wednesday 7 November, and closes on Monday 24 December.

We would like to invite you to the Private View of our next Exhibition: John Hammond - 'Stratford and the Avon', on Saturday 3rd November 2018.


To view the catalogue please click on the following link:       





The Exhibition runs from the 3rd - 27th November at the Gallery:


8 Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6EP

Tel: 01789 261161



The Visitors Choice

Won by Tony Mawbey with his picture “Pressing Home”. He was presented with a Trophy and Vouchers, Sponsored by Picturesque of Warwick, by the President Michael Culverwell at their monthly meeting held at Stratford College on Thursday Night. Michael said “not only was this the most popular picture but a well-deserved award as Tony had also supported the “Stratford Now Project” with a stunning picture of Holy Trinity Church”.

Monthly Meeting move to the College from September 2018

The Meeting on Thursday 13th September will be the first Demonstration to be held in the Lecture Theatre at the Stratford upon Avon College,

The Willows North, Alcester Road, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 9QR starting at 7.30pm to 9.30pm approximately (coffee/tea available from 6.45 pm for those who wish to socialise with friends before the meeting)

The College is on the opposite side of the Alcester Road to Morrisons and there is ample FREE, well-lit car parking in the area to the right as you drive in.

If you have a friend who is interested in joining us for the evening, the cost to visitors is £5.00. As you know there is no charge to members. 

The following Awards will be presented at the Preview Evening:

Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards plus Commendations, Watercolour Award and The Presidents Surprise Presentation selected from all the Monthly painting entries.

Landscape 33


Stephen Williams



Elisabeth Whitney

Winning Exhibition Entries 2018

Judged by Alison Cox from Compton Verney

Gold Award

Trophy plus £60.00 Voucher

Landscape 33

Silver Award

Trophy plus £50.00 Voucher

Georgia - Pastel -Elisabeth Whitney

Bronze Award

Trophy plus £40.00 Voucher

Large Green Vessel 1 - Ceramic -Brynonie Williams

See Exhibition Page for full list

To see photographs of the  2017 Preview and the Exhibition click the link:http://img.gg/Qt9WWbZ

Mezzotint Engraving and Beyond

Martin Maywood Guest Tutor

Thursday 23 August, 11am-4.30pm

At the RBSA Birmingham

£55 for Stratford-Upon-Avon Art Society members


Receive expert guidance on how to create and print a mezzotint engraving. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced printmakers. Ready-rocked Mezzotint plates will be provided. Guest tutor, Martin Maywood, is an experienced mezzotint artist. He is well practised in traditional mezzotint engraving and has also developed some new alternative ways of printing with mezzotint plates. He also rocks and supplies mezzotint plates to other artists around the world.

Website page: http://www.rbsa.org.uk/workshops-learning/adult-workshops/course-list/mezzotint-engraving-and-beyond-1/

Blog article interview with Martin: https://rbsagallery.blog/2018/07/12/how-i-got-into-mezzotint-the-printmakers-view-by-martin-maywood/  

60th Anniversary Founders                             Lecture 2019


  “The Double Life of Caravaggio”

Lecture by

 Andrew Graham-Dixon

Thursday 9th May 2019 at 7.30pm

at the

RSC Studio Theatre

Tickets £15 each Available in March at the AGM

“Looking At Art”

The next meeting of this special interactive group, which is limited to 25, will meet in the Stratford College, North Willows Road, off the Alcester Road at 7.30pm - £5.00 each, places limited to 25, when Vivien Heffernan will lead the group looking at “British Landscapes - Gainsborough to Hockney”. This will be the fourth event; places are limited and as they have proved very popular please sign up at the Monthly meeting on the 27th September or email: stratfordartsociety@gmail.com


British Artists in Love With Landscape: Gainsborough to Hockney

The British have always had a great affection for their landscape.  This genre was preferred by Gainsborough to the more lucrative portraiture and his lyrical depictions of the Suffolk countryside greatly influenced Constable.  Turner is perhaps our most original and greatest landscapist and his near abstract works where form dissolves into colour will be contrasted with Constable's more literal interpretations - a fascinating comparison! Samuel Palmer, from the early 19th century, will be looked at as well as Victorian artists such as Holman Hunt. Moving into the 20th century, we will look briefly at the Newlyn School who pioneered plein-air painting in Britain as well as some of the Scottish Colourists.  Their romantic approach was pursued by many 20th century artists - including Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer and our contemporary, David Hockney.  The evening is intended as a discussion rather than a lecture and there will be plenty of participation!


Please help to save our oceans

by bringing a Mug!



We want to support the reduction of plastics, particularly when it ends up in the sea. As a result we would like you to bring your own mug for refreshments and the price will remain at 50 pence. If however you use one of the “use and throwaway” cups, we provide, the charge will be £1.00.

Thank you for your help.

Charity Christmas Card Competion

The winners are:

Christmas Moon – Joy Wybrow

Christmas Eve on Church St. – Jane Spooner

Charlecote Deer Park - Betty Holden

Information about local painting

classes, events and art-related



Art Material Discount for Members at Picturesque

Painting classes held by Tom Shepherd

Life Drawing Classes  by Wayne Attwood

Life Drawing and painting Classes by Nick Logan