Autumn Exhibition 31st October-5th November 2022
St Mildred's Church, Tenterden - 31 Oct - 5 Nov 2022
The Mayor of Tenterden, John Crawford, opened the exhibition during the preview evening on Sunday October 30th where prizes were awarded.
The exhibition provided a broad spectrum of new, original works from more traditional figurative to contemporary art and sculpture.
Many visitors voted for their favourite painting. The top three were ....
"Sunrise Over the Delta"
by John Hamilton
by Graham Lock
by Andy Butler
Two prizes were awarded by the Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr John Crawford, during the preview of the exhibition. The NFU Mutual prize was won by Andy Butler for his very detailed watercolour “Whitstable Harbour”, and the Chairman’s prize was won by Phil Presland for his colourful and dramatic painting “Maisie”.
“Maisie” by Phil Presland
WOKAS Autumn Exhibition 8-13 November 2021
Featuring the inaugural NFU Mutual Art Prize
See art from exhibition online now
The 2021 Weald of Kent Art Society Autumn Exhibition - the first physical exhibition post-lockdown - ran from 8 to 13 November 2021. It was held for the first time in St Mildred's Church, a centrally located venue in Tenterden. A great number of visitors to the exhibition commented on the beautiful exhibition space and the high standard of work on display.
A highlight of the Autumn Exhibition was the announcement of the winner of the inaugural NFU Mutual Art Prize - awarded for a single piece of art on show. WOKAS Chairman Clive Dand said the Society is delighted to have NFU Mutual's support for the creative arts: “It has been a difficult time for all artists during lockdown, trying to find inspiration while being confined, and this Art Prize is just the boost we all need.”
John Hamilton received the prize from NFU Mutual's Private Client Executive Jodie Dane - for 'Through the Ravine', a vibrant interpretation in acrylic of an Italian landscape.
The WOKAS Chairman's Prize in 2021 went to Leelee Kock for her collagraph piece of 'Pears and Plum'.
Visitors to the exhibition also voted for their favourite piece of art and these are the results of the public vote:
1. 'A Quiet Place' by Tony Langham
2. 'Attitude' by Nicola Colbran
3. 'Crash Landing' by Graham Lock
4. 'Sheep Station' by John Hamilton
The artist with the most votes overall was Giuseppe Bertoli, followed by Nicola Colbran.
Altogether thirty-two artists were featured in the exhibition with over 150 works of art on show.
Spring Exhibition 1st - 31st May 2021 - online
The spring 2021 exhibition, with over 80 pieces of art, was wonderful
Summer Exhibition 12th September - 10th October 2020
In the late summer of 2020 the complete WoKAS summer exhibition was online!
WoKAS members displayed over 100 works of art through this website.
The art can be seen here.
Winter Exhibition 9th-14th December 2019
This was the last exhibition in our series over several years held at Zion Baptist Church, Tenterden
Spring Exhibition 5th-11th May 2019
We welcomed many visitors in spring 2019 when they visited to our exhibition, where we had art of all genres and styles to enjoy.
Open Day, March 16th 2019
Winter Art Exhibition 2018
The exhibition was held at the Zion Baptist Church, Tenterden from Monday, November 26th – Saturday, December 1st 2018 with a Preview Evening, being held on 7pm Sunday, November 25th
The exhibition commenced with the Preview Evening at 7pm on Sunday 25th November where many of the artists were present and the event was officially opened by WoKAS president David Aspinall and Rev Jerry Newson.
WoKAS president David Aspinall and Rev Jerry Newson open the exhibition