Aberdeen Artists Society

January 2020 Newsletter

Open Call: return to Aberdeen Art Gallery June 2020

The exhibition will take place in galleries 2 and 3 on the ground floor of the Gallery – look out for details which will be announced shortly on our website and on social media platforms (see links below).

This exhibition marks a welcome re-entry for the Society after the prolonged closure of the gallery, which is happily now fully active with a splendid, rejuvenated setting. We are excited about renewing our relationship with the Gallery and to be working to create initiatives together – new spaces inviting new responses.

The exhibition will be Open Call; initial online submissions will be by OESS during April, followed by selection in May. Submissions will be invited for work in any media, e.g. framed works up to I metre, small 3d work (ceramics, sculpture, jewellery etc., but not limited to these), video, sound. There is also the possibility of artist performance and artist-led workshops and talks. Details will be announced on our website and on social media in February – look out for these!

There is a submission discount for society members so why not consider becoming a member? Apply for membership – or renew subscriptions which are due in February – see below.

This exhibition will open on Saturday 6th June with a civic party. There will be invited guests, AAS past alumni, artists and the public, prize-giving, speeches and the possibility of performances and workshops – we look forward to an afternoon of buzzing excitement, with new relationships being forged among already established ones; friends old and new in an energetic coming home for our beloved Society. We hope to see you there!

A template for you to offer proposals regarding workshops and talks at the Gallery during the AAS exhibition and the future will be available for download on the website and social media.

Sadie Main, catalogue cover, 2002, printed by Peacock Printmakers

Website Update

The newly updated website will be going live in February, 2020.

Look out for details of all activities on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

  • The gallery exhibition
  • Open call for work
  • Instructions for how to photograph your work – the quality of your initial Submitted image can be crucial in the selection process
  • Instructions for online submission to the exhibition
  • Online membership application and payment
  • Subscriptions are due in February

Stop Press 2022!

Aberdeen Artists Society’s following exhibition to be held in the large gallery on the new top floor of Aberdeen Art Gallery in 2022!