Unfortunately, due to the increasing costs of running exhibitions and venue fees, from and including the October 2019 exhibition at Quarr Abbey, we will be increasing the hanging fees to exhibiting members.

£3.00 - per framed picture or canvas up to 1 metre in length or height. (Plus unframed Pastels.*)

£7.50   - per picture or canvas over 1 metre in length or height. Only one painting of this size is permitted within your 3 submitted paintings.

£2.00   - per unframed paintings/canvas boards for the browser.

£1.00   - per Miniature or small painting. (ie - no increase.)

*Due to damage caused to unframed Pastel paintings while in the browser, they will now NOT be permitted within your 3 unframed paintings, but may instead be included as part of your 3 main submitted paintings and displayed on stands on the tables along with the smaller framed paintings.

We will be using a separate browser for canvas boards as part of the unframed paintings for the browser. As they have hard edges they can damage unframed watercolours when in the same browser as they are handled hundreds of times over the course of an exhibition. These canvas boards should of course be correctly inserted into cellophane sleeves and labelled.

To avoid the inevitable 'gaps' to the wall and display boards from sales during the course of the exhibition, we will be inviting members to add a 4th painting and contact details to a separate list if they so wished. They would then be asked to bring this painting to the the venue after a sale of their painting. They will be contacted by the Exhibition Organiser. No hanging fee would be paid unless the painting was hung, this would then be deducted from the money from their sale. This is at the discretion of the Council Members and Exhibition Organiser and will only be implemented when deemed necessary.

This will be done as a trial during the October 2019 exhibition at Quarr Abbey.

Change to Greeting Cards entries:

There will now be no limit to the number of designs of cards, but the overall number will be limited to 40 per exhibiting member. Cards will be recorded on the Card Submission Form by total number submitted only, not by design/name. All cards will still be £2.00.

 Gillian Nye - IWAC Exhibition Organiser



The Council will be holding another assessment for those members who wish to become full exhibiting members. We can only see 3 artist's work, and an appointment must be made. The assessment will take place just before our Council Meeting on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 at the Riverside Centre at 1.50pm. Please contact the Secretary via this website using the Contact tab. You can download the PDF below for guidance.



If you wish to have your work appraised by the Council with a view to becoming an Exhibiting Member, the next date will be Tuesday 9th July 2019 at the Painters' Picnic at Sheat Corner Cottage, Chillerton (see Summer Programme for directions). Contact The Secretary via this website (Contact Us tab) for an appointment. Each appraisal will take approximately 20 minutes. We are able to accommodate only 3 artists. Please download the PDF below for guidance.




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The new Isle of Wight Art and Garden Spring Fair takes place on Good Friday and Easter Sunday from 10am-5pm. Twenty-eight of the best Island artists (including members of the Isle of Wight Art Club) will be exhibiting their work in the Art show case in the Northwood House Ballroom and Dining Room, in what will certainly be the first main Island art event of the busy spring and summer season. There will be a live painting demonstration complete with some human models as subject matter running through the weekend, where visitors can have a go at sketching and painting with tuition from experienced Island artists in situ.