To remind everyone our next exhibition will once again be at Quarr Abbey from 15th to 20th March 2018.


14th July to  24th July opening times vary. Quite a few IWAC Members are exhibiting this year, the brochures have been distributed and the posters are up. Look out for the Open Studios distinctive red and white bunting and please go along to support all our island artists.

We have decided to revive the concept of a Portfolio of Artists’ Profiles, primarily for use at IWAC exhibitions.

The idea is that the Portfolio, containing the individual Artists’ Profiles will be available at exhibitions for browsing by visitors, to provide a short background to the artists themselves. This may also be of assistance to Stewards, if requested to give a little information on an exhibitor.

An example can be viewed by clicking on the attachment at the bottom of this news item.

 Points to note;-

  • Inclusion of an Artists’ Profile is entirely voluntary; you do not need to provide one unless you want to.
  • Artists are not required to provide any personal details such as contact information, unless they want to. (Note: in the example from Paul Hewson he has chosen to do so)
  • The profiles will also be available on-line on the website

If you would like to submit a profile, please use a word format with a font size of Ariel 16, the text plus any images should take up no more than one page. The insertion of one or two examples of your work as .jpg would add interest. 

We do hope that you would like to take part in pulling together this IWAC Artists’ Portfolio, which we feel would help to enhance the prestige of our exhibitions. Look out for our Members Email, which will be sent shortly, giving details of how to submit your Profile.




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Our thanks go to Ian Wright our excellent Exhibition Organizer. He has produced a report and you can read it by clicking on the attachment above. Gratitude must also go to his wife Linda, who took on a lot of extra work, so for the first time we were able sell artists cards. The painting illustrated here was painted by Jane Absolom and as well as being voted 'Favourite in Show' provoked many memories amongst the locals who viewed it.

If you missed our last demonstration, painting horses with Rosemary Welch, just click the 'Facebook' icon at the bottom of the home page. Paul Hewson has produced an excellent film of the event. Don't forget Peter Allen will be demonstrating pastels on the 25th April 2017 from 2pm-3pm and also you are invited to bring along a mounted or framed piece of work, for critique after. Our advertised event on the 11th April with Barry Freeman has been cancelled, and we will be running our normal workshop.