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.



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.

Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 2pm at the Riverside Centre, Newport. You can download the Agenda and Notice and Nomination Form at the foot of this article. Printed Nomination Forms will also be available at our Tuesday afternoon meetings at the Riverside. A copy of the New Rules is also now available.



Our next exhibiition will take place in the congenial setting of Quarr Abbey from Thursday 4th May to Tuesday 9th May, 10.30am-4.30pm daily. Please note: the last day for entries is Wednesday 19th April 2017.

Miniatures and Cards
Due to popular demand, for the first time we are going to introduce Miniature paintings into the May Exhibition. The Forms and Rules have been altered to cater for this. We will also be selling Members' card sales at the May Exhibition. Again please read the amended exhibition rules by clicking the attachments below.

We hope that these two new ventures will add a further exciting dimension to our Exhibition.

Exhibition Submission Form including Cards and Miniatures, Calling Notice and Amended Exhibition Rules can be downloaded by clicking the attachments below.




From the 1st January 2017 subscriptions will be payable by standing order for all NEW members and the Council would like to encourage ALL existing members to pay by the same method.

Payment by standing order is much more convenient for everyone. Once the standing order is in place you don’t have to remember to pay each year, you can cancel it at any time and it helps the Club. Collection of fees is very time consuming and the closure of two more HSBC banks on the Island in the New Year will make it very inconvenient to bank cheques and cash.

You can set up a standing order by completing a standing order and giving it to your own bank or, if you bank online, use the account details on the form to set up the standing order. To download a standing order form and FAQs please go to the How to Join tab under 'Members'. If you have any queries please contact the Hon. Treasurer using the Contact Us tab.