Folkestone Art Society (FAS) was formed in 1928 by a number of local artists who were meeting in one anothers homes. Since then the membership has grown to over 200 hundred. The first exhibition was in 1935 and held in the now defunct Pleasure Gardens Theatre, Folkestone. Exhibitions have been held every year since then except for the war years. Since 1997 major exhibitions have been held at The Grand as well as at other venues.
FAS aims to promote the visual arts to the wider public through exhibitions, workshops and lectures. It also encourages excellence in the visual, creative and applied arts through providing its members with opportunities to exhibit and sell artworks as well as encouraging young people studying art and design through its annual Gloria Gordon Award. Full details of our aims and objectives can be found here.
Members also meet one another socially and are active within Folkestone`s thriving arts community.
The annual FAS Art Review, which is published in paper copy and on-line, provides the public with an opportunity to both see work by an artist and to understand something of the artists motivation and inspiration. For members it can also be a useful means of bringing their work to the attention of a wider audience. A link to the on-line version of the FAS Art Review can be found here.
President: Fiona Graham Mackay
Chair: Sue Brelade
Patrons: Michael Stainer, Graham Gordon, Robert Benson
Website: webadmin (at) folkestoneartsociety.co.uk
Membership: membership (at) folkestoneartsociety.co.uk
FAS Art Review: editor (at) folkestoneartsociety.co.uk
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Folkestone Art Society is a charitable incorporated organisation.
Registered Charity Number 1161336.
Website Content © 2015 Folkestone Art Society. All images of artwork remain the property of the individual artists. No images of artwork may be reproduced without the permission of the artist. Artists can be contacted through the Society.
Updated 22/04/2015 by site admin