Summer Art Exhibition Opens

The Isle of Man Art Society’s Summer Art Exhibition, has opened today, to run through the bank holiday weekend.

The Summer Art Exhibition marks the first annual art exhibition hosted by the Isle of Man Art Society since 2019. Restrictions in early 2020 and again in 2021 meant that its well-known Easter Art Exhibition was postponed but the summer the exhibition is back and better than ever.

The Summer Art Exhibition is showcasing the talents of the society’s member artists, with modern and
traditional works on display in media ranging from oil, watercolour and acrylic on canvas, to clay, silk painting and sculpture.

Visitors will have the opportunity to browse hundreds of never before exhibited artworks from new and established artists over the course of the weekend. They will also have the option to purchase original artworks on-site with a range of prices suited to every art fan. Visitors also have the chance to take part in a raffle, drawn on Monday 30 at 5pm. They’ll have the opportunity to win a first-place prize of an original painting by celebrated local artist, the late Nancy Corkish, a £50 Shoprite voucher for second place and a copy of Sister Wendy’s 100 Best-loved Paintings, kindly donated by Bridge Bookshop, for third.

President David Sayle said: ‘After almost two years, we can’t wait to once again open our doors to the public and showcase the incredible work of our artists. We’d like to offer a special thanks to Ramsey Crookall on their 75th anniversary for their generous support of the island’s creative community. Everyone has been working hard over these quiet months and I can tell you already that art fans can look forward to a varied and really special display. The Summer Art Exhibition is open to everyone, with works of art to suit all tastes. Who knows, you may come home with an original piece of art of your very own.’

Entry and parking at Braddan Church Hall are free to all from 10am to 5pm on 25 – 30 August, with late night viewing available until 8pm on Thursday 26.

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