It’s not unusual to see an artist or two working away on the banks of the River Seine in Paris or even Furnivall Gardens in Hammersmith. But the street outside Fulham Library is a less likely spot.
Yet local artists will set up their easels in the open air outside the library next week to showcase the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters (SoFAP) spring exhibition.
Unique artworks, from ultra-modern to traditional pieces, will be on display during the free public exhibition from 15 to 20 May, in Fulham Library’s Exhibition Hall, in Fulham Road.
At least 100 of the society’s artistic members will exhibit their work, including ceramics, glassware, paintings, drawings and 3D pieces.
“The exhibition and sale of our works is a wonderful opportunity to share with people what our members have created,” explains SoFAP chair Patricia Watson.
Oils, watercolours, charcoal, pencil, acrylics, wood and metal are just some of the artistic media used in the works created by SoFAP’s members.
The spring exhibition kicks off with a private view evening on 14 May with guest speaker Luke Martineau, president of the Chelsea Arts Society.
The following six-day run will include daily art demonstrations from some of the society’s 200 members, as well as the chance to take a leisurely look at the creative artworks on display.
Snapping up one of the unique pieces is also now more affordable, since SoFAP joined the OwnArt network last year, allowing buyers to spread the cost of artworks over £100 over 10 months.
Set up in 1952, the society has more than 200 members and organises regular workshops, plein air events, exhibitions and sales.
“One of our purposes as a society is to encourage and support our members to develop, expand and improve their skills, to become recognised and indeed sell works, as a result of being a member,” says Patricia.
The SoFAP spring exhibition is open from 10am-8pm on 15-17 May, 10am-5pm on 18-19 May and 11am-3pm on its final day on Sunday 20 May. For more details, visit www.sofap.co.uk.
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