A special feature of this year’s annual exhibition - the 117th - by members of Huddersfield Art Society will be a retrospective of work by one of its stalwarts, Pat Pridmore, who died in May.
A society member for more than 50 years, Pat, who lived in Almondbury, was a past president and accomplished watercolourist and oil painter.
The exhibition, which opens tomorrow (Saturday, September 7) at Huddersfield Art Gallery, is being held one month earlier than usual.
Despite having less time to prepare their work, members submitted 150- plus pieces for selection. Watercolour artist Richard Gawthorpe, from Roberttown, faced the difficult task of choosing the exhibits.
Publicity material for the show features a work by Trevor Ferguson entitled Clementines with Venetian Glass, which won the public vote for the most popular picture in last year’s exhibition.
Throughout the show, which ends on October 12, members of the society will be holding demonstrations of their skills on Tuesday mornings and Friday afternoons.
On Wednesday, September 25, at 1.30pm there will be a portrait session open to the public.
Places will be limited to 20 so the gallery will be taking bookings.
Most of the work on show in the exhibition will be for sale and for the first time there will be a range of greetings cards designed by members and featuring some of the pictures on display.
The art society meets at Gledholt Methodist Church twice a month on alternate Saturdays for demonstrations or workshops.
In the summer months members plan outdoor painting days.
To book places on the sketching session on Wednesday, September 25, contact Ruth Gamble at Huddersfield Art Gallery on 01484 221964 or at firstname.lastname@example.org