2023 Exhibition

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Fareham Art Group holds an annual exhibition to celebrate the artistic achievements of its members throughout the year. The exhibition is usually held in the autumn.

Fareham Art Group’s Spectacular 2023 Art and Craft Exhibition

Fareham art group is proud to announce initial details of our forthcoming exhibition

Exhibition Times

Friday 27 October 2023Set up and hand in of pictures from 1.30 pm to 3 pm
Friday 27 October 2023PREVIEW EVENING for members and invited guests – 7 pm until 9 pm
Saturday 28 October 2023Event open to the public – 10 am until 4.30 pm
Sunday 29 October 2023Event open to the public – 10 am until 4 pm
Sunday 29 October 2023Collection of exhibits – 4.30 pm until 6 pm

Preview Evening and Awards

The preview evening will continue to be free to members and their invited guests. Two tickets will be sent to each member. Members can request extra invitation tickets to the preview evening from the Exhibition sub-committee. We will be offering members and guests refreshments.

As in previous years we have invited the Mayor to open the exhibition at the preview evening and make the Mayors choice of his favourite picture. In addition we are inviting a professional artist to also come on the preview evening and select a minimum of three Fareham Art group members’ exhibits. These will be awarded vouchers of £15, £10, and £5. 


This year members will be able to apply to exhibit  4 hung pictures (framed artwork or box canvas), 6 unframed paintings (including giclee prints), 5 craft items and 20 greetings cards. We will exhibit as many as possible. We have more space this year but reserve the right to reduce the number in each category according availability of space.

Individual craft items will be displayed together in a Fareham Art Group shared craft space.

Fees for Entries

The following fees apply to each entry:

  • Framed artwork and box canvases – each £2.00
  • Unframed paintings, including giclee prints – each £1.00
  • Craft entries in the Fareham Art Group Craft Area of mixed exhibits – each £1.00
  • Cards – £1.00 for up to a maximum of 20 cards
  • Young artist competition – free to enter

No commission will be charged on sales of paintings and craft items.

Picture Delivery and Collection

Pictures can be delivered between 1.30 pm and 3 pm on Friday and can be collected between 4:30 pm and 6:45 pm on the Sunday. If members are unable to meet the delivery time they can deliver their work between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm at the Tuesday painting workshop on 10th October, 17th October or 24th October.

Craft Fair

Running alongside the Fareham Art Group members exhibition will be the craft fair. Crafters are a mix of both members and non-members. Items offered for sale must be crafted by the seller. The crafters will be selected by the Exhibition Sub-committee to ensure a range of different types of craft.

Crafters will be expected to be set up for the preview evening and have the appropriate public liability insurance.

New for 2023 – Young Artists Competition

To encourage our younger budding artists, this new addition is open to children up to the age of 16 years who are related to Fareham Art Group members.  Each child may submit one entry on A4 sized ART PAPER.  Their work can be in any medium and any subject of their choice. Age groups will be judged in years up to 6, 7 to 11 and 12 to 16.

Entry is free and the winner of each age category will be announced before the close of the exhibition. Please note: ALL entries MUST be submitted no later than Friday the 27th of October at the hand-in afternoon. 

Biography Album

There will be an opportunity for exhibitors to put a short one page biography into a shared album for visitors to view and from which they can take contact details for later use.


As well as the main hall we we have the use of a kitchen and bar area and will be offering refreshments on the Saturday and Sunday

Contact us

Questions about our forthcoming exhibition should be sent to exhibitionsfarehamartgroup@gmail.com

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