The Mersea Island Art Group have a standard written constitution
a committee which currently consists of the following nine
who were elected at the 2013 AGM.
Mrs Mary Neville Treasurer and membership secretary.
David Townend Annual show organiser and other items
Josh Sanus Art Show promotion and advertising posters.
Cynthia Mottershaw general advisor and Art Show assistant
Dave membership data.
Betty Ramm Annual show Plus.
Lynn Herrett SAA Trip and refreshments.
Jill Van Looy Contacting & arranging monthly speakers.
The Mersea Island Art Group was formed in the nineteen seventies
and is still going strong.
The Group currently has a membership of 99 people. Our insurance terms limits us to a maxium number of 100 registered members.
We meet at 7.30pm on the first Friday of the month in the St John Hall, Melrose Road, Mersea Island Colchester Essex, CO5 8JB.
We are an exceptional group, not just because we have some brilliant world class artists, but because we have many beginners and people who never paint - they just enjoy art and being members of a very sociable group.
We are a very diverse group, interested in various forms of art. Each month we have a presenter that either gives a demonstration or a talk on their specific subject, attendances at these meetings will vary from 20 to 40 plus people.
Each year we have at least three trips or painting days out to popular locations. We also have workshops, where a professional will teach us their painting methods. Every year we have a trip to the SAA exhibition for artists at the Design Centre in Islington.
We have our own major art show each spring in the Mersea Island Museum and we are proud to say it is probably the most successful exhibition in the area.
The group has a constitution and an elected organising committee, consisting of nine members. Our AGM is held on the first Friday in December and members of the group are kept up to date by way of regular news letters and our web site.
Mersea Island is an inspirational location for artists. It is the United Kingdom’s most easterly inhabited island we all feel very fortunate to live there.