The Fellowship of Professional & Amateur Artists holds an annual summer exhibition, when FPAA members are invited to submit examples of their work for public display and appraisal by an external assessor.

2019 Summer exhibition

In celebration of twenty years of the Fellowship, this year's exhibition was an 'open' event, with entries welcome from both FPAA members and non-members.

The exhibition was opened by Councillor Jo Beirne, Mayor of Wellingborough - who was enthusiastic in her praise, recognising the high standard of work that was demonstrated by the 84 artists who contributed the 162 pictures on display. Most of the artists were Fellowship members but it was good that other artists could exhibit their work in the Open Exhibition, and we would be pleased to welcome these folk into the Fellowship.

The Fellowship 2019 Open Exhibition proved to be a huge success in many ways. It was indeed a celebration of the development and achievement of the Fellowship over the last twenty years, with its continued exceptionally high standards and diversity of styles.

For me personally it was also a celebration of the lives and works of seventy members who are no longer with us - artists, who I knew and loved. They will never be forgotten – their names will be read out during the annual St Edmunds day service held at The Heritage Chapel and Halls on November 24th at 4.30pm lasting about an hour. All are welcome.

My special thanks go to several members for their help in staging and organising the exhibition: Belinda Collett, Ray Carter, Alan Goodman, John Lynch, Stella Benford, Anna De La Mare, Gill Denbigh, Alison Bull, Jonna Andersen and Jayne Osborn. Thanks also to Dr David Rafer for his critique - and to Madame Helene Adgo-Dunn, former teacher at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris, for acting as our exhibition selector and judge.

John Black
FPAA Founder

Download David Rafer's review of the exhibition





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