Club News:

31 May 2023

Congratulations to Rebecca Rees, who is a winner of Glastonbury Festival’s postcard competition with her amazing sketch which will be printed as a postcard and available to purchase at this year’s festival.

19 May 2023

Congratulations to Sue Dean, who was awarded “2nd” at this year’s Yate Open Art Exhibition, with her lovely seascape painting, a study in acrylics. Well done, Sue. Presenting her prize certificate is Yate Town’s Mayor.

Also exhibiting this year from Frome Art Group were Sue Bruten, Sylvia Dyer and Panna Patel.

20 March 2023

Congratulations to Sylvia Dyer (who paints as Kit Domino) for being awarded Joint 3rd prize with her painting “Bluebells” in a recent competition run by the Fine Arts Warehouse. She is now eagerly awaiting to receive her cheque so she can treat herself to some new paint brushes.

1 August 2022

Congratulations to three of our club members whose work has been shortlisted for this year’s
SAA’s Artist of the Year.

Rebecca Rees in the Flowers or Gardens category with “New Beginnings”

Louise Burns-Jones in the Animal or Wildlife category with “Winter Squirrel”

Dave Betty in the Landscapes and Seascapes category with “Woodland Glade”

Tuesday 17 May 2022

The 26th Annual Art show proved to be a resounding success with many visitors through the doors and many paintings sold. More great news to follow but for now the result of the raffle, which took £300, is:


Catherine Beale painting went to Chris Townson from F/Cotterell, a friend of Andrew’s

Tom Hughes oil beach hut went to Margaret Latham, a long standing member.

Congratulations to both.

Further updates to follow as soon as possible.

Monday 28 March 2022


Frome Valley Art Group members took all three places at the Yate Open Exhibition held at the Yate Heritage Centre this week. No one knew that judging was going to take place or even who was doing the judging. The mayor was at the Preview Evening and no doubt would be presenting the prizes.

1st   Jim Weech “Lady in Watercolour”
2nd Louise Burns Jones “Lion Cub”
3rd Dave Betty “Waiting for passengers in Curacao”

Supporting cast:

Martin Baum, Jenny Sarafian, Sue Bruten, Julie Wyatt, Panna Patel, Andrew Allsop

In fact, without From Valley Art Group’s submissions, there would have been very few paintings on display.

The exhibition runs until 4:30pm Tuesday 26th April at the Yate Heritage Centre, Church Road, Yate.

This fantastic news comes hot on the heels of Rebecca Ree’s entry into the Cass Art Art Trail in and around Park Street 14-28th March being selected as the judges were ” blown away” by her work.