Covid-19 and its affect on the Society – a message from the Chairman on behalf of the Committee

Currently, the massive problems caused by Covid-19 hitting the country continue, as we are all well aware and, like many other organizations similar to ours, the effects have been catastrophic. No light is yet appearing at the end of the tunnel and therefore, with great regret our programme continues to be cancelled.
The Committee, which has met under severe restrictions, continues to monitor the situation and as soon as that light appears, we hope to be back in business. When that happens, possibly, but only possibly, we will aim to restart the life drawing sessions and the one-day workshops, which have had waiting lists due to their popularity. It is hoped to hold the 2021 AGM on May 5. As soon as we are able we will announce plans for next year’s summer exhibition with its widespread appeal in St Albans.

Edward Bevin

St Albans Art Society can trace back its history for well over a century and is proud to contribute and play a role in the historical life of this cathedral city and district. We bring together people who share a deep interest in art, its history and its influence, but above all our mission is the encouragement of artistic development, whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced artist keen to advance your skills even further.

We hold workshops and life drawing sessions within a friendly atmosphere, as well as inviting professional artists to visit us and demonstrate their skills in all media (full details given in our programme). And we are proud to hold a renowned exhibition of the work of our members each summer, which we describe as our flagship event.

We hope that this web site will give you a flavour of what we are, and feel free to look at our membership details here.

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Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Summer Exhibition was cancelled.

The winners of the 2019 Summer Exhibition are below.

Click here to see all the winning entries.



The work that best captures the character
of St Albans in an original way.


Linda Cavill
Aspects of the Abbey


Overall Best In Show


Pat Le Mare
Wave, Porthleven, Cornwall


For originality and freshness of vision


Gina Dunstan
Two cormorants fishing from The Rock

Click here for the 2018 exhibition gallery and prizewinners.