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.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 Summer Exhibition.

Click here to see all the winning entries.


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


Diana Garratt
Townhall Reinvented


Overall Best In Show


Jim Morgan Thames Barges at Pin Mill


For originality and freshness of vision


Eileen Bainbridge Abeba with Corn Rows