Born, Beckington 1964, Studied at University of the West of England, Fine Art and Teaching (BEd. Hons) 4yrs.

2019 Beckington Creatives Open Studio Event 22nd- 24th November

2019 SOLO SHOW "Glimpse", North Cornwall. 13th July - 1st August

2019 A2 Gallery - Somerset Celebration show - June

2019 July - Widcombe Art Trail, Bath

2019 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour (RI), Mall Galleries, by competitive selection

2018 Black Swan Open Exhibition - "Mill Lane" Project (collaboration)

2018 The A2 Gallery, Wells, selection of mixed media paintings.

2018 The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Society of Artists - by competitive selection

2018 The Black Swan Gallery, Frome. Feb 24th - March 10th

2018 The A2 Gallery, Wells, exhibiting now - "Winter Show" Jan - March

2017 The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath - by competitive selection

2017 Art @ No. 16, an open studio event.

2017 The Black Swan Gallery, Frome

2017 The A2 Gallery, Wells. 

2016 The A2 Gallery, Wells - 2016 Open Exhibition by competitive selection

2016 The Black Swan Gallery, Frome

2015 Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour (RI), Mall Galleries, by competitive selection

2015 The Black Swan Gallery, Frome

2015 Open Studio event - November/December

2014 The A2 Gallery, Wells - 2014 Open exhibition "Real Somerset" by competitive selection 

2014 Frome Open Studios event @ No 16 Frome Road, own studio.

2014 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London, by competitive selection

2014 The Artist Category, Patchings 2014 Exhibition, Nottinghamshire

2014  Rook Lane Chapel, Frome Art Society

2014  The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – by competitive selection

2014  Local Radio interview: http://frome.fm/programmes/talk/seeing-things

2013  Organised own open studios event for Nov and Dec

2013  Frome Open Studios @ White Row Farm

2013  Bruton Art Society - by competitive selection

2013  The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – by competitive selection

2012  Created “Art @ No. 16” Pop-up Gallery (October – November)
2012  Royal West Academy Open Exhibition – 3 paintings shortlisted
2012  The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – by competitive selection
2012  Rook Lane Chapel, Frome Art Society

2011  Royal West Academy Open Exhibition – shortlisted
2011  First-View Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire
2011  The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – by competitive selection

2010  The Victoria Art Gallery, Bath – by competitive selection
2010  The Angel at Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire
2009  First View Gallery, Stourhead
2008  First View Gallery, Stourhead
2007  The Black Swan Gallery, Frome
2006  The Black Swan Gallery, Frome

 

AWARDS

2019 Highly commended (Vera Skinner Prize)

2018 Winner of "The Vera Skinner" Prize at The Black Swan Gallery (Frome Art Society)

2017 Awarded future exhibition right at A2 Gallery

2015 Highly commended (Vera Skinner Prize)

2014 Winner of Artifolk Award 2014, Society of Women Artists.

2014 Shortlisted into final 7 to win at The A2 Gallery for the "Real Somerset" competition

2014 Artist of the Year competition - Winner of Abstract/experimental category - professional (SAA)

2014 Winner of image for Frome Open Studios event

2014  Rook Lane Gallery, Frome (Frome Art Society) First Prize - The Vera Skinner Prize

2013  Artist of the Year competition - Best Still Life Category winner - professional (Society of all artists)

2013  Rook Lane Gallery, Frome (Frome Art Society) highly commended Vera Skinner Prize

2012  Artist of the Year competition – Best Still Life Category winner (Society of all artists)

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PROJECTS

Workshops to local art groups. 

Start up of a new collaborative group of artists (2016-2017)

Creator of "Beckington Creatives" initiative for village community. (Open studios event)

Art workshops provided to local primary schools.

Adults purchasing childrens artwork - primary school fundraiser.

Art fundraiser for local schools - design a christmas card with professional printing.

Created the millenium art panel to celebrate the history of village working in conjunction with schools and adults.

Member of a working group to exhibit local art group's artwork twice a year in gallery space.

 

Sarah Ball

Somerset Artist