nArts Meets are events held four times per year, usually quarterly and are intended to provide our members with training, advice, information and an opportunity to share ideas and network with other artists.
We try to vary the location of Arts Meets so they are held across the region.
Members are entitled to free entry to Arts Meets and for non members there is a charge of £5. Refreshments are provided. (online meet ups in July and August are free to all).
August 6th 2020, 7:30pm to 9:30pm - Online Arts Meet with writer Claire Williamson After the success of the June Arts Meet online, we are running the session again this August so more members can take part in our North Somerset Arts Meet online. Writer Claire Williams will be joining us to lead a lively session on writing creatively to inspire your creative practice. Claire specialises in nurturing creative writing, both as craft and for wellbeing. Be inspired with an opportunity to reflect on your own artwork from a new perspective, using short, fun creative writing exercises and dialogue with other artists. This session may help you with your artist's statement, or self-promotion. Bring an image of your art to share, a notebook and pen. Register for free on Eventbrite and we will email you the Zoom link nearer the time. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/august-art-meet-creative-reflections-with-poet-claire-williamson-tickets-113826227310
11th June 2020, Online Arts Meet with Claire Williamson, workshop on writing creatively to inspire your creative practice.
12th March 2020, Nailsea Methodist Church. Talk from Clive Harrison from C&S Print Services on printing work for maximising sales. 2nd September 2019, Cleeve Village Hall. Talk from Steve Jacobson on Framing.
17th July 2019, 65 High St, Nailsea. Focus on Social Media.
23rd May 2019, Clevedon Community Centre. Arts Week evaluation and feedback evening.
21st March 2019, St Barnabus Church, Claverham. Helping artists to promote their exhibitions during Arts Week 2019.
7th September 2018, The Old Quarry, Weston Super Mare. This was the Private View for our 20 x 20 open exhibition.
16th July 2018, Long Ashton Village Hall. This event delved into Arts Week, membership and the running of NSA, attendees were invited to have their say ahead of the launch of Arts Week 2019 applications.
24th May 2018, 65 High Street, Nailsea. Emmeline Simpson, a North Somerset based artist talked about her work and how to commercialise your art. You can read more about Emmeline on her website emmelinesimpson.co.uk.
20th February 2018, Cleeve Village Hall. Nicola Wilcox ran a coaching session to provide artists an opportunity to reflect on their art business and focus on benefitting that business in 2018.
22nd November 2017, Clevedon Theatre Shop. Ros Cuthbert spoke to us about mixing a variety of artistic disciplines to enhance exhibition visitors experiences and having common characters throughout. She then performed with her musicians and excellent selection of jazz music.
13th July 2017, Nailsea Tithe Barn. This event is titled "How to survive as an artist" and will be looking at the experience members of our committee have had with a particular focus on marketing and selling work. Come along to share your experience and learn from others, have a cup of tea and meet like minded people.
22nd May 2017, The Refectory, Congresbury. This event was an opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and experiences of Arts Week 2017 and to help shape the event for 2019 with feedback and input.
16th March 2017, Weston Super Mare. Social Media, this event looked at the three main social media platforms, twitter, facebook and Instagram and how to use them effectively to promote art, artists and events members take part in. This was a crash course in social media.
20th February 2017, Clevedon Theatre Shop. How to get the best out of exhibiting. We had guest speaker David Singleton, Conservator at Bristol Museums visit us to talk about his experience displaying artwork. Members can find notes from this session in the resources pack.