Exchange exhibition - Florida, California & Wales
International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) and the National Watercolor Society (NWS) of USA, international art exchange exhibition with The Welsh Group.
The primary mission of the ISEA organization is to encourage and promote artists who create their art using experimental materials, concepts, attitude and techniques. Each year ISEA hosts prestigious art exhibits both in the US and internationally that show case and celebrate the experimental nature of art.
BIG Arts, Sanibel Island, FL, USA.
September, October, November 2013.
NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA, USA.
Art Central, Barry, Wales, UK.
July, August 2014.
Catalogue produced by ISEA
We offer opportunities where artists may attend workshops, demonstrations and presentations by leading artists and instructors in experimental art.
“Artists working in an experimental manner need a society where they can share ideas and techniques – both old and new and encourage the development of new talents and skills. There is a need to connect, encourage, inform and promote artists who create art by experimentation and exploration. We need new ways to provide a forum to exhibit our work.”
Maxine Masterfield, ISEA founder 2010.
The Welsh Group
The Welsh Group is an artists’ collective, with the purpose of exhibiting and “giving a voice” to the visual arts in Wales. The group began in 1948 as the South Wales Group, consisting of both professional and amateur artists. The group’s initial conception was a response to the Royal Cambrian Academy's relatively weak representation from south Wales. In the South Wales Group’s first exhibition catalogue, David Bell wrote “It is the purpose of the group to establish a new link between the artists of south Wales and their public."
The group adopted its current, broader title of The Welsh Group by 1975, by which time it had also become a fully professional artists’ group. Today the group exhibits in Wales and internationally, including the USA.
Special thanks to Jean Walcot and Dilys Jackson for their efforts to make this exchange a reality.
Above: Members of The Welsh Group and ISEA joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Vale of Glamorgan (centre), the Global Director for Cultural Skills at the British Council Simon Dancy (fifth from right) and Curator for Art Central Gallery Tracey Harding (far left), at the Wales launch.
Below: Photographs from the Welsh exhibition launch.