St Just Society of Artists

Hello and welcome to this preliminary landing page of the newly-formed St Just Society of Artists.

St Just artists in Nicky Huxham's studio

About the Society

We are an open-door community of artists based in and around St Just on the West Penwith peninsula.

Our aim is to meet regularly to talk about our art practice, taking turns to visit each other’s studios, sharing artistic endeavours and developments, offering mutual support and constructive feedback, and consuming quite a lot of fresh coffee and biscuits.

Foggy Day - Carn Bosavern by St Just artist IanB

Membership

As a Society we welcome membership applications from small “kitchen-table-sized” clusters of artists or from individuals who wish to be put in touch with such a group.

This way the ethos of a supportive professional community can be expressed and experienced in relatively intimate settings while offering occasional Society-wide activities and opportunities: for example, life drawing classes, lectures or group exhibitions.

Chaffinch by Nicky Huxham, Cornish artist

Exhibition

We are delighted to announce the Opening of our inaugural group show, ‘Arrival’, on Saturday 20 April at Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery and invite you to join our celebration from 1 pm until 3 pm. The Show will then run until Thursday 9 May.

More details about the exhibition can be found here.

Whitsand Bay by Mike Sheardown, artist in St Just, Cornwall

Social?

Yes, actually, we’re very social; even the introverted artists among us like to come out to play now and then 😉

Oh, but you meant social media? Well then…

Yes, pease follow us on Instagram @stjustsocietyof for all the latest news and views – much art, perhaps the ocasional pic of people drinking coffee in the lovely Dog and Rabbit cafe in St Just, no cat pics!

Tinners Way by Cornish artist Helena Clinch

Contact

Yes, you can contact us, but please bear in mind that we’re a newly formed, supportive community of artists, not an established bureaucracy!

There is no committee or membership secretary, but one of our founding members, Mike Sheardown, has kindly volunteered to answer enquiries at this early stage. You can contact him here.

Fields Near The Cot Valley St Just - painting by Suzanne Stobbs

Artists

Featured on this page is work from 7 of the 8 founding members of the St Just Society of Artists. Miles Tebbutt is known to be producing new work for the upcoming exhibition but exactly what is proving to be a closely guarded secret!

Foggy Day, Carn Bosavern - Artist Ian Barnfield
Chaffinch - Artist Nicky Huxham
Tinners Way - Artist Helena Clinch
Untitled - Artist Andy Parker
Whitsand Bay - Artist Mike Sheardown
Fields Near The Cot Valley St Just - Artist Suzanne Stobbs
Gorgeous Gorse - Artist Melanie Stokes
Foggy Day, Carn Bosavern - Artist Ian Barnfield
Chaffinch - Artist Nicky Huxham
Gorgeous Gorse - Artist Melanie Stokes
Fields Near The Cot Valley St Just - Artist Suzanne Stobbs
Whitsand Bay - Artist Mike Sheardown
Tinners Way - Artist Helena Clinch
Untitled - Artist Andy Parker