Buckingham Art for All -


A Buckingham based Art group which welcomes artists of all abilities and those interested in art to meet, share, learn and above all enjoy art.  Monthly meetings are held with a variety of speakers and demonstrations.  We hold two annual exhibitions and would love you to join us either as a visitor or a member; spectator or artist!


Bafa Membership is now available for 2016 - just £20!


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November 2015 -

Our Winter Exhibition has been a roaring success! Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, opened the exhibition on Friday night with a great crowd appreciating our record entry. We were pleased to have four paintings from our twinned town of Mouvaux, in France, to add to our wonderful show of local artistic talent.


For those of you that visited over the weekend and took part in the competition element of our Journey Themed exhibition, here are the results.


Best Interpretation of the Theme

Winner - Pilgrim, A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step by Cathy Read

Highly Commended - After the Storm by Rowena Devas


Best Novice

Winner - Birch Reflections by Maria Pratt

Highly Commended - Memories of my Childhood by Dianne White


Best Intermediate

Winner - Journey to Safety by Geraldine Rendle

Highly Commended - A Frosty Morning Walk by Wyn Burder


Best Experienced

Winner - Too Shy to Go Anywhere by Barbara Geary

Highly Commended - T.G.I.F. (after Joseph Zbukvic) by Peter Baker


Best in Show

Winner - Too Shy To Go Anywhere by Barbara Geary

Highly Commended - After the Storm by Rowena Devas

November 2015 - A record entry to our Exhibition promises a great weekend for the 14th and 15th November at the Buckingham Community Centre. Preview invites will be with members shortly.

October 2015 - If you would like to make a donation to Cancer Research UK in memory of Bafa member Melanie Makinson - Please follow this link.

September 2015 - September’s guest was Christian artist Yvone Bell. Yvonne primarily designs church vestments, banners, chasubles and panels and it was particularly interesting to hear of her work on vestments designed for the Archbishop of York. However Yvonne also brought with her other examples of her varied styles of silk painting, mainly carried out using the ‘stained glass’ method but there were also a few examples of more freehand work. Yvonne carried out a demonstration of her work, which we were actively encouraged to watch very closely, and she practically completed an entire painting in the 2nd half! It was good to hear a few people mention that those silk paints at the back of the cupboard might get another airing.....


Written by Emma Hamilton, Photos by Emily Pool

July 2015 - Phil Madley, Encaustic Wax Painting - A great evening with lots of demonstrations of how wax can move and create different effects. Full report to follow shortly.

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Except where noted all events are free to members, £5 for non members at Buckingham Well Street United Church from 8pm to 10pm


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June 2015 - Deborah Hopson-Wolpe came to visit on Tuesday 9th June and entertained BAFA members to a very enjoyable demonstration of her silk screen printing. Following the break she gave a most interesting talk about her work as a potter after leaving Camberwell School of Art.

She talked about her inspiration and creativity to achieve her desired results and photographs of her works were shown to an appreciative audience, which responded enthusiastically.

written by Carol Bagni; Photos by Emily Pool

June 2015 - Bafa would like to wish all of our members who are taking part in Bucks Open Studios - Sunny days and a multitude of visitors! See the BOS website for more details 6th June- 21st June



For further information contact:  0843 289 7244 or emailnews@buckinghamartforall.co.ukThis number is run by an automatic switchboard and will try and to connect you to a member of the committee who will help with your query.


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Tues 8 Dec—Christmas Quiz and Party


Our fantastic Art Quiz will have you delving into your visual memory more than you think Peter Bowtell will once again devise and call the wonderful quiz. Bring nibbles and soft drinks for a sparkling evening.


Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 10th December 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham


Tues 12 January – Zoe Day – Portraiture



Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 14th January 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham



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Examples of our Members Artwork can be viewed on the Bafa Gallery's Participating Artists pages

Raffle Prizes


We have had a few members enquiring as to where we get our wonderful raffle prizes, month after month.  Well the answer is that they are donated by very generous members! We would like to thank those of you who have thought of us, and supported our raffle, when you find such great prizes be it a bottle or art related items and books. All donations to the raffle can be brought along to the monthly meetings.