The Fulham Society of Artists was founded in 1952 as a not-for-profit organisation ‘to encourage the practice and exhibition of the work of local artists in association and to attract and interest the public in the visual arts.’ Membership is open to anyone over the age of eighteen living, working or studying in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and neighbouring boroughs.
Our first Chairman was Michael Stewart, a keen amateur artist who was then MP for Fulham East, and who later became Foreign Secretary in Harold Wilson’s government. He was succeeded by Carol Weight, Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art, and our current Chairman is Patricia Watson. In 2003 the fulham society combined with a local group of potters, giving us a new name, ‘The Society of Fulham Artists and Potters’ (SoFAP).
We create an opportunity for artists who practise in all media, of all abilities, to develop, refresh, practise, exhibit and sell their work in a supportive and enthusiastic community. Run by a committee and volunteers from the membership, we hold two large exhibitions a year at The Fulham Library, take part in various markets (Putney, North End Road, etc.), run workshops and provide Plein Air days. We welcome 2D and 3D artists.
Our quarterly Newsletter (available in printed and online formats) keeps members in touch with what is going on. (Click here to view the latest edition: SoFAP Newsletter December 2017.)
We are happy to answer any queries you may have.