Category Archives: Art Exhibition

Summer Exhibition 2018

Our summer exhibition is an opportunity to show the artwork of our members and we received many complimentary comments from visitors on the quality of our paintings and the range of styles and subject matter.

3 Highly Commended awards

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Peter Forey Award for the best Landscape Painting

“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose is the winner of the 2018 Peter Forey Award.

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“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose

Public Vote

“Favourite Painting” voted for by members of public was “Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite

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“Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite

Gallery

Photos were taken during the hanging stage before opening, showing the diversity of styles and skills of our members.

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Raffle

Many thanks to Hilary Dancer for her generous gift of one of her paintings which was offered as the sole prize of this year’s raffle.

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Lucky winner Rukeyah with Hilary (right) and the prize painting

 

Pop Up Shop – Another success

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I spoke too soon at the last demo when I said how grateful I was that we hadn’t booked our event for the “snowy weekend”!  Saturday morning was quiet while people waited to see whether the roads would remain passable but luckily, by lunchtime it wasn’t too bad and they came along to see what our exhibition was all about.   It seems to be the perfect location and attracts people of all ages.

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Tony Yates completed three demonstration watercolour paintings during the exhibition

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Greetings Cards attracted a lot of attention

None of this would be possible without the help and support of the Committee and some of the members who helped setting up/taking down, transferring to and from the overnight storage and generally helping “man the sales desk” during the exhibition.  A huge thank you to all involved.

Another successful Pop Up Shop

Pop Up Shop 2017

The first day of the pop up shop was a great success, taking nearly a thousand pounds in painting sales.  Our newly set up “Card Reader” proved very useful as the majority of sales were made by card rather than cash.

The number of entries was higher than last year and there was lots of  interest in all of the paintings on show.  Tony Yates very kindly offered to paint a harbour scene during the day which drew quite an audience. Tony delighted some of the younger members of the audience by including the objects that they wanted to see in the picture.

Day two (being Sunday) was much quieter but we still managed to sell three paintings.  There was a lot of interest in our Society and several people left their contact details with a view to becoming members.

Definitely a worthwhile venture.