A few members of the Fleet Art Society took part in the Fleet Art Festival this weekend 26th and 27th October, with an exhibition of their work.
A big thank you to those who took part and particularly the stewards who devoted their time to man the display. Three paintings were sold along with a few cards but there was a lot of interest by the general public. It was a little unfortunate that, not only was it the last few days of the children’s half term break with a lot of families away, but was also on the same weekend as two other art exhibitions in the near vicinity, one in Odiham and one in Crowthorne. However, the excellent presentation was a great success and helped to raise the profile of Fleet Art Society.
We also had a lot of folios from the late Geoffrey Ainley and these sold very well giving us a total of £151 which, I am sure, the Phylis Tuckwell charity will be pleased to receive.
Congratulations are extended to Sue Williams who has been selected to hang a painting at this year’s RA Summer Exhibition. Well done Sue, we are all delighted for you.
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
Peter Forey Award for the best Landscape Painting
“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose is the winner of the 2018 Peter Forey Award.
“Setting Sail” by Tony Rose
“Favourite Painting” voted for by members of public was “Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite
“Tibetan Grandmother” by Maria Haythornthwaite
Photos were taken during the hanging stage before opening, showing the diversity of styles and skills of our members.
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.
Lucky winner Rukeyah with Hilary (right) and the prize painting