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.