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2004 Annual Exhibition

Dreams posterThis year, for the first time, the Exhibition was held in High Cross Church, Knoll Road, Camberley. The Private View on Thursday 26 August was opened by the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Paul Ilnicki, and followed by two days open to the public - 27 and 28 August. It is judged to have maintained the Society's high local reputation.

As usual, members were invited to exhibit drawings, paintings and pottery. Several prizes had been sponsored, generally either to encourage particular types of work or in memory of past members. The optional themed competition was called "Dreams"

n 2003 the Society had decided to allow paintings to be taken away at the time of purchase, additional works being hung in place of those sold. This experiment was deemed not to have been a success and so the 2004 Exhibition was again unchanged throughout (apart from immediately available unframed porfolio items), buyers collecting their purchases at the end.

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Chairman, Michael Whiteley, introducing the Mayor at the official opening of the 2004 Exhibition
2004 Ehibition (General View) Based on public comments, the new venue was seen as having a better ambiance than the Camberley Theatre.

Views expressed on the quality of the displayed work suggested that it also had improved. If this is true, then your webmaster suggests that it may be due in some measure to the contributions of several of our newer members. Some specific sales are also credited to lessons learned at the Society's demonstration meetings and workshops.
A big thank you must go to the Exhibition sub-committee and their many helpers who gave freely of their time.

We moved our screens to their new storage location in Peggy's garage and throughout the summer we spent many an hour refurbishing them and painting most of them green. A big thank you, too, to Peggy for providing us with storage and for her many cups of tea and moral support. We trust that those of you who saw the screens at the exhibition liked the result.
Chairman's prize Award of Chairman's prize
Another general view The "Potters' corner"

Competition Winners

Prize Winner Painting
The Winsland Award Maureen Hayward "Gieranger Fjord".
"The Dream" theme competition (donated by the Brackendale Gallery, Camberley) Mim Jory "Anna in Contemplation"


Over 250 paintings were on display, of which 43 were sold, including 14 unframed "portfolio items". The potters sold 22 pieces.

The more economical (and better-liked) venue and the sale of several higher-priced works meant that for the first time in some years the Exhibition was not a worrying drain on the Society's financial resources.

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