Annual Exhibition, 2007
Between an earlier Mini
Exhibition and a personal one by
Jean Woolley of her late
husband's work, the 2007 Annual Exhibition was held on Friday 14th and
in High Cross Church, Knoll Road,
Members were invited to exhibit original drawings and
paintings. With a few exceptions all these items were for sale.
It was open
to the public from 9:30 am to 5 pm each day and the Evening Reception on
the Friday was opened by our local MP, Michael Gove. He spoke very eloquently,
complementing the artists on their achievements and the high standard of work.
The evening was well supported, guests including the current Mayor, Councillor
As well as the professionally-judged
Winsland Award and the Public's choice Jill Seward Trophy for which all
catalogued paintings are entered, members are sometimes given the opportunity
to submitt paintings with a particular theme. For 2007 this was "Contrasts" , the committee hoping that it
would stimulate entrants to consider all types of artistic contrast: colour,
tone, shape, concept, message etc.
Previous competition themes have
"A Riot of
Colour", "Celebration", "" and "Dreams"
| The 3 competition winners
in 2007 were:
|Jill Seward Trophy
"St Mark's Square
"Interiors 1908 & 1968"
(acrylic), from 18 entries
205 framed paintings were in the catalogue and there were also
uncataloged portfolio items. Of these about 20 and 8, respectively, were
Additionally, five of the late Gerald Woolley's pictures were on display
(none of them sold but there was a great deal of interest and discussion). His
widow still has a number of his pictures for sale, very reasonably priced for
the quality. Visit her Nov
2007 exhibition .
As well as framed and mounted pictures, original greetings cards were
popular and there was a satisfying interest by those attending the exhibition
in joining the Society.
Comments on the exhibition are always welcome (contact as
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