The Annual Exhibition could not take place last year because of the Coronavirus and it was postponed until 10th & 11th September this year rather than holding in July as had been happening for some time.
The Exhibition has now moved online and can be found here.
The Reception Evening was held on 9th September 2021 and was attended by the wonderfully colourful Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Sarah Jane Croke.
The sales from the exhibition were very pleasing indeed especially given that the number of people at the Reception Evening was down from previous years, not surprising given that many people have not been attending gatherings indoors.
In all 19 paintings were sold, 14 Ready-to-Hang and 5 Portfolios. It is very good to know that all of Val Brooks’ beautiful pastels sold.
This year the judge was Eleanor Harvey from The Frame Centre who kindly selected the following three prize winners:
The Winsland Prize for the best watercolour/mixed media painting in the exhibition went to Lesley Kilner for her painting “Mouse”.
The Themed Competition entitled “Lockdown Dreams” was won by Olga Lucia Salgado for her painting “Changes in Life”.
The Committee Prize entitled “Water” was won by Tracy Allen for her acrylic painting which has subsequently sold.
The Jerry Seward Trophy which is also known as The People’s Choice was won by Lesley Kilner for “Raindrops on My Windowpane”.
Brush With Art Raffle Prize
Peter Tuitt asked Liz Seward this year if she would donate one of her paintings to be raffled to raise money for the Brush with Art Group at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Peter Tuitt set a target of £500 and he was delighted to announce that the sum of £512 was raised. The winner of Liz’s lovely painting “Turfhill, Lightwater Country Park” was Mick Keeley.
Congratulations to Peter Tuitt and the committee team for getting through to the point where it was possible to hold the Annual Exhibition once again. Thank you to everyone who attended.