Spring 2018 Exhibition
An exhibition was held at The Youth Centre in Moor Road, Broadstone from Sunday 8th to Saturday 14th April 2018. The arrangements were changed slightly in that no preview was held but instead two charity coffee mornings were organized at the venue to run alongside the exhibition. These were held on Wed 11th and Friday 13th April with home-made cakes and tray bakes provided by members.
The society’s chosen charity for this year is Julia’s House, Dorset & Wiltshire Children’s Hospice at Corfe Mullen. The money raised from the two coffee mornings amounted to £154.25. £215.00 from a raffle for a painting of Holes Bay by Christine Clark and a goodies hamper will also be donated to the charity. The painting was won by Mrs. Brindle from Broadstone and the hamper was won by Mrs. Pinson also from Broadstone. An auction amongst members for two easels and a number of painting brushes donated to the society at the exhibition raised £45.70. The bucket collection raised £39.41 and the collecting tin £35.10. So a total of £489.41 for the charity.
There was no special theme for this exhibition and there were a wide variety of subjects, styles and media on view. Visitors were also able to view some members’ sketch books and work in progress on display in the foyer where there was also a lovely flower arrangement provided by Thea Hodgson. Kathe Holt also provided a further display.
The exhibition closed at 4:00 pm on Saturday 14th and our Chair, Sally-Anne Staples thanked everyone who had contributed to the exhibition and said that visitors had commented that the society had put on a wonderful exhibition. There had been over 540 visitors over the seven days. 11 framed pictures and 10 portfolios had been sold raising £1,095 gross. Several people had asked if they could speak to the people whose sketch books had been on show. She was pleased to say that Dennis Hill, Club President had been able to visit the exhibition earlier that day with his daughter Sue.
The Worth Cup for the most popular painting as chosen by the public was awarded to Dee Cowell for her picture “Flight”.
2nd was Wendy Alcock with her “Just William” and third was Eddie Lowdon with his picture “Mousehole, Cornwall”.
The Members’ Award, voted for by art society members only was given to Barbara Davis for her abstract work “Mist Obscuring the View”. 2nd was Eddie Lowdon with his picture “Mousehole, Cornwall” and third was Carl Richardson with “Tranquility”.
Members who have access to “Paint” Magazine would have been able to see the short article about this exhibition in the July 2018 edition. Reports also appeared in local magazines.
Apologies for not including Eddie and Carl’s paintings in this report but suitable images of their work were not available.
Carolyn Newman, July 2018