Spring 2016 Exhibition
BAS Spring Exhibition
The Spring Exhibition was held at the Youth Centre, Broadstone from Sunday 27th March to Saturday 2nd April.
Helpers included Anita Cheeseman, Debbie Clements, Carolyn Newman, Chris Crosby, Gill Hunt, Chris Sanders, Chris Gavin, Margaret Hasted, David Herrington, Martin Cahill, Robert Reid, John Britton, Andrew Wooldridge, Simon Merry and Chris Davis amongst others. Sally-Anne Staples had taken on the task of typing out the catalogue and labels. Val Robinson provided the refreshments at the preview on 26th March when Christine Sanders, Chair, welcomed members and guests including John Biggs from Poole & East Dorset Art Society who judged the Margaret Cleave Award for the best Innovative Work and she also thanked Joan Lilley for judging the Heatley Rose Bowl awarded for the best floral painting.
Pictured are Dennis Hill and Christine Sanders with John Biggs and Joan Lilley at the Preview.
There were 163 hung works and nearly 70 portfolios on display for the week plus displays of original cards which were very popular with visitors. At the close our President, Dennis Hill thanked the organisers particularly Eleanor Eadie and Thea Hodgson for their hard work. Dennis felt that the exhibition had been one of the most successful to date with a wide variety of work of a very good standard and over 450 visitors. Twenty framed works were sold and nine portfolios. Amount raised £2,250.00 gross. A donation was of £100 was given to Julia’s House for the use of their van which was kindly driven by Edwin Gray a member who is also a volunteer there.
Patricia Burns a member from Marnhull was the lucky winner of the raffle painting donated by Eddie Lowdon of “Wimborne Landscape with River Stour”. Money from this and donations raised £270 for the 2nd Corfe Mullen Scout Group to help with the upkeep of their HQ where the society meets regularly from mid September to the end of April.
Margaret Cleave Award for Innovative Art judged by John Biggs was awarded to Lauran Church from Puddletown for her stained glass mosaic "Beneath the Waves". Commended were Mary Quinton-Edwards from Okeford Fitzpaine for "Stourhead", John Britton’s "Mellor's Woodland Hut" and “Chalk Walk to Corfe Castle” and Bob Reid from Branksome Park for his 3D work “The Garden”. John also liked Jeff Bradley’s work “1929 Brough Superior”.
Heatley Rose Bowl awarded for the best floral painting judged by local artist and club member Joan Lilley was won by one of our newest members Judith Ryde from Wimborne for her watercolour “Summer Flowers”. 2nd was Thea Hodgson of Broadstone for her watercolour “Summer and Autumn” and 3rd prize was awarded to Gill Hunt also from Broadstone for her acrylic painting “Red Vase with Roses.
At the close, Dennis presented awards as follows:
Worth Cup for the most popular painting chosen by the public - Dee Cowell for her pastel painting "Lion". Dee lives near Wimborne and has only recently joined the club.
2nd John Britton of Broadstone for his mixed media work "Mellor's Woodland Hut" please see below and
3rd Margaret Hasted from Corfe Mullen for her mixed media work "Poppies".
Members Award for the paintings entered in the special section "Inspired by Words" Winner, John Britton, for "Mellor's Wooden Hut"
2nd Lee James from Wimborne for "Spirited Away" and equal 3rd were the watercolours by Dennis Hill "Morning Bike Ride" and Carl Richardson’s "All we dream is what we wish to see".