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2016 Annual Exhibition

61st Annual Summer Exhibition and Sale
Paintings, ceramics, glass and jewellery by about 100 local artists.

Click or scroll for Prizes and Awards

The 2016 Exhibition is open to the public from
Saturday 23rd July to Saturday 6th August 2016
10:00 to 17:30 (20:00 Thursdays)

St Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, UK, RG41 1EH
Admission free. Free car parking. Disabled access. Refreshments available.
Exhibiting (full) members returned
entry paperwork by 6th June 2016 and handed their work in between
13:30 - 16:00, Friday 22 July 2016.

After a
Members Only Preview,
(open only to Members of the Society and their partners)
there was an invitation-only
Preview Evening
on Friday, 22 July 2016
during which the Exhibition was formally opened by John Redwood, our local MP.

We also welcomed
the Worshipful the Mayor of Wokingham Town, Mrs Gwynneth Hewetson
and consort Mr Tony Hewetson.

Also we were pleased to have with us the High Steward of Wokingham
Mr. John Nike & Mrs. Sue Nike,
Mr. Peter Fagan & Family of Mrs. Sandra Fagan (deceased) and, of course,
our President, Paul Banning.

Collection of unsold work:
Saturday 6 August, 5:30 to 6pm
We had a cracking opening night, with sales of £2,630 compared to £1,568 last year. Off to a great start . . . .

The Children's Corner was popular while the grown-ups admired the work on show.
Rebecca, Annet and Sue were on Radio Berkshire's Debbie McGee show on Sunday morning talking about the exhibition. It can be heard for 30 days on their website and possibly BBC iPlayer.
. . . and two great mentions in the Leisure Painter, this one and one about the Jubilee Frieze

Prizes and Awards (click winners for bigger pictures)
More pix below
Best in Show Award
Joan Sawdon Smith
"River Shannon"



Joan with John Redwood
.
Sandra Fagan Award for Best Watercolour

John Woolfenden
"Low Water, Lyme Regis"



John with Peter Fagan
.
Ray Mills Award for Best in Other Media

Elisabeth Da'Born
"Rocky Outlook"



Elisabeth with Gwynneth Hewetson
Ceramics Shield
Sarah Abell
"Pot"



Sarah with John Redwood
.
President's Cup for Services to the Society: Rod Jones

Rod with Paul Banning

People's Choice, based on Preview Evening
Your Choice #1
Sue Smith
"Southbank Sunshine"
Your Choice (Equal 2nd)
Chris Parry
"First Ball"
Your Choice (Equal 2nd)
Hilary Dancer
"Urban Jungle"
Your Choice #4
Liz Baldin
"Chasing the Light"
Your Choice (Equal 5th)
Hilary Dancer
"Deconstructed"
Your Choice (Equal 5th)
Alison Messias
"Hollyhocks"
Other artists who's work was well-liked include

Joy Aldred
Nikki Carr
Angus Mc Donald
Christine Guildford,
Nanda Ganesh
Lynne Bellchamber, Elaine Izod, Michael Vaughan
(See their Gallery pages).

General Impressions

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