We had a really good social evening last night. After the initial announcements, we were given a talk by Phil Harrison and his wife of ‘Bookworm Alley’, very interesting to hear about the collection of Salvation Army memorabilia they collect and also the extremely important work they do in Assam with the children.
Following the talk the Jose Hook award was presented
to Stella Masters for her
painting entitled ‘Bunny Love’ She received a certificate, SAA mug , a pewter tankard to keep for a year and a voucher donated by Jose Hook.
Second prise went to Colin Mossman for his painting entitled ‘Sunrise Hullbridge’ , he received a certificate and an SAA mug.
Third prise winner went to Geraldine Elliot for her painting ‘Kick About’ she also received a certificate and an SAA mug.
The ‘At Home’ evening is also the time that the ‘Presidents’ award is made. We had 16 paintings submitted and each attendee had one vote to choose their favourite painting. The outright winner of this vote was Christine Dobson for her painting of a parrot, she received a certificate and a carriage clock that she will keep for a year. This is the second year running that Christine has won, she is an excellent artist and it is an extremely good painting.
I must say it was a good turnout, with many new faces which is always good to see. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did and look forward to seeing you at the next event.