Our evening started with an interesting talk by Cathy Russel on Quilling, which is an art form that goes back hundreds of years.
In this picture, she is demonstrating the varied form of paper rolls that are used to make up a picture. Thank you Cathy.
After Cathy had finished her talk and everyone had replenished their glasses and plates, Brian Coppard presented the awards chosen by the public for the best pictures on show at our exhibition.
In third place with a watercolour entitled ‘Sunrise Leigh-on-Sea was Colin Mossman, and here he is receiving his certificate and cup.
In second place was Chris Wiseman with his acrylic painting entitled ‘Smoke and Steam’, (this painting, was purchased by Mark Francois). In this picture, Chris is receiving his certificate, he also received a cup.
In first place with his watercolour painting entitled ‘Special Moments’ was Colin Mossman. In this picture, he is receiving his cup certificate and the Jose Hook award tankard which he can keep until next year.
The final award of the evening went to Ken Marjoram, he won the ‘Presidents’ award for the best painting of the year, In these two photos Ken is receiving his certificate, and clock that he keeps for a year and a ‘Brian’, this is a gold coloured maquette, and this he may keep forever.
We had some great prizes for our raffle most of which, together with the presentation mugs, were donated by the SAA.
All in all, it was a very good evening, thanks to all who attended and brought food and a big thank you to the committee for organizing and preparing everything for the evening.
Report by Colin Mossman
Photos by Anita Mossman