Bumper sales reflect artists’ skills

PUBLISHED: 15:21 14 August 2013 | UPDATED: 15:21 14 August 2013

Seaton and District Art Society cup winners (left to right) Jan Charlesworth, Peter Orman, Sara Bor and Mike Ilsley.

Seaton and District Art Society cup winners (left to right) Jan Charlesworth, Peter Orman, Sara Bor and Mike Ilsley.


Annual awards presented at Seaton and District Art Society annual exhibition

Weeks of preparation paid off for the organisers of the 41st Seaton and District Art Society exhibition in the town hall.

President Alan Cotton congratulated the artists at the preview evening and said that the exhibits were of a very high standard. His praise was echoed by visitors whose comments included: “Wonderful variety of media and subject matter.”

“Stunning quality work!”

The remarks were reflected in the level of sales - considerably up from last year.

The President’s Cup for best picture in show went to Sara Bor for “Seaton Hole”.

The Devon Framers’ Cup went to Kaili Fu for her landscape entitled “Flight Seaton”.

Meanwhile Tricia Cotton selected Jan Charlesworth’s textile composition of “Sunflowers” for The Maggie Lodge Bowl Award for the best flower exhibit.

Peter Orman’s delicate pencil portrait of “Head of a Girl” won The Barbara Hollinsworth Award. This was presented to him by well known local artist Emma McFadyen.

The winner of the wildlife Bob Hurndell Memorial Cup went to Mike Ilsley for “Trio of Ploughing Horses”.

There were 56 entries in the children’s’ section – the highest ever number. Hand crafted certificates done by Mike Beach were awarded to Joe Bennett, Aivlin Moss and Emily Allen for their individual drawings of cats.

The next demonstration and talk will be conducted by Mike McDonald and his subject is “Chagford Landscape in mixed media”. This will take place at the Seaton Town Hall on September 2 from 2pm to 4pm. Visitors and new members are welcome.

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