Not even a world-wide pandemic was going to stop us holding our annual exhibition. In 2020, we had managed a successful one-day outdoor art market; in 2021 we returned indoors to the Village Hall with a bigger and bolder event ... combining a traditional gallery exhibition alongside a market of individual artists.
The traditional exhibition was set-up in one end of the larger village hall, accommodating a new layout of the paintings which proved popular with visitors. 3-D work was positioned in a more central area creating a passage into the "market" area. Here, a half dozen artists displayed their own work and answered questions from the many visitors over the three days. Alongside them were additional unframed items and cards, the work of many of the club's artists.
Our President, Cecil Rice, provided a large number of his cards to use as our raffle prizes. These proved immensely popular and we are delighted to make a contribution of £300 to MacMillan Cancer Research.
Cecil also formally opened the event and chose a number of paintings representing his personal favourites. Judith Armstrong won "Best in show" accolade and the Rose Bowl that goes with it!
We are all delighted simply to have managed to hold the event in 2021. The fact that many pieces of artwork - paintings and 3-D - were sold and that feedback from our visitors was overwhelmingly positive, is the icing on the cake.