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Cardigan Art Society Named Art Club of the Year 2017

Posted on Wed 19 Jul 2017

Our Art Club of the Year competition once again proved a huge success, with 45 UK art clubs entering five works from different members to represent them.

From these entries, ten clubs were selected to exhibit the works at this year's Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography which took place from July 13 - 16.

Artist and regular contributor to The Artist magazine, Hazel Soan, selected the overall winners as Cardigan Art Society, and the two runners-up as Pinner Sketch Club and Hornsea Art Society.

The winning art club, Cardigan Art Society, win £500 of Jackson's Art Supplies vouchers, to spend on art materials for the clubs use, as well as a sponsored demonstration by an artist tutor of their choice. Both Pinner Sketch Club and Hornsea Art Society win £250 of Jackson's Art Supplies vouchers.

First Prize - Cardigan Art Society

Cardigan Art Society is a group of artists based in West Wales, around the town of Cardigan in the lower Teifi valley. The society usually meets on the third Thursday of each month at Theatr Mwldan and organise a programme of workshops, demonstrations and talks by both members and invited artists. These events are open to non-members and new members are always welcome.

More information can be found on their website.

Sybil Kahlo, mixed media, (100x100cm) by Clare Howell

Nag, Nag, Nag, oil, (51x63cm) by John Edwards

Cilgerran Oaks, ink and watercolour, (53x43cm) by Jan Brown

Murmuration, lino print, (33x38cm) by Helen Rowlands

The Artist at the Foile Bar, oil (106x81cm) by David Church


Pinner Sketch Club

The Club was formed in 1942 and has approx. 130 members. We have workshops, demonstrations, guest lectures, critiques and social events.

During the Summer we have outdoor painting sessions. Our Annual Exhibition is held in August with around 200 paintings.

For more information and examples of our work, please visit our website:-

Woodland, watercolour, (45x35cm) by Mary Pelham

Antibodies, acrylic, (55x45cm) by Tom Hornung

Paul, acrylic, (60x50cm) by Patrick McAuliffe

Victorian Perspective, oil, (63x53cm) by Kalpna Saksena

Shades of Glass, collage, (100x70cm) by Enoka David

Hornsea Art Society

The Hornsea Art Society was founded in 1969 by a small group of people sharing a common interest and enthusiasm for drawing and painting, meeting under the leadership of Harry Hudson Rodmell RSMA who became the first president of the society. This position was later taken up by Colin Verity, also a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the society has flourished over the years and membership now fluctuates just short of the 100 mark.

We are an active and vibrant society, our main showcase being the annual summer exhibition which attracts around a thousand visitors with trophies being awarded in 13 categories. Some members also take part in an Open Studios event in and around Hornsea which is proving increasingly popular. Monthly meetings are held featuring  demonstrations or illustrated talks by artists from the north of England and we have a comprehensive library of over 100  DVDs which are available to hire.

Members are also encouraged to take part in full-day workshops, held in spring and autumn and we organise plein air outings during the year which are well supported.. In addition to the main exhibition, we now run a project during  the year which culminates in a second exhibition of work. This has included “Tour and Detour” which focussed on the Tour de France in Yorkshire; “Passe-partout” which was based on the game of Chinese Whispers; and “Spotlight on Hornsea” where participants drew a local map location out of the hat and had to produce a piece of artwork from that area. This year the focus is Hull, City of Culture with a likely title ebing “The Faces of Hull”.

Members are also eligible to join the “Monday morning group”, meeting weekly for hands-on practice and mutual support, and the Textile group which concentrates on that particular skill.

Hornsea Art Society sponsors and judges competitions in three local schools, offering prizes and a trophy to each, with winning entries being displayed at the summer exhibition. We are currently working closely with the schools on some joint ventures.

The Society has members of all abilities, from beginners to professionals, working in a wide range of media including watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastel, textiles, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Members frequently exhibit their work outside the society and several have taken part in Hornsea’s Seawall Art Competition and their work is now permanently displayed on the south promenade.

We have recently set up a new gallery space in the lounge area of Hornsea Indoor Bowls Club, the Seagull gallery, which we run for the club on a commercial basis. It is already booked for the next year and offers an ideal shop window for our members.

2017 being City of Culture Year for Hull and the East Riding, we are involved in a host of community events: we are running a series of painting workshops in local residential care homes; providing artists in residence at the Carnival weekend; organising an art event at the Bike Fest with autistic children. All these undertakings will feed in to a major exhibition at the end of the year.

The Chimp, watercolour, (47x40cm) by Anne Saunders

Le Tour, oil, (36x71cm) by Keith Robinson

Ebony Sonata, oil, (74x53cm) by Kate Gendle

From the Bridge, watercolour, (33x38cm) by Pam Williams

Hocus Crocus, acrylic, (92x30cm) by Meg Burkill

Clubs exhibited at Patchings Festival of Art, Craft and Photography

Croydon Art Society

Lavender Vendor, ink and gouche, (38x33cm) by Anthony Waldbaum

Behind the Curtain, mixed media, (33x24cm) by Jessica Saraga

Steam Detail LR, watercolour, (46x30cm) by Raymond Ore

Yesteryear, watercolour, (79x63cm) by Archie Niven

Falcated Tealat, Arundel, watercolour, (56x76m) by Michael Hampton

Etwall Art Group

Canary Wharf Sunset, watercolour, (41x51cm) by Jean Parkinson

Autumn Colours, mixed media, (56x46cm) by Pauline Allen

Blue Magic, watercolour, (41x30.5cm) by Anne Cumming

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, acrylic, (41x51cm) by Brian Woodhead

Old Birch, mixed media, (38x38cm) by Sandra Jones

Solent Art Society

Seascape, mixed media, (28x38cm) by Di Lockyear

Autumn Trees, acrylics, (50x60cm) by Sue Coaton

Bright Saris, watercolour, (29x29cm) by Elaine Reed

Watts Memorial Chapel in the Snow, watercolour, (20x30cm) by Steve McIntyre

Highland Cow, acrylic, (27x27cm) by Chris Lewis

Milton Keynes Art Society

Waiting for a Walk, oil, (35x91cm) by Charmian Hayes

Not What they Seem, oil, (41x42cm) by Irene Foster

Times Square, acrylic, (46x36cm) by Alan Chown

The Jungfrau Railway, watercolour, (54x70cm) by Jim Coggins

Man with Red Necktie, acrylic, (60x60cm) by Mike Bloor

North Lincs Art Society

Dad, oil, (56.5x46cm) by Mick Craven

Spring - The First Anemones, oil, (40cx40cm) by Carol Emsley

Nature Reserve, Barrow Haven, acrylic, (23x38cm) by Pat Merriweather

Girl Guide, acrylic, (57x50.5cm) by Tom Ingham

Traces I, collograph, (34x59cm) by Jackie Welton

Winchester Art Club

Sailing Home, acrylic, (50x50cm) by Ken Pothecary

A Slice of Melon, oil, (80x80cm) by Joan Willingham

Snow Melting, mixed media, (50x61cm) by Sheila Lockyer

Three Species of British Bumblebees, watercolour, (27x21cm) by Tricia Spink

Winter Owl, oil, (58x58cm) by Wendy Bramall

Ashton Art Group

Time to Go, oil over acrylic, (58x123cm) by Peter Davies

Still Life Blues, acrylic, (52x52cm) by Lesley Heaton

St Ives, watercolour and ink, (20x34cm) by Roy Bri

Bubbles, oil, (50x50cm) by Mike Mannion

Rhubarb!, acrylic, (60x20cm) by Chris Ball

Look out for details of next year’s Art Club of the Year Competition and start discussing your club’s entries now!

Cardigan Art Society Named Art Club of the Year 2017