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:- www.pinnersketchclub.co.uk
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!