Stockport Art Guild named Art Club of the Year 2019
Congratulations to Stockport Art Guild who have been named as our Art Club of the Year at the opening of the Art Club exhibition at Patchings Art Centre.
Huge congratulations to Stockport Art Guild who have been named as Art Club of the Year at the opening of our Art Club exhibition at Patchings Art Centre.
Ten UK art clubs were selected to take part in the exhibition, which runs from October 12 to November 10 in the Pavilion Gallery, from all of the entries to our 2019 Art Club of the Year competition. From these well-know artist and contributor to The Artist magazine, Hazel Soan, chose her top three clubs to win prizes from Jackson's Art Supplies with Stockport being her number one choice.
Of the five artworks (see below) entered and exhibited by Stockport Art Guild Hazel says: 'All the paintings are strong with a confident clarity about them, which says to me that this club knows how to encourage its artists, they are brave, purposeful paintings. The group vibe is larger for the sum of the parts. The colour combination excellent, with a clear, clean interaction of panels of colour. I think they know their stuff up there! I also like the choice of shapes, each definitely enhances the other as a group, and therefore hang well together'.
Auntie Winnie, by Angela Herd Hall
Country Road, Cape Cod by Bert Yates
Something Blue by Ron Coleman
Son of Zelda by Peter Davies
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by Inari Johnson
Stockport Art Guild win £500 worth of Jackson's art materials vouchers, £100 towards the cost of a workshop or demonstration to club members and a feature in Leisure Painter next year.
Hazel selected Millennium Art Group and Milton Keynes Society of Artists as runners-up.
Of Millennium Art Group, Hazel says: 'I like the clever natural colour wave that sweeps as a theme through all their artworks, binding them together as a whole. There is a good selection of style and medium and I imagine this group as very supportive of each other in their endeavours'.
Light and Shade by Robin Gooch
Rust by Alan Lazenby
Still Life with Metals by Robert Manning
Still Life with Sardines by Christopher Medcalf
The Old Langdale Road by Pam Todd
Of Milton Keynes Hazel says: 'I love the variety of the entries and the club seems to reflect the young vibrant new town brilliantly'.
Morning Light by Joe Stockton
New Street Square Reflections by Louise Thomas
Shadows say It All by Mike Bloor
Snow Leopard by Rosamunde Wood
Weighing You Up for a Portrait by Charmian Hayes
Both groups win £250 worth of art materials vouchers from Jackson's Art Supplies.
Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite club to win the People's Choice Award of £100 worth of Jackson's art materials vouchers. Discover more about the exhibition of the Patchings Art Centre website by clicking here., and look out for details of our 2020 Art Club of the Year competition next spring.