Summer Exhibition 2022
Our first summer exhibition since 2019 was held at the Strand Centre in July 2022 – and we were delighted it was a successful one. Over the last 3 years our membership has changed with some older members deciding not to return after Covid and others moving away from the area. However, the group has attracted new members who were exhibiting their work at the Strand Centre for the first time.
Local artist Louise Bougourd judged the paintings and awarded prizes in various categories, as given below.
Visitors to the exhibition were asked to vote for their favourite painting and the winner this year was Liz Brown for The Red Bag. A popular exhibit was a collaborative piece featuring an orange steam punk image, painted by members in sections and then reassembled.
We were very pleased with both the sales and the encouraging responses from visitors. And are looking forward to some of the group exhibiting their work at another exhibition, this time at Beachcomber on the Den, Teignmouth from Saturday 13 August to Friday 19.
Acrylic Kim Walker for Pear
Pastel Barbara Armstrong for Exmouth from Dawlish Warren
Oil Marilyn Berry for Cornish Waves
Watercolour Liz Brown for Dartmoor Bridge
Mixed Media Liz Brown for Braving the Waves
Best Local Scene Sheila Dangar for Boat Cove Dawlish
Best Animal Painting Lorna Start for Harvest Mouse
Photos of the winning paintings
Photos of some of the winners
Winter Exhibition 2020
Spring Exhibition 2020
A selection of our group’s artists was due to be presenting their latest artwork at the Spring Exhibition in April. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic it was cancelled.
Instead, we held our first virtual exhibition on Facebook:
Summer Exhibition 2019
We held our annual summer exhibition at the Strand Hall at the end of July 2019 and were very pleased to display our members’ paintings and prints, and share our work with everyone who came to see the exhibition.
Mayor Cllr Alison Foden officially opened the event at the preview evening, and the work was judged by Dawlish-based artist, Ursula Andrejczuk.
Prize winners in the Summer Exhibition 2019
Watercolour – Jeanette Waldron, Pastel – Dennis Vernon, Oils – Jenny Norman,
Acrylic – Mary Nixon, Mixed Media – Liz Brown, Drawing (monochrome) – Valerie Anderson,
Best Local Scene – Kath Loram, Best Small Picture – Barbara Armstrong.
The artist with the most votes when the public voted for their favourite painting was Denise Mills.
Saturday 27th April 2019 – Friday 3rd May 2019 10.00 a.m – 5.00 p.m.
Summer Exhibition 2018
We held our Summer Exhibition between Tuesday 24th July and Saturday 28th July 2018 at the Strand Centre, Dawlish. This year’s exhibition was one of the best we have had in terms of visitor numbers and sales of paintings and cards. We were very busy every day with many paintings being sold in the first few days.
A local artist, Sonya Marshall, kindly agreed to judge our artwork at the Preview Evening and went on to present the prizes, explaining why she had chosen certain works and mentioning other paintings that had come close to winning.
The list of prizewinners for 2018 is as follows:
Watercolour – The Pam Penny Prize – Jeanette Waldron – Sparkling Seas
Acrylic – The Devon Rose Prize – Audrey Gowan – Peacock Blue
Mixed Media – The Nia Felwick Prize – Jenny Norman – Burgh Island
Pastel – The Alan Cox Prize – June Copplestone-Cooper – Forever Friends
Oils – The Mount Pleasant Inn Prize – Jenny Norman – Start Point Lighthouse
Best Local Scene – The Victoria Dick Prize – Barbara Armstrong – Low Tide on the Exe
Best Drawing – The Villages Art School Prize – Liz Brown – Fleeting Moments
Best Small Picture – The Jean Beatty Prize – Kath Loram – Primrose Hill