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On a hot night and at a packed Studio, President Ann Greenhalgh welcomed members and invited guests to the Society’s 98th Summer Exhibition. Fylde Deputy Mayor, Coun. Jan Barker, gave a speech praising organisations like ours which promote art and culture in the region and play a part in the well-being of citizens who take part in artistic endeavours. Committee member Jacqueline King presented her with a bouquet and thanked her for her comments. The President introduced the adjudicator Stuart Mason and thanked him for his considered judgment. A trained sculptor and art teacher he said singling out the prize winners was a difficult choice as the standard of entries in all categories had been extremely high.

The prize winners were:- Turner Cup for best oil: Ken Roberts – Lytham Memorial Gardens, Revis Cup for best watercolour: Yvonne Yeates - Storm over the Dales, Tom and Mary Coates Cup for best acrylic: Peter Dixon - At Rest, Maisie Simmons Cup for best pastel: Lyn Herring - River Cottage, Spencer Cup for best other media or mixed media: Joan Dalton - Lytham Green. Holgate Cup for best landscape or seascape: Arnold Schofield - On Alnmouth Beach. Eileen Wooding Cup for best nature painting: Pam Sutton - End of Summer. The Presidents Cup went to Pat Thorn and Eileen Dixon, awarded for their unstinting hard work and support for the running of the Society.

Highly Commended were:- Margaret Rodwell - Down the Lane, Robin Theobald - Attymon Station, Co.Galway, Derek Leyland  - Carnival, John Lunt - Head of a Man 2, Harvey Foster - The Photographer, Diana Thompson - English Rose, Graham Smith - Pitlochry Loch, Faskelly, Sandra Hallergard - Still Waters Run Deep.

Special thanks go to Margaret Evans-Fisher for overseeing the hanging of the exhibition. Members and visitors all agreed it looked great. Thanks must also go to the behind-the-scenes volunteers who made the exhibition possible. More than 20 people gave their time to ensure it went off successfully – if you would like to get involved in the next one please talk to a member of the committee or your workshop leader.

Lytham St Annes Art Society

98th Summer Exhibition 2018

was held in “The Studio” in Haven Road, Lytham, FY8 5EG

opposite Lytham Booth’s Superstore

 Saturday 7th July to Sunday 28th July 2018