2018 SUMMER EXHIBITION REPORT
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.