Our Chairman, Fran Sexton, opened our first, new and exciting Founders' Trophy Painting Competition. This year, it was announced that we would be awarding a floating Trophy to the best painting on the night.
The theme was "My Best Painting" and there were 34 entries to the competition. The range of individual styles encompassed realism, impressionism and "painterly" to name a few. Genres ranged from portraiture, still life, architectural, landscape & seascape. Choosing a winner from such a varied and extremely high standard of paintings was incredibly difficult. Members enjoyed the snacks and company of fellow members whilst viewing and choosing their top 3 paintings. The results were announced to much applause when Elize Bezuidenhout scooped the top prize for her portrait painting. Here are the winners:
Congratulations Elize Bezuidenhout, Jen Thom and Lyn Northam!
There were further prizes in the form of a lucky draw and we thank The Italian Shop for kindly sponsoring our competition with these items.
Further images of entries are available for viewing on Facebook and Google Plus
With 2015 steaming ahead to a close, Fran adjourned the meeting.
The Chairman & Committee would like to wish all our members a happy and healthy festive season.
Find some time to prepare your studio for the new year because the new year is going to be filled with new demos and informative talks.
We look forward to sharing our 2016 artistic journey with you.