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RINGWOOD ART SOCIETY
SUMMER EXHIBITION 2017


Adjudicator: John Bowen
“The work is a credit to all those exhibiting.
The images are well mounted and framed and the arrangement of the
display stands make it an attractive and professional show.
The standard of painting and drawing is again excellent and will give visitors pleasure and inspiration in equal measure.
It has been a pleasure to be involved in a small way.”

Guests of Honour: Cllr Tim Ward, Town Mayor, and Mrs Jane Ward

Winners with their awards

Below are the prize winners - and the adjudicator’s comments - for each Trophy awarded, as well as the Certificates of Merit at this year’s exhibition.
Click on each picture to see larger versions.


THE GREYFRIARS TROPHY FOR THE BEST WATERCOLOUR

Early Morning – Guilin, China by Alan Gibson
An appealing image from a foreign land. Three large elements created in different ways. Well mounted and presented.

Early Morning – Guilin, China by Alan Gibson Runner up:
Chaffinch by Michael Clare
Chaffinch by Michael Clare
A consummate illustration of a familiar bird celebrated in painstaking drawing of plumage.
The mysterious, dark background a reminder of threats to our wildlife – perhaps!




THE JAN MURRAY TROPHY FOR THE BEST OIL PAINTING

Lanyon Quoit by Virginia WhitingElegance in Decline by Ann Squire
An excellent and varied use of the medium describing the creature
and its environment. The range of surfaces – rock, fur and distant mountains well represented.
Elegance in Decline by Ann Squire





Runner up:
Lanyon Quoit by Virginia Whiting

A freely painted, well composed image without human reference giving it a deeply romantic sense. Weather, heath and traces of human occupation beautifully conveyed.

THE COURTICE MILLENNIUM PLATE FOR THE BEST PASTEL

Gaia by Rona Little
Gaia by Rona Little
A skilfully rendered pastel portrait with a rich range of dark tones and colours adding mystery to the subject.

Spring, Exbury by Barbara Rousseau
Runner up:
Spring, Exbury
by Barbara Rousseau
A loose and painterly use of oil pastels. Delicious variety of colour and texture throughout the image. A strong, well composed picture.

THE MASON-SMITH TROPHY FOR THE BEST ACRYLIC

Sentry Post by Cathy Beggs
The elements of sky, fields, fence and flowers contrast well with the well handled subdued dark greens in the shadow. The title prompts thoughtful exploration.

Sentry Post by Cathy Beggs

Runner up:
Exmoor (3) by Tony Clegg
Exmoor (3) by Tony Clegg
Heaving landscape forms contrast with a winding lane leading to the depths of the valley beyond. The tiny building convey man’s diminutive scale in the landscape.

THE JUBILEE TROPHY FOR THE BEST PAINTING
IN ANY OTHER MEDIUM

Avon Scene by Stephanie EdwardsAvon Scene by Stephanie Edwards
The hasty application of paint typical of working outdoors has resulted in a rich range of surfaces creating an image full of energy and chromatic beauty.


Runner up:
Ocean Deep by Judith Warbey
Ocean Deep by Judith Warbey
One of two images combining words and colours together with appropriate movements. Tiny sentences sink into the depths with poignant meaning.

THE MOLLIE STEVENS TROPHY FOR THE BEST MINIATURE

Spring Flowers by Vivien Burgess
All that we have come to expect of flowers painted by skilful miniaturists. A delightful cornucopia on a small scale.
Spring Flowers by Vivien Burgess

The Race Track by Suzan Houching

Runner up:
The Race Track by
Suzan Houching
So much energy and references to speed on a tiny canvas! Dynamic movements hardly contained in this small image.

THE HARRY JOHNS TROPHY FOR THE MOST ORIGINAL WORK

South Downs by Brigitte Scott-Florek
A deep and mysterious image full of hidden shadows and creatures. Romantic work, a reminder of Samuel Palmer.
South Downs by Brigitte Scott-Florek
Flying High by Suzan HouchingRunner up:
Flying High by
Suzan Houching
Rewards must go to artists who celebrate the world of imagination and demonstrate the joyful freedom such work allows the creator and the spectator!

THE SAM HOLLAND TROPHY FOR THE
MOST IMAGINATIVE PAINTING

Venetian Dreaming by Beryl Richards
Hidden references to canals and bridges conveyed in a riot of joyous colours and movement
giving a carnival atmosphere.

Venetian Dreaming by Beryl Richards Teamwork by Sandy Poynter
Runner up:
Teamwork by
Sandy Poynter
Not the most obvious imaginative image, however – the dramatic close-up of the team of horses gives an intimate, powerful sense of the subject, created in a dynamic painterly style.

THE ANN ROSE TROPHY
VOTED BEST IN SHOW BY MEMBERS & GUESTS
AT THE PREVIEW EVENING

Teamwork by Sandy Poynter
Teamwork by Sandy Poynter

THE FOSTER WELLS TROPHY FOR THE BEST
PAINTING IN THE EXHIBITION

(CHOSEN FROM THE PRIZE WINNERS)
Winner: Early Morning – Guinin, China by Alan Gibson
Runner up: Venetian Dreaming by Beryl Richards


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Certificates of Merit were awarded to:

Racing at the Rustic Fair by John Collins
Racing at the Rustic Fair
by John Collins
End of an Era by Barbara Rousseau
End of an Era
by Barbara Rousseau
Jurassic Coast (2) by June Buxton
Jurassic Coast (2)
by June Buxton
Living Fossil, Red Admiral, Butterfly by Ann Squire
Living Fossil, Red Admiral, Butterfly
by Ann Squire
Cotswold Village by John Gerwat
Cotswold Village
by John Gerwat
Start Bay Lighthouse by Teresa Rogers
Start Bay Lighthouse
by Teresa Rogers
After the Rain, Scafell by Virginia Whiting
After the Rain, Scafell
by Virginia Whiting
Old Rusty by Patricia Odea
Old Rusty
by Patricia Odea
Bamboo with Birds by Pauline Stemp
Bamboo with Birds
by Pauline Stemp
Durdle Door by Jan Martyn
Durdle Door
by Jan Martyn
Milford on Sea, Beach Huts by Vic Court
Milford on Sea, Beach Huts
by Vic Court
Leonino by Pauline Scott
Leonino
by Pauline Scott
Heuchera by Jen Oulton
Heuchera
by Jen Oulton
Lady in Red (Herero Beauty) by Ursula Cook-Skalak
Lady in Red (Herero Beauty)
by Ursula Cook-Skalak
Autumn Harvest by Vivien Burgess
Autumn Harvest
by Vivien Burgess
‘Jack’ Hare by Lindsey Cole
‘Jack’ Hare
by Lindsey Cole
Reflection by Patricia Rich
Reflection
by Patricia Rich
Lunch Break! by Jan Hawker
Lunch Break!
by Jan Hawker
Hengistbury Head by Jan Martyn
Hengistbury Head
by Jan Martyn
Hare Light/Dark Brown in Stoneware by June Buxton
Hare Light/Dark Brown
in Stoneware
by June Buxton
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