Summer 2017 Exhibition
Broadstone Art Society’s Summer Exhibition was held at Church House in Wimborne from Sunday 27th August to Saturday 2nd September. The Mayor of Wimborne, Terry Wheeler, accompanied by his wife Pauline formally opened the exhibition at the Sunday evening preview. They were welcomed by Chris Clark our Chairperson and Eleanor Eadie, Exhibition Organiser. Phillip Winkley, assisted by his wife Nicola organised the drinks and nibbles. Other helpers at the evening were Julia and Mike Lister, Sally-Anne Staples, Margaret Hasted and Anne Hartman.
The special theme was “A Window on Wimborne” judged by Annie Campbell a local artist based in Swanage and there were twenty-six entries in this section. The Heatley Rose Bowl was jointly awarded to Sally-Anne Staples, Gill Faraway and Eddie Lowdon who all live in Broadstone. There were a total of one hundred and three hanging pictures and sixty-five portfolios.
Heatley Rose Bowl Joint Winners
Card Sales raised £291:50. The Broadstone Club Award was given to Sally-Anne Staples at the end of the exhibition for the most popular painting as chosen by the public. The runner up in this category was Kathe Holt with her painting “The Light Beyond” and Eddie Lowdon’s painting of No 9, was 3rd.
The raffle prize of a Wimborne scene by local artist Judith Ryde who is an active member of our society raised £215:50 and was won by Sheila Sherring from Colehill.
The President’s award was presented by Chris Clark to Gill Faraway on behalf of our President Dennis Hill who had commented that he had seen Gill’s painting progress over the years and felt she was someone who knows where she is going and sets up her work with purposefulness.
Helpers at the Handing In, Hanging and Taking Down sessions included Anita Cheeseman, Chris Clark, Debbie Clements, Dee Cowell, Eleanor Eadie, Gill Faraway, Margaret Hasted, Gill Hunt, Julia Lister, Carolyn Newman and Penny Young. Wallboards and Lighting - John Britton, Martin Cahill, John Cowell, Robert Reid and Phillip Winkley amongst others. David Herrington adapted some of the poster boards for use in Wimborne. Sally-Anne Staples had again taken on the task of typing out the catalogue and labels. A donation was given to Julia’s House for the use of their van which was kindly driven by Edwin Gray one of our members who is also a volunteer there.
There were 1025 visitors during the six and a half days we were open from far and wide, including Cumbria, Lancashire, Sussex, Yorkshire, Wales, Switzerland and Germany as well as from the Dorset area. People commented on the wide variety of styles and the high standard of work on show. Local people said that it was nice to see lots of recognisable places.