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Friday, 15 August 2014

2014 Summer Exhibition!

MEMBERS' SUMMER EXHIBITION
16th - 25th August 2014
at The Harley Centre, Castle Square, Ludlow
10.00am to 5.00pm daily.

Our second show of the year is now open! The private view was held on the evening of the 15th, where we were treated to live music from Jack Brett, and an excellent selection of drinks and nibbles provided by Susanna Checketts and Lesley Connolly. We were pleased to have a table of work from Loudwater Studios, which is sponsored by the VisionHomes charity, we displayed a painting from the late Jean Williams, former chair of the LAS (with details about a retrospective exhibition of hers on 15th and 16th August at the Ludlow Methodist Church in Broad Street), and in addition to all the paintings we also had a wonderful craft table, with sculpture, glasswork, tiles and a painted LP.

Ludlow Open curator Jo King formally opened the show, and one of the prizes, the Silk Top Hat choice, was awarded to George Loades for his painting Above Dhustone. The other prizes (for the Ludlow Brewery choice, the Chang Thai choice, and the Castle Bookshop choice) will be awarded soon, and shortly after that will be mentioned here!

Below you will find a selection of pictures from the evening:

The Jean Williams Retrospective Display

The Craft Table (Jean Buehring, Tom Crowe, Sam Manley, Gabrielle Spencely and Daph Willet)

50 Shades of Green, Oil, Diane Jennings

Work from Loudwater Studios

Blind Date, Acrylic, Lesley Connolly

Caernarfon Estuary, Mixed Media, Rob Leckey

Cotswold Lavender Farm, Oils, Jean Simnett

Harvest Home, Acrylic, Richard Bell

Mortimer's Very Cross, Watercolour, Lynne Allen

Nude Sketch, Charcoal, Alastair Huddart

Shropshire Peace, Acrylic, Catherine Downes

Study in Glass, Oil on Linen, Pat Innes

Tea Break, Gouache, Roy Willett

The Bridge at Verucola Liguria, Watercolour, Val Alexander RBSA SFP

Venice Evening Light, Watercolour, Keith Noble RSMA

Young Swan Reflecting, Wood Engraving, Trevor Innes

This is, as always, just a tiny selection of the works on display. Why not drop by, take a look? You can vote for the picture you think is 'best in show'!

That's it for exhibitions for this year, but we'll be back in 2015! In the meantime, you're welcome to join us for our upcoming evening meeting on 4th September, when we'll have still life displays set up for you to come along and draw or paint - see you there!

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