Seventeen pictures were submitted by Club Members in our bid for "Art Club of the Year 2016" staged by the Artist & Leisure Magazine. Nick Martin, Professional Artist and Life Tutor at Quay Arts, Newport had a difficult task, but finally selected the five required entries to go forward.
The entry form and pictures have been submitted digitally together with a profile of the Club's activities and we now anxiously wait to hear if we will go forward to the next stage. 50 Art Clubs have entered and you can view the entries on www.paintersonline.co.uk
FIRST PRIZE £500 worth of Jacksonʼs art materials vouchers, a sponsored demonstration at the selected club venue by a professional art tutor and a profile about the
club published in our magazines, online at PaintersOnline and through our social media channels. TWO RUNNERS UP £250 worth of Jacksonʼs art materials vouchers for each club. PEOPLEʼS CHOICE AWARD £100 worth of Jacksonʼs art materials vouchers for the club with the most public votes
The 5 selected works are:
Becky Sameulson "Solent Sailing"
Galina Zastava "I've just bought a painting"
Julie Roberts "Rocky Pool Wheeers Bay"
Patsy Carter "Stinking Cove"
Sally Pengelly "Evie and Milo"
IWAC was informed on the 15th April 2016 that regrettably the Club was not one of the 10 selected clubs to go forward for the final Exhibition. We look forward to seeing the winning pictures and the entries from other clubs. Disappointing but you have to 'be in it, to win it'.