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Lisvane Festival Exhibition, 24 June 2017

14 artists (including 2 non-members of LAW) provided 40 paintings for our exhibition on 24th June. Our judge this year was Tony Batey, chairman of South Wales Art Society and a very accomplished painter.

After due deliberation, Tony chose Ian Philpot’s watercolour of The Grand Canal, Venice (left) as the winner of the Sir Julian Hodge Festival Trophy.

Second was Dorothy Jackson with her acrylic Roses In Vase and third Trevor Jones’ acrylic Clifton Bridge & River Avon.

Tony also picked Pauline Rawlings’ Eryngium giganteum ‘Mrs Willmott’s Ghost’  & Bee and Paul Arnott’s Lower Slaughter as runners-up.

Although it was a dry day, only an estimated 38 visitors attended the exhibition - and the first two hours brought only 8 visitors, a shame for a good exhibition. Owing to a misunderstanding in the booking of the hall, it was necessary to take down the whole exhibition after judging on Friday and reset it all on Saturday morning. A big thank you to those members who helped me do so. In future, we may have to set up and have the judging on the Saturday morning.

Many thanks to Tony, our judge, to all the members who helped to stage the exhibition - and set it all up again on Saturday morning - and to all our visitors for their continued support.

For more information on the Sir Julian Hodge Festival Trophy and previous winners, please see here. A gallery of paintings in this exhibition will be posted soon.

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