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Lisvane Art Workshop

34th Annual Exhibition

7th/ 8th December 2018

It was an excellent exhibition. Many visitors commented that the standard was better than ever before  - a comment that has often been made but never so much as this year! The hall, stage and tables all looked splendid and very Christmassy - festive and welcoming!

From a financial point of view, it was not such a success. We only had a total of 67 visitors the whole exhibition, so it looks as though moving into December wasn’t such a good idea after all! The weather was bad, too, throughout, which didn’t help. I think too many people were still busy Christmas shopping, putting up decorations, preparing and going to other functions. It was somewhat surprising then that we sold six paintings! Fourteen artists exhibited the 82 original paintings hanging and there were also many unframed originals, prints, cards and so on. In addition, for the first time this year, there were some craft stalls, selling a variety of Christmas and non-Christmassy items.

The Ted Martin Trophy is voted for by all our visitors who chose their favourite painting. This year, it was won by Sylvia Davies for her beautiful watercolour of ‘First Snow, Neath Canal’.  A gallery of the paintings hanging this year is here.

It was a great effort by all who helped to put on a superb exhibition. It was a shame that not more people could come and enjoy it.

(below) Refreshments, anyone? Members Anne Edwards (left) and Di Galli

(below) Paul Arnott starting a new demonstration

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