MEMBERS of the Battle And District Arts Group held a private view for invited guests at Battle Memorial Hall last week.
The event was jam packed, with wine and conversation flowing freely and everyone enjoying the high standard of work on display.
Nine awards were presented to artists who had impressed the sponsors with their artwork.
The winners were:
Carol Selby-Lowndes ‘Sussex Downs’ - BDAG President’s Award
Christopher O’Brien ‘Lecture in the Wynne Room’ - De La Warr Pavilion Award
Colin Bailey ‘Calling Time’ - Observer Award
Colin Bailey ‘Salome Alone’ - Neame Designs LTD Award
Derek Baulcomb ‘Heron’ - In Perspective Award
Jane Masters ‘And All That Jazz’ - Expressions Award
Joanne Burdon ‘On the walkway’ - Sussex Framing Centre Award
Mary Burgess ‘Bob’s Ices’ - Judge Sampson Award
Nick Englefield ‘Castle Bay Barra’ - In Perspective ‘commended’
Roy Bugden ‘Approaching Falmouth’ - Empress Art Award
The Jerwood Gallery Award will be presented at the close of the show to the artist with the most public votes.
The evening got the show off to a good start with sales of 27 paintings and a starting fund of £85 raised for Help the Heroes via the ongoing raffle.
The exhibition opened to the public on August 6 and there is still time to enjoy a visit as it continues 10am-5pm daily until August 16.
Admission is free.
For membership of the Battle and District Arts Group and all other enquiries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org