Good News – Mary Wells has informed the blog that the Art Exhibition raised an amazing £570; that’s £285 to each of the two nominated charities, Parkinson’s Uk and Yorkshire Cancer Research. This is a fantastic amount to have raised in such a short time, and we must congratulate all those taking part, as well as the visitors for their generosity. In all there were 180 visitors at the exhibition. There were 115 paintings on show from 18 artists which is quite a work rate.
The vote for the “Peoples Favourite Painting’ went to Carole Cutland for her work called ‘Hunting.’ You may have read, in a previous post on the blog, your editor voted for a painting called ‘Sheep’ as his favourite, and this was by Wendy Musgrave. Well done to Carole.
There were also three runners up; Peter Cutland with ‘Bempton Daisies’ and, seated, David Standen with ‘Racing to the Line’. The third runner up was Wendy Musgrave with ‘Highland Cattle’ who unfortunately was not in the photo.
Well done to all who took part, I really enjoyed the wide range of work on display and the consistently high standard of the paintings. I’m sure we will all look forward to your efforts for next year.
The presentation of the cheques to the two nominated charities took place today (29th) in the Methodist Church Hall during the weekly art class. The two cheques for £287 went to Parkinson’s UK and Yorkshire Cancer Research. Representing Parkinson’s UK ,we have Nicola Cooper, a volunteer with the local development team, and for the Yorkshire Cancer Research, Adrienne Hodgson the Regional Fundraiser for East Yorkshire. The cheques were presented by Mary Wells, the DAPPA (Drawing and Painting for Pleasure Artists) art class teacher and exhibition organiser.