|Wokingham Art Society
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2009 Annual Exhibition
|Open to the Public 25th July to 8th August
St Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, UK
|Preview Evening, Friday 24th July
Between 5pm and 6pm on 24th July members of the society were able to look at the exhibition before it was formally opened.
The Preview Evening proper was opened by John Nike. As ever, this was an invitation-only event (primarily previous buyers).
Distinguished guests included Dr Christina Hill Williams, High Sheriff of the Royal County of Berkshire and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, the Wokingham Town Mayor (Ms Ulla Karin Clark), John & Sue Nike, Lady Elizabeth Godsal and Peter Fagan.
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"Your Choice" survey
Preview visitors were asked to vote for their top three works. 438 votes were cast, covering 131 different exhibits. The exhibits (all paintings) earning 12 or more votes were as follows:-
Chris Parry "Sun After Rain", 25
Sue Smith "Tiddly Om Pom Pom", 23
Anne Emmett "Wet Day Reflections, Venice", 18
Chris Parry "Nature Study", 14
Hilary Dancer "Study I", 13
Sue Smith "Gathering Apples", 13
Kristine Nason "Early Summer, Billingbear", 12
| Scenes from the Preview
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|Some examples of
jewellery and pottery . . .
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. . . and Ex Mayor of Wokingham, Brian Willis, with his portrait by Dee Cowell
|2009 Exhibition Prizewinners|
|Best in Show
presented by Dr Christina Hill Williams
"Gull at St Ives"
|Sandra Fagan Award for Best Watercolour
presented by Mr Peter Fagan
"Tiddly Om Pom Pom"
|Ray Mills Award for an Outstanding Entry in a medium
other than watercolour
presented by Lady Elizabeth Godsal
"Koi Carp 1"
|Vice President's Shield for Ceramics
presented by The Deputy Mayor of Wokingham Town, Cllr Julian McGhee-Sumner
Rosemarie de Goede SWA
. . . what was the joke?
also Julian Mitchell and Sue Smith
|Rosemarie was unable to be at the Preview evening|
|The Presidents cup for
Services to the Society being presented by Mrs Sue Nike (left) to Christine
Parry, our former Chairwoman.
Chris also won the People's Choice competition with "Sun after Rain" (right)
Sun after Rain . . .
|. . . discussed with
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