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2009 Annual Exhibition
Open to the Public 25th July to 8th August 2009

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 Evening
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Some examples of jewellery and pottery . . .
- - - - A Good Likeness
. . . 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

Alison Messias
"Gull at St Ives"
Sandra Fagan Award for Best Watercolour
presented by Mr Peter Fagan

Sue Smith
"Tiddly Om Pom Pom"
Ray Mills Award for an Outstanding Entry in a medium other than watercolour
presented by Lady Elizabeth Godsal

Annie Edmunds
"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
"Decorated Plate"
Gull at St Ives Tiddly Om Pom Pom Koi Carp 1 Decorated Plate

. . . what was the joke?

also Julian Mitchell and Sue Smith
Rosemarie was unable to be at the Preview evening
The President’s 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
Sun after Rain . . .
. . . discussed with John Nike

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