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2017 Annual Exhibition

Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th August 

Once again, Warsash Art Group had a very successful Annual Exhibition at The Victory Hall with over £3000 in sales. 

 Glennis Taylor's watercolour painting "Snowdrops"  was awarded the Judge's Choice for 2D work at the Private View. Joan Lee's "Water Snake" (mixed media folded artwork) was awarded the Judge's Choice for 3D Art and Craft. The judge was Julie Longdon. Gwen Geary's acrylic painting, "Running the Storm" was the Mayor's Choice. Mark Davies was Highly Commended for "Summer Shade", acrylic on canvas. Also highly commended was Julie Parr for her "Dancing Daisies", watercolour painting.


There was also a public vote for the best exhibits in the show: 

MICHAEL PAYNE for "Reflections of Old Street 2" in the Paintings Category

STEVE PHELPS for "Electric Fiddle" in the 3D Art & Craft Category

Visitors enjoyed tea and cake refreshments.


Warsash Festival 2017



Warsash Art Group  have been attending this Festival for the last 6 years and every time we say it can't get any hotter or busier and I does! This year's Festival was on Saturday 8th July, in the Warsash Strawberry Field. We had a marquee with paintings and cards for sale. We spoke to many people and handed out over 70 fliers for the Exhibition. We sold three paintings, four portfolios and fourteen cards.

Portrait painting workshop

On Saturday 29th October, nine Warsash Art Group members attended a one day workshop tutored by Stewart Beckett at St. Mary's Church Hall. Stewart was one of the artists recently featured on "Landscape Artist of the the Year", Sky Arts. 



Annual Exhibition 2016

Our Annual Exhibition was at Warsash Victory Hall from 18th - 21st August, with the Preview evening on 17th. There is a full report on the show in our November Newsletter. Scroll down this page for photos.

Congratulations to the Judge’s Selection winner Kay LePoidevin with her painting ‘Venetian Doorway’, Highly Commended were ‘Making for Home’ by Bron Stubbington, Penny Gange with ‘Leopard’, Mike Ryde and ‘Give Us A Kiss’, and ‘The Race is On’ by Aniska Ballingall.  The Mayor’s Choice was Chris Lewis’s ‘Untitled 1’.

Results of the Visitor’s Choice

Here are the results of the voting slips we received from visitors to the exhibition

Paintings      173 people voted and 94 different paintings were nominated. First with 12 votes was 207, ‘Exotic Trees and Water’ by Linda Payne. Second with 7 votes was 233, ‘Big Easy Ramble’ by Phillip Rogers.  

 Craft Items    77  people voted and chose 28 different items. Four items tied with 6 votes each. 338, ‘Knitted Growling Teddy’ by Pauline Bolton. 345, ‘Rainbow Bowl’ by Rachael Brown. 347, ‘Poppy Vase’ by Barbara Chambers, and 389, ‘Stick Mandolin’ by Steve ‘Stradivarius’ Phelps.

 Very well done to all of you. It was satisfying to see that there was such a spread of votes. It proves that the standard of artwork and craft is extremely high within the group. 


Here are some photos from the show:



Our Facebook Page 

If you are a Facebook user, please visit our Facebook page set up this year (2016) to compliment this site. The page title is Warsash Art Group, the URL is https://www.facebook.com/WarsashArtGroup/

Here you find more photos from our Annual Exhibition, along with examples of our members' work including paintings, work in progress and sketches.


Outside Displays 2016

Bursledon Brickworks - On Sunday 10th April,  Warsash Art Group were back at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum for their Spring Steam-Up, their first public open day of the 2016 season.. We showed a selection of member's paintings, sold a few cards. Ian Lawrence, our Public Displays Organiser, encouraged some of the children to have a go at watercolour painting.

Bursledon Brickworks website.



Outdoor painting and sketching

This summer, we had had three informal, untutored days out painting and sketching in the Warsash area. In May, we visited Titchfield Abbey, in the bright spring sunshine. The Thursday evening session on Warsash Quay at the end of June was unseasonably chilly: most of us stuck out outdoors for about forty-five minutes then retreated to the Rising Sun pub. Much better weather for our day at Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum in July. Plenty of subjects here indoors and outdoors, including the large collection of chimney pots on the upper floor of the museum, brickmaking equipment and penny arcade machines dating back to the 1930s. Tea and cakes on offer at the cafe. 

A selection of sketches by the editor of this site can be viewed at: