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RESULTS FOR 2020 ART EVENTS PAINTING COMPETITION

After an exciting and highly rewarding compeitition we are delighted to announce the results of the Art Events 2020 Painting Competition 'Stepping Out and Raising Our Spirits!' With such a high standard in both the childrens' and adult sections we have decided to add a new award the 'Art Events Choice of Star Painting. A big thank you to everyone who submitted their wonderful paintings and to those who voted. It has been a joy to see them and certainly raised all our spirits!

CHILDREN

First prize No 1. Sadie Clements

Second prize No 10. Zahra Zafar

Joint Third prize No 18. Zain Zafar

No. 20 Mia Phisatory

Highly Commended No 9. Stanley Taylor

ART EVENTS CHOICE OF STAR PAINTING No 10 Zahra Zafar

ADULT

First Prize: No 10. Diane Stevens

Joint Second Prize: No 28. Anne Ware

No 38. Eveline Drut

Third Prize: No 34. Elizabeth Slater

Highly Commended: No 26. Susanna Burleigh

ART EVENTS CHOICE OF STAR PAINTING: No. 34 Elizabeth Slater

 


Children First Prize No 1. Sadie Clements


High Commended No. 9 Stanley Taylor


ART EVENTS CHOICE OF STAR PAINTING - No. 34 Elizabeth Slater


Highly Commended No. 26 Susanna Burleigh


Third Prize: No. 34 Elizabeth Slater


Joint Second Prize: No. 37 Eveline Drut


Joint Second Prize: No. 10 Anne Ware


ADULT First Prize No. 10. Diane Stevens


Joint Third Prize No. 20 Mia Phisatory


Joint Third Prize No 18. Zain Zafar


ART EVENTS CHOICE OF STAR PAINTING and 2nd Prize: No. 10. Zahara Zafar

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ART EVENTS ON-LINE PAINTING COMPETITION (CHILDREN) 2020

 


1.Sadie Clements watercolour (aged 8)


19. Maria Kostelova - age 8 - Watercolour


20. Mia Phisatory - age 10 - Acrylic


21. Lili Marley - age 7 - Acrylic


22. Tess Kearney - age 8 - Coloured Pencil


23. Thomas Smith - age 8 - Coloured Pencil


25. Bee Starling - age 8 - Coloured Pencil


24. Isabella Thornton - age 10 - Acrylic & Pencil


11. Julien Denham Jones - age 11 - Acrylic


26. Robbie Winning - age 8 - coloured pencil


27. Freddie Winning - Watercolour


10. Zahra Zafar - age 11 - Watercolour


18. Zain Zafar - age 8 - Watercolour


16. Maya Desai - age 8 - Coloured Pencil


15. Lucas Jikemi - age 7 - Coloured Pencil


2 Sienna Greenaway - acrylic (age 7)


3 Isabella Topping - sgraffito with poster paint (age 8)


4 Holly Greenaway - acrylic (age 9)


5 Lilly Greenaway - pen (age 4)


6. Evelyn Oakley - age 8 - Coloured Pencil


7. Arabella Forder - age 9 - acrylic


8. Dixie Cantrell - age 10 - coloured pencil


9. Stanley Taylor - age 10


12. Ronnie Darroch Davis - age 7 - Coloured Pencil


13. Jasmine Tafadar - age 9 - Coloured Pencil


14. Jack McBride - age 9 - Acrylic


17. Max Pawson - age 10 - Watercolour

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ART EVENTS ON-LINE PAINTING COMPETITION (ADULTS )2020

Due to the coronavirus we are running an on-line painting competition this year for adults and children. The theme is 'Stepping Out and Raising our Spirits'.

Entries should be sent to arteventsgroup@aol.com between May 25 - 29 and they will then be posted on this page. Everyone can vote then for the winner in both the adults group and the children's group betweeen June 8 - 13. The winning paintings will then be posted on this page and on Facebook. Scroll down and click on the paintings to enlarge.

 


1. Pam Guess, Oil


22 Nicola Tourikis - pastel


23 Fiona Hooper - Oil


24 Louise Greenaway - acrylic


25 Jean Goulding - acrylic


26 Susanna Burleigh - acrylic and collage


27. Sarah Bond - Oil


28. Anne Ware - Watercolour


30. Sue Skerritt - Mural with chalk and acrylic


31. Joanne Olney - Mixed Media Acrylic on Wood


29. Fiona Bates - Watercolour


32. Lesley Norton - Acrylic


33. Heather Humphrey - Oil


35. Lynn Toulson - Acrylic


34 Elizabeth Slater - Acrylic


36. Carolyn Olton - Mixed Media


37. Eveline Drut - Acrylic


13. Clare Harvey - Ink & Watercolour


21 Anne Dupres -pastel


20 Patricia Booth - watercolour


2. Barry Sullivan Acrylic with Palette Knife


3. Valerie Fitzgerald - Watercolour


4.Suzan Edwards - Pen and Ink


5. Hilary Martin. Pen, ink, w/c, crayon


6. Audrey Gibbs - acrylic


7, Deborah Kreczmer - Mixed Media


8. Jane Brimley - acrylic


9. Caron Fernandes - Pastel


10. Diane Stevens - Oil


11. Pauline Allbeury - Oil


12. Barbara Stevens - Oil


14. Gloria Shilling - Oil


16. Linda Bywaters - Pastel


15. Alan Wiseman - Watercolour


17. Jane Bishop - Oil


18. Sally Cantrell - Watercolour


19. Caroline Howard - Watercolour


38. Liz Lockhart-Mure - Watercolour

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OPEN GARDEN AND ART EXHIBITION 2019

The weekend of July 27th/28th saw our Open Garden and Art Exhibition at The Barn in Springbottom Lane. Despite virtually being washed out on Saturday we had a great result. On Sunday everything came together; sun, people and paintings! We all had a glorious afternoon and raised 1150 for the Reigate and Banstead Women’s aid and were privileged to show the amazing paintings of one survivor from the Refuge in Redhill. The winners of the competition were as follows:

Best in Show - Nicola Tourikis for her wonderful baby orang-utangs

Winner of the Cup also Nicola for the same pair of paintings

Second prize went to Terry Cordery for his stunning seascape

Third prize went to Patricia Stevens for her painting of two hilarious graduates

Highly Commended was Hilary Martin for her lively dogs playing in the snow

Highly Commended also was Julia Thomas for her beautiful dolphins.

Reg and I would like to thank all the artists who submitted their paintings which gave so much pleasure to everyone and which were of such a high standard.

A big thank you also to our helpers who sold the raffle tickets, paintings and cards, served the teas and who helped set up and hang the paintings. Also to those who worked hard after the event clearing the marquee. We couldn’t do it without you!

Once more we would like to express our deep appreciation for the support, love and affection that always accompanies this event.

Pictures below.

 


Winner of cup and Best in Show


Winner of Cup and Best in Show for Exuberant Life! by Nicola Tourikis


Second Prize 'Exuberant Life!' Terry Cordery


Third Prize 'Exuberant Life' Patricia Stevens


Highly Commended 'Exuberant Life!' Hilary Martin


Highly Commended 'Exuberant Life!' Julia Thomas

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OPEN GARDEN WEEKEND 28/29 JULY 2018

This year we had an Open Garden Weekend plus the art exhibition and competition. As always, we had one day of appalling weather with constant rain on the Sunday. But on Saturday the sun shone and everyone thoroghly enjoyed the garden, the art and the swimming pool! The great difference was our magnificent marquee which we hired from Countess Marquees (www.countessmarquees.com). Unlike other years we could relax knowing that it was not going to let in water or blow down and had ample space for the art exhibition, raffle, sales tables and tea tables. Without it we would have been sunk!

We raised 1168 for our charity The Elizabeth Charitable Fund which supports people and organisations in the local community. This year we were donating to Reigate and Banstead Women's Aid Refuge.

The winner of the competition 'Summer in the Garden' was Hugh Walker with his beautiful painting of a birdbath.

Second was Anne Dupres, third Gillian Hein and two Highly Commended for Ruth Harwood and Jennifer Burnett.

Best in Show was won for the second time by Anne Ware with her beautiful 'Into The Light'

The garden was at its best with Reg constantly feeding and watering in the sweltering heat of our summer.

Again, our thanks to all our supporters, artists and volunteers who make this occasion so special filled with fun, love and affection.

Donations to our charity are warmly welcomed (cheques made out to The Elizabeth Charitable Fund and sent to Linda Bywaters, 7 Hillbrow, Reigate Road, Reigate RH2 0QZ)

 


The Marquee


Interior of the Marquee


Setting Up


In the Pool


The Tea Room


The Birdbath by Hugh Walker (Winner of competition)


The Old Wall


Linda and Reg giving out the prizes


Flowers Galore

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VISIT TO ROGER SWAN STUDIO IN CANTERBURY

On 7th June 2018 a group of Art Events members with Linda were invited to visit Roger Swan's studio on the grounds of his delightful 17th century cottage just outside Canterbury. After coffee Roger guided us round his beautiful garden and gave a fascinating history of the cottage. Next came a picnic lunch followed by a 2 hour painting session on 'Creative Acrylics: Painting on Perspex.

This was a delightful day out in lovely weather, we had a smooth coach ride down and back (no hold ups on the motorway! plus a terrific lesson by Roger on an unusual method of using acrylics on perspex. The trip was so successful we are planning another one next year!

Pictures below. (Roger will be taking a workshop on Painting on Perspex at Betchworth on 15th September: contact Linda at arteventsgroup@aol.com if you are interested.

 


Happy on the coach!


IN THE GARDEN


IN THE STUDIO


Butterfly on Sunflower on Perspex


Cockerel on Perspex


Kingfisher on Perspex

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20th Anniversary Art Exhibition 11th - 13th 2017 August in aid of the Elizabeth Charitable Fund supporting the Meningitis Research Foundation

Reg and I were delighted with the results of our art exhibition on 11th - 13th August in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation. The sun shone gloriously for two whole days! The event was our most successful yet as we sold 26 paintings and overall raised 2,500.

The winner of Best in Show was Anne Ware with 'Summer in the Piazza'

The winner of the competition 'New Beginnings' was Heather Humphrey with her painting of the schoolgirls.

2nd was Anne Dupre with her 'New Beginnings - Chrysalis'

3rd was Eveline Drut with her Abstract

The two Highly Commended were Susan Geere with her exquisite cats and Elizabeth Slater with another abstract which was also sold.

Jamel Akib's paintings were auctioned and went to Sally Pestride and Deborah Kreczmer.

Sophie Ridge, the young lady who had contracted meningitis and who was an ambassador for the Foundation attended with her family and spoke very movingly about her traumatic experience of the disease.

There was swimming in the pool, teas, cake and wine consumed, the raffle finally given out with some help from the youngsters and overall an atmosphere overflowing with fun, goodwill and affection.

 





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20th Anniversary Art Exhibition 11th - 13th August 2017 in aid of the Elizabeth Charitable Fund supporting the Meningitis Research Foundation

This year Reg and Linda are raising money for the Meningitis Research Foundation. A young lady from Reigate contracted the disease and despite suffering considerable disabilities has gone on to train to be a nurse in London and her inspiring story is the reason for the fundraising.

There will be original paintings for sale from Art Events students plus local artists, the competition plus a raffle and sales of cards and an anniversary calendar. Teas and home cakes will be on tap in the beautiful garden.

 


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ART EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION 2016

The annual art exhibition and competition in aid of the Elizabeth Charitable Fund was held on August 21st and 22nd this year where we had to battle howling gales and torrential rain on the Saturday. One tent housing paintings was blown away (by a miracle non of the paintings was harmed and were re-housed in another tent!) but on Sunday the sun shone and everyone enjoyed the exhibition and teas in our beautiful garden. We had a great success selling a total of 24 paintings which exceeded our record of 20 last year. We could not have done this without awonderful team of volunteers who put up tents, hung paintings, served teas, took raffle tickets and sold cards and we are most grateful to them.

The theme of the competition this year was 'A Perfect Day' which drew a record number of entries with a great array of ideas and imagination. The cup for the winner went to Ann Hiller with her lovely painting of mother and children on the beach. Second prize went to Laura Oates, Liz Slater, Susanna Burleigh and Eveline Drut for their imaginative joint entry of sunrise, midday, sunset and a series of little paintings of relaxing things to do on one day. Third prize went to Ruth Howard with another lovely oil painting of a holiday scene with beach huts and children. Two Highly Commended prizes were also awarded to Christine Small for a beautiful pastel portrait of her granddaughter swimming without arm bands for the first time and Anne Dupres for an intriguing and enigmatic painting of two people boating off the coast of Cornwall.

The sales of paintings reached 24 and we raised just over 1500 which will be divided between Calibre Audio Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired and a new playground for the children of the Reigate and Banstead Women's Refuge. this isa great result and our thanks go to everyone who put their paintings in to make it our best art exhibition so far.

 


'A Perfect Day for Swimming Without Arm Bands for the First Time' by Chris Small Winner Highly Commended


'A Perfect Day for a Rendezvous' by Anne Dupres winner of Highly Commended


'A Perfect Day for Being on Holiday' by Ruth Harwood. Winner of 3rd Prize


' A Perfect Day for Exploring the Beach' by Ann Hiller. Winner of 2016 Compeitition


'A Perfect Day for Relaxing' by Laura Oates Winner of 2nd Prize

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ART EVENTS EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION 2015

I am delighted to let you know that the art exhibition and competition held on August 14th - 16th at The Barn in Springbottom Lane was a very happy and successful occasion despite some inclement weather!

A total of 20 paintings were sold and the competition on the theme of 'Togetherness' was won by Susan Geere with her exquisite painting 'Mutual Admiration'. Second was the four paintings by Liz Slater, Eveline Drut, Laura Oates and Susannah Burleigh for their innovative idea of all getting together for a day and painting the same scene which, put together, formed an abstract. Third was Jean Goulding for her charming depiction of two little boys gazing at chicks.

The winner of the Best in Show was myself with the owls ' Looking Out' (independently verified!)

Joint second was Susan Geere with 'Mutual Admiration, Fred Gillespie with 'Hedgecourt Lake' and Chris Forsey with' Harbour Scene.

Third was Deborah Kretzmer with 'Gardner's World'.

Congratulations to all.

Reg and I would like to thank, most warmly, all those who contributed not only their paintings, their help in setting up and taking down, stewarding, for serving the teas, helping with the raffle and cards, for the magnificent home-made cakes plus their generous donations, but also for their affection and support throughout which made this a very special event.

For the Elizabeth Charitable Fund we raised 1247!

Thank you again and see you there next year!

 


SOME VISITORS TO THE SHOW


Winner Best in Show 'Looking Out' by Linda Bywaters


Winner of 'Togetherness' competition 'Mutual Admiration' by Susan Geere


EXHIBITION PAINTINGS


EXHIBITION PAINTINGS


EXHIBITION PAINTINGS


PAINTINGS

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ART EVENTS PAINTING COMPETITION

On 17th August 2014 Reg and Linda put on an art competition in their home in The Barn, Springbottom Lane, Bletchingley in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. The competition was open to all who attended the Art Events workshops and courses and the theme was ' Summer Pleasures'. An excellent variety of paintings were submitted with the winner being a lovely depiction in oils of artists painting in a garden by Veronica Johnstone, who received a silver cup engraved with her name. Second prize went to Carol Brown for her 'Anyone for Pimms', third went to Heather Humphrey for 'A Walk at Polesden Lacey' and they each received a Marks and Spencer voucher. There were two Highly Commended for Caroline Howard with 'Reading on the Beach' and 'Boats at Rest' by Jennifer Burnett who received a set of travelling watercolour and sketching pencils. Reg gave an amusing 'crit' of each painting and then tea and cakes were served in glorious sunshine! 230 was raised for MND and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. This will now be an annual event at The Barn and there is already eager anticipation of next year's competition.

 


All the Grittons


Some of the paintings on display


Reg in full flow!


The winning painting


Enjoying tea after the prize giving


Tea in the garden

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FETE AND ART AUCTION AND EXHIBITION 2013

On August 18th 2013 Reg and Linda put on an art auction, exhibition and fete in aid of St Catherine's Hospice and Motor Neuone Disease in their garden at The Barn, Bletchingley. Both events were well attended despite the weather misbehaving in the afternoon with wind and rain threatening to lift off the exhibition tent! With stalls selling everything from bric-a-brac to books, children's clothes, toys and home made cakes plus a magician for the children, a real pig, bouncy castle, live music and games the fete raised over 7000.

 


Setting up the exhibition


All ready to go



The Ukele Band


Anyone for ice-cream?


Am I nearly there!



Time for tea


Magic for the children!


Bouncy castle


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