Judge Maggie Giraud congratulates Sheila Stacey winner of the Alan Cotton Trophy for Oil Painting
With all that talent around the members feel justified in a bit of self-congratulation, and as usual prizes have been awarded for various categories. East Devon has attracted many distinguished artists and some of them who came to live in the Budleigh area have given their names to the Art Club prizes.
Cecil Elgee was a successful watercolourist and book illustrator who became a Budleigh Salterton resident. Along with her paintings of animals, she is known for the paintings of India that she completed between 1922-1927 which depict different castes and creeds in the sub-continent. The Cecil Elgee Memorial prize was won by Club member Neil Rogers, who also won the Dorothy Bradshaw Cup for Watercolour or Gouache.
Another noted artist and former Budleigh resident was Joyce Dennys; Club member Maggie Ware was awarded the Joyce Dennys Bowl for Human Interest Painting.
New member Lauren Hagger won the Priscilla Hull trophy for 3D.
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Maggie Norman (Priscilla Hull Trophy Collage or Mixed Media)
Ken Simmonds (Beryl Hammond Award Floral Painting)
Jenny Baker (now Jenny Ware) (Bill Cockerill Memorial Trophy New member, Open Category)
The final prize for The Public’s Favourite, is an Open Category and will be advised in September. In 2009 a total of 757 votes were cast by visitors for their favourite picture.
Budleigh Salterton Art Club's Summer Show - now in its 32nd year - is at the Public Hall, in Station Road, opens daily from 10.00 am until 6.00 pm and runs until Monday 30 August. For more information about the Club click on http://budleighsaltertonartclub.co.uk/