Society’s arty show

PUBLISHED: 15:45 15 July 2010

The Sidmouth Society of Artists held their show at the Arts Centre this week. Pictured-this pastel by Cathie Rothwell entitled 'African King' won the Marion Ovens award.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 5694-28-10SH

The Sidmouth Society of Artists held their show at the Arts Centre this week. Pictured-this pastel by Cathie Rothwell entitled 'African King' won the Marion Ovens award.; Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 5694-28-10SH

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SIDMOUTH Society of Artists is currently welcoming visitors to its summer exhibition. The show, at the Arts Centre in Station Road, features oil paintings, watercolours and pastel pieces by the society’s 150 members.

Guest of honour at the preview evening was author Jonathan Walker, who chose the recipient of the Marion Oven Award for best in show - Cathy Rothwell’s African King. In line with tradition, Cathy will keep the silver plate for a year and be asked to donate a piece to be raffled at the society’s one-day exhibition at Connaught Gardens in August, in aid of Hospiscare.

Exhibition officer John Evans said it took about four months to put the event together. “It’s a lengthy process, but very rewarding,” he said. “We’ve been experiencing good visitor numbers. We have people coming down on holiday within these two weeks just to see the exhibition. They come back time and time again.”

The exhibition runs until Wednesday, July 21.


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