Lytham St Annes Art Society launched its 94th Summer Exhibition with a special preview evening for members when the Mayor of the Fylde Coun Kevin Eastham presented the trophies.
Accompanied by Valerie Eastham and the adjudicator Peter Layzell, the Mayor said it gave him great pleasure to present the awards to talented artists at the society’s Studio in Haven Road, Lytham.
Mr Layzell – a noted figure painter and teacher at Blackpool College – gave a short critique of each of the successful pictures explaining why they had been selected as members admired all the works at the exhibition, which runs until August 3.
The award winners were: Maisie Simmons Cup for best pastel – Lyn Herring, Incoming Tide; Eileen Wooding Cup for best nature painting – Diana Thompson, Kingfisher; Holgate Cup for best sea/landscape – Margaret Evans Fisher, Spring High Tide at Fairhaven; Revis Cup for best watercolour – Linda Giddings, Spanish siesta; Tom and Mary Coates Cup for best acrylic – Chris Hallmark, A quiet place; Spencer Cup for best other media – Amy Goldup, Imparting wisdom; Turner Cup for best oil – Ken Roberts, Queuing for donkeys; President’s cup for outstanding service – Ann Greenhalgh and Peter Dixon.
Highly commended were Peter Slater, Mousehole, Cornwall; Cynthia Guest, Earthenware pot; Barbara Waite, Artichokes; John Lunt, Surrender; CME Gibson, Town and country; Margaret Rodwell, Out for a run; Arnold Schofield, From Grindewald; Derek Leyland, Marmalade and Cointreau.
The exhibition is free and open daily from 10am-5.30pm, closing at 2pm on the final day.