The Open Art Exhibition, Yard Art Sale and the Art Trail have now happened - you can see the initial reports by clicking on the link below.
Please note that the BDA AGM is to be held 7.30pm 23rd July - RSVP for details.
Here are the reports
Yard Art Sale
We completely filled the Bandstand at George Yard and had a great day, selling a lot of materials despite the weather. See you all again next year!
Art Trail 2015
Generally voted a success, we are pleased to say that 17 artists exhibited in 14 locations. Liz Pottingers work ended up in the Museum as a last minute security issue was raised and one artist forgot to deliver his picture - so Shaun Hall\'s raku work got a double exposure, but on the whole everything went smoothly. Certainly, there were a good many people looking at the various artworks and the whole Art Trail was recorded on www.braintree-tv.co.uk (see 17th June 2015) - so you can catch up with the whole event there!
Open Art Exhibition 2015
You can review the Opening View Exhibition on www.braintree-tv.co.uk
Despite a lower number of entries this year, the quality of the artwork submitted allowed us to install a really attractive and interesting exhibition. Whilst the theme attracted many artistic interpretations, we also received many entries which did not stick to the theme - which was perfectly acceptable. Several pieces of artwork were sold to visitors. We also awarded the highest ever number of Prizes as follows :
COLCHESTER INSTITUTE PRIZE
Fire & Water by James Sewell
THE FABRIC SHOP PRIZE
Evolution by Jacqui Barber
Handmade Bobbin Lace
GEORGE YARD PRIZE
Isle of Skye by Sandra Shevlin
ANN ROLLS MEMORIAL PRIZE
Mixed Essex Scenes by Gary Lawrence
Seashell Scarf by Louise Cowlin
Silk Painting, Devore, Lino Print
GUARDING UK PRIZE
Colorado River by Ian P Carter
BRAINTREE CHAMBER PRIZE
Storm over the Saltings by Sue Pownall
Ink & watercolour
APC SOLUTIONS PRIZE
Deforestation by Sarah Evans
Tromso Fjord by Jane Davey
With a Special Mention for
Thermal Rhythm, Acrylic/Resin, also by Jane Davey
HOLMES & HILLS PRIZE
Summer Garden by Pamela Booker
Thin Ice (Loosewords No. 3) print 1 of 25 by Graham Cooper
Tidemarks by Jane Roche
COMMUNITY ART GROUP PRIZE
Time & Tide Series by Janice Ives
We hope to run the Exhibition again next year and look forward to seeing you there.