Fishguard Arts Society
Cymdeithas Celfyddydau Abergwaun
The Summer Exhibition at Tregwynt Mansion
Visitor numbers were good and the comments made were most appreciative of the high standard of work.
An interesting and diverse Print Exhibition of work by members was open in the Library Gallery, Fishguard until the 30th of July.
A small reception and presentation of the Emrys Art Print Prize and Runner up Prize by Tom Learmonth was held in the Gallery on Saturday 5th July. Ann Jones and, runner up, Carole king were warmly congratulated by Tom who said he chose the pieces that he would most like to have and were essentially print in nature.
Ann Jones,Emrys Art prize Carole King
Gwenno Dafydd opened our 'Coast Sea and Sky" Exhibition on the 22nd March, to a very appreciative crowd. Both the Selected and Open Exhibitions are full of excellent and enjoyable works showing that Fishguard Arts Society can hold it's own with any Exhibition of work anywhere. Gwenno sang unaccompanied the song she has written for St David's Day which has been adopted by the National Grid for Learning and the Welsh Assembly for our National Day.
The Exhibition in Fishguard junior School closed on April 3rd.
Sales were fair considering the early Easter and staggering of the holidays. Sitters generally enjoyed their stint and visitor numbers were relatively good with many positive and pleasing comments left by them.
Geoff Yeomans, Sarah Davies and Megan Crofton enjoying their sitting!
The judges for the Selected Exhibition were Perryn Butler and Rosemary Holcroft
Sheila knapp Fisher won the FAS Judges' Prize for the best exhibit
Andie Clay won the box of Pastels
Geoff Yeomans won the Cuthbert Mill Prize
Philip Clarke won the Jackson's voucher
Freddie s'Jacob won the watercolour DVD
Marion Vare won the SAa Prize, Sea and Sky DVD
Philip Clarke receiving his Jackson's Voucher from Gwenno Dafydd for his black and white Photographs
Philip Clarke's Photographs of the Exhibition Opening follow
Sheila Knapp Fisher receiving the "Judges Prize" from Gwenno Dafydd
The Portrait Exhibition
"An Exhibition of such amazing quality it could stand with the best anywhere," Neville Weston Phd, painter, art critic and former Dean of the School of Visual Arts, Perth, Australia
Tregwynt Mansion, Granston, Nr.Fishguard
closed 7th December 08
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Eirian Short won the 'Most Intriguing Portrait' prize. Above photographed by Philip Clarke with the judge, Neville Weston Phd, in front of her textile portrait
Portrait Show opening with an admiring Roxy!
Glenn Ibbitson and his Self Portrait. Photo by Philip Clarke
Eirian Short receiving her cheque from Alan Jowett, FAS Treasurer
Portrait Workshop Photographs
Glenn Ibbitson lead a successful all day Portrait Drawing Workshop on Wednesday, December 3rd in Tregwynt. As Glenn said "Portraiture is very much alive in Pembrokeshire!"
For Events and Workshops during 2008 click here