Christmas Social 2022
Bexhill Art Society Members gathered at St Augustine’s Hall on 3rd December for thelast monthly meeting of the year. The December meeting is a Social, festive event, with members this year being entertained by great, live, toe tapping music from Jayne Ingles and Phillip Robins.
Society members enjoyed various delectable nibbles from the buffet, whilst they strolled around the exhibition of paintings on show in the annual competition.
Members had been invited to enter one of their own pictures in a choice of different genre, e.g. landscapes, portrait, abstracts etc. Everyone had a chance to vote for the best in each section as well for the overall winner.
This year, the Winner for the Landscape Section, Penny Fawkner, was also overall winner for her magnificent, breathtaking painting of a mountain scene.
Winners in other categories, were Abstracts (Annette Wakeling), Flowers/Still Life (Cecilia Weathers), People/Portraits (Jo Hendon), Pets/Wildlife (Jane Masters), Sea Scapes (Martin Sutton), - well done to the very worthy, talented category winners.
Bexhill Art Society was founded some 70 years ago by Mr Terry Carter and the Society is still thriving today with a compliment of over 100 members. We had hoped that Terry would be able to join us, but despite his continued enthusiasm forall things artistic, he was otherwise committed on this occasion, although it is hopedthat he will be able to visit in the future.
However, he suggested that his son, Kim attend in his stead, so it was a pleasure and an honour to welcome Kim as Guest of Honour, bearing one of his father’s paintings, indicative of Terry’s professional and artistic achievements, and which was much admired by all. BAS is now looking to 2023 with anticipation. Demonstrators in a wide variety of mediums have been booked for the 2023 monthly meetings (held on the first Saturday) and occasional workshops are in the process of being arranged. Of course there are also the popular plein air meetings which take place regularly, dependent upon the weather.
The AGM will be taking place at St Augustine’s Hall on Saturday 4 th February – Mark Bergen, a renowned much published and celebrated illustration artist will be providing a short talk and demonstration as part of the meeting. We would encourage members and prospective members to attend as the past year as well as the all important way ahead for the Society will be discussed.
We at BAS wish everyone a joyful, peaceful Christmas and healthy, happy (and creative!) New Year to all.