Carre Gallery Summer Exhibition 2011

July 20, 2011

Preview Evening: Photos by Steve Woods

Yet again the Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Summer Open Exhibition attracted a record number of entries.  And the work was of the usual high standard we have come to expect from Lincolnshire Artists.  The competition was judged by renowned artist Michael Webster who announced the winners at the preview evening on Monday 18 July, the opening day of the exhibition.  Michael said, “The exhibition contains something for almost everyone with a very wide range of subjects and styles from traditional techniques like watercolours, linocuts and pen and pencil drawings, to ultra-realism and abstracts.  All share a common end; the enjoyment of art and creativity, the pleasure of painting and the hard graft of achieving the aims of the artist’s inner eye.”

Portrait of a Young Man (oil on canvas) by Neville Hull wins the prestigious Lincolnshire Pride Award for Best in Show.  “This oil painting is an especially well-realised composition handled brilliantly with an almost Joseph Wright of Derby quality in the use of a light source and the brushwork.”  Neville wins a feature article in Lincolnshire Pride Magazine.

Split Decision (Collagraph) by Tony Orvis wins the Carre Gallery Award of £50. “This is a collagraph with stunning colour, texture and composition.”

British Girl in Turkey (coloured charcoal on scored paper) by Ann Stoker wins the Judge’s Award.  “I like the graphic illustrative quality of this piece; it has the feel of an etching and I like the touch of colour on the scarf of the right hand figure.  (Ann wins art materials kindly donated by Michael and Anna Webster.)

Other work which gets a special mention:

Serenity (linocut) by Louise Stebbing – “ As a man who is old enough to have learnt lithography using stones and who still bears the scars from attempting lino cutting I realise that the technique used in Louise’s linocuts is not easy.  I especially like Serenity.

Sardine Tin (textile box) by Kate Pike – “I really like the colour, craftsmanship and techniques of Kate’s Sardine Tin .  Look at the attention to detail especially in the four feet it stands on (foot detail shot above).”

Rameses by Robin Gooch has really well-handled light and shade and a ‘special moment’ feel to it – somehow it reminds me of the work of Andrew Wyeth.”

Neville Hull (left) with Michael Webster and the winning painting 'Portrait of a Young Man'. Photo Steve Woods

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday until 06 August.  Admission is free with free parking available nearby.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine for its continued support of the Summer Open, all artists who entered, our guest judge Michael Webster and our volunteers who work hard to keep the gallery open for us all.

Exhibiting artists:  Neville Hull, Tony Orvis, Ann Stoker, Louise Stebbing, Kate Pike, Robin Gooch, Janey Hill, Mona Storey, Rosi Campbell, Leszek Dabrowski, Wendy Dabrowska, Martin Cameron, Ian Cox, Tina Robson, Derek Ashman, Robin Hall, Elaine O’Donnell, Kim Wooldridge, Claire Leach, Peter Hayward, Carol Bratley, David Scargill, Muriel Elliott, Steve Woods, Martin Campbell, Robin Mackenzie, Ann Mackenzie, Claire Alwyn-Clark, Anita Mortimer, Hedley Cross, Laura-Jane Luff, Peter Stannett.

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