Visitors drawn to Spalding Arts and Crafts Society events
Spalding Arts & Crafts Society has had a busy few months starting with an exhibition at the Spring Daffodil Show in April at Springfields Event Centre.
The society held a vote for the public's favourite painting in its Spring Flower Painting Challenge. The winner was "Iris & Daffs" by Clare Ratcliffe. In second place was "Hellebores & Miniature Daffodils" by Wyn Cocks.
The society was part of the art exhibition at St Mary's Church, Pinchbeck, during the church's flower festival earlier this month. It was a popular event and quite a few paintings were sold.
The next venue was at Springfields Festival Gardens' Tulipfest from May 4-6. The winner of the painting competition, sponsored by Springfields Horticultural Society, was Claire Baker with "The Wonders of the Fields" - a delightful painting of tulips with a harvest mouse. Not only did she get first from the judges, Claire also got the public vote. In second place was Norma Elsey with "The Tulip Fields of South Holland''.
Meet the Artist on May 11 at Ayscoughfee in Spalding proved very popular with more than 80 people coming into the Geest Gallery to view the exhibition and talk to the artists.
The exhibition is on until Thursday (May 30). Along with a range of excellent paintings on display, there is a photo viewer showing society events from the past few years.
Most of the paintings are for sale and several have already been sold. The society would like to encourage people to vote for their favourite painting in its People's Choice Award.
The Society holds monthly meetings with a different professional artist demonstrating each time.The demonstrator in May was Linda Matthews with French Inspired Oils. Linda created an excellent painting with all the light and colour you would expect from a sunny day in France. The demonstrator for the June meeting is Trevor Osborne with Watercolour Painting of a Hare. It will be at Pinchbeck Village Hall on Tuesday, June 4, from 7.30-9.30pm - doors open at 7pm. Entry is £2.50 for members and £5 for visitors.