Excitement builds towards Emsworth Artists Summer Exhibition
Creatives are set to enjoy Emsworth’s summer art exhibition next month where paintings, sculptures, cards and art pottery will be on display.
The annual event, which will take place between 25th and 29th August, will see all the proceeds of the exhibition given to the Emsworth Community Association, who manage the local community centre.
Last year, more than £1,000 was given to the organisation.
The exhibition which features a wide range of different art is all produced by Emsworth based artists.
There will be two awards up for grabs which are presented at the end of the exhibition.
The Sydney Stokes Award is a candlestick donated by the widow of Sydney Stokes, Flora, in memory of Sydney whose retrospective exhibition 26 years ago was the start of the Emsworth Artists.
It is awarded to the artwork that is voted the favourite of the visitors to the exhibition.
The second award is the Mountford Award for Watercolour. Laurence Mountford was a founder member of Emsworth Artists. He and his wife Sheila were active patrons and supporters of the Community Centre and funded the building of the Mountford Rooms where our Exhibition is held.
It is a certificate awarded to the favourite watercolour in the exhibition, again voted by the visitors.
For more information about the free event, such as timings and the artists who will have their work on display, visit: www.emsworthartists.org.uk