Massive thanks to everyone who came along to our preview last night. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying our art.
The standard of work is so high this year. Many people seemed to be doing a couple of rounds of the room before deciding which masterpiece to vote for – it was really difficult to decide.
The breadth of work was also great to see – acrylic, watercolour, pastel, print, textile silk. The list of our talents seems endless!
And it was brilliant to see the red dots going up throughout the night.
But after an evening of fierce voting, there was a winner. Huge congratulations to Jane Candlish, whose linocut print, Castle Grant, was voted favourite artwork on the night.
She is the first winner of the Gordon Crisell Shield, named in honour of our former secretary and donated by his family.
Pictured here is our treasurer Liz Downie handing over the beautiful trophy to Jane at the end of the night.
The shield will be on display at Grantown Museum until the end of the exhibition.
Finally many thanks to Dan Cottam and the museum for their help in setting up and allowing us to have a wee party to launch the show.
And thanks are due to the group’s elite team of organisers – too many to name – who gave up their time yesterday to set everything up. The exhibition looks great!
Don’t forget we’re on until May 7, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Tell your friends!
Here are a few shots of a very successful evening!