Angela Wood

Celebrating opening night

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Our Cairngorms exhibition is now open at Grantown Museum.

We were delighted to see so many friendly faces at last night’s opening. The art looks great and it was fantastic to see such a wide range of media and techniques being used. Pastels, watercolour, acrylic, embroidery, printing – all those lessons have really paid off!

And of course, the big event of the night – announcement of the winner of the Gordon Crisell Shield.

There was fierce voting, with a range of artworks in contention.

But the winner was Ellis Rowe, with his acrylic painting of Anagach Woods.

SAG chairwoman Angela Wood handed over the trophy to a delighted Ellis at the end of the night.

Many thanks to all who came along and especially to those members who organised, poured drinks and counted votes.

The exhibition is now on until July 1. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 10-5pm. Our members will be on hand to chat to visitors about the work!

We’ll leave you with a wee glimpse of what’s in store when you visit – and our member Rona Smith left speechless after winning top prize in the raffle.

A fishy little logo

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At last we have our new logo!

Angela Wood’s winning design has been turned into a digital file by Angus and is now ready to be used on our various material.

Many congratulations to Angela again. Hope you enjoyed the bubbly from your new Spey Art Group mug.

And the winner is…

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The results are in from our logo competition!

Louise Jones, of Cairngorm Futures, was very impressed with the standard of entries.

She picked out a winner, plus a second and third place, and a highly commended design.

In reverse order…(drum roll please)

Third (and also highly commended) was Viv Anderson, second was Norma Polson and first… massive congratulations to Angela Wood, whose inspired use of a fish as a paint palette clinched the prize.

Angus is now working to make Angela’s design into a digital file. The logo will be used on all of our publicity material, including exhibition posters, an introductory leaflet for new members and on our websites.

Watch this space!