Every Easter our club holds its annual Art Exhibition at Ticknall Village Hall in Ticknall, South Derbyshire where we display and sell our paintings and works of art etc. This is our main event of the year and attracts hundreds of visitors. We have become very established there as we have been exhibiting at the village hall at Easter for about 16 years. If you go into our Gallery section you will see some of the paintings we have exhibited over recent years.
The 2017 exhibition was opened by the chairman Jean Park and the Mayor of Ashby,Mike Ball. The number of visitors to the exhibition rose to 518, a 25% increase on 2016. Forty nine paintings were sold and the raffle raised £378 for the Air Ambulance charity. The winner of "The Best in Show Picture" which was "Ann and Blue Boy" painted by Kay Smith.
David Park kindly took some general pictures on the exhibition visitors and also of some of the art club members who worked as demonstrators , every day of the exhibition Click to enlarge the pictures.
Some general views of the 2017 pictures on their display boards were also taken by David Park and can be seen in the gallery,click here.
Some snaps of the 2016 pictures were taken by David Park and are displayed in the gallery,click here.
There were 413 visitors to the Exhibition, apart from members and their guests. 49 pictures were sold, 37 of these were framed and 12 paintings were sold from the browser.
The success of this exhibition is totally dependent on members' partiicipation and hard work. This year the club had new display boards designed and made by Richard Knowles, which were much quicker and easier to erect as well as making an excellent display. Members brought hone made cakes as well as their art. The pictures below show some members and guests snapped by David Park. Please click on the photo to enlarge.