Welland Valley Art Society Autumn Exhibition 2021

It was lovely to be able to exhibit again for the first time in 18 months, and WVAS are delighted that so many members participated in the exhibition.

152 works were selected for the exhibition by a panel of judges, consisting of Sam Roddan of Art Pop-up (independent judge), Nick Tearle, Judith Stafford, Frank Rogers and Helen Chadband.
Around 100 people attended the private viewing.
Visitor numbers to the exhibition were recorded as 1,216. Not quite as many as normal but still a good turnout.

The main WVAS Prize, decided by Sam Roddan, was awarded to David Ayres for his etching Winter in Red Square, Moscow while a painting by Jax Crew won the Buckingham Press Award for Abstract Work. Mike Alabaster assessed those works derived from life and awarded the Donn Evans prize to a Doreen Whitaker terracotta sculpture.

Commendations nominated by Sam Roddan went to:

• Will Illsley – Untitled Composition
• Terry Preen – Day’s End, Stamford Market
• Helen Dare – Follow Me 1
• Keith Aldridge – The Old Mill at Lode
• Ann Tomlin – Hydrangea Petals
• Liz Underhill – Spanish Jug
• Nick Tearle – Last Leaves
• Mary Rodgers – Allotments, Wing.

The total number of visiting public votes was 208. The following works were nominated by the visiting public as their favourites:

• Debbie James – Walberswick Sands
• Frank Rogers – Embracing the Silence
• Terry Preen – Day’s End, Stamford Market
• Joanna Crawford – Birds & Snow
• Liz Underhill ¬ – White Orchid
• Jacqueline Woods – Signs of Spring

Sam Rodden Autumn 2021

Doreen Whitaker Autumn 2021

Jax Crew Autumn 2021

Doreen Whitaker Autumn 2021