To greet “Flaming June” on a rather wild and wet evening we had a print competition.
Some twenty or so prints were presented, mostly unmounted, as the best would later be mounted to be shown in Spratton Church – where SPG has a display of recent work and local events.
On the night the winner by popular acclaim was “Aquilegia”, by Phil Earl.
Digital version of “Aquilegia” by Phil Earl
The print has been mounted in Cafe Doris, the community room within Spratton Church.
The Andy Stewart Cup was presented to the Winner of the Theme League, Zsolt Benedek.
Zsolt Benedek with the cup.
Zsolt’s is the first name on this new trophy named in honour of the late Andy Stewart, who was one of the group’s most creative members.
If the The Duke of Wellington had been at our May meeting for the final “Long Exposure” round of the theme competition he could have been misquoted as saying it was “a damn close run thing”.
As it was, Zsolt Benedek, who held and kept a one point advantage over Mark Blaber, ran out as the winner of the inaugural Andy Stewart Cup.
1st in Theme: “Painting with Light” by Zsolt Benedek
Mark Blaber kept Zsolt on his toes by scoring a joint second and third place on the night while Phil Earl and Alan Roffey, who finished third overall, also came to the party but all had to bow to the power of Zsolt.
In the Open all the votes went to just two entries: Karen Green opened up a bit of a gap at the top of the leader board with a second place; but the winner on the night was the current holder of the Peter Saul Cup with a picture of Lord’s Isle on Derwentwater.
1st in Open: “Oval Isle” by Alan Roffey