Chilcompton Art Club held a very successful open day exhibition on Saturday the 1st September. The event marked 25 years since the club was officially formed, and was held in the St. John's church hall, Chilcompton. Club members submitted several of their pictures that they completed over the past twelve months, and this resulted in over eighty paintings being on display. A big thank you goes out to all the members who supported the event, and also to the general public who came along to view the works. As part of the event the club also ran an internal competition for the members, the title set was 'Reflection' and could be in any medium, so long as the image suited the title. The entries were on display throughout the day so that all those attending could cast a vote for their favourite image. The eventual winner, by a very close margin, was Annie Davenport with her painting of a swan on water, she wins an Amazon voucher to the value of £15.
The club were also delighted to see founder members Harold and Joan Turner, the couple had made a special effort to attend, and surprised the club by presenting a beautifully engraved cup, which will be called 'The Turner Committee Cup, and be presented, each year, to the painting selected by the committee as the best in show at the club's annual exhibition held each October. The club has two further celebratory events up and coming, the first being the annual exhibition to be held in the Chilcompton Village Hall on Saturday the 20th and Sunday 21st October, and will have over one hundred and twenty paintings on view. The second event is a workshop by Trowbridge pastel artist Graham Cox, and will be at St. John's Church Hall on Wednesday 28th November. Details of the club, and all events, can be view on this website.

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