On a sunny weekend, more than 260 visitors attended the art show which included 250 original paintings by local artists from the Writtle Art Group, both regular and associate members.
As a usual feature of the Autumn exhibition, the general public were asked to vote for their favourite framed picture entered by members of the Monday morning art group. This competition dates back to 1976, with the award of a palette-shaped trophy intended to commemorate former member, Leslie Bass.
In all, 215 valid votes were cast for the Bass Trophy. The winner this year was Helen Mariner with 18 votes for her painting ‘Midnight Fox’. There was a tie for second place, both with 13 votes, for Peter Robson’s picture ‘Manhattan Memories’ and John Robinson’s portrait of Clive James. Reflecting the high standard of this year’s show, it was interesting that the remaining 171 votes were spread widely throughout the group overall.