With several new members and a record number of entries this year’s exhibition is impressive in its size, variety and quality.
As usual I have photographed the works and present here a representative selection for people to look at and enjoy. I photographed the works in situ on the walls and stands immediately after they were hung and before the catalogue was completed so I could prepare each image for display as quickly as possible. As usual glazed pictures were often problematic because of reflections so many had to be left out. Again I offer an apology to all those whose pictures are not displayed here, but with over 270 works on view showing them all was not realistic. This selection I hope gives a good indication of the breadth and vitality of the work produced by BAS members.
This year the committee decided to present the following awards.
THE JOY BARNES AWARD Elizabeth Best Rhea
ABSTRACT Hilary Turnbull. Sands of Time
STILL LIFE Annie Fry. Mackerel on Bruce’s Plate
LANDSCAPE Laurence Belbin The Green Marker
PORTRAIT Gillian Zanetti The Professor
MOST POPULAR WORK Sue Hardy Down from the Fells