CWSA 1912 - 2012 Centenary Exhibition

Our 2012 Centenary Exhibition was held at the Herbert Art Gallery in Gallery 4 from Saturday 13th October 2012 to Sunday 4th November 2012 with the private view on Friday 12th October from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.  The private view was held on Friday 12thOctober from 6.30 pm to 8 pm.  Drinks and nibbles were served.

A grand total of 3,477 visitors attended our Centenary Exhibition with 1718 in half term week alone.  This was an excellent result and did make it seem worth all the hard work.  Many visitors left comments such as ‘great exhibition and very well presented’, ‘gobsmacked – a wonderful and diverse display of great talent’, ‘excellent, especially Ellie the Elephant’, ‘an excellent exhibition, the best I've seen for a long time’ and one we all would like to see ‘every year please!’ Some of the children’s comments were ‘brilliant’, ‘very good cxelant’ and the epitome of cool..  ‘Jack Kirk rocks’.

The video produced by the Herbert’s technical team is now on YouTube and can be viewed by all.  It also has information about joining on the last page so perhaps we shall see more new members.   Click the link below to view it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4imHxiB-VI4

An article above appeared in the Coventry Telegraph and was very complimentary about many members work. 

President Jane Powell stated “I would like to congratulate every member whose work was displayed in our Century of Art Exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery.  The two-dimensional work was well hung and complemented the three-dimensional pieces.  What a difference it made with your works hung in Gallery 4, after the difficulties of selection away from the site.

Two more paintings were sold on top of the two sold prior to the hanging and a total of 3,477 visitors came and were most impressed with the display.  Linking all this with the Timeline and the Video, made, for the Society and its members, an exhibition of which you can be most proud.

Finally, I would like to thank again, on your behalf, the Committee for the time and commitment they gave to the Centenary.  Here’s to the next 100 years!”

The four paintings which were sold at the exhibition were ‘Come on Then’ by Daphne Powis, Bob Waugh’s portrait of ‘Miss Lila Collins of Dunchurch’, Tina Watkins’s depiction of ‘Coventry and Warwick’ and ‘Clearing Skies’ by Margaret Ramskill.

Our other exhibitions have now finished and congratulations go to Susan K Moore for a sale at the Picture Shop and to Janet Cheary who sold a painting at the Tiltyard.  All in all it has been quite a successful year for our artists and the committee look forward to seeing you all at our Christmas lunch.