The AGM is on Tuesday 28th February 7pm - 9pm in the evening this year and will be held at Betchworth Village Hall .
Everyone is invited to come.
Reports will be presented by the Committee, including a full financial report. This is the opportunity for the whole membership to ask questions or make suggestions, and includes the election of committee members. If you would like something included for discussion on the agenda, please forward it to me.
The evening will be both an AGM and a social evening and we are holding it in the evening to include members who are unable to come during the day.
This evening will also be a memorial to the late Michael Shires, everyone attending is invited to bring either a framed or unframed painting and during the evening votes will be taken on the favourite painting. Prizes will be presented!
A large group of members attended Roger's Saturday workshop on the theme of 'Street Scenes', watched a demonstration, and then lots of helpful advice as they painted! Thanks Roger!
Thank you to all who came to the AGM today. It was a good turnout and decisions were made for the future of the group. We'd like to say a big thank you to Claire Sears for all her hard work as the Membership secretary and welcome Pat Booth as her replacement.
Fantastic workshop given by Jake Winkle yesterday! Very well attended, lots of DGA members came, lots of paintings produced, and everyone learnt a lot and enjoyed themselves!
Jason Bowyer and Chris White of Denbies Wine Estate, with the Denbies Award winners, Tony Watson and Philip Moloney, Julia Hawkins whose painting 'View from Boxhill' was chosen by Jason to win the Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize, and Chris Forsey who won the Spring 2015 Exhibition Visitors Vote!
Our Annual Exhibition was the best ever this year! We had new screens and lights, and we hung 292 paintings - a record for us! Sales were marvelous, and all our visitors were highly complimentary
about the layout, the high standard of the work on display, and the wide variety of subjects and styles from all the artists!
Eminent artist Jason Bowyer selected the painting 'View from Boxhill' by Julia Hawkins to receive the award this year - well done Julia!
Gill White was delighted to choose the Denbies Award winner this year, but found it so difficult with so many great paintings to choose from! In the end she chose two winners, Tony Watson and Philip Moloney, who both recieved a case of wine from Denbies, presented by Chris White at the Private View.
Tony Watson's painting 'The Flooded Mole at Betchworth'
Philip Moloney's painting 'Mojacar, Andalucia'
Congratulations to Linda Amos who won the Visitors Vote with her painting 'Black Eagle Wharf, Wapping' at the Annual Exhibition 2015!
Congratulations to Philip Moloney, whose painting 'Reflections' (on the right) won the DENBIES PRIZE at the Spring 2015 Exhibition at
Denise Jones's painting 'Lancaster II' was chosen as the recipient of
the new award, the CHAIRMANS PRIZE by Ken Howard, at the Spring Exhibition 2015 Private View.Congratulations Denise!
Congratulations to Chris Forsey who won the Visitors Vote at our Spring Exhibition, Betchworth 2015!
Many thanks to eminent artist Ken
Howard OBE, RA for officially opening our Spring Exhibition on the 1st May at Betchworth Village Hall. He presented awards to the Annual Exhibition 2014 Visitors Vote winner, the
Denbies Award winner, and the Chairman’s Prize winner. He gave a heartfelt speech about the importance of art, about buying paintings, and threw in some jokes too! Our thanks to him for being so
generous with his time, and for making our Private View so special.
The visitors vote was won by Claire Sears for her painting 'Lillies'
The Denbies award was won by Paul Simmons for his painting 'Taxi'
The Visitors Vote was won by Pauline Allbeury with her painting “Tapas”. Congratulations,
Pauline, a very popular choice at the Exhibition!
The Runners Up were Jane Anderson Wood “Frost on the Riverbank”, Paul Simmons “Orange Sails”, John Burgess “Rolling In”, Chris Forsey “Light Shaft, Tregardock”, Andrea Summers “Waiting for the Tide”, and Lois Cordelia Buelow Osborne “Cosmic Lion”.