The Little Arts would like to thank all our exhibitors for making the exhibition such a success over the three days which attracted 159 visitors.
A number of the exhibits sold – including two of the children’s pictures. There was a total of 74 exhibits from local amateur and professional artists, photographers and craft makers. Works included paintings, photographs, wood sculptures, ceramics, art installations, children’s pictures, poetry and textiles.
We understand that one or two of the art installations provoked some interesting responses and discussions.
Three prizes, all sponsored by Heathfield Craft, were awarded this year.
The Chris Liddiard Award went to Debbie Bowler for her acrylic painting “Seascape”.
The Heathfield Craft Makers Award went to Valerie Evans for her felted wool picture of “Hare in Heather”
The Public Vote for the best exhibit went to Jill Levick for her oil painting “Snow in March” .
We should also take the opportunity to pay tribute to the enormous amount of time and effort that went into organising this tremendous exhibition.
JOSEPHINE DURKIN inspired and led the Little Arts team which comprised:
Sam Gleadow – who gave time and creative expertise for Little Arts publicity, signs, application form etc.
Sophie Douglas – the Little Arts Artistic Director worked with Josephine on receiving applications and liaising with Hailsham Art Trail
Ian Collett – Treasurer – who worked on providing raffle prizes, sorting floats and helped with clearing the hall at the end
Louise Philps – who did sterling work on providing raffle prizes and achieving a donation from a local framer
Inyca Humphries – provided considerable time helping with receiving the exhibits; running the raffle and providing front of house.
John and Dawn Stewart – who also gave their time generously covering the front desk
Jill Levick – who volunteered a lot of her time and calligraphy skills, and wrote all the labels
Jo Hudson and Sophie Douglas – hanging the exhibition and running “taster art session workshops”
Nigel, Jonathan, Shirley and Ian who provided the essential manpower and skills for setting up the hall and clearing down at the end