CLUB member Keith Bennett is shown handing in his painting “King Prawn Starters” for the selection process for Winchester Art Club’s 90th Annual Exhibition.

Also shown are helpers club chairman Hilary Armstrong and committee member Chris Sealey.

Keith’s entry will be one of over 200 works of painting, drawing and sculpture submitted by members in the hope of being chosen for exhibition by an independent panel of panel of professional artists.

About 170 works will be successful. A retired architect, Keith is a longstanding club member of the club, having joined in 1980 when he also had his first picture exhibited.

As well as the opportunities for developing his artistic skills and knowledge afforded by the club he has always much appreciated the many friendships which he has made through the club which numbers 260 members.

The Art Club’s exhibition has established itself as a popular annual event in Winchester with a high reputation for the quality of the work on display. Indeed, the club president, Tony Hunt, a Vice President of the Royal Institute of Water Colour Painters has said that the standard of work seems to get higher every year.

The exhibition runs from Saturday September 16 to Sunday October 8 in the City Space Gallery at the Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester.

Entrance is free and all works are for sale.