ALRESFORD Art Society will be opening the doors of the town’s Community Centre to stage its Annual Exhibition next month.

Held over three days from Friday to Sunday July 1-3, some 113 works will be for sale including paintings and folios in every medium as well as mosaic, wire relief and sculpture in bronze resin and tin, nearly all for sale, along with hundreds of cards of original artwork.

Exhibits will cover subjects ranging from seascapes to landscapes; from local views and buildings to vibrant holiday destinations, from delicate flower studies to portraits.

Acting chairman Robin Moore said: “The Society’s exhibition was cancelled in 2020 and held with strict Covid measures in 2021, so that now members are keen to get out there and show the town what they can do.”

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Gill Grant, founder of the Alresford Arts Festival will open this year’s exhibition at the Society’s Preview Party, which is being sponsored by Hellards estate agents.

Prizes will be awarded for the People’s Choice (voted on by exhibition visitors), won last year by Jenny Kennish for her acrylic painting The Smithy at Work. Other categories include best oil painting, best acrylic, best floral, best new exhibitor and best watercolour, named in memory of talented Alresford watercolourist Rachel Thomsen.

This year’s exhibition in West Street will be open from 10am-5pm on Friday July 1, 10am-5pm on Saturday July 2 and 10am-4pm on Sunday July 3.

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