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Spirit of Porthleven art competition winners announced
1:00pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
The winners of this year’s Spirit of Porthleven art competition have been announced at a private viewing last week.
A total of 47 pieces of art were exhibited at The Old Lifeboat House in Porthleven – on the edge of the outer harbour, below the Ship Inn – which are now available to view and buy until September 13.
The judges were Dan Allen, head of art at Bath Spa University, together with local artists Peter Perry of Mousehole and Heather Howe of Porthleven.
Ann Sjoholm came first with her piece depicting Porthleven’s harbour, followed by Hilary Wilson in second place and David Roxburgh and Jenna Sawle in joint third.
Highly commended were Suky Goodfellow, Christine Spencer Green, Tony Holman and Linda Cullis.
Mr Allen said that this year’s show was of a very high standard, with lots of variety in approaches, from traditional to highly innovative.
There was an inventive use of paint, with plenty of blue and a warm colourful celebration of summer, with a number of drawings also included this year.
He praised the range of ways artists had found to depict Porthleven and the immediate area, both as it is now and as it had been.
The competition and subsequent exhibition is now in its third year and challenges not only artists’ skills but their ability to interpret the ‘spirit’ of the location.
Organised by the Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust, sales from the exhibition will go to the RNLI.
Artwork can be viewed between 11am and 6pm each day.
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