The Society presents a more contemporary title for the exhibition in 2016 but don’t be confused: nature throws up an abundance of shapes, patterns and structures within the plant kingdom. The variety of each of these elements is astounding and all are designed to suit a specific purpose: habitat, climate, survival or propagation. We hope you will be inspired to look at plants in a new light as these three words portray important aspects of botanical art and nature’s diversity.
The 2016 exhibition video is ready to view below, featuring a short speech by Sandra Wall Armitage at the opening and lots of the beautiful artwork that was on display.
A credit for the video goes to Grace Sutton who has just completed her 2 year course in Television and Film Production at South Essex College and was awarded a Double Distinction with merit.
If anyone is interested in commissioning or purchasing original artwork from one of our members please contact the secretary on Tel. 01747 825718 or via Email: [email protected]
Catalogue 2016 Gallery CLICK HERE to view a selection of pages from this years beautiful catalogue, featuring images displayed in our exhibition Shape Pattern Structure
1.The President’s Award for work in media other than watercolour.
Winning Artist: Marion Perkins SBA Work: including: Shrivelled, Curled, Crinkled: Frosted Leaves
2.The Joyce Cuming Presentation Award: a sterling silver Almoner’s plate: The winner receives a certificate. Winning Artist: Janet Pope SBA Work: including ‘Blakeney Red’ – Perry Pear Autumn Fruit
3. Highly Commended in alphabetical order
Artists : Marta Chirino SBA Work: Luronium natans and Callitriche palustris
Guy William Eves SBA Work: Polystichum setiferum
Margaret Fitzpatrick SBA Work: Primula vulgaris
EunYoung Song Work: Helianthocerus macrogonus cv cristata
Christiana Webb SBA Work: Kelp and Bladderwrack
Dawn Wright Work: Landurrow’s Little Treasures
4. The Margaret Granger Memorial Silver Bowl
In memory of Margaret Granger for the best work /picture by a member elected in the last two years. The silver rose bowl will be on display during the exhibition. The winner receives a certificate.Winning Artist: Julie Whelan SBA
5. Suzanne Lucas Memorial Award This is awarded to recognise someone who has given outstanding service to the Society. The recipient receives a certificate and their name is entered into The Memorial Book. Recipient: Margaret Stevens FSBA
6.Great Art Award £500.00 of vouchers donated by Great Art for the winner to choose materials/equipment from the Great Art catalogue. For an outstanding body of work
Winning Artist: Enzo Forgione SBA
7. Derwent Award £200.00 worth of materials/equipment to be chosen by the winner from the Derwent catalogue For an outstanding work in a pencil medium Winning Artist: EunYoung Song
8. St. Cuthbert’s Mill Award Watercolour paper donated by St. Cuthbert’s Mill
Winning Artist: Sarah Wood SBA
9. Strathmore Papers Bursary An award for composition. The prize is £100.00 worth of Strathmore paper chosen from their web site.
Winning Artist: Cheryl Wren SBA Flowers of the Summer Moon
Artist: Billy Showell SBA Seaweed Design: Pieces of dried Ascophyllum
Artist: Margaret Fitzpatrick SBA Work: works on vellum:
Artist: Sharon Fox Work: Dried Pineapple & Young Cardoon
Artist: Gillian French SBA Work: Heart, Club, Diamond, Spade
Artist: Yvonne Collard SBA Work: Spring Arrived All at Once
Artist: Rita Featherstone Work: Helleborus – The Beauty Beneath
Artist: Liz Shippam Work: Grapes ‘Madresfield I & II
Artist: Cheryl Fountain Work: Chili Fiesta
Artist: Sue Wickison SBA Work: Chinese Windmill Palm
Artist: Susan Christopher-Coulson VPSBA Work: ‘Sweetheart’ Cherries & Autumn Blaze
Certificates of Botanical Merit Works selected by an independent judge for their botanical accuracy. This year’s judge is Lucy Smith. The recipients receive a certificate.
Artist: Margaret Fitzpatrick SBA Work: Primula vulgaris
Artist: Elizabeth C Hellman Assoc SBA Work: Spider Chrysanthemum ‘Lola’
Artist: Polly O’Leary SBA Work: Echeveria cante inflorescence
Artist: Sally Jane Perrin SBA Work: A Ray of Autumn Sunshine
Artist: Beth Phillip SBA Work: Sarracenia psittacina
Artist: Billy Showell SBA Work: Seaweed Design: Pieces of dried Ascophyllum
Artist: EunYoung Song Work: Helianthocerus macrogonus cv cristata
Artist: Richard Tratt SBA Work: The Long Wait: Trichocerus in flower
Artist: Heidi Venamore Work: Acanthus mollis
Artist: Christiana Webb SBA Work: Bhutan Pine Cones
10. The People’s Choice Award
An anonymous donation of £100 for the favourite picture in the exhibition as voted for by visitors.
Billy Showell SBA with the work Passion for Peonies