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Kenilworth Art Show ‘Draws’ in the Crowds!

 The Art Show which was held last week (13-16 May) during the Kenilworth Festival, has been heralded a roaring success.

Organised by the Kenilworth and District Soroptimist International club and sponsored by The Construction and the Holiday Inn, over 230 pieces of work were displayed by local artists.  The new Mayoress of Kenilworth officially opened the show and Jean Lockley who organised the event was delighted with the breadth and variety of work presented.

A record number of visitors attended the exhibition this year and Richard Simmons, MD at The Construction Centre and judge of the school entries and Kenilworth prize, said “The level of talent has been absolutely amazing.  In particular I would like to highlight Rachel Stevenson, who won the Special Achievement Award.  She is only 10 years old and produced some incredible work.”

Much of the artwork displayed in the main gallery was for sale and many pieces were sold over the course of the three-day exhibition.

Best in Show Winners (voted for by the public):

1st: Maureen Allison, ‘Odibourne Allotments’

2nd: Glenda Rae, ‘Otters at Play’

3rd: M. Kath Jones, ‘Purlieu Haunt’

Kenilworth Prize Winners (awarded by the Sponsor)

1st: Tina Watkins, ‘Kenilworth Spirit’

2nd: Ennis Burnett, ‘High Street, Kenilworth’

3rd: Jane Morgan, ‘Breakfast with Dave’

Schools Competition Winners:

Over 11yrs: Kay Ellison, (Kenilworth School) ‘Freak Show’

Under 11yrs: Clinton Primary School, ‘Springtime’

Special Achievement Award:

Rachel Stevenson, ‘Harvey’