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2017 Festival of Arts

Jackson's Art Prize - Les Porter - Fish Market, Grimsby Docks
Basic Art Prize - Leo Slater - Lamp and Apples
The Trevor Marris Shield for Best Selection of Work voted by visitors went to Carol Hudson awarded the Lakeland Prize.
The Wragholme Art Trophy and voucher went to Harry Jacklin.


2016 Festival of Arts


Best PIcture in Show went to Michael Webster with Lincolnshire Landscape awarded the Basic Art Prize.

Highly Commended went to Anne Harrison with Spring awarded the Jackson's Art Prize.

The Trevor Marris Shield for Best Selection of Work voted by visitors went to Anne Harrison awared the Lakeland Pencil Prize.

The Wragholme Art Trophy and voucher went to Ava Martin with her butterfly painting.

2015 Festival of Arts

Best Picture in Show went to Anne Harris with Wootton Pond.

Highly Recommended went to Amy Brown with South Wold Hound.

The T Marris Shield for Best Selection of Work voted for by visitors went to Amy Brown.

The Wragholme Art Trophy went to Karis Smith from Class 2 for her amulet depicting an Egyptian cat. Runner up in Class 2 was Lyla Power. Tia Chambers won in Class 1 with Thea Smith runner up, and Lydia Wright won in Class 3, with Joshua Cook and Calum Atkinson runners up.

2014 Festival of Arts

This year we had considerably fewer visitors than previously - less than 800 over the weekend, and we also had less artwork on show, with only 65 artists exhibiting.  Unfortunately five pulled out at the last minute due to ill health.  However, the addition of the Louth Textile Group and Andrew Pool, Silversmith in the Church helped to add a new dimension to the festival.  Despite the low numbers we still managed to sell artwork worth £5,242.  Together with entry fees, raffle, catering and art sales profit we will have £4,746 to distribute to village organisations. 

Once again, an enormous thank you to all our volunteers without whom we could not manage to run the festival, and all our sponsors, in helping to make such a successful event.

Article from Grimsby Telegraph:


 

IN THE PICTURE: Holding the winning piece at the annual Grainthorpe Festival Of Arts are committee members, from left, Mary-Anne Drinkell, Shirley Ciechanowski, Mike Crombie and Cath Crombie. Picture: Rick Byrne - Grimsby Telegraph

HUNDREDS of visitors helped make the 19th Grainthorpe Festival Of Arts a roaring success.
Almost 500 works of art, including paintings, textiles, glassware and crafts, were displayed in St Clement's Church, the village hall and Tithe Farm Barn over the bank holiday weekend.
It is hoped that the event will have raised about £5,000 for village causes, including the church, village hall and playing fields.
Chairman Mike Crombie said: "We're delighted with the variety of art on show this year and feel there are items to appeal to all tastes.  It takes us about eight months to organise each festival but it's worth it when you see everything come together.  The whole idea of the event is to keep local organisations funded and to preserve the village for future generations.  Next year will be our 20th festival so we will be making it extra special to celebrate."
Other causes that have benefited from the festival in previous years include the Methodist Chapel, junior cricket and football teams, primary school and meals on wheels service.
Ros Gower, of Grainthorpe, who was visiting the festival with her daughter Eleanor, 12, said the event is an asset to the village.  She added: "It's always good to come along and see the different works of art. There are so many different pieces that it's quite inspiring.  I think it's wonderful for the village to have a festival like this. We're all so busy these days that it takes an event like this to bring everybody together."
Gill Lewis, of Louth, was demonstrating textile art during the festival. She said: "I am a member of Louth Textile Group and we were delighted to be invited to come along and display our work during the festival.  I've been making textiles for more than 50 years now and I enjoy trying new techniques and making new things."
A number of trophies were awarded during the festival. The winner of the judge's choice award was Robin Storey, of Beverley, with a watercolour of Ely Cathedral.
 
Prize Winners

Best Picture in Show went to Robin Storey with Ely Cathedral
and Highly Recommended went to Wendy Elsey with Iris Garden.

The T Marris Shield went to Jill Smith from Waltham for Best Selection of Work voted for by visitors to the Festival.

Grainthorpe Primary School winners were
Lucie Wells who won the Wragholme Art Trophy and Lydia Wright was runner up with
Class 2 winner Ava Martin - runner up Dylan Roberts and
Class 1 winner Esmee Hutchinson - runner up Evan Oxborrow.


2013 Festival of Arts


The Committee is delighted to announce that we had a very successful August Bank Holiday Festival, and are able to tell you that we took £5,000 during the whole weekend!  We had just under 1,000 visitors and at St Clement’s Café (despite the quiet mornings), our volunteers were rushed off their feet in the afternoons. We sold just under £5,000 worth of artwork which raised £1,171 commission.

Our thanks go to the artists, crafters, visitors, sponsors and volunteers, all of which make the our weekend such a success.  The committee would not be able to do the event without all of you.

We had a wonderful article in the Grimsby Telegraph, Tuesday 27th August by Peter Craig -
http://www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk/Grainthorpe-Arts-festival-picture-perfect/story-19712106-detail/story.html#axzz2dob1ACxu
 
2013 Prize Winners

The winner of Best Picture in Show went to Carol Emsley with Storm Clouds - prize donated by Grainthorpe Festival of Arts.

 
The winner of the T Marris Shield for Best Selection of Work voted for by visitors went to Tom Brooker - prize donated by Jackson's Art Supplies.

Grainthorpe School - Thanks to a Grainthorpe Festival of Arts donation the school children spent time with the Artlandish company, who showed them how to make the most wonderful clay models of insects and creepy crawlies!  All the models made by the children were on display at St Clement's Church.

The Wragholme Art Trophy and voucher was awarded to:
Tia Cox for the piece judged to be the best
Bradley Clover won Class 1
Grace Power Class 2
Megan Davies Class 3

2012 Festival of Arts

The Committee is delighted to announce that the 2012 August Bank Holiday Festival was a great success, and we are delighted to be able to tell you that we had another record breaking year and almost took £5,000 during the whole weekend!  Over 1,000 visitors came to the event and St Clement’s Café volunteers were rushed off their feet. Despite the recession we sold over £5,000 worth of artwork which raised £1,303 commission.

Our thanks go to the artists, crafters, visitors, sponsors and the volunteers, all of which contributed to another successful 2012 Festival.
  
Did you hear us on BBC Radio Lincolnshire in Pirate Gold?  Fame at Last! 

2012 Prize Winners

The winner of Best Picture in Show went to Michael Webster with Lost Railways of East Lindsey - prize donated by Cumberland Pencil Co.

 
The winner of the T Marris Shield for Best Selection of Work voted for by visitors went to Mick Craven - prize donated by Jackson's Art Supplies.

The Wragholme Art Trophy and voucher is awarded to a Grainthorpe School pupil for their artwork and this year the award went to Ella Frow with Equestrian Events.

2011 Festival of Arts

Grainthorpe Festival of Arts Committee is delighted to announce that the 2011 August Bank Holiday Festival was a great success and that £5,700 was raised. A record 1045 visitors were able to admire and to purchase the work of 91 artists and 25 crafters. The home made cakes and bacon buns were a sell out in the St Clement's Cafe. Thanks go to the artists, crafters, visitors, sponsors and the 60 volunteers who contributed to the 2011 Festival.
 
2011 Prize Winners

Lachlan Spence won the Wragholme Art Trophy and prize for the best piece of artwork from Grainthorpe School and Riana Davies was Highly Commended. 
Wendy Elsey won the Jackson's Art Supplies prize with "Nice Old Town".  Shalomar Jewellery won one of the First Media Prizes.  Lindis Maria won the Basic Arts Prize with "Duck Patrol 2".  Lyn Calam won the second First Media Prize with "Honesty with Two Pears".  Toni-Marie Hudson won the Trevor Marris "Best Selection of Work" prize voted by the visiting public.

2010 Festival of Arts


Despite the inclement weather over the Bank Holiday weekend the 2010 Festival was hailed to be a tremendous success.  Some of the craft stalls had to take sanctuary in the Church when the marquee was in danger of taking off in the blustery conditions, and others were squeezed into the Village Hall. 994 people visited the Festival during the weekend and 460 pictures were on show.  Artwork sold to the value of £5600.  Stalls displayed a wide selection of crafts from baskets and bird boxes to cup cakes and cushions. The Church was beautifully decorated by village organisations with flower arrangements representing 'Seasons'. St Clement's Cafe provided light lunches and wonderful home baked cakes for  visitors.  Proceeds totalling £5,000 will be distributed to Grainthorpe village organisations.

2010 Prize Winners


Local artist Bob Armstrong won both the Trevor Marris "Best Selection of Work", voted by the visiting public, and the St Cutherbert's Mill prize. Jordan Cox won the Wragholme Art Trophy and prize for the best piece of artwork from Grainthorpe School and Elizabeth Gibbons was Highly Commended. Jackie Welton won the Cumberland Pencil Company prize. Toni-Marie Hudson won the Jackson's Art Supplies prize and Shirley Harrell won the Basic Art prize. 

Presentation Evening 2009


On Friday, 27 November 2009, we will be holding a Presentation Evening to distribute £5,200 to village organisations.  £2,000 will be donated to St Clement's Church and £2,000 to Grainthorpe & Conisholme Village Association.  Other beneficiaries are Grainthorpe School, The Methodist Chapel, Welcome Club, Pop In and Pop Out and the
Football and Cricket Clubs. Invitations have been sent out to representatives of the above organisations to accept their cheques and all volunteers who helped over the August Bank Holiday to say "Thank You".  There will be refreshments and plum bread and cheese.  We will also be having a slide show of photographs that were taken over the weekend.  

2009 Prize Winners


The Wragholme Art Trophy presented to a Grainthorpe School pupil winner for 2009 is Aaron Patchett with his painting Mighty Tree.  Peter Lidstone-Scott's painting called Turbines Beyond was Highly Commended.
For the second year the winner of the T Marris Trophy for the Best Collection of work went to Anne Harrison's Embroidery & Water Colour who received 66 out of the 500 votes.  Colin Smales' photography was second. Other prize winners were Knightshade by Toni-Marie Hudson, Bowled Over by Anne Harris, Serenity by Evelyn Farquharson and Innocence by Sue Riemer.       


2009 Festival of Arts


The 2009 Festival was a resounding success with nearly 1,000 visitors.  There were 463 paintings, china, glass, wood and jewellery on display in the church and 20 craft tables in the Village Hall and Marquee.  Entrance fees, raffle and catering were all up on last year and we sold paintings to the value of £4560.  This I think is quite an achievement for the artists, the quality of work on display and the work that everyone puts in to make this such an important event for the Village.  

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