LSA 2019 exhibtion prizewinners


Our thanks to the sponsors of our prizes awarded at the LSA Annual Exhibition.

Three invited independent judges met on Tuesday 5 November to select winning work from the exhibition:

Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham   -  Director, East Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN EM)
Dayle Flude   -    LSA Honorary Member
Jamie Scott   -  Senior Lecturer in Art, De Montfort University

Our thanks for photographs of the winners to Lisa Hill


The On-The-Edge Framing Prize

sponsored by On-The-Edge Framing

On the Edge Framing logo

A voucher to spend at On-The-Edge Framing for £150

To be chosen by – Public vote
Please visit the exhibition up to 7 December and add your vote to the voting box in the exhibition

Your Vote counts!

The winner will be announced on this website after the close of the exhibition when votes have been counted.


The Zest-It Oil Painting Prize 1

Sponsored by Zest-It Fine Art Materials

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For an oil painting - A box of Zest-It oil painting products worth £150

Chosen by -  Tracey & Jacqui Blackman  (Zest-It Fine Art Materials)

Painting by Pete Underhill

Pete Underhill, ‘The Engine Builder – A Portrait of Stuart Rolt’

Pete Underhill

Cat. No. 253.
‘The Engine Builder – A Portrait of Stuart Rolt’ (Oil on aluminium)

"We thought the very fine detail was excellent, executed with skill and dexterity. It expressed oils in a different way and on an unusual painting surface of Aluminium. The background details told their own story"

Tracey & Jacqui Blackman
Zest-It Fine Art Materials

Pete Underhill with his winning oil painting

Pete Underhill with his winning oil painting 'The Engine Builder - A Portrait of Stuart Rolt'


The Zest-It Oil Painting Prize 2

Sponsored by Zest-It Fine Art Materials

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For an oil painting - Zest-It Cold Wax products, worth £100

Chosen by - Tracey & Jacqui Blackman (Zest-It Fine Art Materials)

Painting by Lisa Timmerman

Lisa Timmerman, ‘Trees but no Swans Today (no.8)’ 

Lisa Timmerman

Cat. No. 248
‘Trees but no Swans Today (no.8)’  (Oil paint and mixed media)

"We thought the impact of the painting was like looking out of a window, the water gave the feeling that you would get wet if you touched it. The textural surface of the oils combined with the Cold Wax gave a life to the painting and a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ “

Tracey & Jacqui Blackman
Zest-It Fine Art Materials

 

Lisa Timmerman with her winning oil painting 

Lisa Timmerman with her winning oil painting, ‘Trees but no Swans Today (no.8)’  


The Artist Magazine Prize

sponsored by – The Artist Magazine

'The Artist' magazine logo

For any work in the exhibition - A year’s subscription to ‘The Artist’ magazine

Chosen by – the 3 independent judges

Textile artwork by Ruth Singer

Ruth Singer, Pierced’, Hand embroidery on textile with pins

Ruth Singer
Cat. No 228

‘Pierced’ (Hand embroidery on textile with pins)

"We admired the sensitive combination of materials and techniques the artist has used to created an intriguing and unsettling piece."

- The 3 independent judges

LSA prizewinner Ruth Singer with her winning textile work

Ruth Singer with her winning textile work 'Pierced' in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019


The Rosemary & Co Brushes Prize

Sponsored by – Rosemary & Co

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For a painting - £150 gift voucher for Rosemary & Co brushes

Chosen by the 3 independent Judges

Painting by Lesley Brooks

Lesley Brooks, ‘Flint Cottage Door’, oil on panel

Lesley Brooks
Cat. No 38
‘Flint Cottage Door’   (oil on panel)

"This artist has intuitively responded to the built landscape and used fabulous technique with light and shade and lovely colours."

- The 3 Independent Judges

Lesley Brooks with her winning painting

Lesley Brooks with her winning painting,' Flint Cottage Door' in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019


The Gadsby’s Prize

sponsored by   -   Gadsby’s Art Supplies

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For any work in the exhibition – A £50 voucher for Gadsby’s Art Supplies

Chosen by – The 3 Independent Judges

Artwork by Sue Clegg

Sue Clegg, Remembered Landscape 1

 Sue Clegg

'Remembered Landscape 1’  (Drawn and photographic digital collage)

LSA Prizewinner Sue Clegg

Sue Clegg with her winning work 'Remembered Landscapes 1' (top)

"The judges loved this for the combination of layers, bold contrasts and expressive marks with controlled and clean lines."

The 3 Independent Judges


The George Pickard Prize

sponsored by Leicester Society of Artists 

 

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For any work in the exhibition Cheque for £250

Chosen by – The 3 Independent Judges

Artwork by Jo McChesney

Jo McChesney, 'Surge', drypoint on gesso board

 Jo McChesney

Cat. No 171  -   ‘Surge’   (drypoint onto gesso board)

"The judges found this work utterly absorbing and with a powerful sense of ephemerality and delicacy which draws the viewer in to inspect more closely."

LSA Prizewinner 2019 Jo McChesney

Jo McChesney with her prizewinning drypoint 'Surge' in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019


 

The Guy Dixon Prize

sponsored by Leicester Society of Artists (LSA)

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For – Any work in the exhibition -  A cheque for £150

Chosen by – The 3 Independent Judges

Paintings by Tim Fowler

Tim Fowler, 'Indigo Mai' (left) and 'Iylah Rose' (right) - oil and spray paint on canvas

Tim Fowler
Cat. Nos. 91 and 92
‘Indigo Mai’ and ‘Iylah Rose’ (oil and spray paint on canvas)

Prizwinner Tim Fowler with his two paintings

Tim Fowler with his winning paintings 'Indigo Mai' and 'Iylah Rose' in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019

This prize is awarded to a pair of paintings as it is impossible to select between two twins. The paintings both have powerful directness of gaze, dynamism and bold, powerful colour which the judges couldn’t resist.


The Henton Ellis Prize

sponsored by Leicester Society of Artists

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For any work in the exhibition– cheque for £100

Chosen by – The 3 Independent Judges

Jacqui Gallon, 'Woodland Abstarction'

Jacqui Gallon 'Woodland Abstraction', mixed media

Jacqui Gallon
Cat. No. 97 - ‘Woodland Abstraction’ (mixed media)

"This is a brooding and powerful piece despite its small size. The judges loved the quality of the surface and the marks."

The 3 Independent Judges

LSA prizewinner 2019 Jacqui Gallon

Caption...

Jacqui Gallon next to her winning work ' Woodland Abstraction' in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019


The Chair’s Award 2019

sponsored by Leicester Society of Artists

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For – Any work in the exhibition

The Prize – a cheque for £100

Chosen by  -   LSA Chair:  Ruth Singer

Artwork by Clare Speller

Clare Speller, 'Rockall', oil on canvas collage on board

 Clare Speller

Cat. No. 233   -   ‘Rockall’   (oil on canvas collage on board)

"I saw this new member's work first a few months ago and I adore the combination of subtle texture, colour and abstract pattern, drawing from landscape. The judges and I were all fascinated by the keys and surface, and for me personally, as a textile person, see them like exquisite patches of pattern."

Ruth Singer, LSA Chair

LSA Prizewinner Clare Speller

Clare Speller beside her prizewinning work 'Rockall' at the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019


The LSA Student Award 2019

sponsored by Leicester Society of Artists

Awarded a work by a student studying an Art or Design subject at a college or university in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland in full or part time education in 2019, selected through an open submission process.

2019 Student Award Winner

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A cheque for £250 and winning work on show in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019

Chosen by  the LSA Council and Officers  &  LSA Honorary Member Dayle Flude

Award winning print by Veroniki Pagacova

Veronika Pagacova, ‘Untitled’,carborundum print

Veronika Pagacova

BA Fine Art, 2019, De Montfort University


Cat. No. 295
‘Untitled’   (carborundum print)


2019 Student Award Runner Up

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A cheque for £100 and winning work on show in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019

Chosen by the LSA Council and Officers & LSA Honorary Member Dayle Flude

Award winning Painting by Jarvis Brookfield

Jarvis Brookfield, 'In spirit of the Masquerade: Sister', acrylic on canvas

Jarvis Brookfield

BA Fine Art (Year 2), De Montfort University


'In spirit of the Masquerade: Sister',  acrylic on canvas

Award winning painter Jarvis Brookfield

Jarvis Brookfield beside his award winning painting 'Spirit of the Masquerade: Sister' at the preview of LSA Annual Exhibition 2019

2019 Student Award Runner Up

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A cheque for £100 and winning work on show in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019

Chosen by  the LSA Council and Officers  &  LSA Honorary Member Dayle Flude

sculpture by Jarvis Brookfield

Jay Clarke, 'No Love, No Plans', gouache & acrylic on foam

Jay Clarke

BA Fine Art, 2019, De Montfort University

'No Love, No Plans', gouache & acrylic on foam

Award winner Jay Clarke with his sculpture

Jay Clarke beside his award winning sculpture, 'No Love, No Plans', at the LSA Annual Exhibition 2019

For more about the LSA Student Award Winners 2019 click here