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A wonderful opportunity was grasped by Full Members to show their work to a new audience in an entirely different part of the country at the lovely Churchgate Gallery in Porlock in June at the Cuneo Medal Exhibition.
The SEA is grateful to the gallery owners, Will Rayner and Rachel White, for hosting the Cuneo Medal Exhibition, working so hard to make it a success, both at the gallery and also on their website. We were thoroughly spoiled by their professionalism.
The exhibition was timed to coincide with the hugely popular Annual Residential week at Porlock Vale House. Full Members who took the time to enter were rewarded by seeing their work hung beautifully by the gallery.
Malcolm Coward HSEA receiving his Cuneo Medal Award from Will Rayner of Churchgate Gallery.
The Private View evening was eagerly attended by Full Members, workshop attendees and clients of the gallery. Free flowing Pimms and nibbles added to a relaxing atmosphere providing a great opportunity to discuss and enjoy art. The gallery clients clearly enjoyed the chance to talk to artists about their work. On display were 50 original works of original paintings, pastels and prints by some of the country’s leading equine artists.
James Power SEA gave a brief account of the origins of the Cuneo Medal and the Society before introducing Will Rayner who made the presentation to this year’s Cuneo Medal winner to Malcolm Coward HSEA.
The gallery reported afterward that the exhibition was a great success and was much appreciated by both their regular clients and the general public – they already regularly display work by several prominent SEA members, which includes Glynis Mills Hon SEA who is now newly represented by the gallery who snapped up a range of her original silkscreen prints after seeing the wonderful standard of the work she submitted to the exhibition.
The Society would like to congratulate Malcolm for winning the coveted Cuneo Medal for his most outstanding group of oil paintings. As the Medal Winner his work will be on display at the ‘Horse in Art’ exhibition at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House in Newmarket from 21st November to 4th December.
The Cuneo Medal is an annual award given to a Full Member of the Society for the most meritorious group of works and is chosen by the other Full Members. It is the highest honour the SEA bestows.