Exhibition Award Winners 2016!

On September 3, 2016 by Midge

In 2016 prizes were awarded to 4 artists during the Cheshire Open Studios Annual Open Exhibition @ Charles Roe House in Macclesfield.

Congratulations to Double Award Winner – Hilary Phillipson!

Double Award Winner – Hilary Phillipson

Hilary’s atmospheric oil paintings wowed our sponsor Phil Bower from Northwich Art Shop along with visitors to the exhibition which saw her win both the “Best Newcomer Award 2016” and the “Visitor’s Choice Award 2016” 


Gallery Award Winner 2016 – Diane Bernice Tackley

Gallery Award Winner 2016 – Diane Bernice Tackley

Diane was a winner in two ways at the 2016 exhibition. The Gallery owners loved her painting “Light in Polperro” so much they not only gave her the award, they also bought the painting!


Steering Group Award 2016 – Peter Davis

Steering Group Award Winner 2016 – Peter Davis with his mum, and the Mayor of Macclesfield, Cllr Alift Harewood-Jones and friend pictured with his winning portrait of his mum on exhibition opening night.

The Steering group were delighted to recognise the talent and skill of this new young artist for his detailed and exquisite rendition of his mother.

Mayor’s Choice Award 2016 – B. Mullally (Midge)

Winner of the Mayor’s Choice Award 2016 – Midge with her winning work “Pink Sunset”

Mayor of Macclesfield Cllr Alift Harewood-Jones awarded Midge the Mayor’s Choice Award 2016 with the comments “I have chosen this piece because it dances with colour”.

It came as a huge surprise to our project co-ordinator to receive the award who said “As project co-ordinator for this event I never expect to get an award so it is a surprise whilst also a great honour to find myself a prize winner”.

Each winner received an award certificate and trophy. We would also like to say a big thank you to glass artist Helen Davies for making the trophy awards for all our prize winners.

We would also like to say a big “THANK YOU” to all our sponsors, 500+ visitors and supporters during our exhibition in 2016. 

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