The annual Exhibition for The Society of Feline Artists is now on at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London and it features the work of Full and Associate members of SOFA.
The London show opened it’s doors today for the private view. The show became busy very early in the day and everyone enjoyed the afternoon, the champagne and the chance to see so much high quality work on display.
Kay Young, our president, gave the welcoming speech to a crowded gallery.
The show was opened in splendid style by our Patron David Grant who gave a great speech.
The gallery prize was won this year by Stephanie Manchipp for her painting ‘Sunkissed’, congratulations to Stephanie.
The painting chosen for the Friends Prize Draw this year was ‘Toni’ by Sue Clare. The lucky winner, drawn out of a hat by David Grant, is Sharon Rimmer. Congratulations to her.
Kay Young thanked Jillian and Ernest and the staff at Llewellyn Alexander for their hard work on our behalf. They did a wonderful job of hanging the show, it looked splendid. The society gave gifts to Jillian and the staff to show our appreciation.
Now the show is officially open and every one enjoyed chatting and looking at the work.
Jacqueline Gaylard on the far right with some feline fans.
Denise laurent on the right with some talking with some feline fans.
A proud friend of the Society.
Ben Manchipp,well known artist and teacher, husband of Stephanie Manchipp, winner of this year’s gallery prize.
There are lots more photos of the exhibition in the SOFA 2009 photo album. You can view them either as a slide show or as an photo album. The slide show uses flash and will show you much larger images. Great for seeing paintings on the wall.
As usual we couldn’t photograph all the paintings as there are areas were we couldn’t get to and there are a lot of reflections too, especially those paintings hanging in the windows, but hopefully it will give those members who couldn’t attend an idea of how it all looks.
The Slide Show
You can see the photos as a slide show or as a photo album. The slide show is animated and has hidden controls that let you pause and move forward and backwards in the show (they show up as your mouse moves over them). The photos are large so you can get a better idea of all the paintings on the wall but it can take quite a time to load.
see the slide show