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New Walk Museum & Art Gallery
53 New Walk
Leicester LE1 7EA

The 132nd exhibition of Leicester Society of Artists featuring the 243 works of elected LSA members living, working or studying in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland or with strong connections to the area together with the winners of the LSA Student Award 2017. The prizes were chosen by Jiten Anand, Director of An Indian Summer and Yasmin Canvin, Director of Leicester Print Workshop.  

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Painting by Geoffrey Beasley

Charles Stanley Gold Prize:  Geoffrey Beasley, 'Portrait of Alex', oil on canvas

Charles Stanley Gold Prize - £300

Geoffrey Beasley, 'Portrait of Alex' oil on canvas

"Outstanding technique and extraordinary sense of detail. Despite the muted colours, the portrait jumps out at you with the sense of realism and use of light." - Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Painting by Dave Pidgeon

Charles Stanley Silver Prize - £200

Dave Pidgeon
'Girl in Constant Fog', oil & pencil

"This piece feels very melancholy and unnerving, incredible simplicity used to paint the image, bringing out such depth of emotion when viewing the piece. " - Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Glass by Alice Heaton

Charles Stanley Bronze Prize £100

Alice Heaton
Blown Glass Set

"An instant eye-catching piece of art, accessible and easy to like with the vibrant and surprising set of colours, connecting the overall piece with its individual shapes." - Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Painting by John Voss

George Pickard Prize £100

John Voss
'Time and Tide Waits for No One', oil

"The irony of the slow turtle and speed of time portraits a thought provoking picture, a very strong painting in terms technique and the story it is portraying." - Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Painting by Alan Hopwood

LSA Chair's Prize

Alan Hopwood
'Low tide across St Austell Bay', mixed media on board

This work was chosen by LSA Chair Suzanne Harry:

"Beautiful mark making - a painting I just want to keep looking at." - Suzanne Harry

Painting by Scott Bridgwood

Guy Dixon Prize £75

Scott Bridgwood

'Seated Figure', oil

"Instantly brings out a sense of emotion, the object feels very grounded, compared to the extreme contrast with the lady who has a presence but feels ethereal." - Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

Linocut by Sarah Kirby

 Henton Ellis Prize £50

Sarah Kirby
'St Mary de Castro and Castle Yard', linocut

"Brings out the feeling of being lost in a city and losing your sense of direction. Beautiful architectural shapes, like everything around her has become a pattern." - Jiten Anand and Yasmin Canvin

LSA Student Award 2017 Winners

Photograph of winners of LSA Student Award 2017

The winners of the LSA Student Award 2017 sponsored by West End Gallery were awarded prizes at the exhibition preview read more

LSA Annual Exhibition 2017 Members Prizes

Photograph of LSA prize winning members 2017

Prizes awarded to members of Leicester Society of Artists at the LSA Annual Exhibition 2017 sponsored by Charles Stanley were awarded at the preview read more

See photographs of the exhibition by Chris Sheppard

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