Tracy lifts peo­ple’s choice award

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Artists across Ar­ran dis­played their tal­ents at the Ar­ran Vis­ual Arts ex­hi­bi­tion at Lochranza and Cat­a­col Hall and it saw nearly 500 peo­ple vis­it­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion and vot­ing for their favourite works.

There was a healthy 115 en­tries in this year’s ex­hi­bi­tion with 24 pieces be­ing snapped up by col­lec­tors, to­talling a value of al­most £1,000.

In ad­di­tion do­na­tions for en­try col­lected £430 for the club’s funds which will go to­wards work­shops, run­ning costs and spe­cial events. The peo­ple’s choice com­pe­ti­tion, where peo­ple vote for their favourite art­work, was also well sup­ported with 364 peo­ple cast­ing their vote.

The top 10 in the peo­ple’s choice awards were: 1 Tracy Gib­son with You look­ing for me? which had 49 votes, 2 Karen Bell with Spring Hare with 16 votes, 3 Jill Har­gan’s The Ferry with 15 votes, 4 Yvonne Bai­ley’s Sheep Dog, Ju­dith Dunker­ley’s Cor­rie Cot­tages and Janelle Pa­ton’s True Love with 12 votes, 7 Janet Rawlin with 10 votes, 8 Janelle Pa­ton’s Night Haze and Norma Rus­sell’s Sun­set over the Bay with nine votes, 10 David Penn with Lochranza cas­tle and Phil Holmes with North from Goat­fell with eight votes.

A spokesman for Ar­ran Vis­ual Arts said: ‘Thanks to ev­ery­one who vis­ited and those that took the trou­ble to vote. A spe­cial thank you to all the fam­i­lies who took part in the craft work­shop which in­cluded weav­ing, spin­ning, clay mod­el­ling and silk paint­ing. Thanks also to all artists and stew­ards for their help in an­other suc­cess­ful ex­hi­bi­tion.’

Ar­ran Vis­ual Arts, a col­lab­o­ra­tion of more than 140 am­a­teur and pro­fes­sion artists, host two ex­hi­bi­tions a year, an Easter ex­hi­bi­tion at Ar­ran High School and a sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion at Lochranza and Cat­a­col Hall.

Tracy Gib­son with her peo­ple’s choice win­ning paint­ing ‘You look­ing for me?’

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