Art festival success
This year’s Crowland Abbey Art Festival attracted a record number of entries and raised more than £600 for the Abbey.
The competition drew many local artists from Crowland and its neighbouring villages, as well as entries from as far and wide as Spalding, Peterborough, and Thorney.
The theme, Weathered & Worn, inspired an eclectic mix of entries from pictures of neglected buildings, battered objects, many of Crowland’s landmarks and portraits of grandparents! At this time of the year inparticular, many also reflected on the effects of war. Prizes were awarded to: 1st prize: Fading Memories by Sophie Hutchinson (pictured);
2nd prize: Sea Defence by Janette Olive;
3rd prize: Weathered & Worn by Jennie-Marie Dumarche;
8 and under: Grandad & Grandma, Worn Hand, Warm Heart by Lilia Mansfield;
9-12 years: Coming Home by Aaron Bean;
13-16 years: A Place Called Home by Rebecca Fielding. Visitors to the exhibition voted for their favourite. The People’s Choice Award, in memory of fellow artist Shirley Walton, was presented to Joseph Seth for Melancholia (pictured).