• Summer Exhibition 2018

    My grateful thanks to the fourteen club members who, between them, contributed an impressive 217 prints and 13 photoboards that filled the exhibition room in Selsey Town Hall from the 23rd to the 27th August. The quality of the photographic work on display clearly impressed our 530 visitors over the five days, which included a number who came to the private viewing session on the Wednesday evening. The audio-visual presentation, once again so expertly compiled by Bryan Whittle to include a whole season's worth of high scoring digital images, also attracted many favourable comments. Overall this was a very successful summer exhibition - clearly our best yet !!

    Here are some of the comments recorded by our visitors:

    "Very impressed" , "Excellent" , "Great images" , "Well done" , "Great Exhibition" , "Wonderful", "Brilliant - Thank you" , "Very good as usual" , "Stunning work - thank you" , "Well done all"

    I would particularly like to thank the stalwart team of members who worked tirelessly setting up the exhibition throughout Wednesday, meeting & greeting visitors over the five days, dismounting everything and transporting the display boards back to Martin's garage.

    Once again we decided to drop the entry charge to the exhibition and replace it with a voluntary raffle in which visitors could choose to pay £1 for an opportunity to win their favourite print. This certainly proved very popular with 250 tickets sold over the five days. The winning ticket, drawn on Monday afternoon by Arts Dream Selsey's Jan Bush, belonged to Liz Hall of Brighton who had chosen print No 32 "Moving (2)" (taken by Dave Johnson).

    Two factors contributed to the overall success of this year's exhibition. Opening for five days clearly helped with visitor numbers, but collaborating with members of Arts Dream Selsey, who exhibited and demonstrated paintings, drawings and quilting in the main hall and council chamber, certainly ensured that both exhibitions benefited from one another's visitors. My grateful thanks therefore to JanBush and her colleagues for their support and for working with us on the advertising and promotion of what turned out to be a five-day arts "extravaganza"