Another great festival has come and gone. Awards have been handed out and everybody has gone back to their day-
Shop & Gallery
This year we painted in Courtown, Graignamanagh, Enniscorthy, Ballyhack/Passage East, Clonegal and of course, Wexford Town itself. Local people were very welcoming and we may return to one or two of these next year. Other possible venues for next year are Tintern Abbey, Well’s House and the wild and wonderful Hook Head.
This year we had a total of 16 Demonstration/Workshops at five locations. Workshops were given by Grahame Booth (Northern Ireland), Dot Courson (Mississippi), Valerie Craig (Pennsylvania), Becky Joy (Arizona), Tom King (Ireland), Billyo O'Donnell (Missouri), Paloma Pelaez (Madrid) and Aaron Schuerr (Montana). Unfortunately the very popular Antti Rautiola (Finland) had to cancel but we hope to welcome him back again in 2015.
Two lectures were given this year, free to participants and general public alike.
Mary Stratton Ryan gave a very interesting illustrated talk on the life and work of Rose Leigh 1855-
Paloma Pelaez Bravo assisted by Dora Pinon presented 'Colour Harmony in Plein Air Painting' in the Jerome Hynes Theatre to a very interested attendance of painters and public. We look forward to the appearance of their book on the subject in 2015.
Life Drawing, Quickdraw & Barbecue
Participants who were still eager to create after paint-
Exhibition & Awards
A well attended opening of the Exhibition on Monday 4th August saw artist and media celebrity Don Conroy present plaques to the winners of the cash prizes. Mary Duffy was winner of the Mayoral Award. Valerie Craig, Stephen Brennan and Frances Murray received Silver Awards. The six winners of bronze awards were Maria Levinge, Inez Nordell, John McManus, Pat McGloughlin, Michael Rowley and Nikolai Kraneis. Mary Duffy also won the Artists' Choice 2013 and Michael McGuire won the People’s Choice Award 2013. See 2014 and previous winners here.
A very popular innovation with artists and public alike this year was the Pop-
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