February 7th 2022 – Alan Cotton MBE judging the art competition ‘What Makes Me Happy’.

Hi Everybody

Hope you are all well and managing to enjoy January, so far mostly drizzle, rain and fog and probably not ‘What Makes You Happy’. So here are some more details about our February Art Competition guaranteed to cheer you up (What Makes Me Happy) and to be blind judged by Alan Cotton (now in the Queens New Years Honours List – MBE.)

I have been asked if more than one entry would be allowed and having put our ‘Committee Heads’ on we will accept two but the second one to be brought along and, held back by you and only presented if we have time. We suspect that Alan Cotton MBE will want to talk about your entries though he won’t know who the artist is and only the winner will be revealed – unless you want to stand up, reveal yourself and do an Anthea Twirl (that’s a ‘blast from the past’ good old Bruce Forsyth).

The competition is just for fun and there is no entry fee and no standards or rules to entry and no need to frame your art. The idea is really to paint/sketch/draw something new – maybe to help you enjoy these winter months, but please not something old that you drag out of the cupboard at the last minute.

It would be impractical to expect you to hand in your art before the February Art Challenge which will be the same day as the usual demonstration February 7th at Colyford Memorial Hall at 2pm – however for us to present your art please bring these treasures along early. I will be there from 1.30pm to accept these works of art. Also please put your name on the back.


February 7th – Judging by our President Alan Cotton MBE

March 7th – Lynda Kettle

April 4th – Christine Allison

May 2nd – (this is a Bank Holiday so no demo)

June 6th – James Tatum

July 4th – David Webb

August (Exhibition so no demo)

September 5th – Karen Wones on ‘Mint Mosaics’

October 3rd – Lynda White

November 7th – Caroline Wyngard on ‘Pastels’

December 5th – AGM

For more information please contact our demonstration organiser
Jackie Middleton on 07769 692319 or