Tuesday, 22 April 2014


I don't know if any of my 'arty' Blogger friends submitted pictures to the jury for the Patchings 2014 Competition/Exhibition?   How did you get on if so?

My Indian character coloured pencil portraits didn't get accepted for the exhibition but this one 'Tamil Nadu Man' has been highly commended.   Although the original picture won't be shown at the exhibition it will be shown on the Patchings website from June 5 and available for sale through the site.

There were more than 2000 entries this year so a difficult job for the 5 judges methinks.   For the exhibition 70 entries were accepted in the Artist (professional) section and 70 in the Leisure Painter (amateur) section and 50 Highly Recommended pictures in each section.      So, I'm pleased to have got a HR place and ....... must try harder next year  LOL

The exhibition runs from 5 June to 20 July at Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire and usually attracts over 15,000 visitors.  As well as the exhibition of paintings/drawings there are over 150 artists and craft designers demonstrating and selling so worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.


Jan said...

Just think how many artists didn't even get any kind of award or recognition. I think you did very well and you should be pleased - think of the sheer number of entries!

It's a great painting - be proud!

Jo said...

Delighted you did get HR for this one. Bearing in mind the quality of your work, the ones that did get accepted must have been fabulous.

Sue Clinker said...

Thank you Jan and Jo :-) blush!

I am pleased to have got a Highly Recommended ... better than I'd hoped for once I found out just how many entries there had been.

I've only seen the entries which were posted periodically on the Patchings Facebook page but towards the end there were some stunning works - oils and acrylics etc which must have taken weeks to paint (rather than my pencil pieces which took hours/days)!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

congrats on the highly commended :)

2000 entries!? poor judges, thats a lot to go through

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

What a great drawing this is Sue! Congratulations on your Highly Recommended award! It is well deserved. :)

~ Nancy

Doreen Cross said...

Congrats on the HC Superb drawing. ( back on "B") only in a small way though. :D missed you all so much.

Sue Clinker said...

Thanks Jennifer. Yes, I wouldn't really like the job of judging so many entries, especially as there were oils, lino cuts, pencil drawings, watercolours, pastels etc - a real diverse range.

Polly Birchall said...

Many congratulations.A feather in your cap!

Sue Clinker said...

Thank you Nancy. I've just been admiring your neat and tidy storage space and wandering why mine looks like a bomb has hit it !!

Hi Dors
Its brilliant to see you back - I've just checked DorsArt but the last post is 1 year ago - have you got a different Blog name now?

Cathy Holtom said...

Well done, it's a beautiful piece of work so I'm not surprised it got an award.