Commended Works


The result of the People's Choice Award ie the favourite painting from the Annual Exhibition as chosen by members of the visiting public, is 'Bernese Mountain Dog' by Joe Beard (below) Congratulations Joe.

Joe Beard ' Bernese Mountain Dog '
88 Allan White  ' High Level Sun '300
55 John McGee  ' The Sycamore '300

The two runners up were Allan White's 'High Level Sun' (above right) and and John McGee's 'Sycamore'
Well done everyone and thanks go to all those who took part in the vote.


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The Deputy Mayor Cllr Kath McCarthy presents a commendation to Irene Ayre for her work 'Horse and Trap' (above)
and below, to Harry Bell for 'Untitled Bologna' and to Jenny Dyson for 'A Little Evening Air'

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2 Irene Ayre  ' Horse and Trap '300-
12 Harry Bell  ' untitled (Bologna)300

'Horse and Trap' by Irene Ayre above and right 'Untitled (Bologne)' by Harry Bell

31 Jenny Dyson  ' A Little Evening Air '

'A Little Evening Air' by Jenny Dyson

2022 Annual exhibition Commendations
Highly Commended Awards were presented to, Anne Roberts, Jeff, Stamp and Tim Griffiths. The paintings, shown below were; 'Bringing in the Catch' by Anne Roberts; 'Eye of the Tiger' by Jeff Stamp; 'Another Rainy Day in Newcastle' by Tim Griffiths.

Tim Griffiths ' Another Rainy Day in Newcastle '

The winner of the People's Choice Award this year was Jenny Dyson. Her painting ' Evening Snow, Low fell' received the most votes from the 175 cast during the 5 weeks of the exhibition. The runner-up was Anne Roberts' 'A touch of Blue' and in third place, 'Colourful Tiger' by Linda Wood. Close by in joint 4th place were 'Another Rainy Day in Newcastle' by Tim Griffiths and 'Low Newton-by-the-Sea' another by Anne Roberts.
Congratulations to all'
Pictured below, Winner Jenny Dyson with her winning painting 'Evening Snow, Low Fell'

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Jenny Dyson ' Evening Snow, Low Fell '

Annual Exhibition 2021
The three commendations for the Annual Exhibition 2021 were;
St. Mary's from Old Hartley' acrylic by Anne Roberts, 'Sunday at Jesmond Dene' pastel by Margaret Richardson and Joe McGregor's pastel 'Cheviot Summit -Winter'
Due to post Covid time constraints there was no 'People's Choice Award' this year

Anne Roberts ' St Mary's Old Hartley '300
Margaret Richardson  ' Jesmond Dene '300

Joe McGregor  ' Winter on Cheviot '300

2020 Exhibition

The winning painting for the People's Choice Award from the 2020 Annual Exhibition was 'In Saltwell Park'

1 Harry Bell, In Saltwell Park

Congratulations to the winner of The People's Choice Award, Harry Bell for his painting 'In Saltwell Park' a 10"x10" acrylic painted on board and is one of a series of Harry's paintings with Saltwell as the subject.

The two runners up were 'View from the Botanist' by Joe McGregor (below left) and 'View from The Courthouse' by Allan White -both acrylics.

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Allan View from the Courthouse - 300

2020 Highly Commended
Congratulations also to the three artists who were awarded Highly Commended at the Annual Exhibition, the three paintings are shown below.

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'Ouseburn Boats, Fishing Fleet', watercolour Tim Griffiths left,
'In Saltwell Park', Harry Bell above
And 'Hannah', acrylic by Clare Lovatt bottom right

2019 Exhibition
The People's Choice award voted by visitors to the gallery during the six weeks of the Annual Exhibition 2019 went to Mick Jackson's charcoal portrait "John Hurt" -below left.

John Hurt
The two runners up were Aubrey Anderson's mixed media work -"Sundial" and Margaret Richardson's pastel "Stormy Sea"
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2018 Exhibition
The Commendations in 2018 were;

Milan Cathedral by Brian Wilson

Milan Cathedral by Brian Wilson, -mixed media

The Sage Interior 2 by Joe McGregor

Sage Interior 2 by Joe McGregor, -watercolour

Smiling Child by Doug Stevenson. -charcoal (Commended)

Smiling Face by Doug Stevenson, -charcoal

The Peoples Choice Award 2018

For the first time we introduced a People's Choice Award for the Annual Exhibition at The Shipley Art Gallery. Visitors were invited to vote for their favourite painting during the five weeks of the Exhibition. The winner was announced at the Members' Christmas Party on 21st December 2018. So congratulations go to Aubrey Anderson for his painting "Fossil Fuel" (below). The runners up were Allan White (Cold Central) and Joe McGregor (Grainger Street).

Fossil Fuel by Aubrey Anderson, -mixed media

Fossil Fuel a mixed media work (above) by Aubrey Anderson

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Cold Central by Allan White (left) and Grainger Street by Joe McGregor.