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Kelbrook exhibition is a record breaker

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Kelbrook’s annual art exhibition has proved a masterstroke success once again with record numbers through the doors and an anticipated highest ever haul of money taken.

Over three days of the Bank Holiday weekend, Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall became a colour-filled art gallery for the 16th year running as more than 300 original pieces went on display for perusal and purchase.

Art ranged from landscapes to portraits and animal exhibits to sporting events in everything from pastels to watercolours and acrylic to oils.

One of the organising committee, Josephine Robinson, said: “Footfall was up and the average price paid for a piece of art also increased reflect the quality of art sold.

“In fact we had a lot of comments about the quality of the art and the quality of the refreshments were being compared to a very well known establishment in Harrogate.

“We had buyers from as far away as Suffolk and we took £130 more this year in refreshment sales.

“While we don’t have a final figure for money taken overall, we hope that our donations to charity will be higher this year.

“We are extremely pleased with how it went again and there will be a 17th edition. On behalf of the organising committee I would like to thank everybody who supported the exhibition.”

The special raffle prize of a meerkat painting by Yorkshire artist Ann-Marie Atkinson was won by a man from Colne.

All proceeds from the 2014 exhibition will be donated to Pendleside Hospice and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

 

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