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November SASA Members’ Meeting

On Thursday 24 November, we had our final members’ meeting for 2016 and the annual Eleanor Palmer competition.

The hall at the Athenaeum was full and the mood merry. Plenty to eat and drink and much happy conversation had the room buzzing. Thanks to everyone who brought a plate-full of snacks to share.

Christine Cherry-Jones once more compiled an interesting art quiz to tax our brains – with sometimes hilarious results – and add another dimension to a fun end of year function. Thank you Christine and to your able assistant, Wyn Rossouw, who did a lot of running around during question time.

There were many wonderful works entered, making for difficult decisions, but once the votes were counted, we had three very deserving winners. Wyn Rossouw, Elize Bezuidenhout and in first place, Karen Burns, who took home the trophy for her gorgeous still-life. Well done ladies!

It’s been a great year. Let’s hope the next is just as good. Happy Holidays everyone!

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Eleanor Palmer Evening

Our last meeting of the year combines a get together with our annual Eleanor Palmer competition.
A total of 51 artists brought work to be voted for by their fellow artists and members.  It was a festive evening with lots of wine and even more eats, and the art on display was of an incredible standard which made the voting process even harder!  But in the end, a winner can always be found, and this year Grazyna Janik won first honours with her superb painting, Winter Calm.
Runner up was Laura Wenman with ‘Renee’ and in third place, Peter Nicolle with ‘Christelle’. 

Well done to everyone who took part.

Our 1st prize Winner – Grazyna Janik