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39th Essex Open Exhibition

Entries Selected by

Norman Blamey RA

Simon Tooth (Editor of Art East Magazine)

Richard Baxter (Potter)



Most Distinguished Work in The Exhibition

‘The Road to London’ by Peter Kelly

Best Contemporary Work

‘Coastal 97’ by Jonathon Trim

Three Dimensional Work

‘A Wee Dram’ by Michael Smee

‘Enclosed Form, Enclosed Form and Bowl’ by Alec Owen

Most Exciting Non-Traditional Work

‘Reaching For Woman’s Freedom’ by Rita Weiss

Best Watercolour

‘Seaside Architecture’ by Gordon Thomas

Best Portrait

‘Portrait of Sir Teddy Taylor’ by Susan McCarthy

Work Depicting a Southend Landmark Past or Present

‘The Queen’s Hotel’ by Gerry Alsford


Cover Image

‘My Only Son and Me’ by Jane Eaton