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The KEN DOUGHTY prize is given in honour of our past President, and is voted on by the current Committee.  The £100 Ken Doughty prize, 2017, given for 'excellence in the chosen medium' goes to Strong Man by Vin Jelly, no 85 in the exhibition.

The winner of the ‘You Choose’ prize in 2017 is Paul Barwick with his oil painting ‘A window on the common, Exmoor’. Congratulations to Paul who will receive a gift voucher for £50 kindly donated by the Blue Gallery in Barnstaple.

The Society has made a long term commitment to support up and coming young artists. This year we decided to make a donation towards a photography project run by Burton in Bideford for young people. Over the course of the year the committee will be looking at new ways of offering sponsorship to young people in the area to help with their art studies and development.