Coast exhibition view 1

2016 in Pictures

Here you can see a few of the events and exhibitions that formed the 2016 programme for the West Norfolk Artists Association. For current members they might provide some good memories and for new members give a taste of things to come in 2017. Maybe it could be you receiving one of those awards!

Now, as we move into the New Year, plans are being made for another exciting programme of events. Here’s to a truly creative 2017 and good health and good artwork to all WNAA members and artists everywhere.

The images below will open at a larger size if you click or tap them, and there’s a slideshow too.

Coast exhibition view 1

A view of the WNAA Coast exhibition at Thornham village hall. Spring 2016.

coast exhibition 2

Another view of Coast.

Coast exhibition at Thornham 3

More paintings showing in our Coast exhibition.

A group walk

Some WNAA members out on a walk at Sandringham, followed by some socialising and networking over lunch at the Visitor Centre cafe.

Poster for exhibition

The poster for our 2016 Summer Exhibition.

Curating team at work

Much discussion over what goes where! The curating team of Kit Price Moss, Margaret Mann and John Lawson, with other helpers.

Hanging paintings at the Summer Exhibition

Is that really straight? Margaret Mann and John Lawson at the Summer Exhibition set up.

Exhibition opening 1

All set up and the Private View is underway.

Exhibition view 2

A view of the brand new display boards in the outstanding setting of St Nicholas Chapel.

Exhibition view 3

More Summer Exhibition views, including paintings and sculpture.

Exhibition view 4

Looking down the display of artwork to the magnificent stained glass window of the Chapel.

Summer Exhibition opening

Welcoming drinks and nibbles at the opening of our Summer Exhibition

Award presentation

Maxine Byron receives the Syd Davison award for the best work in the show, presented here by Roderick Hunt.

Watercolour painting workshop

The Association held several free art workshops during the Summer Exhibition. Here Ann Froshaug leads a watercolour workshop.

Mosaic workshop

Helen Walker had an enthusiastic group for her mosaic workshop.

Exhibition opening at Greyfriars Art space 1

WNAA members gather at the opening of the autumn Small Works exhibition at Greyfriars Art Space. Chairman John Walker introduces the event.

Exhibition view 2

A convivial occasion. More networking at Small Works.

Small Works autumn exhibition 3

A close study! WNAA website builder Stephen Martyn takes a careful look at one of the works on show. Behind him, other members chat and enjoy a glass of wine.

Award presentation 1

Alan Castleton receives the Visitors’ Choice award from the WNAA Summer Exhibition. Chairman John Walker makes the presentation at the Association’s AGM in November 2016.

Award presentation 2

John also had the pleasant duty of presenting Janice Myers with the Visitors’ Choice award from our Small Works exhibition.

Veronica Sekules talk

Dr Veronica Sekules from Groundwork Gallery gave a talk to members before the Annual General Meeting.

Christmas quiz evening

The final event of the WNAA year. Tom Sharp got members thinking during a lighthearted Christmas Quiz.