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Tue 22 Feb 2011

Eric Knowles Picks a Winner For Pollyanna!

The winning ticket in the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation 2010 Winter Prize draw has been drawn by antiques expert and television presenter Eric Knowles .  The lucky winners, Mr and Mrs Griffiths of Derbyshire have won an original painting of a black cat by Pollyanna.

As well as being a recognised expert in his chosen field, Eric Knowles is a well-known face in the world of antiques, particularly to viewers of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.  On the programme he enjoys being able to astound people when the items they have brought for valuation turn out to be worth a huge amount of money – and he was equally pleased to provide the lucky winners of the prize draw with a wonderful surprise.

As a result of the draw, the Foundation was able to donate £1100.00 to  charity Cats in Need to purchase food and medical supplies for the cats in their care during the coming year.

Pollyanna acts as patron of Cats in Need, which aims to relieve the suffering and distress of cats and kittens who are in need of care, to provide a neutering service for cats who’s owners are unable to pay for such services, and to educate the public in the correct ways of caring for cats and kittens. The charity also maintains a feral cat group which is neutered and kept disease free, while a small group of cats who need special care are kept in a permanent foster home.
For more information about the work of Pollyanna’s charitable Foundation visit www.pollyannapickering.co.uk.

Thu 02 Sept 2010

The Society Of Feline Artists London Exhibition Private View 2010

The annual Exhibition for The Society of Feline Artists is now on at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London and it features the work of Full and Associate members of SOFA.

The London show opened it's doors today for the private view. It was a beautiful day and the show looked wonderful. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon, the champagne and the chance to see so much lovely work on display. 

Kay Young, our chairman, gave the welcoming speech and the show was opened in splendid style by our Patron David Grant.

Kay Young and David Grant

Kay Young thanked Jillian and Ernest and the staff at Llewellyn Alexander for their hard work on our behalf. They did a wonderful job of hanging the show, it looked splendid. The society gave gifts to Jillian and the staff to show our appreciation.

The gallery prize was won this year by Natalie Mascall  for her painting 'Little Beauty', congratulations to Natalie.

The painting chosen for the Friends Prize Draw this year was by Marian Forster. The lucky winner, drawn out of a hat by David Grant, is Sheila Dumayne. Congratulations to her.

With the show officially open every one enjoyed chatting and looking at the work.



 

There are lots more photos of the exhibition in the SOFA 2010 photo album. You can view them either as a slide show or as an photo album. The slide show uses flash and will show you much larger images. Great for seeing paintings on the wall.

As usual we couldn't photograph all the paintings as there are areas were we couldn't get to and there are a lot of reflections too, especially those paintings hanging in the windows, but hopefully it will give those members who couldn't attend an idea of how it all looks.

The Photos

The Slide Show
You can see the photos as a slide show or as a photo album. The slide show is animated and has controls that let you pause and move forward and backwards in the show . The photos are large so you can get a better idea of all the paintings on the wall but it can take a little time to load.
see the slide show

The Photo Album
For those who want a faster, less glitzy show, or who loose the will to live waiting for the slide show, the photo album is much smaller and faster.
see the photo album

Enjoy!

Tue 24 AUG 2010

SOFA In The Artist Magazine

SOFA has an article in The Artist magazine this month.

the artist

 

FRI 20 aug 2010

SOFA 2010

2010

It's that time of year again. This is the invite/catalogue for the 2010 Society Of Feline Artists show at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in London. It runs for three weeks from the 27th of August to the 17th of September. See you there.

Tue 02 Feb 2010

Feline Advisory Bureau Fundraising Raffle

The Feline Advisory Bureau is hosting an event in London on Thursday, !st July 2010. They are holding a raffle to raise funds for FAB and wondered if any SOFA members would be prepared to donate a painting, print or drawing as a prize. Support over the years has been much appreciated.

If anyone can donate to the raffle, please contact Sue Edwards at FAB on 0870 742 2278 or Email information@fabcats.org
Can you let Stephanie our  SOFA exhibition and publicity officer know if you intend to support the raffle at Stephanie@manchipp.com

Fri 29 Jan 2010

PayPal For Membership Payments

The society can now take PayPal payments! So existing members and friends can pay their membership fees online with PayPal. Go to the membership page and choose Renew your membership online with PayPal.

New members and friends can pay by paypal too. Just email The Membership Secretary with a little information about yourself and the type of membership you'd like and a paypal invoice will be sent to you.

 

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Slide Shows
See the photos of each exhibition as a flash slide show. Click the links below and sit back and watch the show. These will be quite large photos and may take a while to load.

Or if you don't have flash see them as a photo album.

Photo Albums
See the photos of each exhibition as a simple photo album rather than a slide show. Click the links below to open the album. These will be smaller photos, faster loading.

 

 
   
 
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