Downland Art Society Awards
This is for the best sketchbook compiled in the last year. It is to encourage the keeping of a sketchbook and inspire artists to use sketches rather than photographs for their finished work. It will be judged at the Autumnal Critique Session. The award, to be kept for one year, and two Highly Commended Certificates to be given at the AGM.
This award, is for a traditional landscape in oils. It was presented to DAS by Laurie Tubb in memory of his wife Dorothy. The Award is a Glass Rose Bowl, It is awarded at the Spring Critique Session, and there are also two runners up who receive Highly Commended certificates. These are all presented at the AGM and the award is kept for one year by the winner.
This award is to encourage the art of drawing. Open to all members it is for a drawing on any subject of any size framed or mounted. It must have been created in the previous 12 months using any drawing medium and be monochrome only. It is to be judged at the Spring Critque session. The winner will receive a Silver Cup (returned after one year), with their name engraved on it and the runners up will receive Highly Commended Certificates, all of which will be presented at the AGM.
This award is for a painting, any medium, any size, but it must represent the topic given by the Judge and noted in the Programme for the year. The winner receives a beautiful glass obelisk is which is kept for a year and then returned. This award is given in the Autumn Critique Session. Two further paintings willl be awarded Highly Commended certificates, awarded at the AGM.