Artists honoured after Kirkintilloch show

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JUDGES of a popular art competition said they faced a tough task choosing the winners from the “outstanding” entries.

The 41st Annual Art Exhibition held at St Mary’s Church in Kirkintilloch, displayed a wonderful array of creative art.

Almost 100 local amateur and professional artists from Bishopbriggs, Lenzie, Kirkintilloch and the Campsie area exhibited this year.

After much deliberation, chairperson of the Culture and Leisure Trust, Councillor Amanda Stewart, presented the following prizes:

First Prize and The Jack Lucas Memorial Award for the Best Entry – Gail Martin (Torrance); Second Prize – Moira Laing (Bishopbriggs); Third Prize – Jim Kelly (Lenzie).

Open Category (professional and amateur) – The Anne Stevenson Memorial Award for Watercolour Painting – Dick Stevenson (Kirkintilloch).

East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust Purchase Prizes – Dick Stevenson; Veronica Goddard; and Kirstin Armstrong.

Councillor Stewart said: “Once again the Annual Art Exhibition was a fantastic success and the standard of entries was absolutely outstanding.

“There are a number of extremely talented artists in East Dunbartonshire and this event is a great way for them to exhibit their work and share their love of art with everyone within the community.”

Pictured (from left) are: Jim Kelly, Cllr Stewart, Gail Martin, Dick Stevenson, Veronica Goddard, Kirstin Armstrong and David Kenvyn, area operations leader for East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trust.