The STOKES ART GROUP end the year with a JAM JAR !

Once again this year the Stokes Art Group have been busy painting for their annual Awards Evening Event, which includes their much coveted Jam Jar Prize & Autumn Project Competition.  

The Event, now in its eighth year, encompasses all the very best local amateur art has to offer – giving members an important opportunity to display their work, a chance of winning an award or two – and, not least, for all members to get together.  

This year the Stokes Artists were joined by members of the Patchway Watercolourists group, who were invited to take part in the Autumn Project competition in memory of Roger Smith, a much liked and respected member of both groups who died earlier this year. 

All enjoyed viewing the two displays of over 80 artworks; and Roger’s daughter Tanya Chandler was pleased to act as Guest Head Judge selecting the winning artworks, with the following results:


1st Place Winner: Pink Poppies by Susan Hartry

JJP 2nd Place: Sunrise by Sue Kelly

JJP 3rd Place: Bristol Fashion by Susan Hartry


1st Place Winner: St John’s Arch, Bristol by Steve Hatherell 

Project 2nd Place: Stourhead by Sue Kelly

Project 3rd Place: Pansies by Ann Mitchell

Other Awards presented were: 

Jam Jar Category Winners Stokes Artist of the Year – Paula White; 

Highly Commended Stokes Artist of the Year – Sue Kelly; 

SAG Project Artwork of the Year – Final Furlong by Steve Hatherell; 

and SAG Highly Commended Project Artwork of the Year Flowers for Mother by Ann Mitchell. 

The STOKES ART GROUP is a small non-tutored informal group of artists, who simply meet to paint together on Thursday mornings from 9.00am to 12.30pm, at Christ the King Church, Mautravers Close, Bradley Stoke. 

The next Series of 11 Painting Sessions start on Thursday 9th January 2020 @£32.50 (includes a £5 annual membership fee). 

All abilities welcome.

Free Consultations for anyone wanting to enjoy art as a hobby – but don’t know where to start.

To find out more or to view the entire Gallery of Jam Jar & Project Entries visit their website

To book a January Taster Session – send an email to [email protected]

The PATCHWAY WATERCOLOURISTS meet every Tuesday & Thursday from 2.00 to 4.30pm at Coniston Community Centre – The Parade, Coniston Road, Patchway.     

Tutor lead by Professional Artist & Tutor Roma Widger

£5 per Class.

Taster Sessions available.

To find out more ring 0117 9236878.

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