Congratulations to every single member who submitted work for our Annual Exhibition Selection Day. Even if you didn't have any works selected, take heart! Our three judges, Dr Hans Fransen, Accredited Heritage consultant, Architectural and Art Historian; Andrew Lamprecht, Lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Artist, Critic, Curator and Writer; and Charles Shields, Director of the Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town all complimented us on our judging process and the exceptionally high standard of work submitted.
Lynn Brown, SASA President, was specifically asked to convey their compliments to you, the members. A huge congratulations to all those prize winners.
The cut-off point was high - a mark of 8 or above out of 12 was needed to qualify for the Annual - and this was done purely for space reasons. The Sanlam Hall at Kirstenbosch can only accommodate a certain amount of art work. So if you didn't make it, it doesn't mean your work was any good and as Lynn said in her letter "Do be encouraged by this process to carry on creating art with more enthusiasm and determination and most of all, enjoyment, than ever before!"
And the Cherry on the Top? Bill Brown has now entered the ranks as a Fellow of the Society. His point accumulation over three years qualified him for this distinction and is richly deserved. Well done Bill!
And just to show you what the judges were faced with, this is a selection of the work that was submitted.