2015 Annual Exhibition Trophies and Awards

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BAE SYSTEMS ‘AVIATION PAINTING OF THE YEAR’ AWARD OF £1000

for the best work at the Annual Exhibition depicting an aerospace subject in any hand-applied medium.


Awarded to: Terry Akehurst

for ‘Final Checks’,

Westland Whirlwind, in Oil.

Presented to the winner by ACM Sir Glenn Torpy GCB CBE DSO ADC BSc(Eng) FRAeS FCGI of BAE Systems.


Highly Commended

Graham Turner AGAvA

for ‘Victor and Vanquished’,

Albatros behind British lines, in Oil.


Anthony Cowland FGAvA

for ‘On the Ridge’,

Sopwith Tabloid, in Oil.


Graham Henderson GAvA

for ‘Landfall at Coningsby’,

The Canadian’s welcome arrival, in Pencil.


 

THE FlyPast FELLOWS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

This £1000 award was judged by the Fellows of the Guild. For the work which best illustrates the qualities and standards of excellence synonymous with the ideals and aspirations of the Guild.


Awarded to: Roger H Middlebrook GAvA for ‘Air France at Croydon’,

Wibault Trimotor Golden Clipper, in Acrylic.

Presented to the winner by Mrs Alison Sanders, Senior Advertising Manager of FlyPast Magazine.


 

Highly Commended


Chris Draper AGAvA

for ‘Sir Keith Park’,

Bronze Bust by Leslie Johnson, in Oil.


 

THE WINSOR & NEWTON AWARD OF ART MATERIALS TO THE VALUE OF £200

for the Best Group of paintings by any artist at the Annual Exhibition.

 Awarded to: Chris Draper for his group of six paintings in Oil, Watercolour & Gouache:


From Under Eagles’ Wings’,

F-15C Fuel Tanks.


Kemble Canberra’,

EE Canberra PR9 XH134.


Sir Keith Park’,

Bronze Bust by Leslie Johnson.


'Bomber’,

WWII Bomber Command Crewmen.


 

'Labour of Love’,

Spitfire Restoration.


 

'Seen Better Days’,

Westland Wessex.


 Presented to the winner by The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon on behalf of Winsor & Newton.

Highly commended:

Keith Burns AGAvA for his group of 6 paintings in Acrylic 

Barry K Barnes GAvA for his group of 6 paintings in Watercolour  


 

THE MESSIER-BUGATTI-DOWTY TROPHY AND AWARD OF £100

for the best work in Acrylics at the Annual Exhibition by a Friend, Associate or Full Member of the Guild.    

Awarded to: Keith Burns AGAvA

for ‘Broadside’,

Beaufighters.


 Presented to the winner by Mrs Andrea Allen, representing the Communications Team at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.

Highly Commended

Roger H Middlebrook GAvA

for ‘Air France at Croydon’,

Wibault Trimotor Golden Clipper.


Mark Postlethwaite GAvA

for ‘Out of the Darkness’,

Hercules C-130J departing Kabul.  


 

THE SIR GEORGE EDWARDS MEMORIAL PLATE

for the work which best depicts and reflects excellence and achievement in British Aviation by a Friend, Associate or Full Member of the Guild.    

Awarded to: Anthony Cowland FGAvA for ‘From the Blue’,

English Electric Lightning F2a,

in Oil.


 Presented to the winner by Capt Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown RN on behalf of Mrs Angela Newton.

Highly Commended

Graham Henderson GAvA

for ‘Finest Hour’,

610 Sqn Spitfires join the fray,

in Alkyde.     


Bruce Mackay AGAvA

for ‘2016’,

BAe Hawk T2, training pilots, in Oil.


Philip E West GAvA

for ‘Picture This’,

218 Sqn, Stirling,

in oil.


 

THE de HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT HERITAGE CENTRE TROPHY AND AWARD OF £200

awarded to the most interesting portrayal, in any medium, of a de Havilland aircraft, military or civil, first manufactured between the years 1937 and 1962 inclusive.  Open to Full Members and Associates of the Guild.  

Awarded to: Stephen Chard AGAvA for ‘Venom Vic - Break’,

DH Venom BF1s,

in Oil.


 Presented to the winner by Ralph Steiner, Operations Director at The de Havilland Aircraft Museum.

Highly Commended

Roy Garner GAvA

for ‘Silver Liner’,

De Havilland DH 91 Albatross,

in Ink.


Michael Turner FGAvA (President)

for ‘Cross Country Briefing',

DHC-1 Chipmunk,

in Gouache.


Roy Garner GAvA

for ‘Study of a Sea Hornet’,

De Havilland Sea Hornet,

in Ink.


 

THE BONHAM TROPHY AND £100 AWARD

awarded for the Best Group of Paintings in any medium by a Friend of the Guild.  Given by Mrs Yvonne Bonham in memory of Charles Miller AGAvA.

Awarded to: J A French for her group of 4 paintings in Acrylic and Pastel:


‘An Officer and a Gentleman’


‘101st Airborne Division’


‘Come Fly with Me’


‘Clear for Take-Off’


 Presented to the winner by Mrs Yvonne Bonham.

Highly Commended:

Derek Blois for his group of 3 paintings in Acrylic.

PIB (Paul Bennell) for his group of three paintings in Oil.


 

THE WESTLAND HELICOPTERS ROTARY-WINGED FLIGHT TROPHY, REPLICA MODEL & CASH TO THE VALUE OF £150

for the best exhibit by any artist at the Annual Exhibition on the subject of rotary-winged flight.     

Awarded to: Anthony Cowland FGAvA for 

‘Braving the Elements’,

Westland Sea King,

in Oil.


 Presented to the winner by The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon. 

Highly Commended

Derek Blois for

‘Nap of Earth’,

AH-64 Apaches low flight,

Acrylic.


Mark Trueman AGAvA

for ‘Eagle Patrols’,

Westland Scout,

in Oil.


 

John Wynne Hopkins AGAvA

for ‘Fire Force Masodja’,

Allouette III G-CAR

in Acrylic.


 

John Peter Cutts AGAvA

for ‘Cat on the Prowl’,

AgustaWestland Wildcat,

in Oil.


  

THE ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM PRIZE OF £200

for the best painting of an RAF subject from the last 30 years in Oils or Acrylic by any exhibiting artist.  

Awarded to: Bruce Mackay AGAvA fo‘Ebola – Unsung Heroes’,

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III,

in Acrylic.


Presented to the winner by Ian Thirsk, Head of Collections at RAF Museum Hendon.  

Highly Commended

Rod Lomas AGAvA for

Patrolling Kandahar Mountains’,

Harrier GR7

in Oil.  


Kai Choi AGAvA for

‘Unexpected Scrambles’,

Typhoon Jet takes off,

in Acrylic.


 

Jonathan Westwood AGAvA for

‘Evening Trade’,

Vickers VC10 and Typhoons,

in Oil.


 

THE MONARCH AIRLINES PRIZE OF £150

for the best painting depicting commercial jet aircraft in any medium.  

Awarded to: Terry Akehurst for 

‘Graceful Lines’,

Airbus A350-800,

in Oil.


 Presented to the winner by The Rt Hon Geoff Hoon on behalf of Monarch Airlines.

Highly Commended

Roger Murray AGAvA for

‘Blackbushe Bound’,

Eagle Airways Viscount 805,

in Oil.


Martin Simpson GAvA for

‘The Artist’s Model’,

Airbus A320 Easyjet,

in Oil.


 

Robbie Robertson for

‘Last Flight into Kai Tak’,

View from cockpit of Airbus A320, in Oil.


 

THE ALEX HENSHAW TROPHY

for the best painting by an Associate or Full Member in any medium exhibited at the Guild exhibition judged to best represent civil light aviation in the 1920s and 1930s.  

Awarded to: Colin J Ashford VPGAvA for ‘Short Haul Flight in The 30s’,

DH Fox Moth,

in Watercolour.


 Presented to the winner by Desmond Penrose.

Highly Commended

Simon Milan GAvA for

‘The First of Many’,

Westland CL.205,

in Watercolour.


 

Martin Perman AGAvA for

‘Flight of the Wood Pigeon’,

Westland Wood Pigeon,

in Watercolour.     


David Scrutton AGAvA for

‘Handsome but Underpowered’,

Westland CL.20 Autogyro,

in Watercolour.


 

THE ARTHUR GIBSON MEMORIAL TROPHY

for the best work by an artist exhibiting in the Annual exhibition for the first time.  

Awarded to Derek Blois fo

‘Lashings Out’,

AH-64 Apaches on deck,

in Acrylic.


  Presented to the winner by Mrs Jacky Webby, daughter of the late Eira and Arthur Gibson.

Highly Commended

Ruth Jayne Lewis for

‘Atlantic Crossing’,

Fokker F7 “Friendship”, Burry Port,

in Watercolour.


Marvin Huggins for

‘Above and Beyond the Clouds’,

Vulcan at high altitude, in Oil.


 

THE GUILD OF AVIATION ARTISTS’ WESTLAND CENTENARY PRIZE OF £1,000

for the best exhibit, in the judges’ opinion, of any aircraft designed or built under licence in the UK by Westland or AgustaWestland since 1915.  Open to all exhibiting artists.  

Awarded to: Neil Hipkiss AGAvA for ‘Joint Force (JHC)’,

Westland Apache, Merlin, Sea King,

in Oil.


 Presented to the winner during the AgustaWestland Centenary Reception at the Mall Galleries.

Highly Commended

Peter Sumpter GAvA for

‘Patrolling the Grand Fleet’,

Westland N1B floatplane,

in Mixed Media.


 

Ronald Wong GAvA for

‘East of Suez’,

Seafire LIII/Eastern Fleet 1945,

in Oil.     


Anthony Cowland FGAvA for

‘Braving the Elements’,

Westland Sea King,

in Oil.


  

CROSS & COCKADE INTERNATIONAL, THE FIRST WORLD WAR AVIATION HISTORICAL SOCIETY AWARD

of £100 for the ‘Best World War One Aviation Painting in Show’ and subscription to Cross & Cockade International's Quarterly Journal.

 

Awarded to: Stephen Chard AGAvA for  ‘Two Against Two’,

FE2b vs Pfalz DIII,

in Oil.


 Presented to the winner by Trevor Henshaw of Cross & Cockade International.

Runners Up

John M Boyd AGAvA for

‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’,

Sopwith Camels over The Somme,

in Oil.


Ken Farmer AGAvA for

‘Tempting Target’,

SE5a,

in Oil.



Graham Turner AGAvA for

‘Contact’,

10 Sqn RNAS, Sopwith Camels,

in Oil.

 

 

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