Arts Festival 2019 – ‘A Breath of Spring’

Posted March 19, 2019 by WI Staff in Event Reports

The Arts Sub-Committee organised the annual Arts Coffee Morning, held on 15th February 2019 at Federation House.  Around eighty-four members attended from ‘Derry and Antrim and Down, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone’ to enjoy delicious scones, pancakes and traybakes served with the aroma of freshly made coffee and tea.  Everyone was there, of course, to view the magnificent pieces of artwork on display.

The theme for the Competition this year was ‘A Breath Of Spring’ and the room was adorned with lots of beautiful entries in the various creative classes.

Federation Chairman Collette Craig presented the awards to the talented prize winners in Painting, Decoupage, Calligraphy and Good Handwriting.  After the presentation of the trophies a raffle was held, which saw many lucky ladies winning great prizes.

Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds congratulated all the entrants on the high standard of works submitted for the competitions and proposed a Vote of Thanks to all those who had helped to make the event so enjoyable. She concluded by thanking everyone who had contributed to the success of the day.


The full list of prize winners is as follows:


*Jean Hughes Trophy– Best Overall Painting: Jean McFarland, Tamlaght WI


*Mabel Johnston SalverAcrylics (Open):

1st–  Amy McMurray, Richhill WI

2nd– Helen Galway, Ballysallagh WI

3rd – Molly McCleary, Hillsborough WI


*Jean Blair Trophy – Acrylics (Novice):

1st– Isobel Whittle, Dungannon WI

2nd– Jean McFarland, Tamlaght WI

3rd– Janet Johnston, Tobermore WI


*Moorcroft Salver– Any Other Medium:

1st– Gertie Carson, Ballydownfine WI

2nd– Maureen Lindsay, Drumbeg WI

3rd– Deborah Smyth, Crossgar WI


*Phyllis Ennis Cup– Oils (Open):

1st– Renee McCormick, Hillsborough WI

2nd– Joyce Allen, Macosquin WI

3rd– May Kirkpatrick, Glarryford WI

Highly Commended – Janne Patton, Armoy WI


*Lorna Walker Salver– Oils (Novice):

1st– Kathleen Kennedy, Cullybackey WI

2nd – Elizabeth Cleland, Crossgar WI

3rd– Anne Jamieson, Cullybackey WI


*Logan Salver– Watercolour (Open):                                        

1st– Carol Millar, Loughgall WI

2nd– Reta Gilmore, Cladymilltown WI

3rd– Margaret Johnston, Annahilt WI

Highly Commended– Eleanor McIlroy, Cullybackey WI

Highly Commended– Deidre Cochrane, Ballyblack WI


*Joy Swann Salver – Watercolour (Novice):

1st– Vivienne Wright, Macosquin WI

2nd– Kathleen Kennedy, Cullybackey WI

3rd– Isobel Whittle, Dungannon WI


*Harbinson Trophy – 3D Decoupage (Open):

1st– Evelyn McQuillan, Moneymore WI

2nd–  Evelyn Trimble, Annalong WI

3rd– Joyce McLenaghan, Garvagh WI

Highly Commended– Elizabeth Rankin, Ballyblack WI

Highly Commended– Betty Holmes, Garvagh WI


*Gosford Trophy – 3D Decoupage (Novice):

1st – Rose Allan, Annalong WI

2nd – Yvonne Millar, Ballyblack WI

3rd – Barbara McGibben, Upper Finaghy WI

Highly Commended – Heather McLenaghan, Garvagh WI


*Pringle Cup– Calligraphy (Open):

1st– Barbara McGibben, Upper Finaghy WI

2nd– Eileen White, Mosside WI

3rd– Helen Palmer, Newtownbreda WI

Highly Commended: Olivia Nutt, Eglinton WI


*Jacqui Brachi Shield– Calligraphy (Novice):

1st– Mary O’Hara, Aghanloo WI

2nd– Joy McQuade, Ballywalter WI

3rd – Anne Galway, Ballysallagh WI


*Stedfast Salver– Good Handwriting (Open):

1st– Evelyn McQuillan, Moneymore WI

2nd– Olivia Nutt, Eglinton WI

3rd– Eileen White, Mosside WI

Highly Commended –Eleanor Johnston, Ballyblack WI


*Newtownbreda Trophy– Good Handwriting (Novice):

1st– Joan Laverick, Newtownbreda WI

2nd– Anne Graham, Moneyrea WI

3rd– Shirley Gilkinson, Pomeroy WI

Highly Commended Ann Stewart, Moneyrea WI


Some of the talented trophy winners, pictured with Federation Chairman Collette Craig (centre front) and Arts Sub-Committee Chairman Lesley Dowds (front left) at the Arts Festival Coffee Morning at Federation House.







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