The Fellowship of Professional & Amateur Artists holds an annual summer exhibition, when FPAA members are invited to submit examples of their work for public display and appraisal by an external assessor.

Since 2007 entries to the FPAA's annual exhibition have been judged by David Rafer BA (Hons), PhD.

2012 Summer exhibition

Once again we had a plentiful and varied show which was enjoyed by all our visitors. The preview on Friday evening was opened by The Worshipful the Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr. Ken Harrington. The mayor and his wife were very interested in all the exhibits and stayed looking at the work and chatting to the artists for most of the evening.

Download David Rafer's review of the exhibition

Awards and commendations

Best in Show

David Jones for No. 70, ‘Sheryl’ (pastel).
  Runner up
Tim Hagan for No. 48, ‘Thicket’ (oil).

Visitors' Choice

John Black for No. 15, ‘The Last of the Sun’      


The Celia Hanbury Memorial Prize
Margaret Watts for No. 151 ‘Good Friends’ (pastel).

Best in category

Best Pastel
Graham Plant for No. 113 ‘Shelby’ (pastel).

Best Watercolour
Gill Denbigh for No. 35 ‘Eryngium (mixed media).

Best Acrylic
Belinda Collett for No. 28 ‘Plocton, Scotland’ (acrylic).

Best Oil
Clifford Knight for No. 75 ‘Rush Hour, M1 (oil).

Highly Commended

Jean Daker No. 32, ‘Heather on Yorkshire Moors’ (oil)
Sarah Janavicius No. 68, ‘Rugged Landscape’ (mixed media collage)
Stuart Cooper No. 30, ‘After the Rain’ (pencil & pastel)
David Miles No. 96, ‘Crowys Wood, Little Harrowden’ (watercolour)


Lisa Sawbridge No. 117, ‘Brancaster Staithe’ (acrylic)
Alison Bull No. 23, ‘Mary’s Daisies’ (oil)
Mick Watson No. 148, ‘First World War Soldier’ (acrylic)
Shirley Smith No. 127, ‘Winter Landscape’ (acrylic)



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