16 May 2009 ...and the winner is....?

It is the day of The Art & Framing Industry Awards 2009. This is where the great and the good, leaders, innovators, and the talented, congregate for a special annual shin-dig and recognize the best among them.
Yours truly, being the current elected Master of the Guild, was co-presenter with the MD Rosie Sumner.
The winners got their respective trophies in a variety of categories like, Sales Promotion Campaign, Customer Service Award, Art Retailer of the Year, Framing, and Innovation. The highlight is the unveiling of the Best-Selling Published Artist, who this year is....[drumroll] Mary Ann Rogers, an artist whose work is available from Alpha 1 Marketing. She beat runners up Rolf Harris and Paul Tavenor.
Our photo of one of the ceremonies was taken by Fran in tricky conditions. It shows twins Chris and Steve Rocks posing after getting their award sponsored by Daler Rowney for Best-Selling Up & Coming Artist.

All went well. A great time was had by all.

Meanwhile, another winner in our daily draw from entry cards filled in by visitors to our Artists Open House in Brighton. The prize, a print of the winners choice, was won by... [another drumroll] Janice Jones from Brighton.

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