The Tuesday Painters were both delighted and flattered that Rye Arts Festival asked them once again to design their Christmas cards for 2021, by means of a competition, having done the same last year. It is excellent that Arts Festival are supporting amateur artists and the Tuesday Painters Club of Rye in particular.
This time, the challenge was to include town scenes of Rye. John Case, director of Rye Arts Festival, was impressed with the standard of entries and made all of us at the Tuesday Painters very happy with his approving comments.
In making their selection, John told me they were keen to opt for designs with a sense of Rye as a place, had a Christmas atmosphere, were colourful, bright and cheerful, possibly humorous and one chosen for a bit of blatant self-publicity! And why not? A kind of personalised card after all.
Apparently, the three judges had a hard time choosing and came up with a shortlist of 12, no less, out of the 27 entries received. John had the final word and below are the four designs that will be sent out as e-cards to their 2000+ benefactors, friends, Rye Arts Festival’s general email list and corporate sponsors. No doubt about it: four designs of totally different character yet fulfilling the brief.
Image Credits: Tuesday Painters Club .