From Bob at p-ornithology...
It's been a week now since the Awards Party on 2nd March - As some of you may already know, I've been ill for a long while now and unfortunately all of the activity of last week took it's toll so haven't been able to give you the lowdown until now - my apologies. I hope this will update you all...
It was wonderful to see so many of you on the night - those of you who couldn't make it, you missed a good night! It was great to finally be able to put a few faces to names!! A big special mention to the most handsome guest of the night, Archie Lockwood, Vicki's wonderful baby boy who simply beamed all night as if he was in a room full of toys!! (see pic on flickr)
The judging panel:
Robbie Davison - p-ornithology/ the100shirts
Jackie & Chris - Microzine
Sarah Vasey - Culture Company
Ian Jackson - ArtinLiverpool.com
Elaine Caldwell - Liverpool & Manchester Design Initiative
Andrew Small - The wonderfully talented, acclaimed artist - designed Super Lamb Banana amongst other inspiring artworks.
The winners were announced as:-
1st Prize (£1500) David Morley, Arboretum - Well done David! :-)2nd Prize - was going to be £500
3rd Prize - was going to be £300
Well, the judging panel had quite a hard job with battling out the 2nd and 3rd place winners so in the end, the decision was taken to award 2 joint 2nd places and split the prize money evenly between the two!
so, JOINT 2nd place were:
Peter Fletcher (The Early Bird catched the 6 o'clock worm) £400
Doug Kerr, Pigeon Shot 1 £400
Congratulations to all three of you - Enjoy spending the well-deserved cash!! I've had a lovely email from Charlotte, David's girlfriend... Charlotte is especially proud of her man winning 1st Prize - You better intercept his cheque in the post Charlotte and make him spend some of it on you!!!
Unfortunately, out of the three winners, only Peter was able to be there on the night. We managed to capture the magic moment when Peter was presented his winning cheque by Sarah Vasey from the Culture Company (see Pic on flickr)
The Awards Photo - I hope I managed to capture you all at your best angle!! It was lovely to meet you all... Samantha J Mills (hello!), Angie & Gord, Lynsey & Catrin... so many to mention! A big hello to our new friends North of the Border, John & Hazel Paterson - It would have been lovely to have more time for a chat with you all!
Since the Awards, we have had some lovely messages from artists and guests alike - thank you all for coming and taking part. I'm sure all those who came on the night would agree, The 100Shirts certainly was a BIG SUCCESS! For the 100 chosen designs, you are now all officially published and exhibited artists! If you were unable to attend the awards night and would like a copy of The100Shirts Book/ Posters, there is still a last chance for you purchase them through the ebay shop - http://members.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=the100shirts
We hope you have enjoyed the project as much as we have. It's been a long journey but we got there and your collective hard work really did make a big success of the project - A big thank you to everyone of you who took part. Over here, we had a fabulous time piecing all of this together and will be getting in touch with you all again in the Summer with details of the NEXT BIG PROJECT!
... In the meantime, we will be looking at organising an Artists' Seminar for those of you who'd be interested in getting involved - perhaps looking at pooling together all this talent and channelling it towards some exciting new creative ventures... Watch this space!!
Last but by no means least...
A BIG thank you to Ian Jackson from ArtinLiverpool.com for all his hard work. Ian created this fabulous space for us to keep you all informed throughout The 100Shirts Project and he formulated the message boards for you all to keep in touch with each other. Thank you to all those who took the time to post messages on the boards too.
If you haven't completed a Feedback Questionnaire and would like to, please email over to me your completed forms (word doc, downloadable here) as soon as you can. All the information provided to us will be put towards our evaluations for the funders - your comments/ thoughts on the project really do help.
Again, well done to all of you who took part in the project and all those who featured in the 100Shirts Exhibition. We hope you enjoyed the project as much as we did!
Keep in touch and hopefully, we will see you all again in the not-too-distant future.