2015 AGM and The Stephanie Kay Manchipp Award

The Society’s AGM was held on the 19th of September at the Union Jack Club on collection day.

At the AGM the officers gave their reports and Jacqueline Gaylard talked through the process of  Associates becoming Full Members asking members to contact her if they need any help. We had another successful show this year with over 60 paintings sold.


Once the business of the AGM was concluded Kay presented this year’s Stephanie Kay Manchipp Memorial Award. The award is presented in honour of Stephanie Manchipp, who was passionate about encouraging new members to become full members of the society. In her memory, the society will award a prize each year for the most outstanding work by a new member.

Kim Thompson Leopard Portrait

S.O.F.A. is very pleased to announce that the fourth Stephanie Kay Manchipp Memorial Award for new members goes to Kim Thompson whose wonderful acrylic paintings of big cats are beautiful. She was presented with a certificate, designed by Ben Manchipp, and a cheque for £100 by our Chairman Kay Young.


Congratulations Kim!


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