Organisation / Honorary memberships / Honorary members / The Alfred Pochin Award


The Society currently has 147 members.

Please contact Membership Secretary Christine Carter, or Society Secretary Jason Reakes, if you require further information.



 Michael Fabricant MP

David Poxon RI NWS



 Tony Adams


Vice President

 Beryl Evans


 Officers and Committee Members 2019-2020

 Chair, Christine Taylor

 Vice Chair & Education Liaison, Sue Crudgington

 Treasurer & Membership Secretary, Chris Carter

 Society Secretary, Communications, Librarian, Jason Reakes

 Exhibitions, Mark Thomas

 Excursions, Sue Brindley*

 Guest artist demonstrations & workshops, Beryl Evans

 Painting evenings, Tony Adams

 Welcome Desk,  John Shipton

 Sound, camera & lighting, David Gough*

 Demonstrations assistant, David Barnes*

 Events support, Jan Flynn

 Minutes Secretary, Valmai Bowden

 Sound, camera & lighting, Chris King

 Member without portfolio, Tony Barancewicz

*Asterisk indicates committee members due to retire at AGM 2020, eligible to stand for re-election.


The following society members assist the committee:

 Calligraphy, Susan Price

 Awards Secretary, Dennis Rollason


 The Committee would like to thank everyone who assists with the running of the Society. It continues to exist with the active support and involvement of its members.



Honorary memberships

Honorary memberships are awarded to members who have supported the Society for many years and   to non-members who have made outstanding contributions to the running of the Society. Please contact a committee member if you would like to nominate someone for this award.

 Honorary members

 Michael Fabricant MP – Patron

 David Poxon RI  NWS – Patron

 Pat Brennan

 Royston Evans

 Mary Pochin

 Stuart Harrison

 David Lawton

 Tony Adams

 John Wood

 Sue Price

 Brian Ebrey



The Alfred Pochin Award

 This award is given for services to the Society and is presented by, or on behalf of, Mary Pochin at the Annual General Meeting. It takes the form of a silver salver and commemorates Alfred Pochin’s work for the Society from when he founded it in 1945 until his death in 1963.

The recipient of this award 2019-2020: Brian Ebrey