The exhibition was officially opened on Tuesday 13th October by author and public speaker, Dr. Gervase Phinn, who gave an amusing and interesting introduction and then graciously presented the Awards.
The standard of exhibits was as high as ever, with many new artists. One of the notables among new artists exhibiting at the RMS was polish Ewa Buksa-Klinowska, whose astounding enamel miniatures swept up The Gold Bowl and also the Connoisseurs Award. Ewa flew over for the event to receive her prizes in person and was overwhelmed by the occasion, saying that the praise had 'hit her in the heart'!
Ewa accepting the gold bowl award
Gold Bowl winning entry
'Suzi' enamel on copper
The first day of the exhibition was bustling with activity, with many red 'sold' spots appearing in the cabinets containing the works of art.
An additional exhibition of some highlights from the Society's Diploma Collection displayed the wonderfully lovely miniature of HM The Queen in her younger days. An apt reminder of our longest-serving Monarch.
For the first time ever, all the exhibits can now be viewed on-line at www.royal-miniature-society.
The exhibition is open daily, 10.00 - 5.00, closing on